As you begin training your dog, he needs to understand when you are going to ask him to do something. That can begin with his name or with his name plus Watch Me. He also needs to know when a training exercise is finished. By teaching him what is called the Release command, he knows exactly when he's done and can then move, stretch, sniff the grass, and relax.

With your dog on leash, ask him to do a Watch Me. When he does, pop a treat in his mouth and praise him. Then tell him, "Fido, release!" and, using the leash, move him several steps, praise him, and pet him. From now on, every time he performs a command for you, tell him "release" when he's finished. If he doesn't move on his own, use the leash to get him up and moving, and then praise him.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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