Pit Bull Behavior Problems

Like any other breed of dog, pit bulls have their share of behavior problems such as barking aggression, obedience, jumping and more. More often with pit bulls, people inquire to the extent of the behavior problems due to a lot of bad press in the media. We invite you to take a look at our Top 5 Pit Bull Myths page to find out false info such as the urban legend of the locking jaw. Below are some common pit bull problems and solutions.

Aggression – Pit bulls can show aggression in many ways such as barking or biting. Pit bulls are not born aggressive, they are bred that way. As a pit bull owner you have the obligation to train your Pit properly. Proper pit bull obedience training when they are young will help avoid aggressive behavior. Pit bulls are lovers of people and would be more inclined to show aggression towards other dogs. Early and consistent socialization will familiarize your pit bull with different breeds and their nuances to minimize and future aggression.

Inappropriate Behavior – Some pit bull behavior that isn’t necessarily aggressive but certainly inappropriate can be chewing, jumping, or digging. You don’t want your pit bull jumping on everyone coming through the door, chewing your brand new shoes or digging in your garden. Getting the right amount of exercise can help reduce these types of behavior. He’ll be getting his necessary exercise and tiring him out so he’s less likely to be as active. During his exercise you can teach him some basic commands so you can use them inside the home when he’s acting inappropriately.

Health Issues – Some pit bull health problems that are known to occur are – allergies, diabetes, infection and obesity. They are prone to having dry or cracked skin because of the short hair the breed possesses. Genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia when the hip bone and leg bone aren’t fitting together properly are not uncommon. Be sure to get your pit bull from a certified breeder.

Many pit bull behavior problems have been blown out of proportion and are some are just simply false in nature. The majority of pit bull problems can be avoided with the right obedience training and socialization.

 

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