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...TRAIN A PITT-BULL TO ATTACK ON COMMAND?

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Question by LAURA
Submitted on 11/24/2003
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HOW DO YOU TRAIN A PITT-BULL TO ATTACK ON COMMAND?


Answer by ASSE
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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you just dont do than, no need to. buy a gun if you want to kill!!!!!!

 

Answer by dixie the pitt
Submitted on 12/4/2003
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very stupid thing to do. thats what gives a pitt a bad name. anyway. if your good to your dog they will watch over you.

 

Answer by Soapbox
Submitted on 12/9/2003
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Pitts are not working dogs. They are not suited for Attack or Guard work. Not to mention the breed has a horrible stigmatism as it is and you would just be adding to legit responsible owners problems by being so irresponsible, and you may be subject to legal action should your "Trained" dog bite someone (Even if they are breaking into your home). Get a Rottweiler or Mastiff.

 

Answer by Mark
Submitted on 12/12/2003
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Its idiots like you that give Pitt Bulls bad names you dumb@$$

 

Answer by Pit owner
Submitted on 12/13/2003
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Lot's of time.  According to a number of books I've read on the subject of Guard dogs, Pit Bulls are excellent at it and rated in top ten by "How to train a guard dog", by John Larson and "The Intelligence of dogs" by Coren.  As well as many other professional trainers whoms books I have not before me right now.  First you must teach basic obedience to perfection.  Starting with Heel, No, Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Crawl and Hup(Jump) first on leash then off, close range and far.  A training collar advances the speed of the dogs learning and I would highly recommend it as our pup has almost mastered all of these in four months.  After all this you will then have an antagonist come towards the dog at which point you will say "watch him" and perhaps talk sternly towards the individual.  If the dog barks you reward her and the individual retreats looking scared.  If not the antagonist whacks the dog with a newspaper.  

This should not be undertaken without extreme care and supervision from a professional.  The above responses were placed in fear of another idiot teaching the pit bull aggressive tendencies without proper training and responsibility.  They are right for there unease as this breed already suffers a bad rap.  In the hands of a bad handler they are a lawsuit waiting to happen.  Read the first book listed for more information.

 

Answer by pittlover
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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I think anyone who wants to make a dog that mean should recieve the same punishment that the victoms do when you loose controll of your dog and its kills someone because your a stuped pittbull owner, I dont think jail time is good enough,i think they should be mauld by the dog they workrd so hard at to make mean.See, in order to make your dog an attack dog you have to be so cruel and inhumane to it that you break there spirt witch makes them lost in there own souls.If you loved your dog like you should he would love you back and be willing to give his life to make sure you were safe. See, its love, something you surely dont have with your dog

 

Answer by Pit owner
Submitted on 12/16/2003
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It's not stupid to ask legit questions and get respectable answers.  Police dogs will attack on command and they also visit local schools.  Do police dogs have a broken spirit?  Should the police officer be mauled if his/her dog catches a bad guy?  Making a guard dog doesn't make a mean dog, unless of course all police dogs are mean.

 

Answer by tony
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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i dont think that was a stupid question,. me and my wife just had a baby. and our dog loves him. i tought the dog to attack on command. she is a 7 month old pitbull. welove our dog and treat her very well. she protect our son and we protect her.

 

Answer by pitpuppydefender
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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I have owned several pit bulls and as guard dogs,they rank at the top of my list.I have owned a boxer,2 shepherds,and a rottweiler.
All of my dogs have attack training at 1 year of age.pit bulls may be stubborn,but they are extremely loyal.And as for being social,I have 3 children whom i love dearly.My 2 year old pit prefers to sleep in my childrens room at night and is quick to wake me and my wife up to any strange noise.Without him,I would have fell victim to car theft.Most people who place judgment on the breed have never even owned a pit.
I wouldnt choose any other breed to have around me or me family.You'de have to own one to know where i come from.

 

Answer by StaffordshireLover
Submitted on 1/12/2004
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I will simply reiterate most of the above sentiment by saying...why would you want to train your Pitt to attack? They are not working dogs and already have a bad rap, and it's because of people like you. As for the fellow who has a trained 7mo. old Pitt, I suggest you keep a very watchful eye on her...her personality isn't fully developed and could take all sorts of turns after she's of breeding age....Dogs are only as nice or evil as their owners.
Bad people beget bad dogs....

 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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StaffordshireLover said "why would you want to train your Pitt to attack? They are not working dogs and already have a bad rap"  

Why train Police dogs to attack?  If we lived in a perfect world no one would!  There are BAD people out there with bad intentions.  Be prepared, or be a victim, it's your choice.

Any yes, Pits are working dogs, historically for baiting bulls.  Nowadays they excel at pulling weight and there is one working narcotics on the Mexican border. Look at the now famous Bandog Dread, WorkingPitbull.com.  Most arguments against the working pit are based on emotion and not fact as evidenced in most responses.  

"bad rap, and it's because of people like you"  

Unless you know that the 7 month old pup owner is a drug dealer or dog fighter, you are wrong again.  It's people training dogs in those situations that generally give the Pit the bad image and make the news.  In fact, if you research bite work for K9's you'd find that most begin just after 5 months or so.

Last thought, Pits are smart as evidenced by my personal experience with my dog Paige.  She is more than eager to please, that is a great trait in a working dog.  Smart, Athletic, willing to work, she also loves children, babies and other dogs.  What more could you want?

 

Answer by nemises
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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sik balls cockeye!!!!!!!!!!!!tsss-tsss, get em boi.

 

Answer by dontay
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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I think its all up to the owner if he/she want'sto train there pit to attack on comand. If you love youre dog and respect youre dog, in return it will love and respect you to.  Allthough this is one of the main reasons pitbulls have bad names, because some people train a pit to attack on comand, sometimes they sick them on whatever they see.  So i guess its all up to the owner on what to sick it on good or bad, its up to the owner!

 

Answer by american pitt owner
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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pitbulls are extremely loyal to their owners. there is no reason to try to teach a pitt to fight, its bread into them. they will fight to the death for their master and with very little training they become very obedient but yet very protective.

 

Answer by Mr Farmer
Submitted on 1/21/2004
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pits as with any dog are animals of habit, they do what they are taught to do.  Sometimes it is necessary to teach a nimals to be less friendly in order not to be stolen as well as home protection, in general if you love your dog they will protect you however attack training may be necessary for the dog, to actually insure in certain dangerous situations the dog knows exactly how to protect and how to stop once the danger is neutrlized

 

Answer by patrolpitt
Submitted on 1/24/2004
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I've been working as a animal control patrol man for a couple of years... and for sure, if you dont know how to train your dog for attack, dont try to do it yourself just on suggestion read on the web... found a good trainer and ask him the right question on one to one....
that my 2 cents!

 

Answer by pitt lover
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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I HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD BRINDLE PITT HE JUST KNOWS.WHEN TO ATTACT ANYONE OR ANYTHING HE IS 4 YEARS OLD AND WEIGHS 120 POUNDS NO FAT ANYWHERE I HAVE HAD HIM SINCE HE WAS JUST A LITTLE THING THE MORE TIME YOU SHARE WITH HIM THE MORE HE IS GOIN TO PROTECT YOU IN A NEED TO PROBLEM IT IS NOT A BAD THING TO TEACH HIM TO ATTACT ON DEMAND BECAUSE EVEN A PERSON YOUR DOG KNOWS CAN HARM YOU .

 

Answer by Pit Bull Victim
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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My granddaughter was mauled to death by a Pit Bull.

I learned from authorities the real truth that had happened that morning. It was far worse then the media had put it. The baby sitter left Somer in front of the television while she ran errand's. No one else in the house was awake. She did not tell anyone she was leaving, and was gone almost three hours, she left the house around 7:15 am. Sometime before 9:50 am that morning her 11 year old son was making breakfast, when he looked out the window and noticed their Pit Bull playing with what he believed was a doll. It wasn't until later when he went to take a diaper out to the trash that he noticed it was Somer laying there. He tried kicking the dog off of her, then he ran in the house to wake up his father. The boys father carried her in the house, but he was too devastated to do CPR. It was a little while later that the authorities received the call.

She laid out there with the dog for at least 45 minutes or even longer, the authorities told us it was a slow death, because the dog did not hit any of her vital organs. She died from several traumatic wounds. The dog mauled the back of her head, neck and ears off.

As terrible as it was, It was even more devastating to learn the real truth. It hurts to know she had no one out there to help her. She was my precious baby girl. Everybody that knew her agreed that she had a kind, sweet sparkle to her. She made such an impact on everybody's life, the two short years she was with us. Somer'sfather was reassured that the dogs were constantly locked up. The baby sitter is now facing criminal charges. This is not enough, I have to get something done about this. Animal control officers reported to the media that they did not receive any former complaints, but the detective interviewed several neighbors who said the dog had previously bitten two other children and a horse. The baby sitter openly admitted to detectives that she knew about the past complaints. I had an interview with Inside Edition, before I found out the real truth. Her friends keep telling the media false stories regarding the dog, such as animal control officers euthanized the wrong dog. That is false. They were more concerned about the dog than what had happened to somer. I am pursuing media coverage and other areas of information in order to get some type of law passed banning Pit Bulls. So at least in the state of California no other child will ever have to suffer this horrible tragedy ever again. I refuse to let Somer die in vain.

 

Answer by Pitt Bull Owner
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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The guy that said he had a 4 year old pitt that weighs 120lbs that is an awful big pitt almost unbelievably big as a matter of fact you are lying just fess up and either tell us the true weight or that you dont even have a pitt bull... no need to lie

 

Answer by lil hustle
Submitted on 1/29/2004
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i think that to train a pit bull to attack is up to the dogs owner and family. if you get a pit at an early age and treat the dog like a human his natural instinct is to protect his or her family anyway. so do i think its necessary yes. because its too many bad guys and so called friends that like to steal and take whatever the decide to and could possibly break into your home a rob or do something to your kids or wife just dont put the dog on total strangers for enjoyment train your dog right and treat her good. pit know exactly what their masters want, i have a 3mo old blue brindle "pocatello" and she know command already and whenever i take her outside at night and a stranger approaches she makes sure that she is out in front of me, growls, and i tell her to "watch him" and she will keep an eye on them the whole time while looking back at me for directions. thats a damn good dog pits are truly a mans best friend.

 

Answer by Pit Bull Victim
Submitted on 1/29/2004
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Recently my 2 year old granddaughter Somer was mauled to death by her temporary baby sitter's Pit Bull. The baby sitter had left my granddaughter and her 1 year old brother unattended, while she went to run some errand's. Later on that morning the baby sitter's son was making breakfast. He had looked out the window and noticed their family's Pit Bull playing, with what he believed was a doll. It wasn't until later when he went to take some garbage out, that he realized it was Somer. He rushed inside to wake his father, who carried her inside the house. The father called 911, but when the 911 operator answered, he was too devastated to tell them their address. His little boy had to tell them. The father was also too horrified to do CPR. In the 911 tape he "said I can't, her eyes are still open." The mother, who was supposed to be watching over the children found out what had happened, when the father called her to tell her, during the 911 call. Authorities told us that she died a slow death, because the dog did not hit any of her vital organ's. The entire back of her head, neck and ears were torn off. The baby sitter later admitted that she knew that the dog had been aggressive towards other neighbors. Her husband begged her to get rid of the dog, for fear of their own children. But she refused. She luckily got off on the charge of Child Endangerment, and plead guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and has been sentenced to the maximum of 1 year in jail under a plea bargain. SHE KNEW AND ADMITTED THAT SHE KNEW THE DOG HAD ATTACKED 2 OTHER CHILDREN AND A HORSE. Even Though, she still kept the dog. Also while running a so called (day care center). She had promised Somer's dad that the dog was always caged up and if she went anywhere, she would take his children with her. Later that day when the detectives questioned her, she was more concerned about the dog and if she was going to go to jail. The authorities were struck by her lack of concern about Somer. Also this Sunday, January, 25, 2004 an 18 month Santa Ana (Orange County) California, girl was attacked by their family's 90 pound Pit Bull. The 7 year old Pit Bull attacked her head, and had punctured her right eye. The dog did not have any history of attacking humans, authorities said. The girl was listed in serious condition. You can read this in the Los Angeles Times.


 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 1/29/2004
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~Linda Collinsworth(Grand Mother)

It's sad that stories like Somer's happen.  However you can't blame an entire breed because of a few bad seeds.  Imagine if our legal system worked that way with humans, what ignorance.  No women over 50 can drive because they drive too slow, get the picture.  

Fortunately the legislators in your state are wise because they have a law banning bread specific legislation.  Apparently they know something you don't, which is that there are great Pit Bulls out there and bad Labs.  

Your situation was obviously due to negligence on the part of that baby sitter.  From what I've seen it was part negligence on whomever let that lady watch there child.  Check the references, as it seems there were warning signs.

 

Answer by hugo
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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People like u give the American Pitbull  bad name if u treat your dog right he'll protect you like any dog will from a Chihuahuas to a great dane think about your doing and and if you do got through your attack dog get ready to face some jail time ......i havea  American Pittbull he's the best wiht my other 3 dogs and family dont do something that youll regreat

 

Answer by One man and his dog
Submitted on 1/31/2004
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A major problem is that there are so many hack trainer's in existance.  The vast majority of people do not know the correct method's of dog agitation.  All modern protection dog sports are nothing like traditional, classic guard dog training.  So your first problem is finding a knowledgable trainer.   And they are basically extinct.

Your second problem is that the vast majority of violent crimes are commited by family, friends, husbands, etc. of the victim.  Often rendering attack dogs quite useless.

Thirdly, people do not seem to have any real clue as to what goes on in court rooms or how lawyers and judges work.  There is almost NO situation that a court will view favorably in regards to your dog mauling a so-called "bad-guy".  In the real world if your dog bites someone you will be facing a million dollar lawsuit, criminal charges, media coverage, your dog will probably be put down or seized, and many other consequences.

Also in a real world violent criminal encounter many guard dogs can and will be easily killed, maimed by the criminals.  Many people find out the hard way that their big, bad, macho guard dog is no match against a group of drunken, drugged or enraged men with weapons.

If you are afraid of getting beat up that badly then don't pass your paranoia onto an animal.  Instead buy a bullet proof vest, a knife, a gun, security alarms, heavy duty locks, security camera's, audio recorders, and retain a high priced lawyer.

 

Answer by in response to the pit banning idea
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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i'm very sorry for what happened to your granddaughter but you must know that banning a whole breed because of one or two...incidents is not a good idea its actually quite stupid. i think that going by your idea all people should be banned  because i sure know a lot of cases about PEOPLE killing people. I have a 7 year old pitt and a 2 year old cat. IVE NEVER BEEN BIT BY MY LOYAL PITT BUT MY CAT HAS ATTACKED ME MY 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND MY HUSBAND FOR NO REASON AT ALL the consequence was to declaw her NOT BAN ALL CATS.  SOME PEOPLE AND ANIMALS HAVE A SCREW LOOSE EITHER FROM BEING TAUGHT OR GENETICS IT DOES NOT MEAN BANNING IS THE ANSWER  FIND A POSITIVE WAY TO TAKE OUT YOUR ANGER LIKE TEACHING SAFETY OF BABYSITTING TO TEENAGERS AND ADULTS.

 

Answer by pitt lover
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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pitt bulls are great dogs through the years i have owned 6 and my family has owned more and NONE of our dogs has EVER ATTACKED ANYONE punishing all pit bulls and dog lovers by banning them is a stupid idea my dogs have been NOTHING BUT LOVING AND LOYAL TO MY FAMILY AND I

 

Answer by jtp0221
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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I am a proud new owner of a six week old American pit. I caught myself wanting to do all these new things with my dog and teaching him as fast as I can to do anything and everything in the book. I am a good dog owner and I do want to do things 110% by the book. So I told myself that I will just quit trying to go so fast with this as these things do take time, and a good amount of endless time over and over again to get them right and to keep them right. I do believe that even after you train your dog no matter what kind of dog (or any animal) for that matter you have to keep doing fallow up'sjust so you and you dog will always be on the same page. Just like with any learned skill if you don't train on that skill every now and than you will be a bit shady when it comes time to put that skill to use. This goes for people too. I know computers like the back of my hand and I often find myself pulling out the old book I have read so many times before to find out something I already thought I new. That's life! Nothing stays perfect. So I guess what I am really trying to say is a good dog owner in my opinion will take it very slow in the way he/she choice's to teach there pets, knowing when and not when it is right to teach there pet certain things. I also fell that every dog matures at different ages and not just by how old it is. So the owner needs to have a good feel for that dog and needs to be sure that it is right for that dog to learn. Foolish people and there need for speed in having the badest dog or one that is better than there friends is what I see being one of the main problems with any animal. If people would just slow down and take a breath life for them and there dog will be so much happier.

Thanks John

So no its not bad to train your dog, just know when it is the right time for him to be trained.

 

Answer by jtp0221
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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Yes I have had a pit bull before. But with any new pet or toy you just cant help but want to do everything at once. Just be careful and catch yourself and slow down. LIFE IS TO FAST TO RUSH    

Thanks John

 

Answer by moondog
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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any responsible dog owner of any breed no matter your attachment should kill any dog that acts aggressivly towards children this is not a natural act for a domesticated dog if you cannot do it pay a vet or have a friend do it ive personally done this to my own dog the kid was harassing the dog but the dog didnt show enough discression so with a tear in my eye fed him a piece of meat & put a 9mm slug point blank in his head it must be done no exceptions

 

Answer by jtp0221
Submitted on 2/6/2004
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I hope they don't find out your full name or they will take your A$$ to jail on felony animal cruelty. I think any person who is willing to shoot their dog at first signs of violence with out trying to teach them the right way first, needs to be shot themselves due to this not being a normal human act of nature.

 

Answer by pitt lover
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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well that guys really sick i hope you never get another dog again maybe you should be thrown a piece of rotted meat while you get shot in the head i understand PUTTING YOUR DOG TO SLEEP if they have excessive violent actions and only if training and behavior modification does not help but what SICK BASTARD COULD SHOOT THEIR OWN DOG IN THE HEAD?  I HOPE IT COMES BACK TO YOU X2

 

Answer by blackmovado2@yahoo.com
Submitted on 2/7/2004
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Answer to Pitt Bull owner on 1/28/04.  I have a 100lb brindle pitt with white paw markings named Deacon in Oklahoma City. His dad is also 120lbs.  So yes, they do exist.  E-mail me and I will send you a picture of his 120lb father. By the way his blood lines are Daggers Ulysses and Eddington.

 

Answer by Tracker_383
Submitted on 2/8/2004
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To all those who dont agree with putting a dog down if it shows signs of aggression towards children. I have to say I am the father of a beautiful three year old girl. I have had my bull mastiff for 5 years and trained him to attack on command.
If he ever went after my daughter, there would be and should not be any hesitation as to put him down! (after I had him quaranteened).
If they do it once, they probably will do it again. My dogs have NEVER turned on me or my family. A good dog will let you know before you do anything it doesnt like. A good dog will require very little guard training if you treat it with respect.

Raise it like a human. Love it, and it will love you back forever.

 

Answer by Pitt Bull Rescue
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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I have worked in animal rescue for several years now, and  the majority of the pets I take are Pitt Bulls. These animals are flooding our shelters on a regular basis, and most are euthanized due to injuries obtained while used in dog fights, or the unpredictability that is often the result of attack training by former owners. I have had both extremes, the wonderful pitt who was well socialized with other animals and people when young, and the pitt who was kept chained as a guard dog, and taught to attack on command. The behavioral issues these animals suffer in result, even though most often unintentional, is often not something we cannot repair, which leaves us in the position we most hate to be in rescue. If the animal cannot be trusted.. it cannot be adopted. This perhaps is why pitt bull lovers such as myself, and rescue agents alike, become disgusted when we hear a question as simple as "How do I train my pitt bull to attack?" it seems a question asked in stupidity to those of us who deal with the horrible stigmatisms, and reputation that our beloved beasts endure resulting most often, from the rash, or irresponsible actions of former owners. These animals are wonderful creatures, and we must be careful not to abuse they're loyalty to us, and they're eagerness to please. AS for the arguement given about police dogs being trained to attack, and not seeing any difference in wishing to train your pitt to defend...there is only one flaw with this theory. Police dogs are given formal training, and are held by responsible handlers who use they're strengths only to hte benifit of mankind. Not one among us can deny that the pitt bull is not offered such a noble position the majority of the time.. and more than two thirds of the dogs trained to attack, are trained for the recreational sport of dog fighting, or are trianed by those who have no proper training themselves. There are those few exceptions of course, as there always is, and this cannot be denyed either. These animals offer us they're unconditional love and support, and we should do the same. In light of the current state of our world, one often wonders if they would not make a more noble, and loving member of society than we. If you ever doubt this, look here...
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/articles/conteart.html
And see how loving and hopeful they stay, despite the brutal attacks inflicted upon them.They do not seek revenge, nor componsation.I find myself inspired by these wonderful creatures, and hope perhaps, that others find inspiration in this as well. Please be responsible pet owners, for they're sake. Much love.

 

Answer by Serenity
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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Pitts are great dogs and training them to kill animals is cruel and irresponsible.  If you train a dog to kill other animals, whats to say it won't attack innosent people and children?

 

Answer by Pit Bull Owner
Submitted on 2/10/2004
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RE:Answer by Pitt Bull Rescue

I posted the original argument using the Police Dog as an example and I must agree with your conclusions as well.  I also posted the first actual attempt to answer the question posted in this forum.  

My first and main point was that it takes "Lots Of Time" to train any dog the correct way.  I know this because of my father whom like you is involved in dog issues as Director of Animal Control for Fulton county in Georgia.  During the Vietnam era he trained guard dogs for Air Force bases and then for Customs to protect our borders.  

As a result of his experience, I have learned a great deal of what it means to be a responsible owner.  My dog Paige is an extraordinary example of what a great Pit Bull is.  At almost two years of age she is learning to befriend everyone and everything though my intensive efforts to socialize her everyday.

I bring up police dogs to raise the question of the handlers motivation and to point out that good dogs can also be attack dogs.  If the motivation of a dog owner is good then the training is good.  Motivation or the why question is then the starting point for determining the appropriateness of such training.

Why then would I train my dog to attack on command?  For me the answer is pragmatic.  I believe it is wrong to steal or harm others but unfortunately some do not.  Having a dog attack someone who enters my house uninvited with bad intentions deserves the bad consequences.  With Paige trained to attack under these circumstances I have the opportunity to ready my shotgun.  For my safety and hers, learning to attack could save our lives some day.

When someone has broken into your house and put a gun to your brothers head, you tend to be overly cautious in terms of your families protection.  Paige is but one deterrent among many I employ to assure myself that the bad guys get what's due.

Our government has long understood the value of the guard dog.  During the Vietnam war alone it is estimated they saved 10,000 lives.  I too see the value in their service and hope that the day will never come when Paige saves my life.

