“ How to stop your pitbull from begging ”
What is the most common complaint?
What is question I always overheard from dog owners around numerous dining table?
Yes .. “ How to stop your pitbull from begging … ”
Many dogs owner’s find this habit challenging and a tough task to break.
If you are one and searching for a solution to this problem …
Relax and read through this article.
I believe you will agree with me that your pitbull didn’t bore with this skill.
They actually learn it from you or any member of your family as he grows.
Many dog owners don’t realize their contribution to this unhealthy habit.
One of such is when you place a kind of human food under your pitbull nose during your meal time.
He becomes a slave to that taste, this is the origin of that bad habit problem.
Dog’s in general are notorious for begging for human food, even though they never tasted anything but kibbles.
The reason can be traced to a single word “Optimism” your pitbull is tempted by the delicious smell coming from your dining room table, he can’t help tracking the human food and pleading for a taste.
To stop your pitbull from this unhealthy habit (begging) I advice as the following.
First of all
Don’t begin to feed your pitbull from the table!
Tell every member of your family to quit giving your pitbull food from the table…
…from the couch …
…from the chair … from the desk …
Your pitbull should only be eating from his bowl.
Ignoring your dog is another possible solution to get rid of this habit, don’t even look at the dog or even making eye contact which is a form of attention, which rewards the behavior you are trying to eliminate.
Remember your pitbull are relatively simple creature who understands behavior, if they perform a certain behavior and that result in rewards, they will repeat the behavior expecting reward in the future.
Also when you are eating, place your dog in a sit or down position and have him remain there until your meal is finished.
If your pitbull don’t sit or stay down, calmly get up and return him to the stay position, command him to “Stay” and walk away.
But should in case you want him in the room with you, it’s better you tethered him to something unmovable.
You can also place your pitbull in his create or if you have taught him how to go places, make him go to his place and stay there.
Another option to eliminate his begging habit is by always feeding your pitbull from his bowl. Even when you have appropriate human leftover food to feed him, it is ok as long as the leftover is placed in the dog bowl and the bowl is placed in his usual feeding spot.
Another full-proof way to discourage your pitbull from begging is by giving sour tasty or determent food to him each time he comes begging.
This will stop your pitbull from begging.
Don’t forget breaking bad habits in human can be challenging.
The same applies to your pitbull.
The key here is to be consistent and patient.
Knowing that food is of high value to your pitbull.
You must not be in a hurry to achieve your goal.
It takes little time to break the behavior and if you can delicate yourself to breaking this cycle of begging for a few weeks, the problem can usually be resolved.
Never you blame your pitbull for the problem you contributed, be comfortable with him as a trainer…
as a teacher to your children.
This was all about BEGGING.
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