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Training your pit bull terrier with dog treats

Training your pit bull terrier with dog treats

Every responsible pit bull owner wants a well-trained pet. There are several training options that can be used to achieve the desired results. One of the most popular methods used by owners is treatment training. Treat training is a reward system using either the dog’s favorite snack such as cheese, hot dog pieces, or by using store bought treats.

Treat training allows the owner to use these small bribes as a form of positive reinforcement for good behavior. Proper use of treat training will allow you to teach your pit bull to follow the commands “sit, come, and lie down” as well as teach him almost any trick you can imagine. If used with friendly rubs and praise, it can also help housebreak your Pit Bull.

To teach your pit bull to sit, you will need to prepare a bag of treats just before you begin. A plastic ziplock bag is highly recommended by me for use as a treat container. It allows you to put the goodies in your pocket while also allowing you to protect your pockets from getting dirty and wet. Trust me, try it without the pouch and you’ll never try it this way again. This is especially true if you choose to use pieces of table food, such as cheese and hotdog slices.

Decide what you will use as a treat. Think about what your pit bull likes to eat, but you don’t give it very often. This makes for an irresistible bribe and you’ll see faster results than if you used a treat every day. After choosing your bribe, put the bag in your pocket so you can reach it easily. Do not try to hold the bag in your hand as this will distract your pit bull and may even make him jump up in an attempt to grab the entire bag.

If you have more than one pit bull, or any other dog for that matter, take the time to put the other dog down so you can train one on one. Other animals nearby will only interfere with your training as your pit bull will think the session is a competition to see which dog can get the treat the fastest, rather obedience training.

Now that you have your treat bag ready and your Pit Bull is alone with you, it’s time to get started.

Take some of the treat of your choice and hold it over your pit bull’s head while you give the “sit” command. If you hold the treat up high, the dog will have to sit up to see the treat. After he sits, give him the treat and be sure to praise him as a “good boy” for sitting. You can repeat this four or five more times, but then rest until the next day. I know it doesn’t sound like rigorous training, but it counts as a full session.

Once your pit bull has learned the “sit” command, gradually begin offering gentle rubs and praise instead of treats. Eventually, you will gradually stop the treats and your pit bull will continue to sit on command.

Using treat training is an effective and gentle way to train your pit bull. It also allows you to be close to your pet for a treat and praise session. Imagine how much your pit bull will enjoy this!

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