 

Answer by Spuratikus
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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I have 3 pittbulls. Rednose,Gator,and Boudreaux & Colby mix.  These are the absolute best dogs.  I show them nothing but love and have done some attack training.  They have never bit anybody.  They are very loyal to me and my wife.  I don't fight them either, though on occasion they fight eachother, but that's just what dogs do.  Banning pittbulls as a whole, in my opinion, is stupid,ignorant, and very stereotypical.  Just cause some owners raise their dogs to be killers all the time, doesn't mean that all pitts are that way.  If a stranger comes around my house my dogs go nuts, ready to protect, but thats how I like it.

 

Answer by Pitbullowner
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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I was raised with pitbulls that my parents owned and I own 5 pitbulls right now. If you choose to have your dog to attack on command it is best to send the dog to a well-known training academy(I.E. a police K9 academy is the best) if you have no experience. Pitbulls ARE working dogs and they are used to guard and to protect. They have that in their blood. If you treat your dog right then they'll treat you right and protect you until their death. Unfortunately, pitbulls do attack but it is not their fault. It is THE NEGLIGENT OWNERS who choose to beat their dog that makes a pitbull turn. The dog associates the pain of the beating to the human and relates any and all pain to humans. I mean lets look at this one minute...do you honestly think a dog is going to turn all of a sudden despite the fact that the owner has taken good care of the dog???I think not. That is what makes a pitbull turn. And yes, pitbulls can weigh over 120 pounds. An owner can put 1-pound weights around the dogs collar to make it gain strength. I have a year and a half Pitbull who weighs 110 pounds right now.

 

Answer by mass
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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I have a rottweiler and I admire pitts but you are irresponsable.If you need protection,get a 9mm

 

Answer by CARL
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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I have a bratty pit bull, and what you'll find out is that they're automatically protective of you. My dog knows  the diffrence between someone who belongs and someone who doesn't belong in my home.  So there's no need for all of the name calling, no need to get a gun. Your dog will automatically go on guard mode either while your sleep, or when your not at home.  Now if you want extensive advanced training I would not reccomend it with a pit bull.  They were not originally bred to be guard dogs.  try a rottweiler or a doberman pinscher.  

 

Answer by Responce to CARL
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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It seems you haven't thoroughly thought about what you've said.  You seemingly contradict yourself when you state pit bulls are automatically protective then go on to state that you shouldn't train your dog not to bite,(part of advanced training).  

It seems to me that having a dog that is naturally protective should in fact receive the most training because these are the dogs most likely to bite, am I right?  

Also, if you have a naturally protective dog isn't that a good trait in a guard dog?  Maybe I'm stupid but I think so.

Then you go on to say they were not originally breed as guard dogs.  Really, perhaps you should contact the UKC and get them to revise their history statement about the pit bull.  It's seems the first thing they mention ranchers using them for is protection.  Then again based on your logic, the Rottweiler shouldn't be used either because they were originally used for herding.  Give me a break!

http://www.ukcdogs.com/breeds/terriers/americanpitbullterrier.std.shtml

 

Answer by Shaz
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I think Pit Bull owners are deluding themselves in thinking that if the dog is treated kindly, it will act in kind.  My Maltese was recently attacked by a Pit Bull.  The dog obviously wasn't trained to be mean because it didn't attempt to attack me as I rescued my dog.   However, the dog got out frequently and it attacked my dog while I was walking him in the neighborhood.  He attacked away from his own area so what was he guarding???  The owner's admitted it had already killed their pet birds.   Lucky for them it was their birds instead of their small children.   It could have just as easily decided they were fair game.  Fortunately, my dog survived.  

 

Answer by Demon
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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i have an 11 month old american pitbull/yellow lab mix. We bought him when he was 6 months old. I have been doing basic training like sit, lay, give paw, so on.
as well as wrestling and some rough playing.
when i play rough with him i can see his aggresiveness come out. also he is very protective. he barks and growls at anyone who comes to the door or walks on our property. so i have seen him get a little aggresive.yet my daughter can ride him, pull his tail and smack him even while hes eating with no dangerous reaction aside from a little dribble. my wife and i would like to take his training a little further and teach him to attack on command.

 

Answer by stormy
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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How sad you would even want to teach a dog-especially a pit bull to attack on command.  Why don't you just carry a gun and shoot people instead.  STUPID!

 

Answer by Pitbullowner
Submitted on 2/18/2004
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Carl-Pitbulls are guard dogs. They are classified under the following fields: Working Dogs, Guard Dogs, and Protection.

 

Answer by PitbullOwner
Submitted on 2/21/2004
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For all you Pitbull lovers: Please, Please go to this site http://www.barkingbuddies.com/forum/ and go to Dangerous Dog Breed
These people are the reason why pitbulls have a bad name. This is what I got off of my APBT group on MSN
From: bigstacebaby  (Original Message) Sent: 1/21/2004 9:58 PM
Hey Ya'll
I have came across this forum, and these people are awful.   First of all did you know that people with pit bulls that weigh over 50 pounds are not full blooded and if they are registered the papers had to be hung? Did you know that all papers are hung?   Did you know that as long as the dogs are matched correctly it's okay to fight them?  Did you know that if you haven't in depth researched your dogs peds you must not love your dogs enough to find out their background.  Pit bulls were only bred to fight and not to be pets.  Did you know that if your dogs are big they are CURRS and should be put down humanely?  Did you know dogmen or breeders purposely breed the dogs to fight and they consider that bettering the breed?  Their reasoning,  it keeps them the small size and good human temperment.    I have been arguing with these people,  first it started with how I diagree with fighting and that it's terrible.  Then I made the mistake of saying that my dogs came from gamebred dogs  who were fought along long time ago.  After that they just basically say I'm a liar and that my dogs can't possibly be full blooded APBT.  And 4 years ago before I knew alot about the I offered the guy to breed a pit w/ a pressa.  Now, I would never do so but I got jumped on for that.  

Anyway check these idiots out  Their names are HMMMM and Gozon  read some of the BS they say.  and please back me up on the fighting and that everyone does not use their pits for fighting,but love them as one of the family.








 

Answer by Jessica Straughn
Submitted on 2/23/2004
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I personally did not train my 2 year old pit bull to attack. I trained her to do simple commands ( sit, stay, come, beg, and so on) She is a house dog and sleeps at the end of my bed every night. I never looked to her for protection until last year when my ex boyfriend got angry and grabbed me, thats when Jasmine got between us and started growling very viciously @ him. Thats when I knew she loved me as much as I love her. So I don't think you train a dog to attack they can since when things are not right. So if you don't want a friend and you just want protection learn how to fight or get a gun that whats up.

 

Answer by cole
Submitted on 2/25/2004
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i think that a pitt is made to fight and attack because all dogs have a purpose and its purpose is to fight from day1

 

Answer by diamond dice
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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i also have a Pitt he doesn't attach hes really playful

 

Answer by Poo Bear
Submitted on 3/3/2004
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I think you could train a pitbull,but not on a command.If they really love you they would
do anything to please you!!!

 

Answer by JustMyExperience
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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I also find that all dogs are loyal to owners who love them and treat them well.  I had a mut, Husky/Lab mix, who was extremely protective of us, despite the fact that we taught him absolutely NO violence.  One night there was a stanger outside our house, and Oreo (he was black and white)  barked and growled to alert us and kept close eye on him until I could get dressed and make it outside, gun in hand.  I think any dog should be an "ALERT" dog, not an "ATTACK" dog.  

Also, any dog who causes ANY harm to an innocent should absolutely be put down, and a bullet to the head, as terrible as it may sound, is just as humane as having him euthanised.  It is understandable if the animal is being beaten or hurt in any way because self-preservation is instinct, but to hurt a taunting child is unacceptable.

 

Answer by eve028
Submitted on 3/15/2004
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I got my pitt from the pound and he is a bit aggressive. God only knows how he was handled before i got him. However, he is the most loyal loving family dog i have ever seen, not to mention smart. He loves my kids and is completely loyal to our family. He is a bit aggresive, but not due to his breed but probably  his former owner. We built a big fence and handle him responsibly. He wont allow strangers to come to the house and often give warnings to those playing too rough with my kids. I dont think any kind of attack command would ever be needed if someone was hurting our family. And i would definitly look at another pitt for my next dog. To all you pitt haters, i trust this dog with my kids life. Protection of families is also a consideration when looking at a breed. Pitts have hurt people but they have saved people too. Cant stereotype!

 

Answer by Jesica
Submitted on 3/15/2004
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I have been around Pitts almost all my life, and who ever said that was there purpose to fight, thats not true, u are probably one of those guys who fight them with other ones, that is so ignorant. My brother has a pitt and she just had Puppies, and Pedico, still protects her family, If your doing something wrong she'll let u know. I now I have a 7 week old and hes very good with my 10 month old daughter, how ever my husband moms dog, had snapped at her and hes a damn toco bell dog. So i think that bigger dogs are better with kids, its all how the owner treats them

 

Answer by john
Submitted on 3/17/2004
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I think you should train pits to attack so if someone should break into your home that way you will know you and your family is safe.  
I have raised pits all my life and have never had one bite unless i commanded it to.
I have so much respect for pits and think anyone that hates pits needs to own one before they judge them.
It pises me off that so many people has gave pits a bad repretation and have never owned one. so for anyone against pitbulls heres a story for you.
Me and my niece were walking my 1 year old pit when we came up on a pack of chows that lived right down the road from me. The chows spotted us and started after us  (we were a good running distance from the house) so i picked my niece up and booked it. Meanwhile my pit stayed there and faught them off long enough for us to get back to the house.
so for anyone who dont like pits think about my niece and all the other stories in this room.

 

Answer by collin
Submitted on 3/18/2004
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YOU ALL SUCK, i cant even respond to all the stupidity.

 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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Calm down Collin, remember your meds, two yellow, one purple, first thing in the mourning.  If everyone still sucks, double your dose.

 

Answer by dnuf
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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My son brought a pit home without an invitation. She's chewed the hell out of everything in the house, including parts of the house. She is the very best, most fun, best looking, smartest dog I've ever had. We try to avoid playing rough with her cause she's toooooo aggressive. My wife was ready to shoot her, after the loss of the $1000.00 leather chair, now she loves her too! She's naturally protective and very loving. She too, sleeps with my youngest.
I've never hit her, I can quietly tell her no and she will stop acting up. What a great dog. I can't imagine training her to hurt someone, she scares us just as she is naturally. I'd hate to see would happens if she were to nip a neighbor. Training one to attack is like owning a cannon. It  would be loading and aiming it, with a lit smoke in your mouth.

 

Answer by death row dogs
Submitted on 3/25/2004
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i have 14 pits blues and reds. if u have pits that dont want to fight right off the bat when they see another dog then u dont have pits thats what they do...chian them up everyone of them or they will fight.all of u people saying u got one from the pound or have a half and half pit dont know what the fk u are talking about mine all have papers blah blah anyways pits are fighters.no if ands or buts.....the ONLY way to have a half way nice pit is to leave it indoors ALL its life i have had a few i kept in the house and they are pretty level headed but u cant have them outside around any other male dogs forsure

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 3/28/2004
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What gets me is when you see someone with a small dog like a poodle or jack russell etc. and the dog is very aggressive and has bitten lots of people, why aren't those dogs put to sleep on the spot?  Just because they are small and maybe can't do as much damage does that make it excusable?  I have seen some aggressive pitts but NOTHING compared to the aggressiveness of some of the ankle biters I've witnessed.  Boy would we be in trouble if all of those dogs where the size of Pitts.

For the stereotypical anklebiter owners out there, next time your lap dog shows aggression at a guest don't be a hypocrite put your "man-eater" to sleep.

 

Answer by dfwefdwefwe
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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Pitt bulls are gay and I will Kick them in their ugly face.

 

Answer by missy
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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I think a person who would say a thing like that should be kicked in the face himself my husband and i own a 2 year old male pitt and have recently gotten a new puppy also a pitt they are loyal and loving dogs and have never shown any aggression and i hope the first dog you kick in the face rips you a new ASS !

 

Answer by reply to death row dumba$$
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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If you think pitts are just mindless fighters you are irresponsible and cold hearted as well as IGNORANT.  Those dogs have feelings and emotions too and they have the ability to be your best and most loved companion.

Misbehaving and disobedient dogs are the OWNER'S fault and they are the ones that are to blame for the way a dog comes out.  Yes, there are a few bad apples in the bunch but there are bad people too.  By and large, ALL dogs have the potential to be REALLY GREAT COMPANIONS.

Sure if you leave your Dam**d dog tied out all day long and don't teach them anything they will show it.  If you leave them caged up all day long they will show it.  Not just pitts but all dogs.

In the wild dogs are pack animals and they need constant interaction with others to learn and develop into mature, responsible adults and if you F***ING leave them ALONE ALL DAY EVERY DAY you are isolating them from interacting with one another and making them SCREWED UP IN THE HEAD.

If you have so many pitts you really should go and get some education about the dogs you know so little about.  You obviously type like someone who is poorly educated and that either doesn't know enough about his pitts or just doesn't bother to try.

My pitt, Grace, is my best friend.  I have been working with her since she was a little pup and she a great protector as well as a play buddy for my children.  I trust her 100% and she has shown me that she would do anything to protect my family and we would her as well.  She sleeps sprawled out all over my kids at night and she loves them to death.  I trust her all the way and she is a better, more loyal friend to me than ANY HUMAN out there!!

Why do some of you ignorant bastards want to give the pitt such a bad name??  Why ban the whole breed because of a few retards that dont know how to take care of animals.  Well I say lets punnish the retards and keep the dogs!!!

 

Answer by dominos master
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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u have to be an idiot to train your dog to kill or attack on command that is the most irresponsible thing in the world to do . a loyal pit will do everything in its power to please its owner u moron if u love your dog it will love u treat your dog right  and u will have no problems train to attack and u will probably end up waking up in the morning with it holding your throat hope u understand the power a pitbull has because if not you the one thats gonna get attacked

 

Answer by in response to Dominos Dumba$$
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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So what you are saying is law officers who have trained working dogs are idiots right?  What you are saying is their dogs are visious killers right?  You are saying that dogs that serve as estate guardians are idiots too right?  Their dogs maul them and the kiddies too RIGHT???

Do you KNOW anything about attack training?  Obviously not.  Shut your mouth unless you have something educated to say.  Do your homework and then come back and see me mmmkay?

Attack training doesn't turn a dog into a bloodthirsty murderer.

However its safe to say that if you DON'T know what you are doing when you undertake something like this you are liable to make your dog worse rather than better.

I have an idea.  Lets only post on here unless we know what we are talking about okay.  It saves you from looking REEEEEEALLY stupid.

 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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Dominos Dumba$$ is right.

Those of you posting against attack training likely don't know a thing about it.  your just going by your visceral reaction to it.  

Your reaction is wrong, get the lunging blood thirsty images out of your head.  Like he said, if you don't know a thing about it, don't do it.  You'll screw up your dog.  Done right, you have a great companion and a fit guard dog.  

 

Answer by my nose is red
Submitted on 4/9/2004
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the key word is teach when you teach you show the right way some dogs need more discipline than others people say a dog will protect you if you love them but some dogs (any breed not just pits are over protective)so showing them when to instead of them taking upon themselves unless needed teaching is a good thing if it's good enough for the police why is'nt it good enough for our dogs they call police the cities finest that could have just as easy been some person walking down the street that killed that guys granddaughter there are alot of people who have still got there children because of a dog including pit bulls they are good dogs but sometimes you get one that's not right in the head just like some people so like i said when you teach your dog you give him that discipline that even we need  

 

Answer by Shane
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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I am the very proud owner of a 2 year old, 75 lbs. male gator red nose pit bull. Anyone on here that has anything bad to say about the breed obviously has never met a dog like mine and should concider shutting their mouths until they know the true facts about pit bulls and the way they are raised. I purchased my dog when he was 1 year old from a dog shelter. He listens to my every command, he is eager to learn anything I would attempt to teach him. He plays with other dogs frequently, male and female, large and small. my girlfriend has a minurater pincher and the dog is an ancle-biter, but my pit will never harm him. they play like they were born in the same litter. I have been around pits since I was an infant and I've seen the crazy ones that were mistreated. but no pit that I have ever owned and trained has been any bit of a bad dog. once again, DO NOT talk bad things about the breed because you obviously don't know what its like to have a well trained pit bull.

 

Answer by Shane
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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When I was 5 years old my pit bull that was later shot by a dog catcher saved my life. I nearly drowned in a swimming pool after a pool cover gave way from underneath me. my pit bull smoker jumped into the pool and pulled by my shirt to the shallow end and placed me on the steps of the pool. Pit Bulls save lives if they are raised right. The killers are the ones that were abused and mistreated, usualy dogs bread to fight are the ones that get loose and attack a person.

 

Answer by pitts are the best
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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It's like this training a dog to attack can be a good thing but you also have to look at it like this if your dog bite's or kill's someone that is your ass on the line, yes it's true that some dog's will attack without you telling it to do so but most of the time it is the onwer who put the dog on something or someone.

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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There are just too many bad people in the world, and those stupid enough to make their pit mean!!! Others stupidly claming to have a 7 month old attack trained...lol

<<<The killers are the ones that were abused and mistreated, usualy dogs bread to fight are the ones that get loose and attack a person.>>>

SHANE you tell other people to shut their mouths until they learn the true facts of Pit Bulls yet you come up with your own non-facts!!! Dogs bred to fight are the best dogs you can find IMO, they are STABLE, have the utmost determination, and the biggest thing is they don't get loose and if they did the last thing you would find them doing is attacking a human you idiot. How can you own a breed of dog and not even learn of its history and not have researched the breed. Another thing I'm wondering is how do you know your pit is Gator when you purchased it from an animal shelter where the dogs usually have an unkown lineage?

Truth be told the Pit Bulls that attack people are inproperly socialized and trained to be biters. They are poorly bred, no amount of training or proper raising could ever make them anything but a man biter, then their are other poorly bred dogs without confidence who could develop fear aggression ONLY IF they are not well socialized and re enforced positivly and had their confidence build.

Your theory is incorrect, many abused and mistreated pits are rescued and act just fine. It takes a certain kind of dog in these hands to get a vicious Pit Bull, but a lot of these owners still don't abuse the dogs they just harbor the dogs aggression and make it worse and worse, until they have a crazy dog. Then their are the wonderful gamebred dogs who would never bite a person, by the way you don't train them to fight either, but thats another story. Try using some logic if they bit people you wouldn't be safe handling the dogs, you wouldn't be safe treating wounds(like you aren't with most other breeds out there besides the Pit Bull) you wouldn't be safe around them running/playing/feeding/vaccinating, your kids wouldn't be safe playing, tugginh and helping out in the yard, they dogs wouldn't be safe around all the many other human beings at the dog show where lots of dogs have either been rolled/tested and possibly are fighting Champions competing in conformation shows. Those Lil Rascals wouldn't have been safe on the show with Petey ALL THOSE YEARS if what you were saying is really true, he's sire is one of the most notorious dogs ever Tudor's Black Jack 16 time winner!! Petey was fine in all other situations as well and was always a celebraty getting lots of attention never showing any human aggression. People need to put some thought into what they say..

 

Answer by Tabetha
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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I have a 110 lb Pitt named Sampson.So I believe the guy about his 120 lb pitt. Obviously you don't know much about them.His father was only 80 lbs. And mother 64lbs. And I can prove it He plays with my 22lb raccoon all day.

 

Answer by Tabetha
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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I have a 110 lb Pitt named Sampson.So I believe the guy about his 120 lb pitt. Obviously you don't know much about them.His father was only 80 lbs. And mother 64lbs. And I can prove it He plays with my 22lb raccoon all day.

 

Answer by johntrout
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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to the person who's kid was killed by a "pit bull"  first of all i'msure your gay tragic story is embellished -

You are RETARDED! To bad it didn't maul you instead and raise the bar for humanity a bit.  Hopefully mongoloids like yourself won't breed anymore. And I can keep breeding awsome dogs.

 

Answer by Samey-the best dog I ever owned
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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about 2 years ago I got a 9month old bridle pit bull and it wouldn't hurt a fly. he weighed about 90ibs. but unfortunately we had to give it back because are insurance would not cover him. people that give the Pitt bulls their bad names are stupid.

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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This board is just so riddled with ignorance! Purebred, not half, cross, or bandoggs don't weigh over 120lbs like some people are trying to say. Tabetha you may believe the guy and be in the same situation but its not the truth. You say OTHERS don't know about them but you don't even know how to spell Pit Bull yet your trying to be some voice of knowledge? What bloodlines do either you are the other guy with a 120lbs Pit Bull have? Do you even know? If you don't know then you can't say. If you do, then its probably mixed. Like you have this other idiot saying they DO EXIST but then he goes shooting his mouth off 100lbs Pit Bull out of big parents so they EXIST but then he adds the bloodlines which tells you they don't exist pure. Anyone care to learn something. Becareful what you believe, research yourself, talk to the breeders who know their stuff. If you've got a huge Pit Bull look at what it consist of and research those lines to find out the truth.
DAGGER isn't a pure line, I or no one else(with a couple exceptions maybe) can tell you what that line was crossed with. Omar won't give up the secret, doesn't deny mixing in another breed other than APBT but isn't going to give his away like others have, its his secret recipe for his winning weight pull dogs.

EDDINGTON now that extremely funny because eddington mixed his dogs, told the truth about mixing them, ect and its not something that every APBT doesn't know. Maybe you are just new to the APBT, maybe on a serious level, maybe your a pet owner and thats a good excuse....but eddington is mixed and you can ask anyone and they won't have any problem telling you the truth about Eddie's dog, what he did, why he did and how he got away with it all.

How do you consider them as existing (120lbs APBTs) when these dogs are not pure?

 

Answer by fightforlife
Submitted on 4/16/2004
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I think that anyone who wants to train their dog to fight should take a look and this web site (in fact, I think that everyone should take a look at this site!)www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/sadreality.html

This will definitly clear up the debate.Go through the stories and think real hard!
Who is the victim? US OR THE DOGS?

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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I have seen that site many times before. One thing you need to be aware of is Pit Bulls don't need to be trained to fight.

But the big thing is this question has nothing to do with dog fighting. It was another irresponsible person wanting to know how to train their Pit Bull to attack on command.

The website you posted is about neglectful dog fighters and a few other abuses. Some dogs have successfully been made aggressive, and do even do these actions without abuse. This is because of bad breeding and the training methods used, especially when they start instilling this human aggression young into their pups. Drilling in their head that they should be alert to people and go further to act aggressivly all the way up to the dog biting.

 

Answer by fightforlife
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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Yes but chances are that training them to fight will gear up that instinct. It just makes things worst and by training them to act aggressively will greatly increase the chances that they will lash out at someone or something. Regardless of whether its a person or another dog. Many Humane Societies will euthanize Pitts who have been in dog fights because they are considered to be too dangerous to be out in the public and vice versa.Pitts who attack people are also generally euthanized. So regardless of whether we are training them to attack people or other dogs, it makes the dog unpredictable and nothing good comes out of it!

 

Answer by Mike Morland
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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I have had several pitts and have raised them all around people and children with no problem. It does sometimes cost you not to have one to be mean or aggressive. it costed me my buckskin female that I raised from 4 weeks old. The male I have now Petie is a very good judge of character if you let them use their own judgement they most likely wont let you down. Mine is only 8 months old and you touch my kid girlfriend or even me. You dont have to teach attack on command because it is probably to late.

