Pit Bull Obedience Training
The term “Pit Bull” has become a generic term used to refer to many different bully breeds including American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Bull Mastiffs, American Bullies, and more. In this article when we talk about Pit Bulls we are referring to the American Pit Bull Terrier, but much of this information can be applied to other bully breeds as well.
Pit Bulls are typically energetic, outgoing, motivated, and eager to please. Despite their negative portrayal in the media, real American Pit Bull Terriers are not known to show aggression towards humans. They do however have a high prey drive which means you will want to think carefully about adopting one if you have cats, rabbits, ferrets, or other small animals. Some can be trained to get along well with small animals, but it’s often easier on the family to not expect the dog to not chase the small animals.
Because of the negative way the public views this breed obedience training becomes more important than ever. You want to make sure you are practicing your obedience training more than just in your home and yard. You want your Pit Bull to know their obedience training commands everywhere including the park, pet store, and veterinary clinic. Having well-trained and obedient Pit Bulls out in the public eye is the best way to help this breed’s reputation.
Early socialization and obedience training is very important in this breed. You can read more about socialization and obedience training in the links below.