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  • Writer's pictureMecca Curtice

Dog's Labeled "Pit Bull": They are dogs!

It is very true that they are dogs. I train many different breeds from the miniature breeds to very large.

How we can help, is to keep moving forward and doing our best as guardians. Many dogs are labeled "Pit Bull" or a mix thereof. I have rescued dogs and then took a sample for DNA testing to find a dog might have 4 breeds and then to find a dog has only 2 breeds.

You can find dogs on that I have included the breed mixes and I encourage you to take a good look at them.

Setting a good example is one of the best moves you can do. Train your dog and continue the training. Every dog can be a well trained dog through Positive Reinforcement training.

If you are having a behavior problem now is the time to take action and do something about it by contacting a certified dog trainer. The longer a behavior problem exist the stronger it will become. You love your dog and only you can help your dog succeed.

Many times I have seen a guardian giving the dog a warning signal something is going to happen because they tense up on a leash. Once that leash is being pulled up tight the dog feels it and the dog becomes reactive. I understand the fear of something could happen and the frustration of experiencing it again.

You can make a difference when you make an effort to help yourself and your dog. You can learn skills to help you become a better guardian. Using management is important but you don't have to stop there. You can learn how to get your dog out and about with you.

I teach people and train dogs, you can always learn more by contact for your dog training needs.

Imagine living with your dog knowing exactly what to do when you need to. I believe all dogs need basic obedience training because that will help with their futures. Training a dog an alternative behavior is a positive way to help your dog.

Behavior problems are not associated to just one breed.

As a guardian of a dog labeled "Pit Bull" it is a must to be at your best.

• Train

• Take your dog with you

• Don't hide your dog

• Let your dog see new environments

• Go above and beyond with positive training

Be have positive voice for your dog and it helps all dogs. Supervise your dog when they are outside. This is a must to prevent bad incidents from happening.

Change can only happen when we all apply ourselves to make a difference.

Mecca Curtice, CCDT, CTDI

Behavior Specialist

Sheboygan, WI.

© 2020 Mecca's Pit Bull Rescue

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