Spike is a lucky dog. He was rescued here in San Diego by a women who loves him and she’s doing all the right things for him. She knew that because he is a Pit Bull she wanted him to be a great example of a well trained dog, so she has enrolled him in K9 Coach San Diego Dog Training Camp.
He’s only been at camp for a day, but he’s doing very well already. Pit Bulls tend to be a quick learning breed and Spike certainly lives up to that. He’s already walking on a leash very nicely as well as is on his way to learning “spot”, which is a way to teach a dog to stay.
Pit Bulls many times get a bad rap when the truth is treated correctly, and especially trained correctly they are very sweet dogs. They are loyal, and they can be trained to a very high level.
Unfortunately many of the stories you see in the news are more a problem with the people and what they did to or for the dog (or actually the lack of what they may have done in training)…. but that is for another story. Like people, there are good ones and there are bad ones and it really doesn’t matter the breed!
Spike is curled up in his bed now, while I write his blog… he had a big day. All the dogs we train at K9 Coach get a full day of training. We don’t believe in training for a short 15 minute session and then putting the dog up in a kennel until later in the day. Instead we have them out all day long, teaching them house manners, how to walk on a leash… because exercise is key to a well trained dog, and all the other things that come in a day of the life of a dog living in an urban setting.
More on Spike as he progresses in his San Diego Dog Training Camp in the Encinitas location.