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Formal training is extremely crucial for any dog, but especially for pit bull type dogs as it is so important for them to always be ambassadors for the breed. It is our job as “owners” to help change the image society holds of these dogs. This starts with our dog’s behavior.

Always be sure to search out a qualified and experienced trainer. Not all trainers are good and not all trainers know “pit bulls”. Please note that dog/animal aggression is very common in this “breed” and cannot be loved or trained out of a dog. However, it can certainly be managed! Human aggression is NOT a normal trait and should not be tolerated.

If you would like help finding a trainer, please email us at We would be more than happy to help you with that.

Please also be sure training is always all positive. Negative training will yield negative results in the long run.

Dr. P’s Dog Training: One of the best source of information about dog training and behavior on the Internet. This is where you should begin your search if you need training tips and support. Click the links below for information on behavioral issues such as: is also an excellent source of information. Don’t miss the section “Can We Help You Keep Your Pet” filled with specific tips and information such as:

Robin’s Dog Tips A weekly posting of dog behavior, health, and training tips for PAW volunteers and the general public, edited by Robin Tierney, AmStaff owner and rescuer.

PBRC Library features books about training and behavior. All profit generated from the site is donated to PBRC’s Fund. Teach your dog to be a better companion while you help dogs in need!

Want feedback on specific questions? Need to vent about your difficulties, brag about your success, or would like to share training tips? How bout meeting hundreds of people who go through the same joy and same problems with their dogs? Join PitBull-L. There are professional trainers and breed experts on the list that can help you overcome your difficulties and offer guidance for a great relationship with your dog.

Looking for a good dog trainer in specific location? Go to the APDT web site and search for a professional trainer in your area. The American Dog Trainers Network, and ACABC web site are great sources of information as well. Search the ACABC directory to find a trainer or counselor near you.

General training and behavior links

Health and veterinary care links

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