Training a Pit Bull to Walk on a Leash?

So I found this Pit Bull and she's super strong. I think she was being trained to fight. I have two children and she's great with us and the kids, but not so great with other animals. When I walk her she pulls me. How do I go about training her?

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August 29, 20180 found this helpful

When she pulls, just stop walking. She will get the idea very quickly that you are the one in charge.

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August 30, 20180 found this helpful

There are harnesses out there help with dogs that pull. Check with your vet to see what one he/she recommends...I suggest this because there are some that work better on some breeds vs. others and I only know the ones that work best on hounds/hound mixes.

My mom's vet recommended one (and I googled it and can't seem to find it) for her late boy, who was a hound/lab mix and it had straps that went behind each front leg and hooked up to the top and then the leash hooked on to the special harness that came with it. He never pulled using that product. It was amazing!

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For our little guy, the vet recommended a totally different one--because he has back and neck issues.

Once you get a recommendation...most of them are available on Amazon or Chewy. Some you can find in the big box pet stores.

Some trainers recommend the "tree" method...where you stop and stand like a tree when they pull. I have a friend who tried this when her fur baby was younger and her fur gal was so strong, she literally uprooted her and drug my friend 15 feet on concrete causing some significant injuries to my friend including a concussion. Scary stuff!!

After that they brought in a dog whisperer to help train their gal. She has not pulled since...sometimes it takes an expert!

Good luck! Wishing you and your pup happy walking trails!

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August 31, 20180 found this helpful

I would also recommend getting a harness instead of a regular collar. We have a Chow Chow and she was too strong for me to control until we got a harness. It worked great, she was so overbalanced when she pulled that she soon stopped.

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If she is aggressive with other dogs, you might try a muzzle when walking until you are sure she will not bite anyone while you are training her.

Good luck!

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