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Pit Bull Training | Getting Your Pit Bull to Listen

By on July 25, 2013

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You ask your Pit Bull to sit, they don’t, you ask them again, once again they do nothing. You ask them again but this time you pretty much yell the command, the dog still does nothing. Frustration sets in, you give up and walk off.

We’ve all had this experience at one point or another. We think our dog understands the cue when in reality they only partially know the cue. When you can ask your dog for obedience in any situation and they respond quickly, then and only then do they truly know the cue.

Humans are great at assuming things. I mean Fido will sit in the kitchen for a treat, why won’t Fido sit outside on the deck then? Dogs don’t operate like that. Their minds do not make the connection between sitting in the kitchen and sitting on the deck. You need to teach them the behavior in each new situation as if they have never heard the cue or been taught a single thing.

When you do this your dog will start to listen in all circumstances. You will get obedience whenever you want/need it. You, the human, must think about each situation before assuming your dog will do something. One of the most over used cues on the planet is the recall, or “come” cue. Owners don’t properly teach their dogs how to come when called then expect them to listen under distraction (chasing a car, squirrel, etc…) once the dog does listen they are punished for not coming back instantly. Who’s fault is that? Yup. The owners.

Getting your dog to listen in any situation takes time, training, and more time. You must teach your Pit bull the behavior in as many situations as possible for them to truly learn the cue.

Take your time, keep your wits, make sure youre not short changing your dog by assuming they know something. You will be surprised at the results.

Getting your dog to listen, as well as many other training tips can be found in The Pit Bull Training Handbook and video training package. For $27 it’s the best value on the web for training your Pit Bull guaranteed.

Until Next Time,
Jason Mann

About Jason Mann

Jason Mann is the founder of and retired professional dog trainer. He retired from Dog training in 2013 so he could devote more attention to and helping Pit Bull owners around the world learn how to live a more peaceful life with their dogs as well as educate the general public about the true nature of these incredible canines.