As most who read my posts know Eliza was unexpected but shes here and steadily stealing our hearts.I've been honest about never owning a APBT and believe they should have experianced owners.So her puppy classes start Nov 1 but she has to be trained.Are pits a hard breed to housebreak?Shes on a tight schedule but never shows desire to go out unless I'm mixing her signals up.HELLPPPPP lol
I don't know a whole lot about pits, but I had my Labradoodle completely house broken in a matter of weeks. I trained her to ring bells hanging on the doorknob every time she needed to go out. We're currently in an apartment, so we don't have a yard I can leave her in and I know we can't tolerate barking with close neighbors... the bells take care of both! When she was real little, they hung low on a long ribbon, as she grew I shortened them. When she was young, I took her out about once an hour. I would say "outside" as I pointed to the bells. As soon as her nose hit the bells and made the sound, I would praise her with words and open the door and take her out immediately. I would also give her a treat the moment she finished peeing in the grass. Now that she's older, she just nudges the bells (but never barks to go out) and she still gets a treat every time she comes back inside. She's not one to bolt and always comes back because she knows there's a treat involved! My friend has a pit mix puppy that I was sitting for a week(not quite house broken at the time)... I did the same with her while she was here and we had hardly any accidents. The biggest key in consistency. Also, depending on how young, puppies will pee very soon after waking up from a nap and after playing hard... key times to take them out!