The American Pitbull Terrier is one of the most favorite dog breeds in the world because of its strength, loyal heart, and its entertaining character. Pitbulls are often trained for dog fights and sometimes for working in police forces. They are not only strong and brave but also sweet! Even when they often seem ugly and have moody faces, they still look cute. That’s why many people undeniably fall in love with these handsome dogs and want to have them in their home.
The Blue Nose Pitbull: the most adorable pitbull breed?
As you may already know, there are many types of Pitbull dogs. The most common breeds that are easily found in dog farms include the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire terrier, the Red Nose Pit bull, and a recent breeder’s invention; the “Blue Nose Pitbull”.
The Bluenose Pitbull is not really a race per se, but a common trait that comes from a combination of American Staffordshire Terrier and American Pitbull Terrier. They carry some recessive genes and common traits from the latter, but the blue nose is what sets them apart and makes these beautiful dogs quite unique. Not only the nose, but their eyes as well as their hairs tend to be bluish-gray.
Are pitbulls aggressive dogs?
Pitbulls are often recognized as aggressive dogs, but it would be a shame to assume that this is a general case. Pitbulls, especially the bluenose breed, are usually raised to be a family-friendly animal. As a whole, they are very sweet, intelligent, energetic, docile, and protective of their owners. They will attack only the people who threaten their families.
For the pup’s parents, if you just recently adopted a baby pitbull and don’t know how to properly take care of your lovely puppy, then look no further! Down below, we talk about their personality and explain how to raise/train your baby pitbull.
How to train my pitbull puppy?
Like other dog breeds, pitbull needs love, caring, and education. Since they are super energetic, powerful, and sometimes stubborn, it is important to train them properly when they are still young. Pitbulls can learn very quickly, and they are willing to make their owner happy. You just have to be patient and show your affection.
Step 1: Socializing
Love is the key to connecting you and your pet together. Before starting the obedience training, you should begin with socializing your Bluenose Pitbull. When your new puppy enters the house for the first time, he might feel excited, nervous, or even stressed. You can help him out by giving him a warm welcome.
Between the ages of seven to 16 weeks, socializing with your pitbull is a must. You have to introduce him/her to every member of the family, let everyone play with your cute puppy, and feed it properly so it will feel loved and easily become a part of the family. With plenty of love and care, your Bluenose Pitbull will become the most loyal friend at your side.
Step 2: Building Trust
After getting to know each other, the next step is to gain your new pitbull puppy’s trust. Similar to humans, these dogs need your love and protection. As mentioned in Step 1, you should start bonding with your new dog as soon as possible. However, building trust cannot be rushed. You may set a daily routine, for example, a recurring feeding time and walking time.
The goal is to spend time with your new puppy every day and you will be surprised that your puppy can remember the daily routine. From there, he or she will gradually start to rely on you. Another important thing to remember, you should not spoil your pitbull puppy by letting him/her do whatever he/she wants at any time. Even though your pitbull puppy is naturally gentle, it will grow to become a powerful and robust dog, so keep that in mind.
Step 3: Start the training
When you have a good base for your relationship with your Bluenose Pitbull, you can start the training, step by step. Always use a positive way of training so your dog doesn’t feel stressed out. Positive reinforcement is the most recommended method because the pitbull will be encouraged and feel happiness if the owner gives him the compliment. The dogs will always want to please you, then make him/her understand your intention. Here are some instructions to follow :
- Celebrate your dog when it is doing something for the first time, for example; giving you his paw, going to pee in the spot you want it to use, etc.
- Use easy and short words when giving orders to your dog.
- Give a treat as a reward when your dog follows an order, for example; sitting down, come, stay, etc.
- Make training exercises a fun game for your dog.
Remember that you have to be patient, and keep the training consistent. The training will make your lovely puppy feel happier and grow to be a well-behaved dog. As you can see, owning a Bluenose Pitbull is not that difficult after all! If you follow these steps properly, your pitbull will feel your love and become your best buddy forever.