By Tim Amherst
Many pet owners enjoy the challenge of training their dogs. If
the dog is the type that seems to enjoy being trained, it can
be a very rewarding experience for both owner and pet. Pit
Bulls have the reputation for being stubborn, and few will say
itís not true. To say that the stubborn streak makes the dog
untrainable however is completely false.
Take a Pit Bull and owner who have a good trusting
with one another and youíll see a dog who is not only willing
learn, but also learns quickly. If a person who has never
trained a dog wants to have his Pit Bull trained, he has two
choices. The owner can either train their Pit Bull themselves,
or hire a dog trainer to do it for them.
If you have no practical experience training dogs, but still
want to try it yourself, then you will need to study up on the
various training methods used by top trainers. Heading off to
the local library is one way to do this at no cost, as well as
researching the subject on the internet. If you have a dog
you feel may be a problem to train, skip the do it yourself
go straight for the trainer.
It will do you well to remember that a person does not need a
license to be a dog trainer. Anyone who wishes can set up shop
when they want and start accepting clients. Itís for this
reason youíll want to check out any individual who provides
training before you leave your Pit Bull in their care.
Choosing the right trainer may seem like a daunting task, but
it is necessary to have a trainer who has enough experience
knowledge so that the trainer doesnít create more problems
he fixes. Find out how many years the trainer has been in
business of trainer other peopleís dogs. Get at least three
references that you can call to ask what type of experiences
they have had with their trainer.
Certain dogs, such as Pit Bulls, may have an independent
when it comes to training. Ask the trainer how they handle
which may be harder to train. This is important even if your
dog does well with you, he may do otherwise with a stranger.
your dog exhibits stubborn behavior, youíll want to know how
trainer will handle it. You certainly donít want your Pit Bull
mistreated by a short tempered trainer.
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