Spend time playing with and exercising your dog daily. There should always be an adult with you when you play with your dog.
Whether you have an older dog or a puppy, you should never play rough with your dog. Rough housing with dogs teaches them it's ok to be rough or aggressive with people.
Don’t tease your dog, always treat them with respect. You don’t like being teased by others and neither does your dog.
NEVER leave Pit Bulls unsupervised with other animals. When no one is around to keep an eye on them, the dogs should be safely crated or in separate rooms, even if the dogs are best friends. You never know what might trigger a fight in your absence.
All dogs should be on leash when out for a walk. Since Pit Bulls are so strong, it is important that you are accompanied by an adult when you take your dog for a walk.
Make sure your dog always has fresh water available.
Don’t leave your dog outside in the cold or hot weather. Like people, they can get sick being left out in the cold or heat.
Don’t leave your dog outside if you do not have a safe, secure kennel for him or her to stay in. Without adequate security your dog could be stolen, or it could run away.
Do not bring a Pit Bull to an off-leash dog park or any other area where it may come into contact with other dogs running loose.
If someone is being too rough with your dog, or patting it in a way that you know your dog does not like, you can politely say, “Please don’t pat my dog like that, he/she prefers this”, and show the person how you would like them to interact with your dog.