Jul 3, 2004, 3:31 AM
Post #101 of 136
Re: [Kevin Chuan] bull terrier anyone?
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Yes, I did train my BM personally. He responds well to training, is attentive if the environment is suitable(not too hot,not too much distractions),quick learner and for a BM,pretty motivated (when he's got the insentive ie. food) I did a mistake of giving a crash course of Obedience...all commands in a 1 mth span and then practice after that. But things are ok. Though I will not repeat that with my future pup. I hv a little difficulty with his heel which is getting much better after getting tips frm the sifu's here (it was my fault in the first place). His heel isn't very close to my leg because he wants to move abit away frm me to look at my face,which is a good thing but the fact that he's not close enough....
Generally,he is a good dog. Likes to please me,or rather,please me enough to reward him
The trick of training is making it seem like a game.Then the dog would very interested in "playing". But then again BM's are known to be a little "slow"..not so motivated and need more stimulation because of the mastiff in them. Btw, how old is your BM?
If I had all the funds in the world, I would get a Presa Canario Check out this site www.red-star-kennel.com a famous kennel in the US which breeds & trains working line presa's as well as gsd's. Or try to find a good working line BM with enough drive...which is extremely rare.
But unfortunately I'm not rich and I hv a budget. The ideal breed for home protection would be a Rottweiler but the rotts in M'sia are no good for protection work (even those who say they're working line, they are no doubt working line..but they're not good). If you want a good working line Rott, you'd hv to import one.
So my next choice would be a GSD,since there are some good GSD imports here in M'sia with great bloodlines. They hv a good size,drives, right temperament and can get the job done.oh...no,i haven't got one yet. The pup i'm interested isn't even born yet.hehe
IMHO,APBT's would be too small for the job,sure they bite hard and hv a high threshold for pain but they are not big and heavy enough to stop a man. Especially when it's protecting your home alone.The other issue for me is also the possibility of dog aggression since I hv other dogs. For working pits, I'm not sure how dog aggressive they are really. Some I have seen are very good around other dogs.Those which are not mentioned,most likely are. Here's a site to check out www.workingpitbull.com
Hope to hear from you