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Training techniques, discipline and behavioral issues with pit bull dogs

  1. Weight pull training regime

    I'm seeking to train my dog Max to compete in WP. I'm new to the sport and have been training him via treadmill, chain dragging, and I recently got a drag sled for him. I have my own training regime set up right now where he's on the treadmill for 25-30min then we do a nice 30min session with a...

    Started by Insanity‎, 05-14-2015 07:37 PM
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  2. Instructions for WP cart

    Hello! I was wondering if someone here might have any instructions on how to build a weight pull cart. I'm looking for something to use on carpet.

    Started by Insanity‎, 05-02-2015 12:04 AM
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    05-06-2015, 05:15 AM Go to last post
  3. Fear Agression - Any tips?

    Hey Everyone, My name is Kaitlyn and I'm new to this site. I have a 1 year old female American Bull dog/Pit Bull/ Dalmatian Mix. She has always been very shy and timid. Her confidence level is low. But I have been working with her for about three months now. She is improving drastically with...

    Started by kait_e36‎, 04-19-2013 02:39 PM
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    04-17-2015, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  4. Question regarding using a Spring Pole

    My American Pitbull Terrrer is just over 3 years old "Male". I have seen that he does posses some drive it's taken me a lot of training to stop him from getting cats He still goes for them especially if I am not watching. So I used disc catching to change up his catch instincts. I have been...

    Started by safesinger‎, 04-12-2015 01:35 PM
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    04-13-2015, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  5. conditioning non pit bull dogs and pictures of such dogs.

    i am planning to condition my $#@! (non-pit, but already very muscular naturally), but i honestly don't know where to start. we''ve had a few ideas. -weighted backpack -pulling weights uphill -fetch up and downhill -carpet mill (know any cheap ones???) -bikejoring - hopefully swimming ...

    Started by bluedoglover‎, 04-10-2015 05:46 PM
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    04-12-2015, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  6. Methods for Strength Training during Keep

    Hi Was wandering what different methods you use for strength training. I'm aware of the following; 1. Carpet Mill 2. Weight Collar 3. Drag chain during walk 4. Weighted Harness How do you get the dog to work as hard/intensity as he does on a carpet mill, with the other 3? Do you add more...

    Started by budgee‎, 04-06-2015 04:40 AM
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    04-12-2015, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  7. Weird aggression!! need help

    Hi, I have 2 dogs, one is a 5 year old beagle terrier mix(male) and the other is a 1 year old APBT(female). Both fixed. But lately the weirdest thing has been happening. Once i feed the dogs, after they finish eating, the female will go over to my male beagle and she will sniff his face, couple...

    Started by Pitbullmia‎, 03-04-2013 12:35 AM
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    03-22-2015, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  8. Is my $#@! a pitbull mix?

    Got sold her as a presa canario mix. I dont think as she is getting older that she is. She is very bouncy and playfull. Any information on what breed anyone thinks she is would be appreciated. Thanks pics of dad there aswell. Ill upload pic of mum aswell cant see much though.

    Started by Pit lacey‎, 11-02-2013 08:04 AM
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    03-18-2015, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  9. 9 week old puppy man biter...

    I have a 9 week old puppy (game bred) who constantly bites people really hard and does not let go.. What should I do? From all apbt I've owned I never had to deal with this issue.. Can someone give me advice please, it would be highly appreciated.

    Started by XHitta‎, 03-29-2014 10:17 PM
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  10. How do I train my dog to ignore other dogs on walks?

    The only problem I have with my dog is that she gets too excited when he sees other dogs. If I can solve this problem, she will be perfect. Whenever we go on walks or Petsmart, and she sees other dogs right? So then she starts to pull on his leash desperately trying to get to the dog although...

    Started by JAY_TEE_PEE‎, 02-18-2014 07:42 PM
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    03-10-2015, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Advice on a bandog bandogge

    Hello, Im thinking about getting a new pup soon, i have owned and sheltered diffrent breeds as apbt, ambulldog, ebt, amstaff, dogo argentino. My ebt is getting old and deaf, and it will not be a matter of years before i will lose him.:( I love apbt but these guys are not as good for guard...

    Started by Inkman‎, 12-08-2014 12:31 PM
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    03-10-2015, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  12. dog hates bikes & skateboards

    Got a pup 13 months old. For the most part still acts like a pup but a few weeks ago I noticed he started showing signs of aggression to people riding bikes or skateboards. He's not HA but something about someone riding a bike or skateboard drives him crazy. has anyone experienced anything like...

    Started by elviejon01‎, 02-06-2015 10:29 PM
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    02-26-2015, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Dogs Understand Human Smiles, Scowls

    Dogs Understand Human Smiles, Scowls Feb 12, 2015 12:00 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas Feeling happy or mad? A dog can tell your mood just by looking at the expression on your face. New research in the journal Current Biology represents the first solid evidence that an animal other than...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-15-2015 03:39 PM
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  14. Puppy Housetraining Help

    I have a 9 week old american bulldog puppy, and I'm working on housetraining him. He is doing very well not going in his crate. The problem I'm having is when he is out of the crate in the house he will pee in the floor. How do I work on correcting this? He is being taken outside very often...

    Started by Bulldogges‎, 01-26-2015 04:35 PM
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    01-31-2015, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Jumping pit bull help

    Hey all, I need some training help for a 14mo male pit my neighbor's trying to place. He jumps on me and tries to bite my gloves when I let him run loose in the fenced area I have. He also jumps/bites at my hands when I'm holding rawhides or sticks. He doesn't do it all the time, just when he...

