Behavior problems impact Pit Bulls' lives greatly, often leading to abandonment. The Pit Bull Training Handbook offers practical solutions for overcoming these issues.
Consider dog's motivation for behavior issues. Jumping, for instance, is attention-seeking behavior, normal for dogs. Address underlying needs.
Is jumping aggressive or friendly? Dominant breeds may display aggressive jumping, while most jumping is friendly in nature.
Positive reinforcement of acceptable behavior,Management and setting the dog up to succeed,Consequence,Consistency.
Jumping = attention-seeking behavior in dogs. They crave any form of attention, even negative.
Train sit-stay & down-stay by the door, reinforce with rewards, repeat often. Extend training to other entry points.
Manage your dog's behavior by having a leash ready for unexpected guests, redirecting them if necessary. Training with mock guests helps.
Ignore and remove attention for dog's misbehavior. Use leash, sit-stay command. If they break it, say "eh eh!" and guest withdraw attention.
Control dog w/leash; remove attention as correction when jumping; reward calm sitting; less jumping, more sitting.
Consistency with the four key components determines the effectiveness of dog training techniques. Results vary based on the dog's behavior.
Consistency is key in dog training. Everyone at home should use the same techniques. Conflicting commands confuse the dog's progress.