Pit Bulls are an intelligent breed that love the mental stimulation that training offers as well as the bonding experience. It is so important for Pits to be well-trained and well-behaved members of society. Pit Bulls are often regarded as a whole breed, not individuals. This ignorance can be overcome by your dog being a good ambassador. Pit Bulls often excel at basic obedience and canine sports such as agility, flyball and rally obedience. Many Pit Bulls go on to earn their CGC certificate and can become great therapy dogs!
Please note that these are trainers that OCPBR has used and recommends. There is no “one way” to train a dog and we believe that as individuals, dogs need training that is suited to their specific needs, what is comfortable to them and their handlers. We NEVER advocate using training methods that may cause pain or induce fear. We DO advocate training methods that use positive methods that strengthen the bond between people and their dogs. Always research trainers before using them, ask for a free phone consultation or observation of a class. Make sure that you and your dog are happy and enjoy learning together!
Brandi Bryant of http://www.consciousk9.com Call her at (714) 536-4704. Located in Costa Mesa.
Brian Agnew of http://www.thebalanceddogca.com/#!brianagnew-about/csac Call him at (310) 697-3096
LARPBO (Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners) Group Training Classes: Locations in Long Beach and Van Nuys http://www.meetup.com/LARPBOcommunity/
Penelope Milne, CPDT-KSA CBCC-KA of DubDubDog Animal Behavior Services Call her at (949) 497-7050or email [email protected]
Also, to find a dog trainer in your area, you can search for one by going to http://www.canineprofessionals.com/find-a-professional or https://apdt.com/trainer-search/
Orange County Free Community Pack Walks: https://www.facebook.com/LouLouDogz/events
Dog Man – Free Class every Sunday at the LA Coliseum. This is a walking class, not training. (562) 519-6075 – Facebook.com/PitForLife
Understand your dog with these great articles
Dominance Myths– Article from the APDT
Sirius Dog Training (Dr. Ian Dunbar) – PDF format general training articles
The Dog Owner Bible– from badrap.org (Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls)
The ASPCA has an extensive behavior and pet care virtual library!
Love and Leadership -from Marthina McClay, Our Pack Pit Bull Rescue
It’s Me or the Dog –Victoria Stilwell’s positive training website with articles and a forum