 

Answer by BennyMize
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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I never trained my dogs to attack.There is no need for this a dog as more sence then a human when it comes to judging bad charter.In a person my dogs are very loyal yo me and my wife and any children that are around them .My dogs would defend a child befor thay would defend me.thay are very protective over kids .By the way no one needs a dog that attacks .You never know one day you show agression to them thay my fell you are going to harm them and attack you .

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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<<<Yes but chances are that training them to fight will gear up that instinct.>>>

The thing with Pit Bulls is you don't have to train them to fight. You can and its bad for them. It would probably make them unstable? But human and animal aggression are two unrelated things, so I was thinking in terms of natural dog aggression that Pit Bulls can have and not something that has been trained into the dogs. I never understand what posses people to train their dog to be aggressive to dogs or people or anything. They are just adding a liability, especially with insurance.

<<<Many Humane Societies will euthanize Pitts who have been in dog fights because they are considered to be too dangerous to be out in the public and vice versa.>>>

But we all know the HS is full of it and don't know what they are doing. They are seeing what they think is a needed, but luckily many rescues get the dogs so they can live our good, long live as the sweet animals they are. Many put down Pit Bulls period, not because they have been fought, they put them down automatically including 6 week old puppies which I find sick.

<<Pitts who attack people are also generally euthanized.>>>

Generally! DAMN a Pit Bull who so much as growls at a person should be put down immediatly let alone attacks.

 

Answer by PitLover
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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how can you say that " a Pit Bull who so much at growls at a person should be put down immediately let alone attacks" You can't generalize like that!!! Especially without knowing the situation and circumstances.

Let's say the dog is being harassed by kids, then it may growl or what if someone bugs the dog while he has a toy, treat in his mouth...it my growl. So your saying that no matter what, the animal should be put down...well your WRONG!( and then you bring up the whole issue that Pitt Bulls are being euthanized for no reason!)

And you also say that animal and human aggression are two unrelated things!! What ARE you talking about!!! I think that fightforlife brought up an excellent point in saying that training a dog to attack on command makes the dog unpredictable (regardless of whether it is trained to attack another animal or person)For instance..would you trust a dog who was taught to fight against other dogs around your children...neices...nephews, whatever! No! Just what I thought. So i would suggest that you think about what your writing before acting all smart!

And one more thing, before dissing the HS, realize that although YOU may not agree with some of their polices, realize that they are doing what they can with limited resources and staff and that it's not only baby Pit Bulls that they put down but Golden retrievers, labs, whatever but they do what they can...which is probably more than you're doing!!

 

Answer by True_pits
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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I don't know what your problem is or what kind of jerk you are PitLover with serious issues.

<<<how can you say that " a Pit Bull who so much at growls at a person should be put down immediately let alone attacks" You can't generalize like that!!! Especially without knowing the situation and circumstances.>>>

Yes I can because I know the breed. Of course their is a logical exception the dog is defending its owner in a case of really being threatened being that they should have good discretion. Other than that the Pit Bull should be people friendly and trustworthy having good nerves under any circumstances. Growling shows aggression.

<<<Let's say the dog is being harassed by kids, then it may growl or what if someone bugs the dog while he has a toy, treat in his mouth...it my growl.>>>

Harassed by some kids? Like how? Kids should be the lease of a Pit Bulls worries. They have (or are supposed to have) a deep love for children, true tolerance and they also have high pain tolerance and take things that other dogs may find offensive as love pats. They just eat it up. Having a toy/treat in its mouth is no excuse for a Pit Bull to growl. They are supposed to be naturally submissive to people. If not something is wrong with them. I've enver had one growl at me for doing such a thing and kids could easily take food or treats out of their mouths. When I was a kid around APBTs I was never growled at. There are no excuses for a human aggressive dog and no place for them. Too bad nobody cares and keeps their dogs around until they one day attack, so sad that now I must live in a world where Pit Bulls are feared and hated because of others ignorance, sad and heart breaking that my Grandchildren in the worse case may not get to see a Pit Bull. What is supposed to be one of the trustworthy and gentlest animals alive.

<<<So your saying that no matter what, the animal should be put down...well your WRONG!( and then you bring up the whole issue that Pitt Bulls are being euthanized for no reason!)>>>

Who are you to tell me I'm wrong. If YOU knew about the breed you would no that human aggression in any form is never acceptable. Especially when children are concerned. You would know a good breeder wouldn't breed people aggressive dogs and responsible owners wouldn't keep them. You would know that it is against the nature of the breed, disqualified at a show if your dog exibits it and against the standard. For obvious reasons.

<<<And you also say that animal and human aggression are two unrelated things!! What ARE you talking about!!!>>>

Its kind of obvious what I'm talking about. Animals aggression and people aggression are 2 unrelated traits. A dog could have both. What do you care you don't seem to have a problem with dogs that growl at humans which is a sign of aggression and a warning. I don't know how clearer it could be. Your're the one who seems to not know the truth of the APBT, their temeperament nature, ect. How clearer can you get?  

<<I think that fightforlife brought up an excellent point in saying that training a dog to attack on command makes the dog unpredictable (regardless of whether it is trained to attack another animal or person)>>
I never said they would not be. I said I was thinking of nature animal aggression so it was my mistake. And the fact that many dogs are trained to be aggressive to other dogs and egged on by their owners but still love people. Its the owners who make them attack stray dogs by teaching them these bad things but they can still distinguish a person from an animal. Not all can and their are lots that have been made animal aggressive that would also go after people especially little kids.

<<For instance..would you trust a dog who was taught to fight against other dogs around your children...neices...nephews, whatever!>>

I probably wouldn't trust a dog from any type of lowlife whether they taught the dog to fight or attack people or just owned the dog. Wouldn't trust their dogs because they are not good owners and probably have poorly bred dog in the first place. Not much I can say I wouldn't trust a dog that growled at my kids, how about you? Guess they were too close to the dog when it had a toy and since it already warned the child the last time with a growl its ok for them to attack the child this time.


Maybe you just have trouble reading or maybe you just like to rant. Its right above your post that its bad for them and would probably make them unstable. training them to fight that is.

<<So i would suggest that you think about what your writing before acting all smart!>>
Your the one acting smart...lol I'm not acting just stating the facts. Your the one who is ok with human aggressive Pits not me. Thats not smart at all.  

Sorry I spoke the truth of human aggression and animal aggression being unrelated. I never mentioned an abused and poorly trained dog to not be dangerous. NEVER. And actually attack dogs are not dangerous when they are properly trained so who is the one who doesn't know about dogs here. SCH dogs have to be OB trained and pretty stable to begin with.

<<before dissing the HS, realize that although YOU may not agree with some of their polices, realize that they are doing what they can with limited resources and staff and that it's not only baby Pit Bulls that they put down but Golden retrievers, labs, whatever but they do what they can...which is probably more than you're doing!!>>

I think you have serious mental problems because you go off on things that are not even rellevent. You make crazy statments then are against others doing crazy things like training to fight. Then you talk about other breeds like Lab, Goldens, ect being put down which just isn't true. Well DUH they have to put some dogs down of other breeds and obviously no shelter has room for all dogs. On the otherhand their ignorance about Pit Bulls is sickening and they are on national television lying about the breed and spreading fear. And yes Pit Bulls are the only breed they put down without giving a 2nd chance so what does that have to do with these other breeds? All one person has to do is lie and say the dogs are fighters or in others they have an auto policy for putting pits down regardless of background and age. So you're the one who has no clue. I don't see how you can love the breed but support their auto put downs of ANY Pit Bull.

What the hell am I supposed to be doing exactly? Taking innocent dogs(Pit Bulls) and putting them to sleep? To me that sounds like euthenizing with no reason vs putting down a ppl aggressive dog. So what exaclty are you doing?

 

Answer by Meka
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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We recently went to Va. to see my family. We took 2 of our Pits & our Doberman. We tried letting them off of the leashes, but the Pits would NOT stop chasing the cows. They ALL chased the cows, but Skyy, (the Doberman), stopped when we told her to. We had to chain Missy & Rogue, (2 Pits), up, because they would NOT stop chasing the cows. So, while they were chained, Missy got upset because the cows were "taunting" her. They were standing about 20 ft. away from her, just mooing away. She was barking & growling & acting up. She gave a couple of hard tugs & snapped her collar into. I was watching her, but didn't think she could/would actually break her collar! So, she ran off, as hard as she could run, into the field after the cows.

We chased her & yelled at her trying to catch her, so she didn't get stomped. She continued to run full force & chase the cows. After a couple of minutes, she kind of cornered one, ( I guess she had worn it down), & she jumped up on it's back end. Not actually on it's butt, but on the top side of it's leg, a few inches below it's hip. It was freaking out & she would NOT let go. We finally got across the field & got to her, but she still wouldn't let go. She was just hanging on & biting the crap out of the cow. In order to get her off of it, I grabbed her around her tummy & picked her straight up. The whole time she was growling & biting the cow. She NEVER made an attempt to bite me, or anyone else. She was just the happiest dog in the world.

Like most APBTs she is a friendly outgoing dog, a lover of people, true love for kids and for her owners. She is in no way dangerous, vicious or aggressive.

I fully trust ALL of my dogs. They are great with my son, they are great with other people. They do have dog, (animal) aggression, like Most Pits, as well as several other breeds, but they have NEVER shown any human aggression.  

She didn't pass up an opportunity to get after a cow. Like any bulldog probably would. Which shows even Pet Bulls have their instincts intact and they are not bred out of them.

This is what Missy can be found doing most of her days. http://a8.cpimg.com/image/2C/32/32642348-36a7-01BA0168-.jpg

 

Answer by Matty C.
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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I have owned APBTs all of my life and I have grown up with them and so have my children. And from experience,I know that Pits love children but, like any dog, they do have limits. So when one day, one of my Pits growled at one of my kids, I didn't rush him to the vet's and have him put down. It would be like killing a family member. Instead, I took him to an animal behaviorist and worked with him so that he would not act aggressively like he did.

THAT doesn't mean that I support human aggression, it just means that i care enough about my dog to do something about it!!! And although breeding lines play a major part in a dog's temperment, each dog will develop their own personality! so it is not a matter of lowlifes or not! (True_pits)

And then you also contradict yourself...

"their are lots(of APBTs) that have been made animal aggressive that would also go after people especially little kids."

But then you say...

"Sorry I spoke the truth of human aggression and animal aggression being unrelated."

So honestly, don't tell other people that they are unqualified to give their opinion when you have trouble getting your info right!.



 

Answer by jeannieh
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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Many of the questions and answers that I have read,shows me that most pitbull owerner are cowards and have very small penises. They need these dogs to feel good about themselves. I am shocked to hear you go out of your way to destory these animals. Remember the pulic is watching

 

Answer by Titan
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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I am raising my third unrelated pit.  One died from distemper, one was stolen and now I have a beautiful male red nose that my boyfriend and I are raising as our baby.  I raised all of them with the same love.  The first two never showed signs of aggression toward people.  Titan is the one I have now. I got him at six weeks.  One week after I got him he starting growling in more that just a playful way.  Just when I would hold him to gently hug him.  He is one and half years old now and he is aggressive toward other animals and he will still growl at me every now and then. Mostly over food and toys. My boyfriend smacked his butt one day because he wouldn't go outside and he showed his teeth and lunged at him. He also growls at the vet assistants and tries to pull away from them even when they take his leash from me. Especially when they are getting him out of his kennel to dip him.  He hasn't bitten anyone yet but I fear that he may. He doesn't like to cuddle or even be petted.  He is nice about it but runs away and shows no interest except in playing.  He's very loyal. When I shut him out of a room he lays by the door until I come out.  
   What do you guys think about this off and on aggression toward his loving Mom and Dad and other people?

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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i dont know how to train a pit bull to attack
, but all the people who dont like pit bulls are assholes and gay

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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WOW Matty C what an accomplishment, I 2 have been around Pit Bulls my whole life, but thank God they were well bred with the breeds true character in mind and had the super stable temperament of the breed.

<<so it is not a matter of lowlifes or not! (True_pits)>>

Your dog, your life your choice, I for one (my life, dog, choice) would never get any type of dog (puppy or not) from a lowlife, puppy mill or BYB. I won't take chance like that.

And then you also contradict yourself...

"their are lots(of APBTs) that have been made animal aggressive that would also go after people especially little kids."

But then you say...

"Sorry I spoke the truth of human aggression and animal aggression being unrelated."

How did I contradict myself? Human and animal aggression is unrelated and thats true in most breeds not just the APBT. Otherwise those rhodision ridgebacks would have been after their masters and attacked all the kids they were left to babysit, smae for the nordic spitz breeds who fought bears but stayed home with the kids, tolerant and protective. Guess that means those people loving, family oriented elkhounds are also dangerous because they hunted bear, elk, moose, bear, puma you name. Nope I don't think so they like people and are especially sensitive to kids. Sorry but NONE of my dogs are dangerous to any human being (unless I would in REAL danger) dog aggressive or not, they love people kids especially.

<<So honestly, don't tell other people that they are unqualified to give their opinion when you have trouble getting your info right!.>>

Sorry my info is correct. a dog who is TRAINED (which means abused, mistreated, coaxed, encourage and very scared) into attacking other dogs MAY be unstable and go after kids because of the way they move. #2 They will probably end up biting other people its called fear aggression. Wouldn't attack the master in most cases but will other people who they are afraid of. Guess you couldn't read the key word MADE. I wouldn't trust a dog that has been made to be aggressive in any form. So I don't know what info I'm supposed to be getting right? Lots of APBTs are dog aggressive, they were used for Bull baiting and are now used for hog catching but not people aggressive in the least. I don't know what info your talking about?? Or what breeder sold you this crap because its not true. I'm still here, very alive, never been bitten or growled at whether the dogs were aggressive or not to animals. For a fact some of them were. But not aggressive to me, these dogs werent trained to be dog aggressive either.

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 4/27/2004
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Maybe it would be a good idea for all the judges, breeders and officials to get together for one day line up everyone and educate them. It might solve a lot of problems, a free siminar and they don't have to read a book or anything.

I love my dogs and trust them around people. I love the breed and always will. Dogs that exhibit human aggression are not correct to the breed and should never be bred whether the problem is corrected or not. They can pass on an unstable and even worse temperament. They should never be made people aggressive or into attack dogs. They may become dog aggressive and every owner needs to be prepared for this and properly socialize their dog in all situations.

I can just think of one quick bit where I was showing an adult male. This dog is so friendly, the friendliest dog I have ever owned or met. He is easily excited by people and loves them. Has a wonderful disposition with kids and men really seem to make him happy. A lot will just ignore and not want to pet him. So when one pays attention to him he's happy. This time he was stacked and just perfect. Then the judge came up to him and he started wagging his tail, then threw himself on the ground all happy while he was rolling on his back. The judge just looked at me, smiled and said he sure is happy. Then said thank you and went on. Got the ribbons to award them and the dog placed. With his happy self, a completly trustworthy dog yet he is dog aggressive. This was on sunday he had also placed on sat and had been acting up, really trying to get the other dogs who were tryng to get him. He is such a great dog!!! Is dog aggressive but loves people, would never harm any one. He is a true representation of the breed in everyway.

I have the security of knowing that the APBT has been bred to be sensitive and people friendly for 200 years. The pleasure of knowing exactly where my dogs have come from, who bred them and what they were bred down from. To know they are just as honest as they were 200 years ago. To know the breeders bred responsible with dogs having the correct temeperaments and true, solid, reps of their breed.

 

Answer by raain
Submitted on 4/28/2004
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i own a pitt, he didnt need me to teach him to be mean. he is very teritorial (sp) so he didnt need that trainin he is a very good dog though. i think that you shouldnt have to teach a dog to be mean, just treat your dog with reasonable respect and love and he will do the favor in return.

 

Answer by pit bull owner
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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the thing I hate most about telling people that I own a pit bull is all the neg. remarks I hear. I have a 11 year old pit that I got when he was 2 weeks old. he is a gentle dog never harmed anyone, I have raised him around kids and he has never tried to bite or harm them. I think pit bulls have a bad reputation because of the owners that raise them mean and to kill and attack.dogs know what they are taught. I have recently found out that pit bull owners are required to register there dogs and carry 100,000 home owners insurance incase the dog attacks. I think if owners of pitbulls have to register so does everyone else.every dog can be dangerous and bite no matter what kind of dog it is. people needs to stop giving pit bulls a bad name. i do admit there are some mean pit bulls but again the owners made them mean!!!!

 

Answer by young pitt lovr
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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i love pitts and im only 12. they are my favorite animal. iv owned one at all times of my life. i luv mine dearly and im possitive  he luvs me back.

 

Answer by bottlefednmama
Submitted on 5/9/2004
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i am 19 years old and i work for an animal rescue group in san antonio. i am bottle feeding 7 pitbull puppies and i am going to find them homes where if that question was ever asked to me i would tell them to f*ck off.  i don't need my babies to go to homes where they will be expected to "attack on command".  if you own one and u have a kid, hypothetically, what if the kid doesn't like another kid in the neighborhood and decides to "sick" the dog on them?  it is irresponsible.  i know the stats on this.  the average ownership of a dog is about 2 years...so, if you have trained your dog to do this, any breed really, and someone playfully, yet understandably by the dog interperets it as a command they will do it.  wow a dog doing what it is trained to do...and they wonder why there is a stigma!  thousands of innocent pitbull puppies under the age of 1 yr are put down in san antonio alone yearly!  that is just my city...imagine how many of those would not have been put down if the owner hadn't bred them in the first place.  back yard breeding is the #1 cause of the most aggressive pits.  

also, the person who took her pit and Dobe to the farm, and let them frolick with the cows ....if you studied up on the breed you would know that they were initially bred to attack and fight bulls, hence bull and terrier as ONE of the original names of the breed... thank you

 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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True_Pits???

Do you go by HMMMM or Gozan on another forum?  If not you should check them out, they are stupid.  For some reason your responses remind me of them.

P.S. Can't wait to start the bite work on my dog.  She's not dog aggressive but she is a true representation of the breed.  What makes you think you own the rights to the breed?

 

Answer by Pitt Person
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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YAAA!!!! You go Pitt Owner! Finally someone who speaks the truth. True Pitts acts as if they own this forum but finally, a decent answer.

 

Answer by princess's_mom
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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i have a question i have a 3 year old son and a new baby Pitt, she is 6 weeks and my family is scared for my son (my mom, aunt and grandmother to be exact) and wants me to get rid of the puppy, its sad because I'm a grown and married woman. What should i do. Should I be afraid too?

 

Answer by nc
Submitted on 5/14/2004
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i have a Pitt and she is the nicest thing you could ever met. i hate how people think they are so bad. Get A Life

 

Answer by game dog owner
Submitted on 5/18/2004
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geez, it seems like true_pit is the only one educated about this ancient breed, the true pit, not the improperly bred crack heads but the "tru pit!"  I feel sorry for the truely educated because they are constantly bombarded with ignorance. You all need to do a lot more homework! Research! Research how they were bred, learn about gameness and how aggressiveness was bred out for many generations. This is why all my game dogs are extremely protective & agressive among other animals and way too friendly around humans…the aggressiveness was bred out!!!! Now a days finding a properly bred pit is like gold. Do your homework, then present your views logically. None of your personal views coincided with the facts of this breed except for a very select few, for example; like what tru_pit has said.  Have some mercy on his soul and educate yourselves!!!
Read the book “Game dog” and others written by those who are the most knowledgeable of how this superior breed was made.

 

Answer by George
Submitted on 5/20/2004
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This is the stupidest thing i have ever heard, anyone that wants there pitt do attack on command can go f*** them self's,

 

Answer by hmmm
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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put your head inside his mouth, use ducktape to hold in place and go play in some traffic while you both are blindfolded. after an hour or so you should be right were you need to be!!!!

 

Answer by pitbull owner
Submitted on 5/25/2004
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nooo keep the pit it will be great for the dog and ur son to grow up. pitts are one of the best dogs for kids. look at the little rascals. pete was a pit. do the right thing. educate ur family and keep the dog.

 

Answer by True_Pits
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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Pit Owner???

Why would I want to check them out if they are stupid? There is enough stupidity on this topic to fill me up.

Thanks for the info on your dog, I hope she does well and shows that she is a good representation of the breed and a do all dog.

rights to the breed I do own, I'm an American citizen living in the US with rights to own whatever dog I please. Anyone can own a dog. Kind of sad because of all the abused dogs out there and people who don't take care of their dogs. But they are said to have just as much right to own dogs as anyone else and can do what they want to their dog. Unless they are charged and not allowed to own dogs while on parole. What kind of law is that, once they are off parole they can own a dog again?

 

Answer by hmmm
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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im stupid? why would you think that?because you disagree? you have every right to disagree, but maybe next time you could say it to me,rather then on another forum. just for the record,no im not as educated as some and i don't use proper grammar but don't let that fool you, i am a borderline genius who excels in spatical intelligence, i fall into the top 2% of this countrys college graduates without any education after high school.that can not be learned and does not qualify me as stupid.although explaining this to you is not the brightest thing i have ever done, i thought you should know who you called stupid.i know you will have some smart ass comments for me, but i expect no less from a person such as yourself. if you would like, i would love to debate this further civilly without insults, but if not, i can lower myself to any level so feel free to speak your mind with me.

 

Answer by hmmm
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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also, i would like to mention that im not all against attack training, just passive attack training. plus i do not feel the pitbull is the ultimate guard dog and i know your books will agree with that. i have had one dog defend a friend very successfully and it was out of love not training.if you need to train your dog to protect,then your doing something wrong with them and will never know the true meaning of "protection". my dogs will protect me just as well as yours will you only mine do it because they want too,not have too.the only positive i see in attack training is the dogs are taught acceptable bites and not fatal bites(in respectable training classes).I KNOW your books say the pitbull is a good guard dog, but they also say there is better breeds for this purpose. you are one of the people that are helping this breed look bad. besides its pretty pathetic to need a dog to attack for you,i only need a dog to defend my family, and that requires no training, only love. i hope you don't teach your children the commands for the dog to attack when your not around, and when you are around you shouldn't need a dog to do your battles for you, but since you do, there are better man-stoppers then a pitbull and the people who REALLY need them know this, only the people who want to intimidate don't.

 

Answer by Pit Owner
Submitted on 5/28/2004
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How funny hmmm, you just happened to be watching this forum or should I call you True_Pits. Come on just admit it, you know your IP will show unless your a computer whiz too.  For someone self-proclaimed to be in the top 2% spatially you sure can't pull off two personas well, at least not to me.

Quite frankly I don't believe your that smart anyway, no offense, Internet scores are not usually valid.  Even if I concede on the spatial issue you certainly realize intelligence can be defined in many ways.  Just because you play Nintendo well doesn't mean your Emotional Intelligence is up to par.  Read the book by Daniel Goleman for a further explanation, it's a very good book.  So in essence, I am calling you emotionally stupid.  You should thank me for this insight because you can improve.  I would gather you act differently in person.  Either way, if you feed the evil within you it will grow.

