IT'S A DOG BLOG
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Does Trixie Look Scared?
When Trix first came to live with us, we had a difficult time training her to climb up on the sofa or get into bed. After consulting many training manuals, we were able to train her with consistent positive reinforcement. Every time that she would hop up on the furniture I gave her a treat and told her what a good dog she was.
This change in behavior does not happen overnight! You must be persistent!
Sometimes even now, when I walk into the bedroom and find her on the bed, she cowers a little, as though I might beat her. I just speak softly and give her a gentle pat.
How did you train your Pit Bull to get up on the couch?