❥ 10 Easy Ways to Remember for Responsible Pit Bull Owners ❥
❥❥Exercise your dog every day.❥❥ Pit Bulls are high energy dogs that need some way of burning off that pent up energy. Even a short 10-15 minute walk or a game of fetch in the backyard will help burn off energy that can lead to behaviour problems.
❥❥Never leave pit bulls alone with other dogs (or any animal)❥❥. Even if you’re dog gets along great 99.9% of the time with other animals the Pit Bull is known for animal aggression and it is possible something will happen. A good piece of advice I received a long time ago was, Never trust your Pit Bull not to fight.
❥❥Always have your dog on a leash in public.❥❥ Most if not all towns, cities, and states have leash laws. Obey these laws. This will help people see your dog in a positive light and keep accidents like getting hit by passing cars from occurring.
❥❥Always supervise your dogs and never allow them to roam free.❥❥ Loose dogs are often hurt by cruel people and accidents can happen as well. Always know where your dog is.
❥❥❥Supervise your dog with small children.❥❥❥ This is a must. Small children are often hurt by dogs not out of anger, but because dogs can scratch them, step on them, and otherwise injure them.
❥ The Pit Bull Training Handbook ❥
Along with it, I am also going to teach you about health secrets that will keep your pit bull happy and healthy.
❥❥❥ Avoid dog parks.❥❥❥ Dog parks are a breeding ground for disaster. Young dogs have been killed in dog parks by bigger dogs and taking your dog to a dog park is simply not a good idea at all. A better choice is to enrol your puppy in puppy socialization classes. If you have a rescue dog I would also recommend these types of classes as well. Some trainers do have them for older dogs. Your dog will have a far better chance at proper socialization in one of these classes than at a dog park.
❥❥❥ Socialize your dog.❥❥❥ Take your dog to as many places as you can, meet new people, and while they are young meet as many other dogs as possible. Socializing your Pit Bull will help curb any future problems that might occur.
❥❥❥Keep your dog properly confined.❥❥❥ Pit Bulls are known to be a great escape artist. Make sure you have the means to keep them in your yard and properly confined. Installing a six-foot privacy fence is not a bad idea either. Responsible ownership starts from the time your Pit Bull comes to live with you. Irresponsible owners are one of the major causes for all the problems the breed faces today. It’s our hope here at Pit Bull Lovers we can spread the word and educate more owners to take responsibility for their dogs‘ actions.
In order for things to change, we must change the way we look at our own actions and how they affect the world around us. Until we do that, things will simply stay the way they are right now.