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House Training Your Pit Bull
Here are some pittbull training
tips on how to begin the house training process with your Pit Bull
puppy. You need to first determine a suitable place outside your house
where he can relieve himself. Once you have found that place, give your
puppy a little tour around to let him get acquainted with the new area.
The next step is to restrict his freedom inside the house. Your Pit
Bull puppy is less inclined to relieve himself near his sleeping
quarters. By restricting him to certain areas in your house, he will be
more likely to hold himself. However, do not make him wait too long.
Even if your Pit Bull puppy is physically strong, he still has very
weak control over his bladder and bowel movements.
If you do not find the time to take him outside often enough, and
whenever he needs to go, then you leave him with no other choice but to
relieve himself on your carpet. Once you notice that he needs to use
the bathroom, then you need to take him outside immediately and stay
with him until he has finished relieving himself. As soon as he is
finished doing his deed, remember to reward him with praise and plenty
of treats to let him know how pleased you are.
Do not expect more from your Pit Bull puppy than he is physically able
to do. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is that a puppy can hold
his bowels for as many hours as his age in months. For example, a
three-month old puppy can hold it in for about three hours.
There is however, a limit to this rule. It is sensible not to expect
your twelve-month old puppy to hold his bladder or bowel movements for
twelve hours. If he is forced to stay inside the house for longer than
you can reasonably expect him to hold it in, you are causing an
accident to happen.
At the same time, you are teaching your puppy to go in the wrong place.
Installing a doggy door is a very effective way to house train your Pit
Bull puppy. Once he gets the idea and becomes familiar with where he
needs to go, he will usually let himself out to do his deed while you
When he relieves himself inside the house, he labels that area as his
bathroom and will likely to go there again. If your Pit Bull puppy does
have an accident in your house, clean and deodorize the area thoroughly
and then block his access to that area. If you catch him in the act,
say “no” in a firm voice and rush him outside. Punishing him for
relieving inside your house will not help him learn any faster and in
fact can hinder progress.
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