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I run a boot camp program here at my kennel but you have to ship the dog here. I have worked with a few members dogs here but I get dogs from all over for training. Feel free to look around my site for more info but I am sure you can find someone in your area that does the same thing. Just ask if they know about APBT's
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deja is four months old. basically shes being real hard headed i catch her in the act in discipline then next thing she she ugh she just wont listen very hard headed she knows commands and listens but takes for ever for her to respond
 

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You should try googleing a local trainer, the ones around here will come to your house and help train your dog and help you learn how to continue working on the training on your own.
 

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deja is four months old. basically shes being real hard headed i catch her in the act in discipline then next thing she she ugh she just wont listen very hard headed she knows commands and listens but takes for ever for her to respond
That is easy to fix and as a bitter pill to swallow as this is ..... it sounds like your fault. Not knowing how to train a dog can create this Donkey attitude if you are not being fair in what you are asking. I get many ppl like you that come to me for training and say my dog knows how to sit. Ok without any treats, any dirty looks, any body movement , ask your dog to sit. Do this 5 different times and if your dog sits 4 out of 5 times then yes your dog knows the command
sit. If he blows you off ONLY then can your correct him. Your dog has to understand what it means before you correct them. If you are not fair in your correct you get a dog who shuts down or won't do anything you ask and they get labeled as hard headed.

What motivates your dog? food? then start over with your training and make it worth your dogs time. Some dogs will do anything you ask without a reward but most need some motivation. Food or a toy is a motivator not praise. Later on you can use just praise and phase out food but you need a good foundation first. The other way of training is to nail the crap out of the dog with a prong collar and force to the dog to comply. I suggest motivating the dog and you will get better life long results. It does not take long if done properly to get a happy working dog. In about 6-8 weeks you can have the basics down but you MUST be fair first. I hate to see someone say "sit, sit, sit, SIT!" and yell at the dog. They get upset on the fourth or fifth time and then step in and correct the dog....... You give a command once and help the dog do it, either lure them with a cookie to start or help them by placing them into a sit. If you are repeating yourself several times, time to go back to the drawing board with your training, it went wrong somewhere.

So my suggestion is to find a dog trainer and get enrolled in a basic novice class. Yo9u do not need a personal trainer you just need to know how to train a dog. What you did in the past may not work with this dog and like you said you need help. Any basic novice class should help you but go to a good trainer not a petstore.
 
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