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Training a Pit Bull Puppy

I had a female Pit Bull puppy, she was thirteen weeks, I gave her back to her owner because he wanted her back. His sister gave her away and I have come to find out the reason that she did was because he was abusing her. I feel so bad now because I sent her back there. I did get in touch with this girl and she said that she is gonna take her back and bring her back to me. I was suppose to get her either last night or sometime today.


When I get her back, knowing everything she has been through and, I know that it isn't too late for her to learn that she will be safe with me. I just want to be responsible and train her in a way that makes sure she is not aggressive. I also would like some potty training advice. I anyone has any advice, that would be great. Once I get her I'll take a pic and let you guys see her, she is so beautiful, I fell in love with her the moment I saw her.

Thank you.
I feel bad 19 from NH


Training a Pitbull Puppy

I have a Pit puppy too. She is a 10 week old female Whopper Pit, adorable. Anyway, basically all you need to do is:

  1. Never hit or in any way abuse the animal.
  2. As far as potty training goes, accidents are going to happen and you just have to deal with that until they are trained. Don't rub the dog's nose in it, that's way unsanitary and the animal will just think you're abusing it.

Take them outside as soon as they wake up, after playing, and especially within the first 30 minutes of them eating/drinking if not sooner; you just have to watch them. If they're sniffing around, take them outside. Oh, and pick a word you want to associate with going to the bathroom, like say "potty" or "outside" every time you take them out, and make sure it's to the same spot as last time and you stay with them. If the dog goes to the bathroom outside, reward them. I like the puppy biscuits (like miniature Milkbones), but you can just verbally praise/ play with them. Dogs can sense how you feel towards them just by your tone. Use good, happy words when the animal is behaving.

Use a more strict tone when they misbehave, but always let them know you still love them after. A hug and a kiss on top of the head usually suffices. Chew toys are also a good idea seeing as how Pit Bulls have a natural urge to chew. Kong bones (any pet store would have this or could recommend something of the nature) work really good. I hope you can take something from all this. Please raise your puppy to be a good doggie. Pit Bulls have such a bad rap and it's not their fault.


Any animal is a reflection of its owner. Oh, and make sure to check for any bans or limits where you live. You don't want animal control taking your dog away. I know it's stupid, but other peoples' mistakes with upbringing Pit Bulls has a huge effect on the people who just want a life long friend, like us.

pitmommy 19 from NC (01/15/2010)

By mmmkitty

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