So what if a Pit isn’t the “best” dog for guard training.  Your definition of best is certainly different from mine.  Every situation is different; perhaps a Pit is the best guard dog for certain people in a certain situation.  I’ll be real with you too, I didn’t pick out my dog, the wife did, at the pound and not with the intentions of training her to bite.  Paige is first and foremost a dog I love.  Who are you to say I shouldn’t need a dog to do my battles for me?  You must be an expert on my situation.  LOL...  Are you also saying parents shouldn’t send their children to karate class?  I say they should, increasing a dogs confidence is good for them in much the same way as karate for kids.  Just because a child is the weakest in his class doesn’t bar him from being his best.  Pits’ should be their best too.

 

Answer by responsibledoglover
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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If you have a well-trained obedient affectionate dog, they will naturally try to defend you if you are in trouble. You don't need to do attack training.

Obviously police dogs are not the same because they've got a job to do. But if it's your pet, I would say: 'chill out dude.have a nice natured obedient dog, and he'll automatically watch out for you'

As far as specific breeds are concerned: pit bulls etc, yes they've got friendly loyal temperaments. But they're also bred from fighting dogs and therefore why would you choose this for your family? Why not choose a family-bred breed? Answer: status. Which I think the owners of Pit Bulls are booners.

 

Answer by Sherry
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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Well, I think that dogs are not meant to kill they are there to protect and to Be loved. I own a Pitt bull and he is the most precious thing in the world, OK he is only 14 weeks but I have all ways had Pitt bulls as pets.

 

Answer by topper(hmmmm)
Submitted on 6/1/2004
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i just realized something,you had a post mentioning "HMMM" in feb. i was not even on here back then, and i unknowingly used a name that was already taken by accident so i know now it wasn't me you were talking too. i was wondering why you said i was stupid when i agreed with alot you wrote.well,problem solved. i was on the forum of "pitbull wolf psi" then i found this one and thought you were referring to me. sorry for the miscommunication and good luck to you. and yes i really am what i say, i took part in a study(for money) and found out for sure what i always thought. i wasted my talents but i am trying to make up for it now.

 

Answer by Josh
Submitted on 6/2/2004
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American Staffordshire Terriers, and Pit Bulls, are not normally considered guard dogs, but there are exceptions. The truth is that they were bred solely to fight other dogs(aka the old Whippits, English Bulldogs, etc.) but have branched out dramatically over the past 100 years due to breeding and popularity. It is now quite feasible to find a terrier breed that is adept at weight pulling, guarding, or even attacking. My opinions aside, pit bulls are not a working dog, though they can perform perfunctory acts. Popular breeds bred for attacking and guarding are the Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, and the German Shepard. Huskies and Malamutes are bred for weight pulling. Though many dogs can perform tasks not meant for the breed, and sometimes exceedingly well, it does not mean that all dogs of that breed are adept at the same skills. As a breeder of Pit Bulls and American Bulldogs for many years, I can honestly say that the owner and the breeder are the biggest contributers to the success of any dog. If one's dog shows skill and interest for certain tasks, than they will more than likely excel. On the other end, just as in humans, if a dog is forced to perform in a manner that they do not like (basic obedience exempt), than they will not do very well, and may lash out. Just be a responsible, and compassionate owner, and the dog will be all right.

 

Answer by pitty_advocate
Submitted on 6/3/2004
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First and foremost...to all the people who have suffered some loss due to a pit bull attack I am sorry you had to go through that.  As much as you would all like to blame the breed, that is an unfair thing to do as the dog is a reflection of the owner.  The majority of pitbull owners whose dogs have attacked are the types who treat their dogs disrespectfully and want them to be vicious and attack.  For the rest of us who love and adore our pits, we get the backlash of all this "bad publicity".  The pitbull IS an aggressive dog by nature...but it is not people aggressive, it is dog aggressive.  With proper socialization we can curb this instinct and there are many happy pitbulls out there that are sweeter than anything.  Please keep in mind that if a chihuahua was treated the same as some pitbulls are, it would be attacking people left, right and centre as well.
As for wanting to train your dog to attack...there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, provided you go about it properly.  Seek advise and enroll in a Schutzhund class.  This class ensures your dog is 100% reliable in its obedience and teaches it to PROTECT.  Yes, a dog will protect you if it senses something wrong...but I am secure in the fact that I can rely on my dog to warn off certain people that I feel are a threat by giving a command to make her just bark aggressively.  The attack command is only used if it is the last resort.  To all you people who are freaking out about this person wanting to train their dog...do you keep a gun in your house?  I would prefer to have my dog than a gun...it's much more reliable.  By going through such intense training with your dog you form a bond  and you will know your dogs personality and how to handle it.

 

Answer by consider this
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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Consider this.  John Doe and his wife get a cute little puppy.  They love the puppy and play with it and have lots of fun.  John Doe gets bored with his puppy because it's not a puppy any more and hereafter puppy is banished to the backyard on a chain to live out the rest of his life in solitude.  Conditions may vary but some don't have shade, some don't have steady food, but all of them don't have any companionship.

Now, as the years go by, John Doe's poor dog has had enough and finally squeezes his head out of the chain and mauls a child for tormenting it for weeks.

Lets blame the dog right?  no....

Plus consider this.  A man of Mexican decent robs a convenience store and murders the person behind the counter.  Does that make you want to sentence the man in question or are we now going to say that all Mexicans from now on should be put in jail?

Dogs are all different regardless of race or breed and some are bad but the VAST majority are good.  They are not robots or machines and they will all have different personalities and things that make them unique.

Plus dogs are companion animals and in the wild they are pack animals and they need friendship and guidance from other members of the pack....a.k.a. YOU!

 

Answer by Pitt Bull advocate
Submitted on 6/7/2004
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One of the things that was included in the Pitt breed, historically, was the love of men.  This was strengthened intentionally by breeding.

Speaking from experience your run of the mill Pitt would NOT attack a person unless he was severely abused which, may I add, can happen to any dog.  This is also why Pitts do not make good estate guardians because they are too "waggy."  They were bred for bull baiting and fighting not protection.

They do, however make pretty darn good hunting dogs :)

Let me add that dog fighting is cruel and wrong and I do not fight my dogs.

As a final note let me add one more thing.  This does not preclude Pitts from being protection dogs but by instinct its not in their nature on the whole.  They do not have "ojeriza"  (did I spell that right?) or a natural distrust of strangers in layman's terms.

But I'm sure with proper training a Pitt has the possibility of being a good protector.  Mine put on a pretty good show for someone knocking on the front door....

 

Answer by koolguy
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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why do pittbulls locked there jaws

 

Answer by Jilani
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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Pitbulls should & shouldn't be band because if you want to train it go ahead but if it kills someone you should take them blame if you could you should just train it to teach that person a lesson not as harsh as DEATH!!!

 

Answer by I love my APBT
Submitted on 6/17/2004
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To all PitBull Victims:

My heart goes out to all people who have ever been bitten by a dog.  Especially when it is a strong dog such as the  Pit Bull.  I must agree with some of the other writers that say however bad the situation, you can't be prejudice to all breeds.  I know that African American People are not the "bulk" of our criminals, yet, that is all I seem to see on the tv.  I would never remove myself from a class of people because of "tragedies" that have occurred among that race.

Just like kids, owners (and parents) must take some responsibility for their behaviors.  Understandably we cannot accept all blame.  However, if I correct behavior at a very young age, I have a much better chance of not having problems in the future.  

My advice to anyone who is apprehensive about owning or being around someone who has an APBT, is to DO RESEARCH!  I don't mean pick up the National Inquirer, I mean, call   Veterinarians, call dog trainers, call reputable companies.  Not places like the police depts. in Cincinnati where the breed is banned, ofcourse they are going to have a bias view.  Call multiple places.  When my husband and I first decided to get a dog, he wanted a pit, but like some of you, I had nothing positive to say about the breed.  Nevertheless, I did do my research, and I've fallen head over heels for both of our dogs.  One of each sex.  They are great pets.  My neighbors fell in love with our dogs so much, they also got two pups.  It has been almost three years and now they have a small boy who tugs at their tails and pulls on their ears.  Believe it or not, studies show that pits have a much  higher pain tolerance, so if you are going to "step" on a paw, you have a better chance of not getting bit if it's a pit's paw!


 

Answer by TuPaCaVeLi
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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can some one tell me the diffrent types of pitt bull breeds and the diffrence between them?
thank you

 

Answer by jon doe
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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can someone please go to the links i have provided and tell me what type of breed the dog is.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.triskelion6.com/grasp/images/2002/rocky1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.triskelion6.com/grasp/adoptions.asp%3FID%3D93&h=219&w=231&sz=11&tbnid=PxJ8PyNKI6wJ:&tbnh=97&tbnw=102&start=3&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpitt%2Bbull%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8

 

Answer by looking to buy my first dog!
Submitted on 6/18/2004
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i am wondering if anyone can tell me if
miniture bull terriers are legal in the
united kingdom.
please reply

 

Answer by Iggy
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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"I think Pit Bull owners are deluding themselves in thinking that if the dog is treated kindly, it will act in kind.  My Maltese was recently attacked by a Pit Bull.  The dog obviously wasn't trained to be mean because it didn't attempt to attack me as I rescued my dog.   However, the dog got out frequently and it attacked my dog while I was walking him in the neighborhood.  He attacked away from his own area so what was he guarding???  The owner's admitted it had already killed their pet birds.   Lucky for them it was their birds instead of their small children.   It could have just as easily decided they were fair game.  Fortunately, my dog survived. "

You are very ignorant.  Any pit bull lover will tell you that the typical pit bull can NOT be trusted with another animal.  Dog-aggression does NOT equal human-aggression.  A pit at my local animal shelter does not like other dogs (females, anyway), but she adores humans.  I would never adopt her because I have three dogs and six cats--it wouldn't be safe or smart.  But she is perfectly safe around humans.

 

Answer by lmao
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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IGGY-im sorry to hear about your dog,but you do have some misconceptions about the pitbull.an animal aggressive pitbull is usually never human aggressive,that is most likely why you were not harmed. unfortunately most pitbull owners are insecure people who want to feel better by owning a tuff dog.they not only tolerate human agression but foster it in their dogs for extra security.the pitbull is actaully one of most loyal breeds and is like a ball of clay in your hands,it will be whatever you want it to be. This makes them great dogs for everyone good and bad. In the right hands they are police k-9s,search and rescue k-9s,therapy dogs,in the past they were military k-9s,and last but not least,great family companions without incident.

 

Answer by lmao
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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IGGY- you rode the little bus,huh?

 

Answer by Siviri
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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Dows dogs aint mean its how you teret it and how you take care of it because I have one and his mean some times when you dont treated with respect or you get him mad and all of yall that have a pitt bull and faith them and make them bait people yall are dum asses and could suck my big balls

 

Answer by Iggy
Submitted on 6/25/2004
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lmao, I'm not talking about my dog.  I was quoting someone further up the page (hence the quotations).  I would never have such a useless little rat dog as a maltese.

Look:

"Answer by Shaz
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I think Pit Bull owners are deluding themselves in thinking that if the dog is treated kindly, it will act in kind.  My Maltese was recently attacked by a Pit Bull.  The dog obviously wasn't trained to be mean because it didn't attempt to attack me as I rescued my dog.   However, the dog got out frequently and it attacked my dog while I was walking him in the neighborhood.  He attacked away from his own area so what was he guarding???  The owner's admitted it had already killed their pet birds.   Lucky for them it was their birds instead of their small children.   It could have just as easily decided they were fair game.  Fortunately, my dog survived."

 

Answer by lmao
Submitted on 6/26/2004
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oops sorry about that!!!!

 

Answer by lmao
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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just for the record,when i said most pitbull owners are insecure and foster human aggression in there dogs,i wasn't referring to dogs trained in protective work,i was talking about all these punk ass thugs who don't know how to take care of themselves let alone a dog of this nature.i get so mad when i see some of my own stupid ass friends think its great they have a dog that will do whatever.i come from a not so great background, and i have seen hundreds of pitbulls.i'm sorry to say that only a few were in good homes.but whats amazing is,despite those bad conditions,almost all those dogs had potential to be great animals.I feel responsible to educate them,but of coarse they are the kind of people that already "know everything".its really pathetic that responsible pitbull owners not only have to deal with laws meant to deter criminals,but also have to deal with cops thinking were the criminals,and the actual criminals are still running around giving our great breed a bad reputation...sorry about that, i just felt like venting a little.thanks for listening.if anyone disagrees, i would love to hear your thoughts,and i will stay respectful as long as it goes both ways.

 

Answer by mustang_beauty
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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I have an American bulldog which people tell me is a pitt bull he is 12 weeks old and very smart and loves kids and all animals he will even stop whle on a walk if he sees a kid so he can play.I dont need my dog to Attack I have a gun I carry if I need someone dead attack on command is just stupid. I live in Michigan and the humane society here puts all pitt to sleep no matter what ,but will adopt Rotts without any knowledge of that dog i love rotts but they can be dangerous mine turned on my family for no reason but I feel they should do the same for rotts as they do for pitts Since I think Rotts are now #1 in killing people

 

Answer by kcisme15
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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I have a Red Nose Pit, and he is the sweetest dog ever. Along with him I also have a Rot. and a boxer. The three of them are the best of buds. They can't stand to be away from each other. I feel that yes, sometimes you might come across a bad pit, but that goes along with anything,being it animals or humans. It is all about how you raise them. But to train a family dog to attack on command,well, your only asking for it. What is the need? Your dog does not need to be trained to attack on command to protect you or your family. If you become close with the dog it will protect anyways. I went walking with my pit and a strange man tried to come up to me. Tyson my dog, stood in between me and the man, backing me up with his body, never did he attack the man, but Tyson defiantly let him know to leave me alone. That is something that he was not trained on in obedience class, it was just instinct to protect his owner.

 

Answer by Choc
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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I do believe that it is the owner's responsibilty to decide if they want to train there pit that way. I know people that do train their dog's to attack on command just for protection because of the neighborhood that they reside.
I also know some guy's that train their dog's to dog fight and their method's are totally different. I think it all falls on the route you take to develop your pit...

 

Answer by beau
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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Ya know, I see and hear both sides of this story everywhere I go.  "pit bulls are the greatest dogs ever", "pitt bulls are the most dangerous animals and should be banned".  Yeah, yeah, yeah... yada yada...

But I DO find it most interesting how the intelligence level of the person talking is usually directly related to their opinion on the subject of pit bulls.  As is their accent.  Also, you can usually tell why they got the dog if there are other dogs that fit into the same controversial category mentioned when they speak.  Example.

"yeah buddy, I got me a reeeel sweet pitt bull.  wheweee, he's 150 lbs and all muscle!  He's even bigger than my "rockwaller" (yes, I MEANT to spell it that way).  I'm agonna get me one of them there mastiffs next month!  Them thangs are friggin huge!  I feel sorry for anyone who tries to mess with me or ma family.  I got a six month old who always plays with the dogs.  She pulls on their ears and does everthang in the world to em.  They wuddent hert her doh."

This is usually the same guy who's saying on the news a few years later.

"I don't know what happind!  That dog has always been so gud with kids.  My daughter used to pull his ears and everthing!  Them kids must've provok't im.

Meanwhile, there's a five year old kid sitting in an emergency room somewhere who's gonna have a face that looks like a side of meat loaf for the rest of their life.  But ol' Earl still loves his pit bulls buddy!  Them shore are sum tough dawgs.....

I say get it together you pinheaded hick and put the macho crap aside for a few.  Absolutely NO-ONE is impressed by how "tough" your dog is.  Least of all, someone who's being attacked by him.  Get yourself a dog that CAN'T kill someone, and you don't have to worry about it.  True, you will no longer be able to say things like "I've got a PITT BULL!" or "My ROCKWEILLER IS BAD ASS!", but these things are typically just things people say because they are insecure about themselves in the first place.  They talk big about their dogs to make themselves feel better.  Like the guy towards the top of this post (who, I might add, has contributed the longest ALL CAPS run-on sentence I've ever seen in my life).

It's the people who say "pitt bulldog" in a normal voice when they are talking about their dogs that REALLY know what they are doing.  Basically, anyone who talks about their dog like he/she is "badass", is the wrong kind of person to own one.  They should be buying a penis enlarger instead.....

 

Answer by Iggy
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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Beau, are you saying that only stupid people like pit bulls?

 

Answer by mustang_beauty
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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lmao@ Beau I know just the kind of people you are talking about,I live in Michigan and all the "thugs" have pit bulls. I did have a rottweiler I didnt want her to have a tough dog I saved her from death in the animal shelter,she became part of my family but whomever the dumb ass was that had her before me made her the way she ended up.She Became agressive so I was smart and said she had to. Dogs can be replaced,your kids cannot.I have an American Bulldog about 14 weeks now. And he will be raised with my kids and other pets  and raised to like all people.I have a gun to protect myself so the dog is my family pet he is here for love and to slobber on everything

 

Answer by Beau
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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Iggy, not at all.  I've been around several of them in my life and can certainly see why someone would want one.  They are indeed great dogs.  I put them on the same level that I put retrievers.  They are loyal, typically well-behaved, and for the most part, easy dogs to own.  So I can definitely see how an intelligent person would want one.

What I'm saying is, it's usually the stupid person who talks about how "badass" his dog is!  I mean come on man, get real.  If you really want to impress me, talk about something other than your dog.  There's a dog in just about every yard on my block, so I'm not impressed in the least by what kind you have or how "badass" he/she is.  That's just silly.

It's like beauty just said.  "thugs" talk that way about their dogs.  People who grew up physically, but are still in grade school upstairs and think that talking tough about themselves (or their "big dawg") makes them somehow more impressive.  Usually, the same guy who's in a dive talking about his "badass pit" (he wouldn't own the thing if it wasn't called a "PIT BULL!") has to throw in a bit about how he went to prison for attempting to kill someone.  You can usually spot these idiots from a mile away.  Just look for the guy with a lot of tatoos, maybe missing a few teeth, wearing a harley shirt, a nascar hat, or anything else that goes well with jeans that haven't been washed in the last few days.

Oh, here's my favorite!  The guy that loves to tell you that his dog is half WOLF!  I typically lose complete control in this situation and laugh til I hurt.  Yeah buddy, and my dodge is half Ferrari!  Oh yeah, you didn't know that?  Yeah, Ferrari built the motor on about 8 of these.  I got one of em...  I know this person who lives not far from here (but far enough to make me happy) that has a malamute/chow mix.  This is VERY easy to see.  Any vet would tell you right off that bat, "that's a mutt".  But no, this guy is determined that his dog is half wolf.  Says he paid almost a thousand dollars for the dog.  This guy has a truck sitting in his yard that he hasn't been able to get running for the last three years, but he was able to pay out a thousand bucks for a mutt dog that is supposedly half wolf.  I wanted to ask him if the dog came with a big, gigantic flashing neon light that says "I'M A MORON HILLBILLY, LOOK AT ME!", cause if he paid that much for that mutt, then it should have.  Too bad for the dog though, he's gotta live with a name like "Havok" for the rest of his life.

So no, everyone who likes pit bulls are not stupid.  But if you DO own one, and you're like the person I'm describing, well, you might want to think twice the next time you're out somewhere talking about just how "cool" your dog is.  While it might impress some adolescent boys somewhere, most intelligent people are thinking "great, you have a dog, you should be sooo proud....."

 

Answer by Iggy
Submitted on 7/6/2004
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Ah, okay.  Yeah, I've heard people say that they paid $500 for a "purebred" without papers or for a mixed-breed.  Give me a break!  A purebred without papers is worthless, as is a mutt (not that I have anything against mutts, but they have no market value, unless it's a mutt who has some very specialized abilities/training).  I also know someone who INSISTS he has a pet wolf.  Hello, wolves can NOT be domesticated.  They are wild animals.  That cannot be changed in one generation.  Thankfully, I've yet to encounter the dumbass pit bull owner.  (Of course, I'm going to see someone like that tomorrow at the animal shelter.)

 

Answer by Dog Lover
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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Look, all dogs can bite, so why single out the pitt bull? You guys talk like they are the only aggressive breed in the world! You can't judge a whole breed for a couple dogs. Some are nice, some are agressive. It's mostly the owner's fault anyway.

 

Answer by Jack
Submitted on 7/10/2004
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I would like to know how to train my dog to attack on command?

 

Answer by mustang_beauty
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Yes all dogs can bite,even lil dogs, well especially LiL dogs.  But its people in society that make dogs have a bad name people train the dogs wrong and then they breed them and so on.Eventually having a pitt or a rott not trained properly and trained to be aggressive is like a time bomb waiting to go off sooner or later it will explode and usually poor innocent kids are the victims  dont get me wrong I love dogs rotts are my favorite but I dont like the people that want them to "be cool" have a "tough dog" I agree Doglover it's the owners respnsibility to train their dog right so it doesn't bite and kill someone

 

Answer by john
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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helloooooo...are miniature bull terriers legal in the united kingdom...

 

Answer by thugged-out
Submitted on 7/14/2004
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ANYBODY that wants to see a ban on a paticular breed such as am-staff, staffordshire terriers   or any other breed  is a damn self-centered, ignorant, FOOL !!! Quit whining !!! VIVA LA PITTBULLS !!!

 

Answer by john
Submitted on 7/16/2004
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helloooooo...are miniature bull terriers legal in the united kingdom...

 

Answer by jamie
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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I HAVE HAD PITT BULLS ALL MY LIFE. THE ONLY TIME MY PITTS HAVE EVER ATTACKED ANYTHING WAS WHEN THEY WERE PROTECTING ME. BUT IN SOME CASES IT IN THEIR BLOODLINE TO BE  AGRESSIVE TOWARDS OTHER ANIMALS. THEY MAY ALSO GAIN A BOND WITH THEIR OWNER AND THE FAMILY MEMBERS AROUND THEM EXPESALLY CHILDREN

 

Answer by habib
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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i no longer want to be associated with you ignorant bastards so im poisoning my pitts and getting a cat

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 8/5/2004
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Iggy, just because a dog doesn't have papers doesn't mean that they are worthless.  My 5 mo. old dog Bowser is 1/2 and 1/2 Boxer and Pitt and he is the best dog that i have ever owned.....as far as training him to attack I would never b/c i know he loves me and would protect me.

