Pit Bull Acting Out?
by Esmerelda . Mc
Is my 3 year old pit bull acting out? He is not listening, not following commands and pulling on walks. He used to stop at the side walk so we could check for on-coming traffic. Now he just jumps in the middle of the road ! I need help I don't want to lose him,I want my happy boy back :( please help
So, your pit bull is a 3 year old male. He used to mind you. Now he doesn't. Seems like a mystery.
The first question that comes to my mind: Is he neutered?
Next question: Have there been any changes in the household that would affect the amount of attention or exercise that he's getting? Any dietary changes?
Here are the steps I would take:
1. Get him neutered if he's not already. And talk to your vet about any other behavioral changes you've noticed in addition to the ones you've mentioned here. Your vet may want to examine him for sake of thoroughness to rule out anything physical.
2. Refresh his obedience skills. Start with the basics and work your way back to his previous level. If you trained him at home, go to a class this time.
3. If you were previously walking him off-lead, put him back on a leash for safety's sake.
If you think of anything else that might be going on with him or you have additional questions, feel free to post back here.
Good luck. You're welcome to let us know how things are going too.
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