How to choose an obedient puppy?
In order for the upbringing to be done right away, and the trainings were successful, it is important for the owner to choose the right puppy. After all, the naturally aggressive baby is almost impossible to re-educate, a cowardly puppy will be afraid of active games, and the underdeveloped will not master the training and physical activity. When choosing a puppy you need to make out from all sides. It happens that the owner and the puppy immediately show mutual interest in each other. In this case, do not have to think long.
What to lean to A developed kid should have a small head, straight strong legs, a slightly noticeable hump at the withers. The most valuable pit bull terriers are of single color: gray, brown, black, white. The baby should not behave fearfully or viciously – hiding from the guests behind the mother or attacking the person and starting to bite.
more noticeable quality guard;
do not have to bother with mating, childbirth and heat.
more intelligent and affectionate;
Do not mark the territory.
Before you start searching for a seller, you need to decide on the purpose for which you are buying a pit bull. If as a pet – just choose a puppy who will like it. But if you intend to participate in exhibitions and performances, and the pet at the same time should only bring gold medals, the choice should be approached with special care:
Inspect the parents of the dog, get acquainted with the documents. Parents must be healthy and adequate individuals.
Do not buy animals on the market or from private breeders. You should contact the kennels where dogs are kept in decent conditions and vaccinated. A seller found by a private ad can easily deceive the buyer.
Track the price and analyze. If the cost is very low, they offer a half-breed – a mixture with a mongrel or another dog.
The price of a puppy also depends on its age: the older the animal, the cheaper it is sold. It happens that animals at the age of 6 months are given almost for nothing. A dog at this age is very difficult to re-educate, and the owner will have to put a lot of effort into its training.
Important! You can not choose a pit bull by photo: you must personally come to the nursery, and better – several times to make sure that the choice is correct. The breeder socializes puppies very early, so as early as 2 months the difference in character appears. It becomes clear how puppy will grow up – angry or affectionate, friendly or withdrawn.
Preparing for the acquisition
Before the puppy appears in the house, it is necessary to create for him a pleasant comfortable atmosphere. The baby needs to select its own corner where the bed will be. It is better to put it in the far corner of the room away from the batteries and drafts.
You need to prepare the following items:
Two bowls – for water and food. At first, simple ones are taken, when the dog grows up, metal bowls on a stand are purchased.
Dry food, if it is assumed such a diet.
Diaper where the puppy will write. Under it should slip oilcloth or rubberized mat, so as not to spoil the floor covering. At first, the kid will do his business in the apartment, so you need to teach him to perform the ritual in a certain place.
Collar and durable leash. Muzzle no need to cook, because the puppy’s muzzle will grow. It is bought by an already grown-up pet and the puppy is walking only in a muzzle, because many people are afraid of pit bulls because of the established stereotypes about aggressiveness.
Rubber toys, bones, ropes. A puppy needs to constantly nibble something in order to scratch the gums under the cutting teeth.
Cage or carrying. As a rule, the newcomers are frightened by the prospect of closing the puppy in a cage, but this is, above all, the protection of the property and the pet itself. A puppy can chew on the household items, find a bottle of poisonous cleaning agent and drink it or lick the outlet.
The access zone of the baby should be cleaned from wires, fragile or expensive things. Pit bulls quickly get used to the fact that only toys are allowed to nibble, but at first they all try to try for a tooth.
Basic rules of education and training
The basis of good education is two main rules:
Sequence. The ban specified once must be maintained at all times. There should not be such that today the puppy was forbidden to nibble at the old master’s slipper, and tomorrow they had mercy and gave it to the mercy. If the dog is forbidden to jump on the table, then this becomes a permanent rule. If good behavior is encouraged, then it should always be.
Constancy Reflected on the mode of the animal: the owner establishes control over the mode of the pet, and it must be permanent. A dog eats, walks, goes to bed every day at the same time. It is not only convenient for the owner, but also very important for dog health.