 

Answer by Emmys mom
Submitted on 8/9/2004
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i am the proud mother of a blond haired brown eyed mutilated 5 year old little girl thanks to that of your neighborhood friendly pit bull. Emma spent her 5th birthday on life support in a coma. This animal grabbed my 30 pound daughter from the inside of the mouth leaving lacerations down her throat and puncturing her saliva gland in her cheek, breaking her jaw. the mandible bone (jaw Hinge) was completely severed from the skull on both sides and broke the bone across her chin leaving multiple fractures as well. he almost took out both of her eyes and severed her earlobe from her head running his teeth down her jugular vein. she lost 66%of her blood and had over 230 stitches in her tiny little face she was unrecognizable even after they pieced her back together. he scalped her and broke 2 vertebrae in her neck. they lost her three times on the way to the hospital. her face was so badly broken. and her nose,cheeks nasal and sinus cavities were so shattered they could not get her on life support. rigimortus had already set in her hands and feet, it remained there for three days.  if you would like to see Emma's birthday pictures feel free to visit her web site at www.81x.com/emmadog/1 this is the site that her 11 year old aunt built for her. she witnessed the attack along with her 8 year old brother. this isn't just a one or two time incident these dogs are attacking 67% this is the 2nd most child hood injury requiring emergency room treatment and these dogs are the #1 attackers in the u.s. they only make up 1% of the dog population. the sad thing is is that it is usually someone Else's dog that mutilates our babies but unfortunately not always. as one mad mom i will fight til the bitter end to ban these dogs it is not worth taking a chance when it comes to the lives of our babies and you can sleep better knowing that i will be doing what i can to protect OUR kids. Emmy and i both agree that if it comes to the life of a dog or the life of our children there should be no question as to who should be givin the chance. life as known by my 5 year old daughter will never be the same. i wonder if your child got brutally mauled and scared for life or god forbid murdered by one (or more) of these animals if you would still be loyal to the breed. TCA Emmy's mom

 

Answer by PITTBULL LOVER
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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THIS IS A VERY STUPID QUESTION. YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR DOG UP TO SOME ONE WHO WILL CARE FOR IT. It sounds like you don't. I think you need some real help bud.

 

Answer by Kaduffy Rednose Pitty...
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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its pretty good having a rednose he attacks when i say or when he dosent like the person that way he knows whos family and whos not, who 2 attack and who not 2 attack. we currently have 4 rednoses. they listen and they obey. for those who dont agree with me who cares what you think it seems that you dont know what there like or you dont have 1. any questions holla???

 

Answer by Paul Reed Smith
Submitted on 8/12/2004
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Pitts are stupid...they are the retards of the dog world..why not get something that you can trust with your kids as well as  with your house...something like a Mastiff or German Sheppard? I know its not their fault they are that way but they are genetic accidents created by in-breeding and horrible people breeding them to fight..the only way i can describe a pit is the"mike tyson" of the dog world..trained to kill,unpredictable,blood thirsty at times..gentle at others.

 

Answer by scotch
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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john you should contact the UK kennel club.
all dogs retain the tendency to preform the job they were bred to do,so bull terriers do have a tendency to 'worry', 'bait' other animals. thats a fact another is dogs also act according to how they have been brought up.I'm a spaniel man but would never own a golden cocker as they are well know to suffer 'rage' fits.pit bulls are awesome dogs.just not my cup of tea.

 

Answer by reaper
Submitted on 8/17/2004
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well i have a female rednose and she 5 years old and she is the best dog i have ever owned i have a two year old daughter and a ten month old son and i have a two yearold jackrussell and the one dog that i dont trust is my jackrussell i would never leave him alone with my kids or a starnger but my pittbull she is the sweetest dog and she wont hurt a flea,we have had people come in our house that she dont know or walk up to her on the street and pet her and she is all about them petting her but my jackrussell and he has been raised the same way is a total different storry he will bite someone that he doesnt know and he will bite the hand that feeds him ,so its not just pitts that can be bad it can be any dog but just a few  bad eggs doesnt mean bann them all if that was the case then we should ban certain people to.

 

Answer by oppy
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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i have a pit and it is the best dog.  this dog watches my house and my family. everybody who says that pits are killers and that all pits should put to sleep are asses.  by the way rottweilers SUCK!!!!!!

 

Answer by seabee
Submitted on 8/19/2004
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crackhead, pitts are great and loving dogs. you dont train them to kill, ur just giving them a bad rep. If you want to kill someone get a freagin gun!!anyone who trains them obviously doesn't care for them beause if they get caught they will be put down. you deserve what you give

 

Answer by MIKE SANCHEZ
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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All I have to say that I love my pittbulls and i would never use them as a weapon because I know they  are very dangerous. My dogs are small now but i know they would grow someday so im gonna teach them to be unite with all people around.Brownsville TX

 

Answer by LAURA
Submitted on 8/20/2004
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ACTUALLY I ASKED THAT QUESTION AND I ASKED IT BECAUSE I HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT IS A SEX OFFENDER LIVING NEXT DOOR AND I HAVE HAD MY HOUSE BROKEN INTO MORE THAN ONCE AND I AM HOME.

 

Answer by aaron
Submitted on 8/24/2004
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i have been around pits for a few years now, and i have seen mean ones and loveable ones. i agree that they will protect you without command but on the other hand, i dont see what is so bad about teaching them to attack on command. you dont have to be cruel to teach these dogs anything. besides, if its your dog, and your not beating it, mind your own business.

 

Answer by mc124
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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it would be so stupid to ban pitbulls just because one mauled a kid down there was a rottwiler in my neighborhood who nearly killed a kid and it didnt make the papers

 

Answer by #1 pitt lover
Submitted on 8/26/2004
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Training your pitt bull 2 attack on command is NOT dumb. A few months ago, my dog was barking & barking late @ nite,and my Dad went out to see what was wrong. And someone
had broken into our car. They took everything that was valuable in the car. They could have got into our house because the garage door opener was in the car, I thank God they didn't. So now were gonna train our three pitt bulls to be nice or mean. It depends on the person who comes in our back yard if THEY wanna be nice to the dogs or mean. People think that Pitt bulls are not good dogs! But they have to spend time w/ some pitt bulls to know how they act. My smallest dog Pinky is the most sweetest dog but if she don't know you, and walk into my back yard she'll make you RUN right back out.

 

Answer by cajungirl
Submitted on 8/30/2004
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I have 2 pits, and 1 chihuahua, and when i have a new person come into my home, i have to pick the chihuahua up. Pit bulls are really awsome pets. I also have 3 kids that my pits sleep with every night. My oldest pit is 5 yrs. old and I never heard her growl. My other pit is 4 months old, and she is the same way. My chihuahua on the other hand is only 1 year old. Any dog can be mean. Not a certain breed. I heard dalmations are aggresive, but I don't believe everyone in the world is. I treat my dogs like humans, with a gold platter. They are my kids, not animals.

 

Answer by rebecca green
Submitted on 9/3/2004
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to many people are quick to judge by breed alone. like humans every dog is an individual. where theyre from how their treated and how they respond is what makes a dog not a few bad apples grown by bad people

 

Answer by tygersbreath
Submitted on 9/4/2004
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I really don't think that any breed of dog should be trained to attack on command. Not only does it give the pits a bad name but it also gives the owners a bad name as well. I own 7 Pit bulls. Granted 6 of them are still puppies. The oldest one I have is a sweet dog but when I was threatened by an intruder she was by my side to let him know that I was the wrong person to mess with. I did not have to give an order for her to protect me. If a dog loves you they will protect you regardless the circumstance. That is just the way it is.

 

Answer by sheri
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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Well i think its really stupid to band pitt bulls ive had 2 of them and its all in how you raise them... its all b/c of people that decide to treat them wrong that causes them to have such publicity. Yes, you can train a pit bull to do many things, but you can also train them not to do things. There are many dog bites and many accidental ones... just like my boyfriends pittbull we raised him right weve had him since he was a puppy and he's sweet as he can be he'll fetch a tennis ball  and run around with toys all day in his mouth he plays with a 4 year old every day of his life and has never bit him. Well my b/f had to go to school and took the dog with him b/c it was only for 3 weeks and the hotel exepted animals.. well, some family members on his side of the family came to the hotel to visit him and she came with her 4 year old daughter and while my boyfriend was in the bathroom somehow the little girl got a scrape on her for head and the woman says it was from the dog... so now the dog is held in animal control he's been in there for 13 days and was supposed to get on in 10 days but they wanted a reason to hold him so they said well you dont have proof of vaccination and so we got that and the lawyer is supposed to be taking it to the police department. The child's mother is now trying to sue her own family members,put criminal charges on my boyfriend, and have the dog put down. So we have a lawyer and were trying to fight it in court but it is completely ridiculous.... b/c a dog that i have watched grow up and i love as my own, i love him as if he were a human... maybe put down over an accident... and im really scared that it may happen b/c people that like to raise pittbulls to fight are giving the pittbull breed a bad reputation and there not that bad unless you raise them to be. I had one since i was 13 and she passed away last year and she was also a sweet dog she was full breed just like the one we have now and he was raised with her and never did they fight. Dixie the female would run and hide if you caught her doing something she wasnt supposed to do b/c she knew she was wrong...and never once did she ever try to hurt anyone she was a great dog! and i miss her very much also. So no i do not think that pitt bulls will attack anyone unless they were trained to do so. dont get me wrong they are very protective and thats good if your at home by yourself or something. but i have never known of a pitt bull attacking anyone without reason unless there owners have trained them to do so.

 

Answer by Blue Remy
Submitted on 9/6/2004
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I have been around pit bulls all my life.
The one i have now is a Blue "REMY" and every day i got to work i worry someone will steal him cause he is so nice. Yes Id like him to be a lil more portective. Remy is beyond mild. Being online right now he is sleep on my foot.SO for all the pit haters like it was said before, own one and then come talk to us about hate.

 

Answer by matt
Submitted on 9/8/2004
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my advice is to buy a gorry xbox game like vice city and take all ur anger out on inisant civillians, dont make ur dog attack.
JERK!!! or u could just carry ur self to anger management and sort this out with a giudence counselor

 

Answer by pitt owner
Submitted on 9/10/2004
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i own a pitt bull and he is the best dog i'veever had.  the breed came to be for the simple pleasure of humans. i saw a special on animal planet that these dogs were actually bred to fight.  they had no other purpose other than to fight other dogs and win their owners money. however, any dog came be aggressive depending on how it is raised. it's not just pitt bulls that are aggressive. for example: there have been many cases where chows turn on their owners. i know this from experience with two chows that i'vehad in my lifetime. so it's not always the breed of dog, it's how the owner chooses to train the dog. if you're responsible enough to get your dog professional training, then i think you should.

 

Answer by Scully
Submitted on 9/14/2004
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I believe that the Pits ar the most loial and afective dogs i ever seen before.....great dogs....I have one and i really love him....Pits ar nice dogs...Hard sheel,but soft soul..

 

Answer by devildawg
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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you r stupid as hell one day u r going to try that and that dog will attack you go out and buy a damn gun

 

Answer by italyz pit bull pride
Submitted on 9/27/2004
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i have read manny of the articles related to  the  dog  atacks  but thats like current day  raceism  lets  say  that  just  beacuse the italians  have  a mob that all italians are mob related  and gangsters and that all the blacks that weare baggy clothing are going to pull out  a gun and shoot you  for your valubles that all hispanics  are  going to steal your car and chop it up   thats  not how it works not to ofend any  one  race in particulay but not all pitbulls  are  mean and going to attack for any reason. the breed  has nothing to do with  the agression but only the trainer  or the  race has to do with  illagle activites just as  some people  werent rased with the same morals or work ethics  but thats  the same thing with the  dog a dog only knows wut you teach it. the animal obays or atacks for  its one well beeing  but that does not mean mean beacuse one dog  got out of control that all of them will .i personaly have an 8yr old brother and the dogs do nothing to hurt him at all besides knock him down to lick him  i cant justify any think but that is simply how i feel

 

Answer by sam
Submitted on 9/30/2004
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F U all . you all dont know .  pitt bulls are breed to fight they are a fighting dog but to other dogs only if any of you seen a pitty fight its all in there blood thats why there called pitt bulls not saying its a bad thing i have two red nose pitts both tyson blood lines . when a pitt bull meets a new dog in the fisrt five mins it wants to rip it apart but later will become friends with it . When a pitty meets a human for the first time it just wants to lick them to death .they are not good guard dogs . But they are every terratorial they will guard the back yard thats about it .OH yeah they love going for drive    

 

Answer by pitluver
Submitted on 10/2/2004
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I have a pit named baily and she would never harm any one. pitbulls are not vicous a recent study shows that pitbulls have a better temperment than beagles and golden retreivers. It is stupid how when a lab or a retreiver bites someone its not a big deal but when a pitbull does it has to get put down. If you are going to get a dog get a pitbull because they are caring and loving and PROTECTIVE.

 

Answer by Josh
Submitted on 10/8/2004
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My dog sparky is a full blooded 95 pound pitt bull and the only time he EVER attacks anything its on my command

 

Answer by THE ADVICE GIVER .............KDL
Submitted on 10/19/2004
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I THINK YOU SHOULD ALL GO AND SHUT YOUR MOUTHS. PEOPLE LISTEN TO YOURSELF YOU ARE JUDGING ALL OF THE PITTS BY THE ACTIONS OF A FEW IRRESPONSIBLE PITTS WHO WERE PROBABLY TREATED BADLY OR JUST LEFT ALONE WHEN THEY ARENT TO BE LEFT ALONE. YOU SHOULDNT JUDGE THE PITTS, YOU SHOULD NOT BLAME THE DOG, YOU SHOULD BLAME THE OWNER

 

Answer by REDD DOGG
Submitted on 11/3/2004
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I have a pitt bull he is a very nice dog. Im only 19 I found him walking down the road, He had a tag so I called the number to find the owner. I dident want to give the dog up to the pound/shelter. I knew they would just put him to sleep. 2 months went by and one day i got a call from the owner, his name was Tony he was a really great guy. I had dun everything with redd. I took him to Tony 2 days later I never cared for a animal like i do redd. when I went to hand the lesh over to him my eyes filled with ters I new he could tell but I gave him what i had and said by to redd. I asked if I could come by and see him, U know I love him. I know it wasent my dog and it might sound weird but I did an still do. It was hard to get through the next few days put on the 3rd day tony called he told me he wanted me to have redd. I couldent belive it I dident know how he could give up this wounderful dog. I got REDD back and tony soon stoped comming to see redd. ill cut to the point tony was dieing and he knew it. one day i got a call and was told. Tony worked at a hospital so he knew when he gave redd to me.  Ill never forget him I love A bitt he is know my service dog and goes every where with me. I take him to the (old) falks home once a month. He is the best thing in my life, he would do anything for me I know now more then ever yesterday I was attacked by a dog in my yard he came out of nowhere and jumped right on me and BIT ON TO MY HAND. befor I knew what was happening redd jumped through my sliding glass door I dident see him but my nabors said it was like a movie. he jumped over the bench in my yard and took the dog down. the other dog dident have me for more then 10 seconds. im fine my hand is bitten but not to bad the dog had no chance to do anything. redd dident kill the dog he just got him off and stood next to me making sure i was ok the other dog know he wasent playing and ran away. every one knows redd, he is a well mannered dog he loves to sit on your lap. he knows to listen and he does know to protect i dont live in a great place but ive always ben incontrol of him. he slows down when walking he dosent even need to be on the leash. he dont chase cats. the hole thing is dont belive all of what u here and get to know an animal befor u judge them. I also think your dog should know to protect u. mine does its not bad to teach your dog to stand up when its the right thing to do. as long as u teach your dog right from wrong u will have no problems. If u cant teach your dog right and give him the attention u need to when u train um then dont. its not bad dogs its bad owners. I am also taking him to SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY soon. If u want to see a picture of redd send me a email at emoryphotography@yahoo.com

 

Answer by JoeHopkinton
Submitted on 11/6/2004
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A great way to train your Pit Bull to Attack is to deny him her of food for several days, than rub yourself down with raw ground beef and give him her the command!
Good Luck.

 

Answer by akanimallover
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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Think before you do this ....are you willing to loose your pet  .....when they act upon your request you will be killing your dog ...there is no real reason to have a dog that attacks.

 

Answer by tboz
Submitted on 11/12/2004
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pitt bulls are really misunderstood,training one to attack is only adding to the bad rep that some of us here are really trying to disregard.if your dog loves u,he will most likely protect...so why waste your time trying to train him to do something that he will do anyway?if you are that afraid then call the police!! i love my dog and he loves me,there is no need to teach him to attack on command because he knows when something is not right.

 

Answer by Tracymypitt
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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i think its ok to train a pitt on command because u never know when things will pop up and u will need yours dogs protection and your being attack by a close friend the dog knows he will think that yall are playin and just try to play with you.  i got a pitt and i trained her on command. and one day i was walking my dog and one of my closest friend tried to rob me with a knife tracy my dog jus looked at my so called friend and wanted to play with her so i commanded her to attack him and she did just that. i called the police after i got home and they caught him the the police said i did just the right thing

 

Answer by i love my pitt
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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a pitt bull canbe your best friend or your worst enemy. its all on how you raise the dog! i'mtired of hearing sob stories "Ohhh that pitt bull took a chunk out of my arm" well you dumb piece of poop, get your arm out of the dogs mouth! my pitts have never bit me nor anyone else. i have 12!! and they are all angels, would not trade then for the world.

 

Answer by tara
Submitted on 11/18/2004
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after owning 9 loveing pitts two adults and 7 puppies the best thing is love spend time and teach the dog has been the best thing for us.I HAVE A 2YEAR OLD AND A 5 MONTH OLD and all my dogs know whats right and whats wrong the fly swater works great.Always disaplean the dog with somthing else besides your hand.you dont want the dog to be scared of you!

 

Answer by pittbullz16
Submitted on 11/26/2004
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u don't need 2 train them 2 attack.
pitts are really territorial if they
belong to you they'll protect training them 2 b mean is why most places are now or going to make them illegal or you have to have a license to own one

 

Answer by Jennifer
Submitted on 11/29/2004
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I would just like to point out the fact that the above answers which advocate pit bull fighting contain numerous grammatical errors, showing the stupidity of the people who replied in this manner.

 

Answer by Die Die Die
Submitted on 12/1/2004
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My mission in life is to kill every roaming Pitt Bull in my neighborhood.  

 

Answer by joe
Submitted on 12/3/2004
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nick

 

Answer by Other dog owner
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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It seems there must be something wrong with the breed if people like you have to defend it constantly. You don't see these kinds of forums on any other breed. So why is it they must be defended? Maybe because they are unpredictable and dangerous. No matter who owns them. It would be nice if you people would quit breeding disasters and find another hobby.

 

Answer by tim
Submitted on 12/6/2004
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I bought a Pitt bull 12 months ago, even though she is still young she has been the best dog i have ever had. She is now part of the family. I have a 2 year old child and they love each other. I love my family and my PITTY.

 

Answer by SwEeTLiLEm180
Submitted on 12/8/2004
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"See, in order to make your dog an attack dog you have to be so cruel and inhumane to it that you break there spirt witch makes them lost in there own souls"

if that ain't the stupidest comment I've seen yet...I think you're the idiot who thinks you have to be cruel to a dog to make it mean..wtf ever...our dog will be nice or mean on it's own...sure you can train a dog to attack when you want it..but just because a dog is mean doesn't mean it's been mistreated by the owner...both my dogs one's part pit and australian cattle dog..(Scooter) and the other is great dane and black lab (Ozzy) Scooter makes an excellent gaurd dog..he'd never bite nebody..unless they tried to come at me or neone in my family..but he'd bark and 'gaurd' our house whenever someone pulled up in our driveway or was walking down the street..but he wouldn't go out and bite someone intentionally..but Ozzy on the other hand..no matter what..if you're not a part of my family..as in me, my siblings, or parents..that dog will attack you in an instant...he's very mean w/strangers or people outside my family..and not once have I trained either dog to attack nebody..or act the way they do..they're just naturally protective like that...some dogs are sweet..some dogs are mean..and that doesn't necessarily depend on what breed they are..mainly on the personality of the dog itself as an individual..alot of people look at certain breeds of dogs (ie pitbulls) and are like OMG THOSE ARE SOO MEAN! they're not freakin' different then ne other dog..you train them to be mean just like you wouldn't every other dog...or they're gonna be mean naturally just like every other dog..so yeah..I totally disagree w/the statement about a dog is only mean if you mistreat it..that's bs if you ask me..get a brain why dontcha? STUPID PEOPLE I TELL YA !!!

 

Answer by bla
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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Pitt bulls are good natured dogs if brought up right. It all depends on the purpose.If it is for finding a way to kill people you dont like than shame on you.If it is to keep your family safe from danger than go right ahead. I have a pitt and i know many people who own pitts so i would know

 

Answer by greyson
Submitted on 12/11/2004
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I think that if you are in an area that you need an attack trained pit then yea its fine but not trained to the point where it will kill anyone for no reason. You don't need to train a pit to attack. If anything it would be to defend. You should train them to know when its owner is being harmed or threatened so it will know and react. You also need to train it so when you say stop it will. I went to this guys house one time and he had a pit bull. This thing was so tight you could play with it and wrestle with it rough. If it was biting to hard all you had to do was say gentle and i t would loosen up or say stop and it would stop. If a pit bull is raised badly then it will be bad. If it is raised good it will be good. There is no such thing as bad dogs. There are only bad owners.

 

Answer by kiki
Submitted on 12/13/2004
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Answer by pacman
Submitted on 12/15/2004
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my dog name is max. he is a punk i want to no the best way to train hem to dump outside to did ever thing i no he want dump outside.can someone help me

 

Answer by Pitbulls 3
Submitted on 12/17/2004
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It,s because of jerks like you that the city wants three hundred dollars per license for pitbulls. Luckily it has not passed yet.

 

Answer by bla
Submitted on 12/17/2004
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pits are one of the best breeds you can own but if you teach them bad behavior then they won't stop an attack if you take care of them they will take care of you. I know what I said before but I had some second thoughts

 

Answer by kelsey
Submitted on 12/27/2004
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i think that you really dont have to train pits to attack i have 2 pits and if you take care of them they will wach over you my dogs get pampered and they are nice to everone they ever like my little step sister she is still a baby!! but there really is no need to train your pit to attack becouse i never tought mine to but one night i was sleeping and i man brock into my house and my pits woke me up and attacked the man so it goes to show you that if you really love your dog that they wont trun on you and they will take care of you!! and all the pits that trun on there owner is them damn hoodlems that fight there pits and that is the only reason people think that they are bad dogs but that is no true they are one of the most loving dogs there is!!!

 

Answer by cj10head
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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Why would you do something like that?  
That is why pitts are so badly talked about.

 

Answer by DEBo
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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I know how

 

Answer by Todd R.
Submitted on 12/30/2004
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OK I have a English pointer/pit mix and she is 6 months old and she loves peoplepl. Loves to stop on walks and let the neighbor kids and friends in the area pet her.But one night about midnight i was walking her and we came across a man walking our direction this guy tried to rob me and it didn'twork out well for him but my point is she is a lovable dog but when the time came she bit the heck out of this guys leg when he hit me. She has learned to sit , stay, shake paws, heel, down, chill. I would like to teach her to growl and show teeth when i tell her to. Anyone have any advice?

 

Answer by mark
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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first of all you should not own a pit.
you and your wife (sister)should not leave the trailer park either.
and most of all please don't breed!

