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I have a one year old pitbull that I adopted roughly six months ago. She's fabulous and fairly mellow in the house but the second we take her outside everything goes out the window. She won't come when she's called, she just and is very mouthy. It's clear to me that it's definitely bot aggressive but very painful. Any tips on how to work on this?

P.s any body think she may have something other than pitbull? They say she is 100 percent at the shelter but I don't know...


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She could very well be a pure American Pitbull Terrier, however usually the term 'Pit bull' is applied to a variety of breeds. My Staffordshire Bull Terrier is considered a 'Pit bull' for example.

As for her behavior, I would suggest getting a long line(Or training leash) so that way when she's outside you're able to redirect her and control her by using the leash. Such as grabbing the leash and saying 'Lets go' and taking her a short distance to do something else. In example, play fetch. Another thing you can do when she jumps is cross your arms and turn your back. Most times dogs learn that jumping = humans giving attention. Even if its us pushing them away, and they use it to manipulate us to give them attention.
 
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Cute dog!

It is possible that the previous owners did not take her outside much, so she finds everything outside still so new and exciting.

In addition to the previous answer, I'd bring high value treats when you are outside with her. Buy a treat pouch, and make it a habit to reward and reward calm behaviour and walking nicely by your side. They get the message pretty quick once they know they have to do something you want in order to get that piece of sausage (or whatever the treat is)
 

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Thanks guys!

I have a long outdoor lead that we use, she loves Frisbee and is excellent but even if i turn back or cross my arms she continued to jump or bite my feet. -_- she got loose a couple of times and she didn't show at all any interest in food. The second I pick up the outdoor line though she basically will stop and calm down.
I've tried running with her but she's starts to jump and bite also. Ugh

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Thanks guys!

I have a long outdoor lead that we use, she loves Frisbee and is excellent but even if i turn back or cross my arms she continued to jump or bite my feet. -_- she got loose a couple of times and she didn't show at all any interest in food. The second I pick up the outdoor line though she basically will stop and calm down.
I've tried running with her but she's starts to jump and bite also. Ugh

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lol I have a Labrador who's almost 1 and she is mouthy too, exactly the same! I can't run with her with her or I become the chase victim ;) To be honest I've dealt with that craziness for 5 months and she is JUST starting to back off with command. I keep her VERY calm on walks and outside to avoid the over excitement behaviour. I taught her to sit before crossing roads with me by saying STOP. She automatically sits lol, but it has also come in handy when she gets the zoomies and tries to start bolting on the leash. I say STOP and she stops going crazy XD The odd time she manages to grab my pant leg but isn't as committed as before. Your fur baby will learn to stop being mouthy eventually but you just have to be calm and have patience. Commands commands commands till she starts to listen. Practice and reward when she completes them. I try to use kibble from her meal rations so I don't over feed :)
 

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Yeah she's actually very easily trained when indoors. Learned "shake" and "spin" in half hour. She comes when she's called also.

Ultimately I worry about her doing it to someone other than myself and because she's a pittie, it becoming a huge thing.

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Also give her a job. Pitbulls are high energy dogs, and need something to stimulate their minds. Play nose games with her(Where you hide a treat and she has to find it) or buy a doggie backpack for her and fill it with water bottles on walks. It gives her the job of carrying it, and helps wear her out. I bought one for my chow mix who has aggression and since we started our walks hes chilled out. If you have someone who can help, when she jumps on you and you turn your back and cross your arms have them do the 'Lets go' but lead her to a different room until she calms down. It shows her that jumping isn't an acceptable thing and gets her removed from the 'excitement'.

I've never had any my dogs jump on people, but i have trained other peoples dogs with jumping behavior.
 
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Also give her a job. Pitbulls are high energy dogs, and need something to stimulate their minds. Play nose games with her(Where you hide a treat and she has to find it) or buy a doggie backpack for her and fill it with water bottles on walks. It gives her the job of carrying it, and helps wear her out. I bought one for my chow mix who has aggression and since we started our walks hes chilled out. If you have someone who can help, when she jumps on you and you turn your back and cross your arms have them do the 'Lets go' but lead her to a different room until she calms down. It shows her that jumping isn't an acceptable thing and gets her removed from the 'excitement'.

I've never had any my dogs jump on people, but i have trained other peoples dogs with jumping behavior.
Agreed, we play "find it" with treats to keep our dog mentally stimulated
 
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