Pit Bull Terriers and Clicker Dog Training
As a dog owner, especially as a Pit Bull owner, it is your responsibility to make certain your dog is trained and behaves well.
Without training, Pit Bulls have a hard time learning to control their aggressive natures.
Pit Bulls also need to develop social skills to ensure they get along well with other people and pets.
There are many different methods that can be used for training your Pit Bull.
One of the most widely used methods uses a clicker, made of a relatively small box with a button that makes a clicking noise when pressed.
This method does not work well for all Pit Bulls, some may learn from it, while it may have no effect on others.
There really is no one set training method that will work on every dog because each dog is unique.
Clicker training is recommended as a highly successful method among many trainers and veterinarians, mostly due to the fact that is a reward system that gives you a positive way to teach your dog good behavior.
The idea behind clicker training is to teach the dog to be obedient while avoiding harmful punishments and negative reinforcement.
Each time you click the clicker, your pet will get a treat.
Soon he will attribute reward with good behavior, and the training will be a success.
The Pit Bull will soon learn what behaviors get him a treat, and will stop doing the things that don't earn treats, therefore eliminating bad behaviors.
Clicker training also helps the Pit Bull develop a better relationship with its owner.
Pit Bulls are known for their high intelligence, so they should be fast learners with this method.
The clicker dog method of training should be used as an alternative for punishing your dog.
Research has shown that when using punishment to stop bad behavior, you often stop that behavior, and another one develops in its place.
Most dogs respond better to positive reinforcement, rather than negativity.
No matter what training method you decide to use, it is important to keep in mind that no dog will learn overnight, and that it may take some time and patience on your part for your dog to behave in the way that you would like him to.
Develop a training routine and stick with it until the end, and you and your dog should both be happy.