I just got this puppy 1 week ago and my brother got one as well. When I try to potty train her or teach her things she does not listen to me. When the puppys are together she doesn't listen at all and will only play together. When they are apart she doesn't listen much better either. I've been nice as in talking to her, calling her, ect. But it does not work. I yell at her to come but she doesn't come to that either and runs away from me when I try to get her.
Its been awhile sence ive had a puppy and not real sure on how to get her to listen and to train her basic commands ect.
Should I go get:
Treats Dog Clicker Dog Whistle
((What pet store should I go to to get the good ones that works?))
Is that the best way to do it because i've tried just about everything else and she does not listen at all. I am boss when it comes to me and her, but she doesn't see me as the boss and does not listen to me at all.
What should I do?!
Any info would be great, Thanks so much for taking the time to help me in this matter!
First of all she is 8 weeks old. It takes time. You have to build a bond and she has to learn who the boss is. Again it takes time. You should always use positive reinforcment. Yes get treats,when she does something good reward her-EVERY TIME you have to be repiticiouse(sp?) Also physically show her what you want.If you want her to come and she dont then go get her and bring her to you repeating COME and the give her a treat to show her that when she comes she will get rewarded.
At this age all she wants to do is play so make come a game. Have someone hold her and go and hide. Call her name and when she comes to find you treat her and praise her up. I have a feeling that pits are a lot like boxers and you don't want to be butting heads, they are stubborn :) Positive reinforcement is the way to go. And a very good thing for you would be to get yourself in puppy classes as soon as possible. Take each challenge as it goes and keep you training sessions very short and full of fun. Good Luck!
She is doing a little better. I think it has to do with the fact that my brother also got a pit puppy which is Ivy's litter mate (male). When the two are together she does not listen at all. I call her and call her she will not come. Sometimes she dont want to go outside to go potty, other times she goes out but dont want to come back in when called. My house is getting recked because between the two of them when they play, its all over the place and things are getting nocked over or trampled. They chew on everything. My carpet is their favorate thing to chew on and I dont know what to do to stop them from being so rough in their play and chewing on everything. I even found a pair of my undies that they had gotten into and chewed up so bad there was like nothing left.
I know it will take awhile, but just dont know if I will have the pationts to deal with both dogs seeing as my brother works durring the day and i'm home alone with them from 7am till 1-2pm in the afternoon. Its been crazy around here sence we got them and I regret saying that my brother could get one and have it living here with him when he is interfearing with my training of my puppy.
First of all, the puppy is too young to be expected not to chew and generally destroy everything. You must gate off an area, for both of them, or seperately when you're working with your puppy. Who is trying to train your brother's puppy? Do you have a fenced yard, and are you crate training them? In a few weeks you can start puppy kindergarten, and that will help as well. I'm worried though that your brother isn't taking this as seriously as he should. Two puppies at a time is not for the inexperienced, and your Pitties must be well trained. Don't even try to teach your puppy something when the other one is present. Don't yell at either of them, they will just become used to being yelled at, and the time when you need them to sit up and listen, they won't do it. Good luck with the training, and if your brother isn't picking up his part of the responsibility, you will have to re-think having 2 pups.
I feel for you I really do.But they are puppies.Eliza is our 4 month old pitbull puppy and she requires alot of excercise.Are you crate training?do you have a yard? They are great dogs and are a huge commitment.I also foster so there are always dogs in and out and yes though the more the merrier the more the work.I have my oldest daughter hold Eliza I go across the yard and hold a treat.I then tell her to come.WE re peat this about 10 minutesa day after a week she was coming.But no yelling wont work.Pitbulls like any breed can be stubborn.they need excercise..excercise..and more.Lots of love and patoience.Our pit Vince was 12 and still had Teething behavior.they dont like boredom @ all.Bestof luck with your babies...
She's not only a puppy, she's a baby! You need patience and a lot of it, especially since you're dealing with 2 babies. If you think she chews now, just wait 'til she's 3-4-5 months old and is losing her baby teeth, then you'll see some chewing!
Your expectations of this very young pup are too much for now. She needs time to mature and grow. Please do some research on what to expect as a puppy owner.
IMO, penning them is a good idea; crate training is a good idea.
It has been little over a month now and she is doing alot better. Crate training is doing alot better than I thought as well. She goes in it every night and when I have to leave. She does very well. But I also bought a large gate to gate off my kitchen/living room and a gate blocking the hall/kitchen area. The problems im' having now is she and her brother dig and rip my tile in the kitchen. They have already ripped up 7-8 tiles that i've had to replace and also in my floor (trailer floor) they dug a hole in that as well.
Also, she is doing great on not going to the bathroom on the floor bit. Once in a great while she will have an accident. But other than that she is doing much much better.
Still have to work on the chewing of my floor tho. Dont know how to keep them from doing that. I dont like crating them all day when I am home for stuff that they do wrong. Any sugestions on how to keep her from getting mad or w/e and eatting my floor?
Teaching your dog to come when called is a game. The more fun you make the game the better your come command will be. I found this video on youtube and was just wondering if anyone here had any thoughts or additional suggestions? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRmZjHyjKr4