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Old 04-29-2014, 07:45 PM
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Game bred pit bull, wants to work what is best for him?

I have a 4 1/2 month old game bred pit bull (indian bolio and mountain man) he is so smart and eager to please with tons of energy and a high prey drive i would like to start training him on ways to burn his energy we already know sit, stay, shake, fetch, and lay down, with really good leash manners but he gets distracted like he wants to do more what could i do to burn his energy while giving him a job to do that will leave him happy at the end of the day someone suggested making him a pig dog because he is going to be big (31lbs at current age) but im leary of pigs any thoughts, help or general discussion

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Old 04-29-2014, 08:22 PM
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You could teach him tricks! Like bow, shake, put toys away, weave between your legs, back up. Check out domorewithyourdog.com, it has tons of trick ideas and you can buy their books on Amazon for a penny.

You could also start practicing agility skills and do agility when he's older. For example, you could teach him to jump using just a broom on the floor.

Any pics of him?
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When you say pig dog do you mean hunting?
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I'd be leary of pigs too. Those guys can pack a serious punch.

Have you considered weight-pulling? Pit-bulls seem to really take to that for obvious reasons, and get a real kick out of it. We were also discussing the benefits of dog backpacks in the general forum.
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If you're speaking about hunting I would stay away. I would try dog sports.
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Oh and ignore my last comment (for the meantime). Sports that put high stress on the dog's bones and joints should wait til he's about a year old and done long-bone growth.
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Ah, Indian bolio... nice! I think that right now lots of mental stimulation, walking, yard play, fetch, tug and flirt pole should help tire him out. In the future he may enjoy sports like weight pulling, agility or schutzhund. Out of curiosity, is he purebred? His ears are so cute!

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If you can find someone to mentor you, you could try out hog hunting with him. It would be really dumb to just turn him loose on a hog though. Do be aware that even with proper training and protective gear, dogs can get hurt while hog hunting.

Otherwise, you could start doing ground work for agility, work on rally-o stuff, work him on a flirt pole, get him a spring pole, the choices are pretty endless.
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There's agility, flyball (though for game bred, I'd be wary of DA developing), dock diving, obedience, scent dogs, weight pull... there are tons and tons of possibilities, but for anything requiring high impact (lots of running, jumping, strain on muscles, etc) it's best to wait until about a year and a half so that it doesn't damage their joints.

If you don't already, some mentally stimulating things would include hiding his meals around the house so he has to sniff them out. I've found that it tires most dogs out.
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He's a handsome boy!!!

I would probably consider weight pulling and dock diving, and perhaps lure coursing. Flyball is another fun option, but being game bred, he might be more prone to DA than other pitties, so he might not be able to handle it. You don't have to rule it out now, but you can wait and see.

OH and there's barnhunt! I've heard it's super fun....They set up a bunch of straw bales and hide rats safely in tubes, and the dog's job is to find them fast. A lot of gamey and drivey dogs LOVE this sport and it comes very naturally to them. I've been meaning to get involved in that with my border collie!
@beretw does sports with her rescue APBT.
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