Obedience Training


With a treat in your hand, place your hand in front of dog's nose, then slowly move toward its ears.  When the dog sits, say 'Good Dog!', then give him the treat.  Release the dog with 'OK'... repeat a few times.   If dog responds easily, do steps again, but have the treat hidden and attempt the sit with an empty hand…



The dog must be on leash for this exercise.  When the dog is distracted, say dog’s name and ‘Come’ as you are walking backwards (gently pulling on leash if needed).  The second the dog looks at you, say ‘Good Dog!’, continue walking backwards (now with the dog’s attention).  When the dog reaches you, give him a treat.  Repeat often.



When walking, if the dog pulls, stop.  When dog puts slack in the leash, say ‘Good Dog!’ and continue walking.  repeat for entire walk.


For this to be effective, you must never go along with being pulled – ever. This can get old quick, and you probably won’t go far, but it can work, especially on shorter walks.



Ignore all jumping!!!! If the dog jumps, turn your body away. Do not pet him, push him or talk to him.  When all 4 paws are on the ground, say "Good Dog!", then give him a treat or a toy.



Have dog sit (with no treat reward).  Lower a treat slowly between front legs until dogs elbows touch the ground.  Say "Good Dog!",  give him the treat, and release with ‘OK’ before dog gets up. Repeat. Once the dog is responding easily, have the treat hidden and attempt down with empty hand.



Have dog sit.  With treat in closed fist, hold fist at dog’s chest.  When the dog paws at fist, say ‘Good Dog!’  Give him the treat, and repeat. Once the dog responds well, try with empty fist.  Once the dog paws, shake it, and say 'Good Dog!'  Repeat.



Put dog in down, with no treat reward.  Slowly move a treat around dog’s neck and over shoulder blades…dog’s nose must stay “attached” to your hand.  Give lots of praise.  When dog falls on its side, rub his belly and give treats.  Release with 'OK'.  If  the dog seems relaxed and focused, do same steps but eliminate the belly rub and continue luring until the dog completely rolls over.



Give the dog a toy he really likes. Say ‘Give’ as you are showing a treat to dog.  When the dog gives up the toy, give the dog a treat.  When you give the toy back to the dog, say 'Take'.  Repeat several times.  Never get involved with tugging - if dog tugs toy while you are trying to do the exchange, release the toy and say 'No, bad dog!'  Try exchange again. All we are doing is trading the toy for treats. If  the dog is giving up the toy freely and easily, try the give and take with the treat hidden.


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We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


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