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 punishment or fear based methods. We DO advocate training methods that use primarily positive and reward based 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!
Mariela Castillo at Every Dawgs Dream Call (949)864-6924 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Located in Costa Mesa and serves Central/South County
Ranaye Kahn at Wags and Wiggles Ask for Ranaye by name! Call (949)635-9655 or email her at email@example.com Located in South County
Harvey Allen of Allen Sandstone Dog Training Call (714)639-4443 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Located in North County
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