my new pit bull puppy

@amafrias (456)
United States
January 4, 2007 5:27am CST
Are Pitt Bulls slower to learn than most dogs? I have noticed that she is not the sharpest tack in the box. She is only 9 weeks, but is very, very active. My dachshund learned quickly when I said no what I meant. The puppy hasn't even learned her name yet. I spend a lot of time with her, training her, and she is just so all over the place she doesn't slow down enough to get it. Is this normal for a large breed puppy? What should I do to get her full attention?
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Well, she is a puppy and like you said she has a lot of energy so maybe she is having trouble focusing. She is a terrier and those breeds are known to be a bit stubborn. I suggest just spending a little extra time training her. And possibly taking her for a long jog or walk to get some of that energy out before trying to work on the training. She will be more inclind to listen to you if she is tired.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Actually Pit Bulls are suppose to be an easy breed to train. They love to please their owners. They can also be so goofy and clumsy as puppies. If you don't have a kennel I would get one and use it to train her. Also use treats to get her to do what you what that usually works really well. Hope some of this helps.