how do i stop a pit bull from biteing me while i am walking him

Asked by Member 993911 on Jun 24th 2010 in Leash Walking
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Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12)

Take him to training classes. It's not something that can be fixed over night. Good Luck!

Jax (earned her wings 5/30/12) answered on 6/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Is your pitbull a puppy? Yelp when he/she bites you. Your puppy might be in "roughhouse" mode. If you show your puppy you've been hurt, he/she should stop, just like it would with any of its litter mates. You also may have to prove you are the boss, particularly if the dog is a bit older. If your dog is small enough, try cradling him/her in your arms a few times a day, which puts him/her in a submissive position. Right your dog bites you, flip the dog on his/her back and say "no," loudly.

Also be sure to walk through doors first, and touch your dog's food before giving it to him/her. This establishes your role as dominant.

Please let me know how it goes. Good luck!


Ginger answered on 6/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Flipping a dog on it's back for biting is a guaranteed way to make it bite worse!! The name of the game is NOT dominance over your dog... you need to be a leader who leads with fairness and respect. This does not happen by attempting to be the boss by using force!!!!!
To the OP, you do not state how old your dog is...this would make a great deal of difference in working thru this problem. I would agree that your best bet would be to enroll your dog in a good training class, one that teaches thru positive reward and not punishment!!! If they determine this biting problem is a puppy thing they can help you out with proper training, if it is a major problem I am sure they can refer you to a good behaviorist in your area. Good luck!!

Member 641257 answered on 6/24/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Have you checked out This is the Dog Whisperer's website. He offers great tips and videos on how to deal with different behavioral issues. Once you learn the signs to look for, you can stop the behavior before it starts. Look up Mastering the Walk. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Wyatt answered on 6/25/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


some dogs are very oral.
I would suggest you stopping and not moving.. this will be a boring game that will make him stop. The more you say no or flag around this could be rewarding him, yes rewarding him.
Just stop and don't move... in a few tries of that if he does stop and looks at you praise him.
Another thing that might help is buying a tug.
When he stops biting when you stop moving then give him the tug to bite.
But, with any toy if he bites you you take it from him and you only let him play with it when he is good.
they are for sale at

Dieta answered on 6/25/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer