Pitbull Rehabilitation Story

Sit Means Sit™ Training Rehabilitates Abused Pit Bull

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 26, 2007 — Rescued by caring strangers, an abused pit bull named Sabu has gotten a second chance as Sit Means Sit™ dog trainers have begun working with him. Although he suffered terrible abuse, the pit bull has a sweet disposition and an eagerness to please that has won over the hearts of many who have helped to rescue him.

"We have all heard too many stories of abuse and neglect for these animals and here we have an opportunity to lend a hand, there wasn’t any question that we would. Sabu has been rescued and cared for by so many dedicated animal-lovers and we’re proud to join that team that will bring this dog closer to a loving, permanent home,” said Fred Hassen, CEO of Sit Means Sit™ Dog Training.

We have all heard too many stories of abuse and neglect for these animals and here we have an opportunity to lend a hand, there wasn’t any question that we would. Sabu has been rescued and cared for by so many dedicated animal-lovers and we’re proud to join that team that will bring this dog closer to a loving, permanent home
Hassen continued, “We know that he’ll have a greater chance of being adopted if he is properly trained. The Sit Means Sit dog training method will allow Sabu to easily obey his owner’s commands and will open up a world of possibilities for him. With proper training, an owner can take their dog to the park, the beach, any public place they like with the confidence that they will always be in control of their dog.” Sit Means Sit™ is a Las Vegas based dog training company with locations nationwide.

Training breeds of dogs that are considered aggressive or particularly powerful takes a special determination and a great method. Sabu is a pit bull and therefore a smart, strong dog that needs a lot of exercise and discipline to let him reach his full potential as a pet and companion.

When any dog has been abused, it can be difficult to rehabilitate and train the dog, but in most cases it can be done. Seeing a dog that has been mistreated return to the company of people who care and who can enjoy them is worth the effort. The Sit Means Sit dog obedience training method uses remote electronic collars to gently reinforce the commands given by the trainer. This method allows trainers to make their commands clear and keep the focus of the dog on the task at hand, increasing their learning and obedience.

In the case of Sabu, he was found walking the streets of Alameda, CA, in April of 2007. He had a fresh burn down his back which appeared to be caused by lighter fluid that was ignited. While he was very muscular he was also thin and appeared to have been abused by beatings as well. Sabu was lucky enough to have been found by people who cared for him and then were able to pass him on to a shelter where they worked to find him a permanent home.

“We know that training a dog that has been abused poses special challenges, but we at Sit Mean Sit are well up to the challenge,” said Hassen. Many trainers focus on the negatives of training these breeds, but Fred Hassen and his trainers at Sit Means Sit see the challenges and the positives inherent in these strong breeds. Their energy, strength, devotion and determination can all be channeled into amazing obedience and loyalty.

“When we have a chance to be a part of a story of like Sabu’s we’re proud to do our part. Sabu has been training with us for a few weeks now and has done really well. He’s clever and eager to please and is responding quickly to the training.”

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  • Ann

    I am careing for my son's female 3 year old pitbull and I love her dearly, but she has become aggressive to our other dog, a chow pit mix female, that she has grown up with. The aggression was onlly when a family member was in their company and now when I'ves had to seperate them and she can see the other dog she growls at her thorough the window. I need help. I am not afraid of her but I am afraid for her. I cann't afford expensive training . Where can I turn for help.

  • You will want to look into doing some obedience training classes with your dogs, anything would be better than nothing in this situation. There are no guarantees that aggression will completely disappear with training, but the main focus should be on re-establishing a level of trust between you and your dogs. Most cities have some sort of AKC Obedience Club that you can connect with, and they often offer very reasonably priced obedience classes. The best thing to do at this point is to look around and talk to a few different trainers to see what can be done with your dog. You can arrange a free consultation and demonstration with a Sit Means Sit dog trainer in your area. We have a list of dog trainers here.

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