Hello my name is Gevo and i have a 8 weeks and 3 days old pitbull/amstaff. I am 21 years of age and live with my girlfriend of 2 years. I have owned 2 dogs before, one mutt and the other was a hotdog. Since i was 11 have not owned any dogs. I have been reading and doing all the research I can. Sometimes my girlfriend is way too nice to the puppy, he gets out of control with her and she doesn't put a stop to it.
About my puppy. His name is Max. When I went to get Max, I had the first pick out of 10 puppies. I picked the cutest and the biggest one. After choosing Max the owners told me he was the first born out of the 10. I have owned Max since he was 5 weeks old. I understand people say "8 weeks is the earlier you should take a puppy", but i do not agree with that too much. I think IF the mother had a bad temper the longer you leave the more it gets passed down (No matter what the owners say you can never really know the mothers temperament unless you live with it)So I didn't want to take any chances. Since i have gotten Max, I have been training him night and day. I do not want my dog to be another bad media dog. I do know that pitbulls are very smart, and the aggression from pitbulls can be suppressed by the way its be raised. I have been training Max for 3 weeks now and these are the results.
Come - 100% Done (This took about 10 treats and 2 days to do)
Sit - 100% Done (Treat or not he does this very well)
Stay - 85% Done (Make him sit and stay while i walk away and come back, or call him to me)
down - 10% Done (He does not like laying down not sure why)
Wait - 95% Done (When i place food/treats and I say wait. He doesn't not eat till I say "GOOD BOY MAX")
leash walking no pull - 80% Done (I have been training him inside the house mainly)
Heel with/without leash - 75% Done ( Started this only a week ago doing AMAZING!)
Drop It - 25% Done ( I am having a hard time with this, but he does have a 8 week old puppy mentality)
Puppy Nipping - 90% Done (When he gets too excited sometimes nips at my girlfriend but never me)
Potty training - 25% Done (Never goes to the bathroom in a car/beds/couches only on the floor. Soon will be trained to go outside)
I do understand there is no such thing as "being done with training", i am just showing the success rate as of 8 weeks and 3 days old.
Last but not least THE MAN HIMSELFthis is the day i got him 5 Weeks old.
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