The sit command is one of the most basic yet recommended commands for every Pit Bull owner out there. This command is particularly useful when training your puppy various of other commands. What we’re going to try to accomplish is make our Pit Bull puppy sit when we give him a vocal command prompting our puppy to do so.
What You Need for Pit Bull Training:
- Yummy dog treats
- 15 Minutes a day
Get the Puppy’s Attention
The first step is to get the puppy’s attention. Remember if the puppy isn’t paying attention you can either find a quiet place or simply do it another time. As soon as your puppy gets bored and doesn’t want to do command learning anymore stop and continue later on.
Easy Training with Favorite Treats
Once you got your puppy’s attention with one of his favorite treats (place it in your hand in front of his nose but don’t let him eat it) make sure he’s in a standing position and give him the command “Roxy, Sit!”. Keep in mind that you need to first call out your puppy’s name to get his attention and make him know that you’re referring to him following your command. This is to prevent your puppy from repeating the command whenever you mention the word “Sit” in a conversation even when you’re not referring to your dog.
Now gently push him down in a sitting position (you can use the treat to help you motivate him to do what you want him to) and let him have it as soon as he sits down and praise enthusiastically. Praise and treats should be given no more than 5 seconds after your puppy successfully sits.
Associate the Command with the Treats
The quicker the better as your dog will be able to better associate the command with the treats. If you praise him more than 5 seconds after he sits down then he may not be able to associate the praise with the command and the action so make sure to do it quickly!
What this does is it associates the command “Sit” with the sitting position. Because you are praising him and providing treats he will quickly learn that when you say “Sit” he will get praised and rewarded for good job done. This concept applies to many other commands and even behavioral corrections. Positive reinforcement training method is one of the best methods to train your dog.
One of the important things to remember is to repeat this process every day for 5 to 10 minutes or until your puppy doesn’t want to learn any longer. Always remember that a quieter place will make it easier for your puppy to concentrate and you will overall experience better success.
Importance of Pitbull Training
Training a pitbull puppy can be a big ordeal, as can training any puppy. It is your way of putting a mark on the dog’s behaviour and getting them to respond to stimulus and the world in the way you want and expect. Pit bulls are often regarded as vicious and dangerous dogs, however this is not true. In fact there are very few breeds of common dog today that are actually “vicious” or “dangerous” by nature. Most dangerous dogs are a product of bad training and lack of control.
That is why whether you are training a Pit Bull puppy or any other breed of dog, doing this correctly is so important to making sure it has a good life. As having a badly misbehaved dog that does what it want when it wants is actually cruel. Dogs have been bred to be obedient, and they thrive on structure and strong leadership. If you do not train a puppy then it will grow to be a dog without structure or a hierarchy in its life.