 

Answer by pnkflydqhs
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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I am an animal lover, have had dogs, cats, goats, rabbits, ect., all my life. I want to make a statement here for all the irresponsible pet owners out there: I don't blame the pitt that, last nite, got into my garage, where I found her mutilating my female cat, who did die shortly afterward. I blame the owners, this is the 4th cat killed by this murading female pitt, on my property in the past 3-4 months. This dog is obsessed with killing small animals, she climbs the tree's in my front yard chasing my cat's, to the tippy top, she has gotten her entire body completely stuck under my boyfriend's Monte Carlo chasing my cat's, she has shoved her way into my house once while I was opening my front door, & almost killed a cat inside, I have personally witnessed this dog rip apart 2 cats in a frenzy. The owners are shiftless, irresponsible, young hispanics, who think it's very "macho" to have such a wild dog & whenever I try to plead with them to erect proper containment, those pleas fall on deaf/dumb ears. Those are the kind'sof people who give pitts bad reputation's. I own a 128lb. rottweiller, have spent $1000 at Man's Best Friend for obedience training, don't leave her outdoor'sin my fenced backyard unsupervised, because, just in case, she might decide to jump the fence and chase after someone/thing I can immediately summon her back to me on command. Irresponsible pet owners are just like irresponsible parent's, they end up with bad dogs/kid's. That's why, after trying to reason with these people, I HAD to call our mutual landlord, notify him of the 2 pitts that are at his rental house, frequently running loose & killing & advise him that as the property OWNER, he'd be legally responsible for damage/death caused by the irresponsibility of his tenant's. I am hopeful to see either a safe enclosure for their dog's or the removal of the dog's &/or the people.

 

Answer by Timmy
Submitted on 1/4/2005
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Buy a Doberman Pinscher if you want an attack dog they were born for it. way more kickass than a pit bull!

 

Answer by pit owner
Submitted on 1/5/2005
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pitt bulls are not always aggressive and they are very loyal and if you train them they will know your voice and do anything you say i have a pitt now he is just a baby he is a blue purple ribbon game dog and he does anything i say so if you train a dog to pertect.....believe me it will

 

Answer by pittbull3
Submitted on 1/9/2005
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LAURA
MY FRIEND AND I HAVE MANY PITTS AND ARE STARTING A PITT RESCUE IN OUR AREA. ALL OF OUR PITTS LIVE WITH KIDS AND OTHER ANIMALS WE HAVE TRAINED OUR DOGS HOW TO PROTECT ON COMMAND WHICH IS NOT ATTACKING THEY STAND THERE GROUND, AND THERE IS ANOTHER SET OF WORDS THAT THEY KNOW TO COME TO OUR ASSISTANCE. A HELPFUL HINT LOOK AROUND YOUR AREA FOR A GOOD TRAINER AND I MEAN A GOOD ONE. CHECK REFERENCES AND FORMER CLIENTS. OUR PITTS ARE THE MOST LOVABLE DOGS IN THE WORLD. YOU DON'T NEED TO BEAT YOUR DOG OR BREAK  THEIR SPIRIT. JUST BE NICE, RESPECT THEM AS PART OF YOUR FAMILY, AND SEEK ASSISTANCE WITH TRAINING.

 

Answer by pittbull3
Submitted on 1/9/2005
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LAURA
MY FRIEND AND I HAVE MANY PITTS AND ARE STARTING A PITT RESCUE IN OUR AREA. ALL OF OUR PITTS LIVE WITH KIDS AND OTHER ANIMALS WE HAVE TRAINED OUR DOGS HOW TO PROTECT ON COMMAND WHICH IS NOT ATTACKING THEY STAND THERE GROUND, AND THERE IS ANOTHER SET OF WORDS THAT THEY KNOW TO COME TO OUR ASSISTANCE. A HELPFUL HINT LOOK AROUND YOUR AREA FOR A GOOD TRAINER AND I MEAN A GOOD ONE. CHECK REFERENCES AND FORMER CLIENTS. OUR PITTS ARE THE MOST LOVABLE DOGS IN THE WORLD. YOU DON'T NEED TO BEAT YOUR DOG OR BREAK  THEIR SPIRIT. JUST BE NICE, RESPECT THEM AS PART OF YOUR FAMILY, AND SEEK ASSISTANCE WITH TRAINING.

 

Answer by mootaki
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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hello there , theres always going to be two types of the pitbull admirer , the ones who wish to make use of the obvious strength and inteligence of the breed by creating guard dogs , amongst many other uses , i.e , cadaver dogs ,search and rescue , weight pulling , agility , and so on ,  while still seeing them as family companions , and those who claim to love pitbulls but wish to remove the traits and heritage they come from ,there is a large group of people who want to make them fu fu dogs, yes you can own a pit as a family dog and it will be the best you ever owned , you dont have to make use of there many uses , but to always whine and whimper about the people who choose to use them for guard dogs or talk poop because people like them for there majestic looks is a clear reflection of personality that is pacifist to say the least , of course a pitbull will protect his family with or without training , but theres nothing wrong with training them! , the truth of the matter is they make a better choice for guard dog than some others like ,  rotts , cane corso , these dogs will try to protect you from the paper boy! , pits in my opinion have better capability to distinguish friend from foe , when someone knocks on my door both my pits are in front of it  , ready , when my friend with his cane corso gets a knock he has to put the dog away completely , even if he tries to let his dog know its ok , rotts are the same , im sure ill get plenty off guff from stating my opinion , but its gonna be from the same people who whine about everything else anyway, so whoopee! , pits have a wide variety of uses , its ok to make use of them , the same people who dont like what im saying got there info on pits being non human agressive from pit fighters , in old rules before a fight dogs where swaped and washed to rid of any biting deterrant , hence they had to be friendly to people they didnt know , they also had to be able to run off with the dogs in the middle of a fight in case police came , so the dog would have to stop fighting at a moments notice and not be aggressive to the human that grabed him , times have changed and so have the dogs uses , dont take this info to support they shouldnt be human aggressive , if someones breaking in they should be , if you dont like that oh well! just dont fight your pit and your alright with me , trained or not a bad owner is a bad owner!  

 

Answer by Alicia
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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Pitbulls shoud never be used to attack people even if the person or persons are breaking into your home they should be train to keep them at bay not to kill them that is a very irresponsible thing to do. I personally have 2 pitbulls right now and yes it is sometimes in ther blood to fight or kill but isn't it in all dogs blood to do that they all come basically from wolves that were breed to make a kind of dog to make more and so on and so forth any dog can bve a killer but to make a dog that way purposly is dumb and I am very shocked at the fact that someone like that should be able to posses a dog like that they a a danger to themselves and let alone ther dog.

 

Answer by Jessica A.K.A Tinkerbell or Pebbles
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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For one thing training your pitt bull to fight is illegal thats wat Lot's  of people do if they have pitt'sbelieve me i had one once and my dad faught it with another one with out me knowing and mine died so i got another one that is sweet as can be unless u hit me then he will grawl but he want bite unless i say and i have never told him to bite anyone so don't try to make him bite on command my dad walked in my room when i was sleeping and went to get a jacket and my dog almost bit him!!!! so don't try to get your's to bite!!!!

 

Answer by Angelina
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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We own seven registered APBTs all of which I trust 100%. I train police dogs and am a vet in Detroit and we get 20 to 30 pits a month who were faught.
Although they are not naturally agressive to humans they are hunting dogs and SOME are inclined to after small animals such as cats, not to be agressive but they do love the chase. In answer to Pit Bull Victom
above I am sorry for your loss. I have two
daughters myself. But I do not agree with banning Pit Bull ownership. Dogs can be made mean but only by abuse can they be truly mean. In answer to "How do you train a Pit Bull to attack?" you don't! I trained
my Pitts to gaurd my SUV, not ever attacking
but with barking. It has allways been enough
seeing seven Pits barking & growling in the car someone is trying to steal. They are social dogs an love your company. The main reason they are portrayed as monsters in the media is because they have potential to do more damage than most other dogs(because of their strength). People use them for fighting because they love being domanant over other dogs. They don't start fights, but they do finish them. In a study by the government Pit Bulls were 27th most often involved in reported attacks against humans. The 1st being Dalmations, the second being Black Labs. The more time you spend with your Pit the more his loyalty will grow and his protection of you. If some one stands over me, even someone she knows, Mia lay over me and growl. I've
had all my dogs since they were weaned and I recommend it that way so your pit can grow it's personality with you. PLEASE, adopt Pits. If you are not breeding it is not vital to have a registered Pit. I appreciate registered dogs but if you knew even half the ammount of Pits put to sleep.
Most vets hold stray dogs needing care. Check if they have Pits. Ones who were faught are just as good a companion as any other as long as you take the time to understand them. I do not recomend getting a dog who was faught if you have children.
You must understand these dogs from the time they are puppies are taught to be agressive. When they reach 4 months people begin bait training. Bait training is where
people(I am just now noticing how every time I write about the damage Pits can cause the word PEOPLE is in the sentance)
take small animals, mostly "free" kittens,
and teach the dogs to kill it. By 7 or 8 months its dog on dog agression. All the while being muscled up on treadmill like things. After 1 year they are ready to be faught.  Check out this web site.
http://www.apbtconformation.com/
To the far left of the "model of conformation" pit are tabs to click. Right under "Reputable Breeders" is "Pit Bull Movie." This is a Movie other vets and I set up on Pit Bull fighting. All of the pictures of injured pits are from the office. These are just a few of the dogs that come in almost daily. All of the pits in this video that were injured are now adopted out to loving homes and doing well.
I visit them often. The video takes a pretty
long time to download but is DEFINITELY worth it. So I leave you with this;
"If all the beasts were gone, men would die of great loneliness of spirit. For what ever happens to the beast soon happens to man. All things are connected."
-Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)
P.S. NEVER give "free" kittens in Detriot!

 

Answer by vet nurse
Submitted on 1/16/2005
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to the idiot whos baby got killed, what kind of moron would leave a baby unattended with any kind of animal??  cats have been known to go to sleep on top of a nice warm bub and nearly suffocate them!  its not just pits, ive seen the euthanasia of many a maltese and fox terrier cause theyve attacked kids.anyway, it sounds like your pit was just playing with the bub resulting in death, if it wanted to kill the baby it would have done so within 20 seconds.  also, how come all you people didnt hear anything while you were snoozing??  didnt the baby cry or scream?  did the dog even growl?  the pit was just playing, any dog in attack mode growls loudly or even barks at the victim but you didnt hear a thing from that dog.  there are no bad dogs just bad owners and bad parents who leave their kids unattended.  bad parents should be banned.  and another thing, if the baby sitter is the one who owned the dog and you knew that the dog had bitten other kids/animals why the hell did you even allow the dog into your home??  thats like letting a pedaphile into a preschool.  stop trying to blame the babysitter or the dog and take some responsibility for your own stupidity.

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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Pits are very good dogs its how you raise them that makes them what they are. they get a bad rep because of people make them mean. If it wasn't for them the dog would be known for a great loving companigon!

 

Answer by pittbull239
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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I trust a pit before any dog i own nothing but the best i use them for hog hunting. if some one comes in my house if im not there it will be very bad they know what to do if something bad happens.....

    "punish the deed not the breed"

 

Answer by girlsluvpitbulls2
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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When i was little i was attacked by our family rotty, after that i was so scared of going near big dogs for years, until i met my boyfriends pit bull, i fell in love with her. My boyfriend then bought me my own male pit bull, and i have looked after him the way all dogs should be looked after and he is now my best friend, he comes with me wherever i ride my horse, he plays with my little cousins (although i would never leave him alone with them just incase something happened just like i wouldn't with any dog no matter how big or small they are). he sleeps inside and lives the high life. Recently my house was broken into and i was threatened with a knife, my pit bull Tyson saved my life without hesitation, he was stabbed 3 times, still he didn't give up, eventually the robber got away and was never tracked down. Tyson has no attack training at all, only ever been loved, and the love i have for my dog is what saved my life.  Anyone who wants to ban these dogs is crazy, if your going to ban one breed ban them all! I know i wouldn't want a different dog.

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 1/22/2005
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I find it very depressing that when I type in the word Pit bull on the search engine, this is the first site I come to.  "How to train a pitt bull to attack?!"  I mean, what is that!  It is absolutely preposterous to sit there and act like this breed is evil...born evil, that it is in their blood.  If you have any disagreement with my statement, then you need to visit this site, or agreement with this statement..for this is a site that EVERYONE MUST SEE, AND SHOULD BE PASSED ALONG:

http://www.deviantart.com/view/11454716/

and watch that video with sound, if you are so inhmane that you do not feel the slightest bit of remorse for the pit bull, then you are what should be banned in this world.  But how ridiculous would that be?  I know it, so thinking that a whole breed should be banned, because there are some pitts out there who are vicious IS JUST AS RIDICULOUS!  IF THEY ARE VICIOUS, THEY ARE TRAINED THAT WAY.....not born that way.  I work in an animal shelter, my mother has a mutt, who does not like men very much, she has never been mistreated by any, and has never bit anyone, but she is very scared around them, barks, gets very very upset.... she doesnt like them, and we have to be careful not to let her around men....does that mean she should die for it?  No, and to add to that, I myself own a rottweiler, who loves everyone and everything, cats, dogs, black people, white people, asians, elderly, children.....and they have a bad rep as well.  I have worked with more nasty pugs, pommeranians and chiuahuahs than anything else!  

I am truly and deeply sorry to the man who lost his granddaughter to a pit bull mauling, it is a horrible thing.  Very sad, but it could have been any dog.....and anyone will tell you that large dogs are recommended to not be in a household of small children. In fact, our adoption agency, the humane league of lancaster PA, will specifically state NO SMALL CHILDREN when dealing with large breeds, or overly hyperactive dogs, and even some small dogs, and we screen families..so therefore, the fact that the small child was even kept in the care of a person who had a pit bull, by the knowledge of the parent, well that my friend is negligence on both parties.  The parents should have made sure their children were not in the presence of a "pit bull" since you think they are so evil and all.  And since the breed in your mind should be banned.....why would you allow your child to be in that type of environment,....this is just an example of how a person/animal etc's environment can affect who or what they are!  

Visit an animal shelter, visit with a pit bull, be open to them, and you will see, that while yes, there are bad ones, and there are evil ones, there are also millions of sweethearts, loveable, loyal animals.  Just as there are humans.  And statistically, pit bulls have less bite reportings than the labrador retriever....bet you didn't know that.

Do your research, do not be biased.  I too was once afraid of the pit bull, and the rottweiler for that matter, now I own a rott, and I KNOW my next dog will be a pit bull.  Absolutely, because they like the greyhound, they need saving.  From the abuse they are enduring from people...

And my final statement is that the dogs who bite the MOST, are mutts, but you cannot put a mutt in a category now can u?  Instead, pick on the dog with the most powerful jaws, even if they do not have the largets number of bites.....because they are powerful animals and can do damage, they are considered oh so horrible.  These animals are just in need of loving homes, and people who will give them the chance to show that affection.  My best friend saved a pit bull, which she found, who was starved almost to death, and her ears were clipped BY THE OWNER, with regular old scissors.....this dog is the sweetest dog in the world now, with the love of her new family.  Now how do u explain that?!

 

Answer by Nathalie Velasquez
Submitted on 1/25/2005
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I have a 1 year old Pittbull and she`s one of the nicest dogs I`ve ever seen. I´ve had poddles and terriers but no one like her. She likes playing with others dogs and never have hurt or mauled them or a person. But, I admit that Pittbulls or any other dog "should not be left alone with a baby or a children". My little cousins love to play with her but I´d never let them alone because, in the end, it´s only a dog, they have instincs, and the kids sometimes don´t treat them well (in several cases the punch them) and they could respond any hurt bitting the person. Most of the stories we`ve heard about babies mauled have been caused by irresponsible parents or "baby sitters" who have left their "lovely" children alone. So, my advice is obvious, don´t leave your dog "baby sitting" your children. They´re not trained for that.

 

Answer by steal'N info
Submitted on 1/27/2005
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i just came here to find a board that can offer me valuable info about the bread.. i hear more putting down then helping someone one out if they are in need of showing the right way...to all of you experts try teaching what you know and stop putting down.. share your info that you have learned with us novice so we wont make the same mistakes other have.. sorry just had to say my peace... by the way hello and im looking to buy a pit, but this time im trying to get informed first

 

Answer by lil-ak
Submitted on 1/27/2005
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well all i have 2 say is that i have 2 pitts one is 2 yrs old and about 88 bls and one 8 month old about 50 bls my oldest is trained to attack what i want when i want but all of you say thats wrong my 3 year old niece rides him almost every day i say its bull if a dog is trained correctly they will do right but if the trainer dont know what the hell thier doin then it will kill someone so anybody that thinks pitts are bad get a grip its the owner not the innocent dog its just doing what it was trained to do

 

Answer by pittbull owner #3
Submitted on 1/29/2005
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I own two pits not for protection because they are the most loyal pet around. People who teach there dog to attack or not give it the attention it deserves should be punished.Dont blame the dogs blame the owners

 

Answer by MY GUN IS MAX...FULL BLOOD TEXAS REDNOSE  PITT
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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I SEE THIS QUESTION BOTH WAYS,
YES IT WOULD BE NICE TO LIVE IN A PERFECT WORLD, BUT SORRY PUPILS THIS IS FAR FROM.
I DONT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH TRAINING YOUR CHILD HOW TO SURVIVE, PROTECT,  OR EVEN KILL.
THE ONLY THING IS THAT YOU TRAIN YOUR CHILD THE "RIGHT WAY" OR GOD HELP US ALL.THE PITT BULL IS CAPABLE OF OUT MATCHING ANY AND I SAY ANY OTHER BREED ON EARTH...IT WILL NOT STOP,IT WILL NOT SLOW DOWN, IT JUST KEEPS CRUSHING AND SHREDDING ITS ENEMY UNTIL CERTAIN DEATH, THAT IS WHAT THE PITT BULL WAS BREED FOR AND CAN NEVER BE BREED COMPLETELY FREE OF THIS GENETIC TRAIT.
THE PITT,STAFFY,ROTTY,DOBBIE ECT ALL HAVE THE SAME TRAITS AND ARE ALL CAPABLE OF DOING THE SAME THING. IT LIES ON THE OWNER AND HER/HIS CERTAIN WAYS OF TRAINING.
THE PITT IS BY=== FAR ===THE MOST LOYAL,TRUST WORTHY,INTELLIGENT DOG I HAVE EVER OWNED, AND YES I HAVE HAD ONE OF EACH.
I LOVE THE PITT BREED AS I DO ALL DOGS BUT BANNING THEM WILL ONLY CREATE UNDERGROUND HELL WORSE. ANY HOW IF YOUR GOING TO TRAIN IT TO KILL, WHICH IS WHAT IT WILL DO EASILY AND NOT LOSE ANY SLEEP OVER THEN PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TAKE GREAT GREAT CARE IN THE MACHINE YOU ARE ABOUT TO CREATE AND THINK OF ALL THE BAD THINGS THAT COULD AND WILL HAPPEN TOO,CAUSE IF YOUR CREATION KILLS MINE OR ANYONES CHILDREN THEN I THINK YOU SHOULD BE KILLED ALSO........THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE TEXAS REDNOSE PITTBULL TERRIERS, MAY GOD BE WITH THEM.
SIGNED GATOR KENNELS OF EAST VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA (778) 322 7838

 

Answer by asdasdasdasd
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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You've gotta be kidding me. The answer to your question is not to train that in the first place. Its bad owners like you that give the pitbull a harsh reputation. They should lock you in a kennel and put you down.

 

Answer by Dani
Submitted on 2/25/2005
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I have a pitbull who is almost a year old, granted she is still a puppy- but I am pregnant with my first baby who will be born on April 27th if all goes right. I am a bit worried my dog will react to the baby wrong and attack him, or just start to get mean. shes not mean but when she plays, she does play hard and sometimes doesnt know when to stop playing. shes never bitten a person but she has attacked 2 of my dogs because they were bothering her while she was eating. Do i have anything to worry about? anything i should do?

 

Answer by chappy
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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I think people who want their dogs to attack are cruel people with low mentality. I have a pitt bull who is ten weeks old, hes my baby and always will be. I would never want him to hurt anything or i would never put him a position where he could injure himself, its cruel pet owners like you that get pitt bulls put down for just existing!

 

Answer by melina
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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i think the way you treat you dog wene he is
a puppy is the way he will act wene he is older. and you should not train your PITT BULL to attack.:)

 

Answer by rebecca
Submitted on 3/10/2005
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Wouldn't it be great if states required all dog owners or at least owners of agressive breeds to go through dog obedience school rather than just banning a loving and loyal breed?  This would help eliminate tragic accidents caused by good dogs with improper training and also distinguish them from those dogs that are abused and trained to fight.  Our 2yr old pitt was recently attacked by our neighbor's 3 pitt-mixes which were apparently in "pack mode" and broke through their fence that bordered our yard and the poor thing didn't have a clue what to do.  She was just laying there crying and didn't even try to fight back.  Luckily we were close by and pulled them off of her before they could do more than give her a few scratches (we've now put up a sturdy fence).  Their dogs are not mean (they didn't try to attack us), but their owners are irresponsible since they have too many dogs in a small space and they obviously haven't trained them properly.  After that our girl got a bit more nippy when playing and we had to gently train her out of it.  
Also, guard training is not necessarily training dogs to be mean.  Sometimes a dog is too trusting of strangers.  Our pitt is actually so nice that when strangers enter the house (even when we are not there) she wags her tail and licks them.  My husband used to have a pitt that he left on a long chain in the backyard, and someone stole him, chain and all, without a fuss from him!  So we would like to train our dog, maybe not to bite, but to alert us when a stranger is around.

 

Answer by A PIT OWNER
Submitted on 3/13/2005
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For all those people saying that all pits are bad...you are wrong...I have a 2 year red nose pit that I had gotten from the pound...she was rescued from horrible streets where her previous owner probably tried to fight her...she is the sweetest dog ive ever met.  I also have a black lab...he is more able to bite someone than she would...he is also more aggressive than she...so i believe that all pits are not bad and anyone who thinks so just shouldn't have one because their mixed feelings towards an animal would probably set the animal off to acctually bite someone. they are living things too, i dont think anyone who has another kind of dog would appreciate their animals being banned or put down-they would deffinetly fight it. so all you people with your noses stuck up so high-shut the hell up you wouldnt like it done to your pet.

 

Answer by abibi -qorri
Submitted on 3/16/2005
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i think that pit bulls are most ganger to learn with they i hate pit pulls. i have a soliders dog and they are lovely

 

Answer by bear hunter
Submitted on 3/17/2005
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Just to clear every thing up most of you people that say but its not the dog is crap. ninty percent of people are to stupid  and do not know anything about dogs to begin with win a bread is agresive its going to be labled as a agresive bread.  I could go on a long time with events that ive seen with pitts and rots all it is is a crap dog good for nothing!!!

 

Answer by Pitbull owner and what not
Submitted on 3/18/2005
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I'd just like to say to everyone that we dont know the lives that the dogs have had that attact people for know reason and i'm having to go through alot with my family because they claim that pitbulls are a bad breed stating they know what they can do...i was attacked by a cocker spaniel when i was 13 and did anyone call the cops or anything....no....i'd just like to say to the ones saying pit bulls are a bad breed....do some research on breed agression...Labs and Spaniels are high on the chart agression wise....so why arent we trying to ban those breeds?

 

Answer by Dog trainer
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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I'm a dog trainer go with question?

