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Training Pit Bull Puppy to Come and Stay



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everyone in this video I'm going to be

working with this little pit bull puppy

here and I'm going to be giving you some

tips on teaching your dog to come to you

when you call them as well as teaching

them to stay when you ask them to so one

of the first concepts that I want to

discuss with you is that when we're

first beginning the early stages of the

recall process we want to make sure that

we are able to get the dog moving toward

us when we give the dog the cue all

right so I'm gonna be using the dog's

name this is Izzy and the word come in

notice that I have just a six-foot leash

on her right now because I don't want to

take her off the leash and let her

wander around and then me call her and

she not respond because then she's not

going to learn what I even want from her

as far as learning the cue so what I'm

going to do just kind of move her around

and then randomly I'm going to just call

her to me and I'm gonna come back up so

if she doesn't come that leash is going

to catch is he come

and so that's the first step so you

should take your dog out with a leash on

and practice just calling them letting

your dog come to you and then you're

gonna feed some treats all right and you

want to do a lot of lot of repetitions

of these as the dog starts to get better

we can start to substitute other types

of rewards that the dog me like for

instance with this puppy she really

likes to play tug which a lot of pits do

so I can use this for our reward as well

as food all right so I can move her

around is he come good I can produce a

little tug toy good so you may have saw

in the video right there that she heard

something off in the distance right so

if I if I didn't have this leash on she

may have just taken off and then I would

have called her and she would learned

that she can ignore that command so in

the early stages put a leash on her as

your dog gets better the next thing that

I typically do is extend the leash so

now what I've done is I put her on a 30

foot long line now I can allow her to

move further away from me but I still

can control her if necessary so if I

call her and she doesn't calm I can get

moving backwards and use this line to

guide her back to me so now what I'll

typically do is just kind of wander

around my yard here and then randomly I

would be calling her letting her come to

me getting something that she likes like

food treats or a game of tug and then I

will let her go back to doing whatever

she was doing beforehand which may be

exploring the yard so watch how I do

this

so it's really important that when we

call the dogs that we are able to make

ourselves interesting and exciting we

want to try to be more exciting than the

environment that the dog is in

especially in the early stages so a lot

of times what people do is they make the

mistake of putting the dog into a

situation in which the dog just does not

have enough experience in coming to the

owner so you would not want to start

this with a lot of other dogs out here

in this field with her off leash I'm

going to show you a clip that she is

able to do that currently but when I was

first beginning to work with her a

couple weeks ago there's no way that's I

would not store out there so I want to

create a nice strong foundation of her

coming to me and it being an enjoyable

experience for her and then usually she

gets to go back to doing whatever she

was doing beforehand so it's really

important that coming to me does that

mean that I'm going to do something that

she doesn't like for instance I don't

call her and then put her into a crate

okay so what we'll do now is I'm going

to show you a clip of a that I shot

earlier today if we're coming within a

group of dogs

Eddie come

okay

is he come

the next skill that I'm going to be

briefly discussing is stay so stay is

another really important concept that

all dogs are going to benefit from

knowing I usually start off teaching the

dog to stay on a dog bed so I usually

use the cube place place good stay and

just like come when called I start the

dog off in a situation that it's not

distracting at all for the puppy okay so

when I'm first practicing this I'm

practicing her on the dog bed me pretty

close to her and I'm feeding fairly

often throughout that stay as she gets

better I start to increase the amount of

time in between the food rewards I start

to increase the distance away from her

and then I start to add in various

distracting situations so I may start

off with putting a little bit of food on

the floor and seeing it stay huh huh

stay so if she makes mistake the way I

typically train is I say I mark that

mistake with no bra and I just put the

dog back on the bed okay once the dog is

successful then I'm going to reward the

dog stay as she has gotten better over

the past three weeks with me increasing

the distance and increasing the length

of time kick-ass day I started

introducing other dogs into the room all

right so I start off with one dog then

two dogs and I think a couple days ago I

had several dogs in here during her stay

go ahead I think I have a clip of that

but I'm going to show you

okay so as you can see from that clip

that she was able to maintain the state

within a large group of dogs now there

was no way I was going to be able to do

that on the first week of training so I

took a little bit of time to work up to

that so it's really important that you

are kind of think about that with your

puppy is that you're going to start off

in situations that are really easy for

your puppy to pay attention to you and

then slowly start to raise the levels of

distraction so don't start off in a

situation that's way too difficult for

your puppy to pay attention to you I

hope you can implement some of these

tips with your puppy and I'll see you in

another training video

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