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Jessica from Pontiac Michigan asks Mr Pitbull:

Dear Mr Pitbull I am adopting my second Pitbull this week, I absolutely love the breed and I also have several other dogs as well. The new Pit is only 3 months old and I would like any advice on how to obedience train and socialize him with my other dogs? Any dog obedience training tips or advice you may have is welcome...Thanks for your help!
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DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING WHEN A RESCUE DOG IS INTRODUCED TO THE PACK

Jessica, I want to commend you for ADOPTING A PITBULL! And I agree with you, they are a wonderful breed. You didn't mention how old your current dog is or the age of the other pets. From experience, an older dog is usually very tolerant of a puppy. Although I would expect the older dog to assert dominance, yet this is normal. Introduce the dogs in a neutral setting, perhaps a park, and the dogs should do well together. If the dogs you currently have get along fine, they may get along fine with the new one as well.


THE ADVICE I SUPPLY IS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE OF TRAINING DOGS

Pitbulls like all dogs are pack animals and will establish a pecking order if you don't teach PACK STRUCTURE OBEDIENCE TRAINING When the young dog matures however, they may challenge for dominance. Pack obedience training will solve this.


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When introducing a new dog into a home with other dogs, to cut down on the likelihood of having a problem, I recommend that your read my page on INTRODUCING A RESCUE DOG TO YOUR PACK


Jimmy, from Toledo Ohio asks Mr Pitbull:

Dear Mr Pitbull, My friend has a very aggressive dog; I am not sure what kind what kind of dog he is as he found the dog running loose. It does not like other dogs and twice that I am aware of attacked other dogs, actually killing one of them. I tried to break it up to no avail and got bit in the process. If it happens again what should I do? What kind of dog obedience training do you recommend?

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING 101 HOW TO BREAK UP A DOG FIGHT WITHOUT GETTING BITTEN

Jimmy, I would say your friend needs to get a new dog, one that he can handle. He needs to read the information on dog obedience training here: OBEDIENCE TRAINING DOGS NOT TO FIGHT. Anyone who has raised a lot of dogs that were bred to be aggressive toward other dogs has had to break up a fight or two. No matter what kind of dog obedience training you have given them, you should always be prepared and know exactly how to break it up. Doesn't mean there is nothing you can do to obedience train for prevention; just be prepared no matter what. Remember, you could obedience train your dog and have him out for a walk and another dog could attack him.

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HOW TO BREAK UP A DOG FIGHT WITHOUT GETTING BIT

Breaking up a dog fight is serious business. Severe injuries can occur to yourself in a blink of an eye. Before trying to break up a dog fight, you better be sure you are physically up to the challenge. The amount of energy and strength needed is beyond the ability of many. Some have foolish thought that if they get bit in the process it would be worth it to save the dogs from injury. If you have seen the extent of some of the injuries as I have, you would never think such. Read my article HOW TO BREAK UP A DOG FIGHT WITHOUT GETTING BIT.


#1 RULE OF BREAKING UP A DOG FIGHT: DON'T PANIC!

If you think you are up to the task, you need to always have with you two items; a leash and a BREAK STICK. If you are by yourself when a fight occurs, don't panic! Remain calm. And remember; hollering does not work! Simply take a second to observe and determine if one dog seems to be more of the aggressor. If both seem actively involved, determine which one seems to be the stronger of the two or the one that has the best position. After making the determination, fasten the leash to the underdog and fasten him to something.


A GOOD LEASH WILL HELP YOU ESTABLISH CONTROL

You do well to have a POLICE DOG HANDLER TRAINING LEASH which has multiple hooks so that it will hook easily over the back of the collar (so your hand isn't getting under the neck and bitten). What many will do is put the leash around the dogs midsection just behind the hind quarters and then run the hook end through the loop on the handling end. This will give you a slip loop that will hold the dog securely. Tie the dog off. Then move to the back of the aggressor and firmly grab both back legs and lift the legs up high until his front legs comes off the ground, and he will let go. It may take a second, but he will be unable to maintain the grip. Then simply drag him away from the other dog. If only one dog is the aggressor and the other wants no part of it, you can either grab the back legs of the aggressor and drag him away or use a break stick. The break stick is inserted into the mouth of the aggressor and with a simple twist and a little leverage the mouth is opened. Make sure you have a good grip on his collar and pull him away.


BE PREPARED AND DON'T PANIC!

The keys to remember: 1) be prepared, 2) don't panic, 3) don't scream and shout, 4) don't put your hand near the action, 5) don't lose your cool. Using these techniques I have broke up fights with as many as 5 dogs involved.


Sue from Flint Michigan asks Mr Pitbull:

Mr Pitbull, My name is Sue, my husband and I just got a new puppy he is adorable. I have some questions regarding the breed and also I already have 2 females at home 1 is a 90 pound rednose pit Sugar, and a pit mix Mia. Sugar is not taking to the puppy very well, and I am worried. Is there any way you could email me some tips on how to handle this domination thing she's got going on. Even when the little dude wants to eat she will run over to his bowl and block him from eating. I am going to start feeding him separately from now on. I would really appreciate any advice you can give.

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING WITH A REMOTE COLLAR TO SOLVE DOMINANCE ISSUES

Sue, how do you do! Congratulations on the new pup, he sounds wonderful! I am going to have to write an article on this subject and add it to my one of my dog obedience training pages. I have had four or five with the same question in just the past few days. Here is what I would do to stop the domination in its tracks. Read all my dog obedience training pages. Get this video on PACK STRUCTURE DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING

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PACK STRUCTURE IS KEY TO DOG OBEDIENCE

With the e-collar method of dog obedience training you will have her obedience trained in nothing flat. I don't think it will take much. She has to learn in the end that the only ones in the house that has territorial rights is you and your husband. Once all the dogs understand that you are the ones that sets forth the limits, and controls who eats and when, you will not have any further problems.


OBEDIENCE TRAINING DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A BATTLE

Many people believe that dog obedience training has to be a battle to change unacceptable behavior. But if you follow my suggestions on dog obedience training, you will have all of them in-line quick and easy. If after reading my dog obedience training pages, you have any more questions, please email.


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