 

Answer by Working dog trainer (USAF)
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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I'm a Dog trainer and I've seen many dog bits and to be honest it really depends on the dog not the type. one of the worst dog bites was given be a poodle yes a little mean poodle hard to believe huh but true. Pits are hard headed by nature but you teach a dog bad habits. They don't just know them. As far as training a pit to attach you really need to consider all the aspects of that like your dogs temperament will he/she release on command will the dog stop the pursuit on command? is you dog a happy dog. if you can remember when you were introduced to the dog (puppy)did he try to smell you or lick your hand or nibble? there is allot of time spent doing my job with one dog so I'm required to know these things but if you think your going to get a complete how to off the net you are wrong because every dog is different. to the person who lose someone to a dog attack. Sorry to hear of the loss in you like my heart goes out to you I'm way to familiar with dog bites and it sickens me to think that happened to a child.

 

Answer by lil30oz
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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all of you said stupid because pitt bulls are good at gaurding positions. They just need to be loved and also "trained" if that is apropreiate to say. You say thats what gives them bad names but pitbulls help pretect alot of their owners. They might harm other people, isn't that a risk we "should" take sometimes. Don't we sometimes harm other people to defend one another. Think about that!!!!! A$$

 

Answer by Patricia
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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I have seen all kinds of pits with all kinds of attitudes. If you learn about these dogs then you have to accept that they do not do well in social places unless they were raised around lots of people and other dogs. They are naturally protective and really only need obedience training to keep them under control when a bad situation comes into play. These dogs are some of the smartest and most affectionate creatures I have ever seen. My 2 year old pit is my best friend. I know he would protect me even though I have made no effort to teach him. He knows he is apart of our family and would do what we would if something bad would happen. Most people won't come in our house because of the way he looks. I call that avoiding a problem before it takes place. If your are educated about pits and people you should never find yourself in a situation where you would need attack training. Keep them as a family member and if someone should come to do you harm your pit will know what to do on his/hers own. It's when to stop that they need help with as they live by the law of the jungle.

 

Answer by Lala
Submitted on 3/28/2005
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Petey was not a pit he's a boxer DA.

 

Answer by Jman
Submitted on 3/30/2005
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Look here Mr Staffordshire...i got a pitbull and i dont care what anybody says about bad owners and cruelty to animals and all that crap...i think thats just some dumba$$ nature lover...look im glad peaople are afraid of pits and im also glad they have them as pets because i feel so bad for somebody that comes over to my home and trys to hurt my family or me. I love my pitbull and i will always train him to protect and serve. I think you just need to go get yourself a little yorkie or something bud. Or some lil puss dog or something.

 

Answer by i love pitt's
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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I own a American bull dog and Pitt mix. I love my dog very much but i would never train him to attack on command.Again like many other people have said buy a gun if you want a weapon. A pittbull is not a weapon but rather a companion. If you need protection there are many other ways of going about this. You are only traning your dog something that will have him put down in the future. I work at a vet clinc and its people like you that make my job so upsetting, when we have to put down a nice pitt bull due to a ignorant owner.

 

Answer by RAY-RAY
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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YES THEY ARE ALLOWED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

 

Answer by dude
Submitted on 4/15/2005
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if you need your dog to protect you then be good to it thats what my dog does!!

 

Answer by sara
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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people shouldn't try any type of dog to attack.  what if you had an Innocent child that just wanted to play with the dog and it took its face off.  now what did this child do to deserve this attack.  Nothing that is the problem.  we need people to stop doing this because it is getting us no where.

 

Answer by red nose
Submitted on 4/22/2005
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traning a pit to attack is stupid its a waste of time u only need to treeat the well and give them treats for good deedssuch as owners commands and punishes for doing unwanted things you all are amatures i have a3 year old pit calledhaze hes 98 pounds and doesnt take $hit from any one or thing exept me

 

Answer by jac
Submitted on 4/23/2005
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                unless you have the expertise     you should not train any dog to attack  people let alone a pit bull who are naturally powerful and of high drive

 

Answer by cool2love12002
Submitted on 4/27/2005
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Training pitt bulls to attack to me is the wrong thing to do.  I have a 2yr old female and even without training knows when to step up to the plate and defend my kids and I. She also knows how to be a pillow and chew toy for my two young nieces.  I love my pitt and now also own a 3 month old male, that I am currently raising with the same love and attention my female received

 

Answer by Dixie2005789
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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YOU don't train them that.You give pitts a bad name.I have seen the horrors of what happens to mean pitts.I love pitt bulls they are one of my favorites breeds.And teaching them to attack is helping there bad rep.So please don't do that

 

Answer by pepe
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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Well I think it is a good idea to teach a dog to attack on command. It all depends on the owner if he/she uses it for the right reason or for the wrong reason.

 

Answer by Eric G
Submitted on 5/6/2005
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http://www.pitbull411.com/history.html a web site to let everyone learn the true history of these dogs and stop calling each other stupid because all of you are right to a certain degree

 

Answer by Eric G
Submitted on 5/6/2005
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i have to agree with beau on some parts but to an extent there is a certain pride with owning a dog be it a pitt or any other dog i live in the ghetto and have had my pitts stolen and the thugs around me use them for fighting but everyone they stole i got back its these people who are raised by the streets instead of there mom and dad that think pitts are just for fighting just recently i had one stolen and some kids were telling me how the people who stole her were shoving hot sauce and pepper down her throat trying to make her mean i guess cause they see there parents eating hot sauce all the time and usually are mean as hell think it is the hot sauce it is a shame how people can show so little respect for creatures so beautiful and I'm still looking for her so guess i haven't gotten all of them back but I'm working on finding her the sad part is i had the house she was in and got the cops out there and he said whats the big deal its just a dog and my heart dropped cause i couldn't go in there and get her and he wouldn't even though had witnesses saying he had her and making her fight full grown pitts not to mention she was just 12 weeks old at the time a month later I'm still looking for her if i don't find her i would wish her to be dead than abused by the people who got her...me and my wife just recently rescued a dog he was starving almost dead had been forced to fight had holes all in his ears well we still have him and he is backup to 40lbs instead of the 20 we found him at and is the most loyal dog i have seen not a mean bone in his body now my son he is 2 loves him to death and hugs and kisses him and we are always outside with him and he gets along great with my other dogs....but i do think that as a pittbull owner i do have a certain pride about my dogs and they are a part of my family and treated as such

 

Answer by Joe Blow
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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I think this is no more then a stupid question. Pitt Bull are known to kill that's what they are breed for and to die for. I think that it is up to the owner and what he teachs the dog to do. all dogs are friendly untill you make them un-friendly. Yall knoe that is right partner.

 

Answer by SAM
Submitted on 5/21/2005
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I OWN A PITT. IF YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR THE DOG IT WILL LOOK AFTER YOU. I THINK ANY KIND OF DOG IS DANGEROUS IN THE WRONG HANDS

 

Answer by uk
Submitted on 5/23/2005
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Any dog will bite if it is agitated by a human. Obviously some dogs are more likely to bite but this can be controlled by training them properly (not to attack - how violent are you people!?!) Anybody should be allowed to own any dog, but should also be educated how to socialise it, train it and make it happy.
We live in such a violent society anyway that I cannot believe people would want to train their dog to attack. What is wrong with having a friendly pet that is no threat to humans and other dogs alike? Why would even cross your mind to have a dog that attacks on command. Unless you are in the police you have no right.
As for shooting a dog with a 9mm thats just crazy - you can't even readily own guns in the UK (thank God).

 

Answer by ThugPupOwner
Submitted on 5/27/2005
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I teach my dog to kill yo! It's da shiz nit watchin them beat ya'll to death! Watch out for my pitt's, they da shiz nit. Anyone want to step or bring it, just sing it!!!


 

Answer by jennie_c_d
Submitted on 5/30/2005
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Ok, first and foremost, it's PIT BULL, not PITT BULL.  

Human aggression and animal aggression are not the same thing. My little JRT will kill a rabbit, bird, bug, fish, rat, or mouse in a half second, but she'd never harm her momma. Pits are a breed that has been bred for fighting. Gameness is a part of the breed. They are *supposed* to be dog aggressive!

People keep saying "raise it like a human" or "treat it like a human". This is a HUGE mistake in raising any dog. Every dog should know that it is a DOG not a HUMAN and Humans are above dogs. They should never be allowed to correct a human (adult or child). If they are treated as humans, they believe they are humans. This is WRONG. They must be trained and raised properly.

This board is very sad.

 

Answer by claysgl
Submitted on 6/10/2005
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I feel training a dog to protect your children and family is not stupid it is stupid not to. I would rather my dog be trained to kill some idiot breaking in our home looking to hurt my children,rob us, rape me and kill my husband then a have a dog thats going to just sit there and lick him and allow it to happen. Thats why its called training! They are aggressive when protection is needed, not all the time. WHY FEED SOMETHING THATS JUST GOING TO LET YOU DIE!! I heard that as pittbulls age their brain grows to large for their skull which gives them a massive headache thats why they do become mean is this true? I have 2 Pitt's. Thanks

 

Answer by bdog
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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how to get your dog to attack

 

Answer by product
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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thats a good ass question im still trying to get the answer to. i got two pitbull puppies and attack is on my list of commands.

 

Answer by pittbull
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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Question by LAURA
Submitted on 11/24/2003
Related FAQ: rec.pets.dogs: American Pit Bull Terriers Breed-FAQ, Part 2/3
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HOW DO YOU TRAIN A PITT-BULL TO ATTACK ON COMMAND?>>

My idea would be:

Sit down in front of your dog - shout ATTACK till he bites your head of!!!!

In this case we are all happy - since you succeeded!!!

 

Answer by ihatepitbulls
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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Pit bulls are vermin raised by low life white and black scum

 

Answer by autofitz
Submitted on 7/8/2005
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Not smart.  And yes it is a stupid question.  My pitt is loyal and would know when to attack and when not to.  They know when someone should be in the house or the yard.  Don't give the breed a worse name then they already have.  Just let the pitt be a pitt.  You train it to attack and the next thing you know you have a very bad situation on your hands

 

Answer by fred
Submitted on 7/10/2005
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this site is very very stupid and irresponsable.

 

Answer by KING JAMES
Submitted on 7/10/2005
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I HAVE 1 PITT BULLS BULL AT HOME AND AM IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING MORE AS WE SPEAK, BECAUSE THEY ARE SMART, VERY PROTECTIVE, AND A GREAT WATCH DOG. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS PUT A LITTLE TIME AND LOVE INTO TRAINNING THIS DOG AND IT IS THE BEST DOG YOU COULD HAVE. PEOPLE ARE JUST RETARTED AND ARE AFARIAD OF SOMETHING THEY EITHER DONT OWN, OR KNOW JUST RUMERS OF.

 

Answer by York
Submitted on 7/17/2005
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We don't say a bad dog, but we say a bad owner.
that why we have to train our dogs.

 

Answer by sgtjoebear
Submitted on 7/17/2005
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the person who said American Pitt Bull Terriers are not working dog hopefully doesn'town one.
the APBT is a exceptional working dog. in fact no other breed dog has as many titles as APBT'sa lot of you people should not own an APBT

 

Answer by How
Submitted on 7/19/2005
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How do I teach my dog how to attack.

 

Answer by Kennel Girl
Submitted on 7/30/2005
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Look I'll be the first to admit that I haven't got the first clue how to train a dog to attack. But all the people that have expressed that a dog (any dog) that loves you will go to that mat to protect you with no training at all are right. For Gods sake my mothers Shiz Tzu was ready to take on a bear to protect his family (my parents live way out in the woods). The only problem I see with attack training WHEN DONE RESPONSIBLY is that if you tell a Pitt to attack someone or something than you better be sure you want that person or thing dead. Make no mistake Pitt Bulls pack a punch but I have never know a Pitt Bull that was rotten to the core as they seem to be pictured. I've worked in a kennel for some time and I have seen all different breeds in very high volume. I've met German Shepeards that I would never trust. I've met Poodles I'd like to kill. I've met Labs that were down right dangerous but I've never met a Pitt I didn't love.

 

Answer by Sabbath
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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I believe that pits have a natural and built in aggression. The problem is that most people transform this aggression into viciousness.  I myself do not own a pit. My brother has one and it is a very good dog. It has a red nose and green eyes.  I believe its a Nigerino?  I am a doberman pinscher owner.  Dobes are a totally different dog than pits so I do not want to seem like I am compairing apples and oranges.  The large difference between his dog and mine is their reserve.  His pit will let you know as soon as he sees you that you are not welcome and will stand in front of my brohter and bark.  My dog will just come to my side placing himself slightly in front of me to block and then stare or mabey snarl at an unwelcome encounter.  Niether dog is any less dangerous.  Just their style is different.  Cross the line and both would tear you apart.

BUT...both dogs are EXTREMELY gentle and even affectionate with the children in our family and any children they happen to be playing with.  Sometimes if there are too many unknown children around they become anxious and so we simply separate them and keep them near us on a lead.  These dogs are dangerous...just like every dog can be dangerous. Even a poodle.  I've been chased by more toy poodles than I have pits or dobes or rotts etc.  Maybe thats just my luck though. LOL
I am truly sorry for those who have lost loved ones to pitt attacks.  My heart goes out to you.  I believe that pitts should not be banned.  Strictly controlled maybe.  In fact I think regulations would be a good thing because it would cut out most of the poor stock and most of the bad owners.  But I also believe that if we regulate Pitts than we need to also regulate dobes,shepherds,poodles,labs,dalmations,etc..all dogs.  Lets be fair right? Pitts are not the only dog to kill.  They all have teeth.

 

Answer by Pitt Man
Submitted on 8/9/2005
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I own a pitt bull, and as an owner, I consider myself much more knowledgeable than anyone who hasn't owned one. The same thing is written in every single pitt bull book and is universally known by any pitt owner. If there was anyone within the dog's reach that needed to be attacked to protect someone the dog cares for, no training is needed. My pitt is only eleven months old and has the most amazing protective instinct, you would have to see to believe. With myself, he is very relaxed. He barely ever tenses up. The second my girlfriend is around he squares up with every male that walks by. If they are nice, he is nice, if they seem suspicious, he will not take his eyes off of them until he is sure they are no threat. If they come close, he snarls and barks like the pitts you see in the paper. He has never attacked anyone, but 100% would kill or at least fight to the death if someone attacked my girl or myself. He knows I can take care of myself, thats why he isn't so protective of me. Smartest dogs in the world.

 

Answer by pitbullprobleme.tk
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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i have two dogs a 5 yr old miniature poodle and a 3 yr old female pit i have trained her from the age of 6 months to protect find and attack on command by a professional
not only does she not show any sign of agretion but she loves the poodle my little brother my mom everyone if you ask me a pit doesnt realy need to be tought to protect if u keep it outside if u live in warm climat but i live in canada its cold and there are  alot of weird people here just a month ago my dog cornered someone in my garage and kept him there for 30 min on a find command my advice is get a trainer dont do it on your own cause it is suppose to be taught as a game not as a defence systeme enjoy your pits and thewre aint any love like pit bull love

 

Answer by pitbullprobleme.tk
Submitted on 8/16/2005
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i have two dogs a 5 yr old miniature poodle and a 3 yr old female pitt i have trained her from the age of 6 months to protect find and attack on command by a proffetional
not only does she not show any sign of agretion but she loves the poodle my little brother my mom everyone if you ask me a pitt doesnt realy need to be tought to protect if u keep it outside if u live in warm climatbut i live in canada its cold and there are  alot of weird people here just a month ago my dog cornered someone in my garage and kept him there for 30 min on a find command my advice is get a trainer dont do it on your own cause it is suppose to be taught as a game not as a defence systeme enjoy your pitts and thewre aint any love like pit bull love

 

Answer by dog
Submitted on 8/19/2005
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hi i own a british staffordshire bull terrier and i can't find anything about training them to attack on command so could one of you tell me how to train him or a website that will provide the info

 

Answer by spectorfive
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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Well, I took time to read this whole Q&A. And yes I own an apbt myself. Betty's a 45 pound dog when in shape,( to true fanciers that a big female). She's a dog..only a dog.
I feel for the people that been bitten by any breed of dog. Back in the day pitts where killed at the first sign of human aggression. The 1970's is when this all out breeding frenzy begin. Pitts where mixed with so many other dogs to me they all but disappeared. A dog that can weigh as little as 30 pounds and as much as 130 just don't add up. Betty will growl at an adult stranger..but has NEVER growled at a child. I had her around kids from the time she was 4 months old. If she ever shows aggression to a child she'll be put down...but If I see a kid beating her to see what she'll do I'll go to there parents and...well you can guess the rest. Man..I could go on for hours but I won't. I can't speak for all pitts but mine knows nothing but how to lick people!lol

 

Answer by Love my Pitt
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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I had a friend that got bit by a mixican.  I have therefore decided that all mexicans are biters.  I have started a campaign in my area with other locals to ban all mexicans so that no one will ever be bit by a mexican again.


 

Answer by Shaq
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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I am 12 years old and i have a 8 month old white and brindle pit she is very Nice.an all white American bulldog that is 8 months old.i have a Sheppard,rott mix that is 1 year.Today there was an all black lab mix with sometin it was big so i took my bulldog to try and get him to leave but he tried to play with it. so i got my mix piece of s@#^ he didn't s@#^.my little girl diamond did all the work to help me.when the dog got wild she helped me calm it don so it wouldn't
bite me.but i was surprised my bulldog didn't do a thing that is why i want to train him to attack.that is why i need help.

 

Answer by bigdog
Submitted on 9/14/2005
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"bad rap, and it's because of people like you"  
pittbull are very good dog if you are good to them all of those want tobe gangbangers
are what makes them fight i have a two year old pitt and when he was four months old and never been train to be mean and it was about three o clock and my son was home    and he is 14 and he thougt he had to go to the bathroom so he let him out and someone was trying to break in and he chased them away and still protects us

 

Answer by Killers
Submitted on 9/16/2005
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In richmond many pitbulls have killed and maimed countless people and pets, I love it!  They are evil dogs which matches my personality perfect!

 

Answer by big country
Submitted on 9/25/2005
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how do i train my pit to not like other dogs and people?

 

Answer by dre
Submitted on 10/3/2005
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i just got 2 new pitts and they are sweet and yet tough. i am teaching them to be guard dogs but i also want to have a good life ,pitt bulls have a bad reputation and that is because people are abusing them, they will love u if u love them

 

Answer by nuckz
Submitted on 10/15/2005
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no need to teach a pitbull to attack it is their natural instinct and if you wish to debate that i will gladly i have always been around this specfic breed

 

Answer by sarah nava
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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why people like this are allowed to exist is beyond me. just like any dog if they are protective, then thats the way they are. by trying to train them to be guard dogs all thats being accomplished is turning your loyal friend into a weapon. because of people like you i find myself constantly defending my pitts from the ideals that your ignorant actions produced. may you burn in hell for you crimes against the loving pitt bull breed

 

Answer by Matthew1772
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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hi America... i live in New Zealand i have got a Pitt bull cross Rottweiler all im saying is i give my dog nothing but love and gem is a natrual guard dog. Noone evil can get near me. My girls good round people she senses the bad ones. I have chlidren shes amazing with them. i wouldnt have any other dog than a pitty  

 

Answer by BROKI K9
Submitted on 11/8/2005
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To answer your question first your dog must trust u and only respond to u on command sit the dog next to u and have someone sit across from u and have the person get angry and yell at the same time u will have hold of the dogs collar in one hand and the other hand is pointing at the person repeating the attack command but never let the dog go ever not because u r worried about the dog attacking but u want to be able to stop your dog at the same time calm them down and do it again keep repeating this till the dog is trained to attack and stop attacking.  [stick your own chest out remember the dog is watching u show u r proud and strong and your dog will do the same u r its role model u can decide on any attack command as-long as u repeat it over and over again DOOBA is great for it]

 

Answer by pitt_breeder
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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Let the dogs fight with instict. I have been breeding south african Pitt-Bulls with my father for the whole 30 years of my life and you just dont train a dog to attack, if you allow the dog to socialize and see how it responds to other dogs and how other dogs respond to it you will know wich doggs can fight, wich dogs will fight and wich doggs are most alert, there is a reason behind all the behaviour because a dominant dog will be a good watch dog and a recssive dog would be one of the best attack doggs in a situation were they are threatened because they always fight for food, to breed, to drink, to even just have peace where they can sit in the pen with other dogs they need to fight the more dominant dogs than themselfs to show thier not worthless so the know better than the dominant or bigger dog how to fight because the the dominant doggs are only dominant because of bloodline(size, colour, shape, strength) or because his or her father was a top dog, so when it comes to a good attack dogg that you want to attack on command it cant be done unless you want an unpredicable dog.

 

Answer by brooke
Submitted on 11/17/2005
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I do not think that pits are bad I have 10 in all the protect and still love and care for everyone around. And it makes me so mad is how they blame it all on just the dogs they gone crazy is what they are trying to say. It is not the dogs it is the owners.If they do band pits they should band every single dog that has ever killed or attacked someone.

 

Answer by Jeremy American Pitt Owner from KC
Submitted on 11/19/2005
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Pittbulls are beautiful dogs I think alot of people get the wrong idea about them. My son is three and he loves my dog they get along better then he does with his little friends. And that question this laura chick asked is just about the stupidest thing i have ever heard anyone ask. Laura I think you need some counseling or maybe you need to be locked up in an insane asylum. All dogs have potential to be aggressive and kill a human if they wanted to. Its sick people like you and anyone who thought your question was at all normal that need to be locked up. Not too long ago here in KC a two year old had her face torn off by a pitt while she was asleep. Its people like you that cause dogs in general to lose control. You need help and you need the lord.

 

Answer by pit biull owner
Submitted on 11/19/2005
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see,that is what most people do.they just tell how many people and animals pit bulls have killed.they do not give credit to the pit bulls about how many lives they have saved or how loving and caring the dogs are.yes it is sad when one is killed by a pit bull but if you did not see the beginning of the attack how do you know the person did not harm the pit bull first.think about that before you have the pit bull euthanized(killed)punish the deed not the breed

 

Answer by fabian
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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I have owned many dogs in my life: i.e., shephereds, dobermans, pitts,etc..I have trained most of them. To trian a pitt to attack,,,well, should better be said, to train the dog obediance.  Most family dogs acquire their own boundaries to protect.  Pitts have a short attention span.  Most are not the evil demons that they are made out to be.  To bann pitts is a horrible ideal.  I own a pitt that is trained and has done well by me.  However, they are powerful animals and natural preditor.  I would not suggest that anyone purchase a pitt bull as a family guard dog.  Buy a shephered, doberman, or a rottie.  Whichever, it is the owners place to control that animal.

 

Answer by dog_lover
Submitted on 11/26/2005
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what is the average weight of a pitbull at 6 months

 

Answer by Sam
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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Pittbull'sare nothing to mess with. You don't have to train them to be mean or train them to fight, they may just come like that naturally. And like the lady that lost her daughter to an already trained pitbull that was mean and nasty, the lady that owned the pittbull should have had more than a year in prison and she should have had the dog taken away from her. Its not fair because kids that live in that neighborhood are still in danger. What if the dog gets out of the house, and there are say 3 kids playing in there yard across the street. What do you think most likely will happen to the kids? Somer didnt do anything to the pittbull and it still atacked her. She didnt do anything to deserve a slow dying death.

