If you own or are thinking of getting a pit bull puppy to raise either for yourself or your family, there are a few things you should know about this breed. First and foremost, they are not attack dogs that turn on their owners or have a thirst for human blood. One of the reasons they were initially bred for was to watch over children. They are no longer used for fighting other dogs, which has been outlawed in every state.
The pit bull is a very loyal dog that seeks to please it’s owner or even owners. They will not grow to be overprotective of their owner and seek to bite everyone else, if they are guided otherwise. The reason why a pit bull or any dog will bite people is if it has been trained to do so or not trained to do otherwise. Pit bulls need attention and training just like any breed.
These dogs are fairly smart and will latch on to you and your family. Although they are independent when it comes to other dogs, they are one of the most loyal breeds and this trait is to be worked with wisely. Above all else, your dog needs to know that people, not you, are never to be attacked. Dogs, no matter how much we love them and credit them with intelligence that we wish they had, can not tell the difference of a dangerous intruder or the new mail man. Therefore, it’s not their job for them to know, and it is our job as owners to teach them that it is not acceptable to bite people, no matter who it is. This is the main thing to keep in mind as you are raising your pup. Any other kind of training will come easily once you have established this trusting relationship with your dog.
Turn Loyalty Into Discipline
Pit Bulls need exercise and attention to be able to grow and bond with the family. As long as everyone in the family is sticking to the same regimen of conditioning the dog by rewarding any good behavior and punishing any unwanted behavior, it will grow to be a wonderful dog that will be easily trained and will listen to it’s owners. This special guidance that the breed needs is essential when considering to raise a well disciplined pit bull. If you don’t think you will be able to meet the necessary requirements that it takes to raise them appropriately then you may want to consider getting a different breed, or maybe a hamster.
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