The appearance of the Pit Bull, or American Pit Bull Terrier, is very impressive and even awe-inspiring - a massive, rough head with wide cheekbones and powerful jaws, a wide chest, and a wrestling stance. This is a fighting dog, the ancestor of the breed is the famous Old English Bulldog, who fought against bulls in arenas. So the heredity of a pit bull is impressive.
If you decide to have your first dog in your life, then you should not choose this breed. This dog should be brought up by an experienced dog breeder, with a balanced psyche, a person who is really in love with pit bulls. Only in this case you have the opportunity to acquire a loyal and infinitely loyal friend to you, who can only pose a threat to the one whose attack poses a real threat to the owner.
This breed was bred for fighting with other dogs and for the absence of aggression towards humans, so that he could safely take away the fighting pit bulls for himself. Keep in mind that all the basic skills of correct behavior can be put into a puppy only up to 4 months old, so start raising him as early as two weeks of age.
During this period, the puppy needs to be given as much time as possible, you need to talk to him and teach him to understand when you are angry or praise him by intonation. Take care of it, treat it gently and carefully. The basis of a dog's upbringing should never be fear or fear of punishment; it should not show signs of timidity and fear of anything.
You will need willpower and discipline to immediately suppress unconditionally all attempts to attack or bite you. The sooner the dog understands his place on the hierarchical ladder, the easier it will be for you, and for him, the process of education and training.
During the upbringing period, limit the communication of the dog with young children, which can hurt him and cause reciprocal aggression.
No dog should be treated like a toy, and especially a pit bull. Be consistent and persistent in your educational actions. If you forbid something, then it should be forbidden at all times, and not depending on your mood. The atmosphere in your home should be calm and welcoming. Eliminate all quarrels in the presence of a dog, if you do not want to grow a neurotic out of him - pit bulls are distinguished by increased emotionality.