Written by: Iron King Kennels
Pitbulls have gotten a bad wrap over the years, so we want to clarify some of the confusion. It’s true that the American pitbull terrier was bred for the purpose of being used as “bait” for bulls. That’s a good reason why pitbulls are so muscular. What’s untrue is that these dogs were bred to fight, or that they have a sour disposition.
Pitbulls are just like us. They have emotion and they show it. If you discipline them too firmly or ignore their needs, their feelings will get hurt. It’s during these moments when pitbulls are aggressive.
The way you curb this behavior is by committing, from the moment you begin searching for blue pitbull puppies for sale, to a lifelong bond with your animal.
Step One: Neutering
Unless you plan to become a full time breeder, or to assist other breeders, it’s a good idea to have your puppy neutered. You should wait about 6 months to do so. Male dogs have a strong sense to roam in a quest for a mate, so neutering curbs all sorts of unwanted behavior. It also helps eliminate the possibility of testicular cancer developing in males.
Step Two: Releasing Energy
Red nose puppies for sale tend to be very energetic dogs. More so than most breeds, so families who live close to a park will have an easier time trying to help release some of that energy. It will decline naturally over time, but expect to remain attentive throughout most of your dog’s life.
It’s also an important part of establishing dominance and keeping an obedient dog. Tired dogs tend to be a lot more submissive, so it’s better for them in the long run to have the opportunity to play. Especially with pitbulls, who were bred to be strong and powerful.
Take your dog on multiple walks, always being careful to establish which one of you is in charge at all times.
Step Three: Socialize
Not just with your family, with other animals and as much as possible. In order for your pitbull to remain comfortable throughout his or her life, you’ll need to make sure it gets plenty of exposure to the outside world. From an early age, take the dog for rides in a car and make sure you train it to “stay”.
The final tip is that a bored dog causes trouble. If you find your puppy is constantly chewing and clawing your carpets or furniture, he probably needs more time outside.