    Started by Bullwhip‎, 12-19-2014 04:32 PM
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    01-25-2015, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Weirdo

    ive noticed something with, one of my dogs that im in no way worried about but im finding a bit amusing nonetheless. ive moved back to my home state recently, after a stint elsewhere for awhile for work and due to the bsl laws in that state i chose to not take both dogs with me if something...

    Started by junkyard‎, 03-03-2010 11:14 AM
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    01-21-2015, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  17. Trying to Build Muscle and Supplements

    Trying to build muscle on my dog. She's 49lbs. I just had her pull around 18-20lbs drag weight around my yard for about 20 mins. I just upgraded my spring pole to the 160LB test any other idea's or am I on the right track. With dogs pulling weight to get the muscle bigger do u pull more weight for...

    Started by DRog‎, 06-19-2014 12:58 PM
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    01-15-2015, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  18. Transitioning kennel dog to indoors

    How hard is it for a dog to learn to live indoors if its been kept outside its whole life?

    Started by smokefirst‎, 01-02-2015 02:26 PM
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    01-13-2015, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Science Based Dog Training (With Feeling)

    February 16th, 2010 by Dr. Ian Dunbar The development of off-leash, puppy/adolescent, socialization and training cl$#@! caused a paradigm shift in dog training away from the on-leash, physical restraint/prompt/punish methods of competition/working training to whelp an entirely new field of Pet...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-21-2010 03:26 PM
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    12-05-2014, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Thumbs up THE GAME TEST(From Corvinolover enjoy)

    The Game Test Heres a article written about Game testing your dog. In my opinion, the Game Test is a very important part of breeding and matching gamedogs. I think that the purpose of the game test is misunderstood by many dogmen. I also think that a lot of poor advice has been written about...

    Started by Corvinolover‎, 01-02-2013 04:00 PM
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    game test, pre match training, rolling
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    11-30-2014, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Teach Senior Dogs New Tricks to Stay Healthy

    Teach Senior Dogs New Tricks to Stay Healthy Tuning in to your senior’s needs. By Jeannette Cooperman There’s something disconcerting about being middle-aged and watching my once-agile dog leap ahead of me into old age. No, not leap—she’s too creaky for that, stiff and slow almost overnight,...

    Started by Vicki‎, 11-23-2014 03:18 PM
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  22. Pitbull 9 weeks old

    Ok so I got a 9 week old American pitbull terrier. She is very friendly and likes to sit in your lap and sleep. She loves people and doesn't seem to really bother any of the other puppies at puppy playtime. I also have a 9 year old chinese crested and he hates her he just barks and snaps at her....

    Started by Bre92‎, 01-26-2014 05:08 PM
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    11-03-2014, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  23. How to Teach Language to Your Dog

    How to Teach Language to Your Dog August 10, 2013 Julie Hecht

    Started by Vicki‎, 10-25-2014 08:50 AM
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  24. Puppie introduced to older dog.

    Hello , i just got my APBT puppie (male ) 2 days ago , and my 9 year old Staff (male) show some sign of being bothered and growl when the little guy get too close . The older staff have some pain in the rear end legs , not much but still. i dont want my puppie to get injured and i dont...

    Started by edgar86‎, 09-11-2014 04:59 PM
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    09-29-2014, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  25. socializing you pup and dealing with strays

    Since I picked up my 8 month old pup 6 months ago, I have been spending a lot of time bonding/socializing him by taking him out to different sorroundings and introducing him to different people and places. Recently i have came across a few stray dogs and luckily no incidents until earlier this...

    Started by bajoquinto1‎, 09-19-2014 12:39 AM
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    09-24-2014, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  26. Understanding the Carpet Mill by Hunterman

    (UNDERSTANDING THE CARPET MILL ) ---by hunterman ------ Let me tell you what i love about a carpet mill. It can develop a very tough dog. It's kind of hard to explain but let me use anology to try ...it's the legs that go first in the ring for a boxer and it's even more pronounced for a kick...

    Started by Vicki‎, 05-25-2014 05:07 PM
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  27. Rescued a 1 year old Pit off the street need tips obedience and protection training

    I was working passing out flyers door to door and we saw a pit walking down the street. We were naturally scared of a random pit walking down the street with no collar. He was following us and I finally said "maybe he is nice" I stopped and pet him and he was a lovable dog. I went back to work...

    Started by MAGXL99‎, 05-24-2014 04:34 PM
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    09-07-2014, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  28. Advice/tips needed- DIY cow hide salt curing

    I posted on a thread from a few years ago, nothing replied yet, so ill ask here=) A friend of mine has a big steer they are going to butcher in a week, I'm getting the hide. I'm wanting to cure it with salt so I can use it on a spring pole and cut up chunks for a flirt pole. I read on the thread...

    Started by Kierk‎, 09-03-2014 11:40 AM
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    09-04-2014, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  29. Red face Training

    There are several places to train a puppy in my area. Some of them are PetSmart and Petco as well as other places. What are the thoughts on training at a young age of 4 months for puppy 1 or 6 moths at a regular dog class? And what is the most you would pay for a 6-8 week class? Thanks in...

    Started by pit_bull_lover‎, 08-01-2014 06:57 PM
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  30. Euthanizing Aggressive Dogs: Sometimes It's the Best Choice

    Euthanizing Aggressive Dogs: Sometimes It's the Best Choice August 12, 2013 (published) | June 30, 2014 (revised) Phyllis DeGioia, editor Veterinary Partner and VetzInsight When my dog lunged at my face, I fell down the stairs. I saw him watch me come up the stairs at 12:30 a.m. He...

    Started by Vicki‎, 07-07-2014 09:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2014, 10:57 PM Go to last post

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