So You Want a American Pit Bull Terrier?

Written by Jason Mann

You've made up your mind, it'srepparttar American Pit Bull Terrier you want as your companion. Are you ready for this breed? Read this article and then decide if you want to go ahead with your decision.

Does your lifestyle fitrepparttar 125824 ***American Pit Bull Terrier lifestyle?

These dogs are packed with energy from head to toe. Craving a good run like a champion athlete. Exercise is critical to a heathy, happy bulldog. High energy is their middle name and is a large part of their personalities. Play, work, and activity is something you must be able to give these dogs

If you're a couch potato you should find another breed to live with.

Do you haverepparttar 125825 security?

American Pit Bull Terriers arerepparttar 125826 Houdini's ofrepparttar 125827 canine world. Able to leap tall fences with a single bound, dig under them with amazing speed and stealth, and unlock gates that adult people would have trouble with. Escaping will happen if you don't takerepparttar 125828 precautions to secure their living area.

You should have 6' privacy fence, beware of dog signs, hot wiring atrepparttar 125829 top and bottom ofrepparttar 125830 fence, out door housing that keeps them out ofrepparttar 125831 sun (even if they live indoors), and supervision are required for these dogs. You can't leave them alone for long outside because one of two things may happen:

1. They escape. 2. They're stolen.

Are you prepared forrepparttar 125832 scrutiny of neighbors and friends?

American Pit Bull Terriers are notorious. They have a bad name andrepparttar 125833 misinformed public is out to get them. It seems like everyday another "Baby mauled by pit bull" story runs, diminishing your choice of breed.

People will dislike you for your choice. Some may even try to kill your dog. Others will direct comments at you, vulgar, hateful comments, and friends and family may also be in conflict with your choice.

Be prepared for some rude behavior and protect your dog by teaching food refusal from strangers.

Can you train your dog?

There are two methods of training. One is to train your dog by showing it how to sit and lay down and then quitting. The other lasts forever. Real training is life long training that starts whenrepparttar 125834 puppy arrives at your home and ends with death.

Train Your Dog To Be Your Frisbee Playing Buddy

Written by Heather Wallace

Onrepparttar surface playing Frisbee with your dog may seem like just a bit of fun, but this activity actually holds other benefits as well.

1. Certain breeds are accustomed to an active lifestyle, so, when they are forced to remain idle, they tend to create interesting diversions to entertain themselves. Unfortunately, their idea of fun may be something that you consider to be destructive behavior. Playing Frisbee with your dog may help to curb some of your dog's destructive behavior by giving your pup an outlet for all of his pent-up energy.

2. Playing Frisbee will also provide both you and your dog with a bit of exercise. This is a great way to help your pet keep in tiptop condition.

Herding dogs are more adept at fetching a Frisbee, but other breeds can certainly be taught. There are even different discs onrepparttar 125823 market that are suited to different types of dogs. If you want to begin training at an early age, then you should look into purchasing a miniature disc for your puppy as a regular-size disc would be much too large for his tiny mouth.

Frisbee. It's What's For Dinner

Your first step toward molding your dog into a Frisbee-catching-master should be to replace his regular food dish with a Frisbee. Fliprepparttar 125824 disc over and serve up some chow, but be sure to removerepparttar 125825 disc as soon as your dog has finished eating. The last thing that you want is forrepparttar 125826 Frisbee to become a chew toy. Your dog, who will come to associaterepparttar 125827 disc with supper, will gladly chase after it when you start tossing his "food dish" throughrepparttar 125828 air.

Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play Indoors?

Well, for this next step you are going to have to go against mom's advice. Take a seat onrepparttar 125829 floor and start rollingrepparttar 125830 Frisbee a few feet alongrepparttar 125831 ground. Next, encourage your dog to chase afterrepparttar 125832 disc. If your dog obeys, then be sure to provide ample praise. If your dog doesn't go forrepparttar 125833 disc don't become discouraged. Never become angry or frustrated with your dog during his learning experience. It is vital torepparttar 125834 process that your dog view this asrepparttar 125835 greatest fun thatrepparttar 125836 two of you could ever share. Just keep trying. He'll get it eventually.

From Fetching....

Now you are going to teach your dog to returnrepparttar 125837 disc to you. Play your usual game of rollrepparttar 125838 Frisbee, but this time call your dog's name and tell him to come back to you withrepparttar 125839 disc. Even ifrepparttar 125840 dog returns with out being told, this step must not be skipped as it teaches your dog to retrieverepparttar 125841 Frisbee. There are additional steps that you might need to try if your dog doesn't bringrepparttar 125842 disc back to you when called.

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