Yesterday, I saw a question asking about how to potty train a Blue Nose Pitbull.
I think this might have been the most specific question I’ve ever come across.
The owner was under the impression that training a Pitbull was different than training another breed, and that training a Blue Nose was different than training a different color of Pitbull.
Both of these are incorrect.
Read on to learn the real story about potty training pitbulls!
Potty Training a Blue Nose Pitbull – It’s Just Potty Training
There’s no breed specific secret to potty training a Blue Nose Pitbull. Any sort of training is basically the same for all dogs, especially potty training. In addition to that, training a Blue Nose Pit is no different than training a brindle or a Red Nose Pit. That’s just coloring.
Get Past the Myths
First things first. Let’s get rid of some myths. To begin with, it’s not dangerous to train a Pitbull – Blue Nose or otherwise. They are not inherently prone to ripping off your face during a training session. Pitbulls are no more aggressive towards people than any other dog breed.
Another myth is that you have to adjust your training firmness based on breed and coloring. For example, some people believe you would need a heavier hand when training a Blue Nose Pit, or any Pit. This is completely false. Pits are exceedingly intelligent and eager to please. There is no need for overly aggressive training techniques.
Effective Potty Training
You don’t need any sort of special approach to potty training a Blue Nose Pitbull. To quote the Beatles, “All You Need is Love.” Blue Nose Pitbulls require the same approach to potty training that any other breed needs. That approach is lots of love, lots of patience, lots of praise, and a ton of affection.
Pitbulls are intelligent and eager to please, so if you take a steady, consistent approach to potty training, your Blue Nose Pit will be on its way to potty training success in no time. Always take you puppy out at the same time in the morning and at night. Also, you should always take your puppy out after every meal. Stay outside until your puppy does its business, and then reward it in a very big way.
Also, be sure to watch your Blue Nose for the visual cues of needing to go potty. Look for spinning, sitting by the door, and other signs that your dog might need to go potty, and get it out there double quick. =D
Blue Nose Pits are Just Dogs
I’ve done several articles on Pits of all colors, not just Blue Nose, and all of my articles generally end with the same statement. They’re just dogs. You don’t need a special approach to potty training your Blue Nose Pit. You just need patience, love, and consistency. If you use those, your Blue Nose will be well on its way to being potty trained in no time.