 

Answer by montreal trap or die
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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pitbulls are good dogs i have three of them two blue ones and a white one they are very protective and i like them.

 

Answer by Sam
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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I think that Pittbull'sare a very dangerous animal to deal with and the only way that they should be allowed to be a house animal they have to be trained to e a nice non- fighting dog.  The girl that lost her life, Somer, did nothing to deserve to die a slow death, she was only 2 years old. She died a slow death. The lady that owned the vicious pittbull should have been sentenced to more than one year in jail and she should have had to get rid of her dog. Most puttbulls don't have to be trained to be a mean attacking dog like some of the other do. The only thing that most black people use pittbulls for is making them fight in each others back yards and that is how most of them die. I am not racist or anything but if any of you watch animal planet when they and shows on like Animal Cops, Detriot, that is what you mainly see, is Pittbulls fighting with reach other and most of the people that they show on the television are black. Somer did nothing to deserve to die and i hope that her family can get through this tough time. And if the dog happens to get out and he is roaming the street, and say there is about 3 kids outside and they are playing in the yard, they may even be in great danger because if Somer did nothing then what do you think this Pittbull will do to these kids if they are just innocently playing a game outside? Will he go after them? Or will he just mind his own business? You will never know! If you have a Pittbull, i am just suggesting that you watch your every move!!  

 

Answer by pit owner 5yrs
Submitted on 12/10/2005
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moondog you have the most immature answers on here. And well i guess i should be put down to then because if some kid was bugging the f*** out of me while you stood there and laughed you can bet your ass i wouldnt be a happy dog.

banning pitbulls is like saying we should ban blacks or indians because they have the highest rates of crime, lets just kill them all now, that way there are no chances of crime from them in the future, i mean come on that is just ridiculous. I feel bad for the little girl but i cant help wonder why she was left alone in a back yard with a dog in the first place, and what the circumstances were that cause the pit to attack. i mean i have watched many dogs and its not like one minute they are sitting there and the next they are killing someone they know. there are some variables that are missing which cannot obviously be known, at fault of a bad babysitter. secondly i think one of the most important things to do with a dog while it grows up is to test its temperament.

making weird noises and seeing how it reacts if it has a good temperament it will listen and then quickly run over to check out whats going on. if its bad it will hide or act agressive.

aswell i always practice bugging my dogs while they are eating or drinking and i dont mean continually or irrationally but i will give them a little tug or poke to see if they act aggressive at all. and take there bones to see what there reactions are, just incase some day i do have a kid and he decides to tug or poke him the dog is used to this and is not bothered. you will thank yourself when your kid runs up while your dog is eating and bites or pokes or tugs his ears or tails, and he is not trained this way and snaps an what not because he is unfamiliar with it.

i also own another dog besides my pit and he is a rhodesian ridgeback and this also gets my pit used to other dogs. socializing your dog is very important too.

i find that pits arent very aggressive towards people as they are toward other dogs because it is in there blood and history to fight with other animals. so it is very important to make sure as they grow up to visit the dog parks and get to know other dogs.

i will end with saying in %95 of the tests done for temperament, pitbulls ranked in the top and they have been used time and time again as healing dogs in hospitals and care centres for ill children and challenged people.

and please if you own a pitbull don't chain him up in the back and leave him there or whatever and leave him this is how most of them get to be agressive dogs that give pits bad names.

 

Answer by Snuggles
Submitted on 12/14/2005
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Mark, I agree with you that people normally give the dog's the bad names because they should discipline them if they do something bad like attack someone or something! you can e-mail me at SuperWoman1067@aol.com if you want to talk about this some more. Thanks talk with you later  bye

 

Answer by SKY
Submitted on 12/16/2005
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   If people train there dogs to attack on command just to protect yourself/ or even themselves, they are headed for trouble. They could possibly be seued, and fined or even go to jail for up to one year in prision. The lady that lost her daughter, Somer, to a hungry and angry pittbull should have got fined, had the dog taken away from her and, had more than one year in jail.

   Johntrout, when you say you have like no pity on the mother that lost her daughter, that is real mean. Have you ever heard of the saying if you don't have something nice to say don't say it at all. And you are the gay one not her like you stated, also you are the retarded one. I hope that one day when someone that you really, like will die and then you can see how it feels. Also you are really immature. How old are you like what at least in your thirties? OK, ill let ya slide and ill say that you are in your late twenties. Don't bother writing back to me cause i don't wanna have to deal with your trash talk, but then again who does?

 

Answer by Some GirL
Submitted on 12/16/2005
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   All I have to say is that people who train pitbulls to kill other things and animals is really dumb and they are dumb people in doing so and i think that it is really cruel to other animals and people that they can get away with doing that, they don't get any fines, they don't have to get rid of the dog, and they don't have to even pay for the medical bill when someone or something gets hurt as bad as they do.

   Say that some kids are playing outside in there front or backyard and a pitbull, fighting dog gets loose and then they go and attack these innocent little kids, then the people that own the dogs say that OH.. they didn't know that the dog got out and they don't take the blame for it, what happens next? Do they get fined, go to jail, do they even get the dog taken away from them??    

 

Answer by pitbull owner
Submitted on 12/17/2005
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I have heard all of the horror story's about pit bulls and i have raised them all my life and never had one turn on me.The one i have know plays with my 6 yr old son all the time. It's not the dog it is how the dog is raised just like any other dog any dog will attack if they are pervoked or miss treated. I deal with dogs many breeds in a vet asst and i have been bit by a black lab before so like i said any dog can attack.

 

Answer by pitgunner
Submitted on 12/18/2005
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IMO, pit bulls are great dogs for anyone that is willing to put time and effort into raising them.  I recently got into raising a pit bull, which is 10 weeks now. I purchased him from my uncle who has been a pit breeder for 20 years now.  He has NEVER had a problem with one of his dogs attacking anyone.  He treats his dogs with love and respect, and they return that love.  They are protective as most pits are, but they are not overly aggressive toward humans or other dogs.  Pits are what their owners make of them.  The bad dogs have bad owners! And that is all that's to it!!

 

Answer by cjocaru
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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your pitt bull must be like a gun...

 

Answer by Pitt Lover from Hawaii
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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This is for Pittbull Victim,  I am really sorry for what you had to go through I can only imagine how tough it is to lose someone who is very dear and close to you.  As I was reading your statement the babysitter needs to get a much harsher senctece then what was given to her, for it was an innocent human life that was taken not another animal so I feel for you and I wish you and your family the best of luck in what you are doing.

This message is for the mother who has a son who is 4 yr old daughter and a 7 yr old pitt and also a 2 yr old cat.  Tell me this what would you do if you daughter was mauld by pittbull, i'mpretty sure your attitude towards them would change really fast.  People tend to speak faster then they think because it's never happend to them, but once you turn into a victim it's a whole new ball game I just wish people would think before they act and speak.

 

Answer by bolo
Submitted on 12/20/2005
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I JUST LOVE ANIMALS.

 

Answer by Vanessa Owns A Pitt
Submitted on 12/26/2005
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NO WAY! LEAVE IT ALONE LET IT DO WHAT IT WANTS thats the reson pitts have a bad name i have 2 of them....and if u want an attacking dog....get one that is not a pit...because as of now pitts are the onky dog u have to have 1,000 or more dollars insurance for and they have a bad name. So my suggestion to u is, GET ANOTHER DO IF U WANT IT TO ATTACK OR KILL!

 

Answer by mooper
Submitted on 1/1/2006
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if you take good care of your pit and your pit smells danger for you and feels he is in danger hes gonna protect you and him i had 2 German Shepard's and a mixed pit and they didn't protect me as well as my pits i had and the pit i have now.  

 

Answer by flatboy
Submitted on 1/3/2006
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pittbulls are great guard dogs

 

Answer by JT
Submitted on 1/10/2006
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PITTS,ARE GREAT DOGS AND ACUALY ARE WORKING DOGS I THINK THEY SHOULD BE TRAINED TO PROTECT THEIR OWNER.I HAVE TWO PITS THAT HAVE ATTACKED MY FRIENDS JUST FOR RAISING THEIR VOICE AT ME.THAT MADE ME PROUD TO KNOW THEY LOVE ME SO MUCH,AS A MATTER OF FACT I NEVER TRAINED THEM TO DO THIS THEY DID IT ON THEIR OWN

 

Answer by mrpitbull
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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i think your a idoit if you teach a pitbull to attack they are not the kind of dog for that.  i have owned a alot of pitbulls for a long time.  i had one that i decided to train to attack ive always had my dogs well trained with tricks but never atack.  the dogs name was turbo.he was a smaller razors edge dog.  it went really well for awhile he would watch em guard showing his teeth  atack and release on command.he was still realy young pitbulls are very intelligent it was easy to do.  he would lock on my girlfriends arm with a arm guard on.   turbo was a extremely loyal good friend he was my best friend.  well he turned about 1 year old and started figuring out that he was kinda bad and people were scared of him. so he started growling at children and people that were weaker and smaller  without me telling him too.i just ignored it and kinda thought it was just him protecting me.well time went on and i had a baby girl.  turbo went outside on a chain in the day for ahwile. to stay out of our way with the baby he got jealous of the baby.  he started getting meaner and trying to bite people more often and went after my 8 year old little brother he  grew up around him but one day he tried to tear his face of it came out of nowhere.i started to get worried .we couldnt even go to the park without him trying to get someone that got to close to me.it got to a piont now where he knows hes a bad ass and can tear up anyone he wants. he would wag his tail till somoene got close enough then jump at there throat. i got worried about my daughter she was walking by now and wanted to play with the puppy .he growled at her once and i didnt trust him. he was starting to go at my girlfriend to when she tried to wrestle with him like she always had. i was the only person he respected and submitted to.i was really started to feel sorry for him sitting outside on a chain  all the time so i gave him away i put a ad in the paper for free not good with kids.  the guy called a week later and sayed he was bringing him back  he tried to tear up his girlfriend and started to go after everyone that came over and was growling at him.  i couldnt find him a home he wasnt safe for anyone but me.he loved me only but my daughter was getting the size to go outside and wander off. i was scared she would get to him one day.i had nightmares about it.god i wish i wouldnt have taught him to attack he was such a good dog untill then.i had my girlfriend take him and get him put to sleep it was the hardest thing i ever did.i had to kill my best friend for my stupid choice to have a cool attack dog.it was horrible my girlfriend said they had to restain him and it took 6 people to get the shot in him.he didnt go quick he was screaming when he was dying.       he wasnt a bad dog he just got to pertective because i trained him to attack.he loved me to much and wanted to make me happy and thats what i taught him to do to make me happy. worst mistake you can ever make if you love the dog is to intriduce aggresion to a pit.there just not the right dog for that. if you treat them good theyll protect on there own. just let them be loved and if you want them to guard just dont socialize them as much with people.  i have 2 pitbulls now both loving gentle giants  that love my children. they bark at night when somoene comes around and thats plenty,who is gonna walk in a yard with a 90 pound pitbull barking at them.i just dont think you should make them aggresive its just not the thing to start with this breed  they will figure out how bad they are and change and might even figure out they are badder than you. my dogs now think they are poodles they are big babies.  thanks for reading     dustin rhodes

 

Answer by mrpitbull
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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something you people need to think about is if you train a pitbull to attack what is going to happen if you ever have to get rid of it for some reason where is it going to go to.   ill tell you ,put to sleep.   you cant place a aggresive pitbull.    you people need to except the fact if your training a   apbt  to attack    you dont really care for it or love it its just a cool material thing to you to impress people with and your an asshole

 

Answer by Dog Lover
Submitted on 1/16/2006
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Although it's sad that people have been hurt and killed by Pitts the truth is that owning an animal is exactly like having a child, and just like a child any animal must be raised properly and with alot of love and care.  just like kids can go bad because of bad parenting so can any dog.  it's unfair and infact stupid to ban a breed because some owners are irresponsible.

 

Answer by Dog Lover
Submitted on 1/16/2006
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Although it's sad that people have been hurt and killed by Pitts the truth is that owning an animal is exactly like having a child, and just like a child any animal must be raised properly and with a lot of love and care.  just like kids can go bad because of bad parenting so can any dog.  it's unfair and in fact stupid to ban a breed because some owners are irresponsible.

 

Answer by Sophie
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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I am only 8 yr-old and I think most of the dogs you are talking about are a bit of danger.

 

Answer by Mei
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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I am Japanese and I hate rottweilers.

 

Answer by robbdizzle
Submitted on 1/21/2006
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i own a year old brindle pittbull that attacks on comand and also watches my 5 year old sister when she plays out side BY HER SELF AND HE WILL BARK AT ANYONE WHO COMES NEAR MY SISTER but he is still so friendly he also sleeps with my sister and cause she sleeps in the living room he barks at anyone who comes to the door. my pitt used to sleep in the house but i recently put him out side on a chain to tow cars but he dose not bark at people outside .pitt bulls are the best breed of dogs no matter what idiots say about them  

 

Answer by lov pittys
Submitted on 1/29/2006
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pit bulls are the best dogs..people say there bad thats only if the owner teachs it to kill all pitbulls are agressive with other dogs thats there nature point being u treat your dog with love the dog will protect u end of story

 

Answer by monkey
Submitted on 2/1/2006
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my 1 1/2 year old pit voodoo has always been loyal and i even take her hitch hiking  she is very stubborn and hard to train.  I would love to teach her to be a little more protective of my home. she understands jump sit stay down and even calm down when she is being very hyper. now im working on guard and bite but she is too good natured to try and bite or even growl at anyone familiar. shell growl at aggressive strangers but i dont want her for attacking strangers or random people. if anyone has any suggestions for me on the subject you can email me mnokeybusiness@yahoo.com and id love to here your responses.

 

Answer by lisa
Submitted on 2/4/2006
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WELL IF YOU WANT TO TRAIN YOUR DOG TO ATTACK WELL IT IS EASY JUST TRAIN HIM TO WALK FIRST THEN TRAIN HIM TO ATTACK YOUR FRIENDS AND THEN YOU COULD TRAIN HIM TO ATTACK BAD PEOPLE AND HE WILL LEARN THAT HE HAS FULL CONTROL THEN HE WILL START TO ATTACKING YOU.... AND THATS HOW A PITT WALKS IN THE LONLY ROAD

 

Answer by pitbull
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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pitbulls are good dogs you just have treat them right and you will have a friend for life.there good for any thing you want them to do.they are very smart dogs.

 

Answer by staffy
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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i hav a staffordshire bull terrier and  i was wonderin if anybody out there could tell me how 2 train it 2 becme a gaurd dog and more aware of strangers plz will u reply if tou could help me thankyou !!!!1

 

Answer by seeing red
Submitted on 2/20/2006
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man's best friend
i garentee that all the stupid comments are from very lonely people who dont know the love of a real friend

i dont know a great deal about attack traning,but i do know that they are completly trainible,competent and trust worthy ,you sad lonely have a grate deal to learn if only it was as easy to train you sad lonely people,  THEN AGAIN WHY WASTE OUR TIME ,TRAINING PITT'S WOULD BE FAR MORE REWARDING,AFTHER ALL THEY ARE MY BEST FRIEND

 

Answer by traumatized
Submitted on 2/25/2006
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wow...thanks for educating me everyone.  My dog was attacked yesterday by 2 pitt bulls in a leash free area designated for dogs where I live.  Before we entered, I asked the owner, a girl, if her dogs would bite or anything.  She said no.  I noticed after we entered that she had problems controlling her pitt bulls, so I asked her if she needed some help in getting their leashes for them that were hanging on the fence.  She said no.  She squatted while holding their collars for 10-15 minutes.  They kept pulling and jerking her.  Little did I know it was because they were interested in killing my dog.  Anyway, as I felt uncomfortable, I decided to leave with my dog.  He approached them to smell them as we were leaving, and they growled and lunged, and he growled and lunged.  Next thing you know, they pulled the owner (girl) down to the ground, dragging her a bit until they broke free from her grip.  They proceeded to try and kill my dog, working like two timberwolves together to hunt/kill prey.  The girl and I chased and chased them, but when we would discourage one and it would let go of his *clamp* grip on my dog, the other one would come from a different direction and clamp down on my dog's flesh, locking in/down and pulling it from the tissue.  My dog did not have a chance in hell.  At one point, I tried to hold my dog over my head (because I'm stupid obviously and wanted the pitt bulls to bite me instead in order save my dog--protective instinct kicks in), but one pitt bull jumped up above my head to clamp down on my dog's side and pull him down.  After more drama and attack and clamp biting, we escaped out of the fenced area.  The girl (owner) was concerned for my dog at first--until I went for help, and she got in trouble, losing at least one of her dogs to animal control.  The other dog, and a pitt bull puppy had to be removed from the neighborhood.  So, my dog and I were both very lucky to have lived, I would guess.  I don't hate the dogs.  I do think the owner is a complete idiot and obviously doesn't have any control over her dogs.  I don't think she even knows how to handle pitt bulls or any other kind of dog for that matter.  I'm still not sure what to think about it all, but I find all of your *old* comments from last year educational to say the least.  One thing I have noticed on this site is that many here seem to be aggressive toward one another, and it makes me curious about similarities between owners and their dogs, right?  If these dogs are so loyal, then they are obviously learning/getting/manifesting their owners' aggression if they are aggressive.  Plus, from what I saw yesterday, these dogs have behavior closer to timberwolves than I've ever seen from any other type of dog.  No doubt they are *wild* to some extent...and that's what wild animals do, especially predators, they kill their prey--whatever or whomever it is.  I just went through this yesterday, and am thankful that my dog and I are both alive.  None of it makes any sense right now.  I think it will take me a very long time to understand what happened and why it happened exactly, etc.  I'm sure all of you here have some quick answer for me.  However, this is something that changed me forever.  And most of all, I trust humans less.  I don't think I'll ever get over what happened and what I saw from both humans and beasts yesterday.  The world is a terrible place if you ask me.  Humans are the worst.

 

Answer by american pit owner
Submitted on 3/1/2006
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all you people who post against training to attack dont even know a thing about pitts.you probably just know what you hear on the news or in the newspaper about pitts mauling people.most of the pit bulls that attack people are the ones used in underground fighting.thats all they are used for so thats all they know.when they are not fighting they are put on a chain and dont get much contact with people or other dogs.so when a fighting pit bull gets off its chain it bites someone.if you stupid with how you train you pit then of coarse its gonna bite someone.

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 3/7/2006
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Um If someone is breaking into your home or doing you harm, pittbulls have a natural inclination to protect their owners. There is no need to "train" the dog to attack.

 

Answer by pitt69
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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I have a 8 month old pitt and i have trained him to guard me and my family you do not have to be mean to the dog to get what you want out of them my dog love's every one it's around until some one is trying to hurt him or me then he gets aggressive

 

Answer by buck
Submitted on 3/15/2006
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NO

 

Answer by Curse 2
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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wuzzzzzzzzzzzzzz up hhhhahahahahah

 

Answer by pit victim
Submitted on 3/23/2006
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I totally agree with the guy that killed his dog. I was mauled by a pit bull. the owner didn't do a damn thing. I had to have all kinds of stitches and surgery. All of you that say pitts are good dogs and only a few of them attack are full of crap. I know 3 other people who have been attacked by dogs, and guess what, they were all pitt bulls. How come you never hear of anyother kinds of attacks??????????(except that one lady who was mauled to death by the canary dogs).

 

Answer by Texas boy
Submitted on 4/6/2006
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Beau why don't you just shut the hell up because you probably don't know a thing about pit bulls anyway

 

Answer by Sharodo
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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I think everyone here is wasting a whole lot of breath (or hand energy for that matter).  I have been in contact with pits for years and I currently own a 1 year old brindle who is the sweetest dog I have ever known.  

If you think about it logically, all dogs are prone to attack.  What is the dog that is most suspect to biting someone?  You guessed it.... a Cocker Spaniel...  Just because the dog is small it will not do as much damage, but will be far more aggressive.  To the man who's granddaughter was mauled, you have my deepest sympathy.  But could this act not have been commited by a rott, doberman, akita, alligator, shark, or any other animal that just happens to be powerful enough to kill a human?

The point is we can't just go doing away with everything that poses a risk.  Many people here have stated that even other humans should be banned because of the unspeakable acts they commit.  Is this not why we have rehab clinics, jails, and asylums?  To help the sick people, we shouldn't get the chance to play god and take life from whomever or whatever we choose.  

A dog is just like a human, a product of its environment.  Anymore, people are so quick to jump to a harsh judgement of a person with out trying to think reflexively.  Put yourself in a criminals shoes for a moment, do you think that these people chose to end up like this, or they are just victims of a series of horrible events that they had no control over.  People need to wake up and understand that NOTHING is under there control, no matter what they think.  

 

Answer by Staffie trainer
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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I am 15, I have trained staffordshire bull terriers since I was 12 years old (from my families own litters) All my dogs are loving, obedient, loyal. They walk great on the lead, do agility. They can do anything you challenge them to. But they also attack on command...! Just a few weeks ago I got jumped by 3 lads outside my home, my brother saw and let 2 of my dogs out quietly. The dogs attacked them boys but they deserved it because I never even knew them. I live in a rough area and feel safe with my dogs. Were I live i believe you need a safe dog to keep you safe. They attack out of love, NOT HATE!

Danny

 

Answer by up a wee shankill uff c.coy 2nd batt
Submitted on 4/16/2006
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i had a pittbull for 2 years n i cud walk him anywere day or night off the leed if he went 4 another dog or fing i just had 2 call him n he wud cum rightback dog arnt evil people r evil pitt bulls r the best dogs about they do wot they r told thats ther only crime i got an other 1  hes 3 n he was nasty wudnt even let anybody n 2 my house but hes not like lat anymore its just who ever brought him up i dont think they shud b put down just because some1 brong him up rong its not the dog its the owner that makes them evil

 

Answer by Prof. K9 Trainer
Submitted on 4/18/2006
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"LAURA" - if you really want to do this, and are serious about it - take your dog to training classes. you must first have your dogs obedience COMPLETELY flawless - both on and off leash. consult a professional in your area.

"SOAPBOX" - you are 100% wrong. pit bulls are MOST DEFINITELY considered working dogs. do some research. I have seen plenty of pits that are VERY well trained, by RESPONSIBLE owners to do such work. you are right to say that there are a lot of irresponsible pit owners out there that have very poorly trained protection dogs. - this is a disgrace.

"PITTLOVER" - i suggest you check out some well trained pit bulls. you clearly have no idea of their potential. these dogs are NOT mean. if you have ever seen one perform, you will know that, on command, these dogs will guard or bite, but also on command, they will be friendly as long as they get the okay from the handler.

i could go on and on and on. but will stop.

just one more thing. dogs should not be trained to actually attack until they are at LEAST a year and a half to two years old. puppy tugs are a different story and they should know how to bite and hold. but not how to bite a person until they are older.

keep up the OBEDIENCE training w/ the 7 month old pup to be ensure everyone's safety.

 

Answer by texas boy
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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all you dumb bastards think that it's bad just because some1 wants their dog to attack on command. Some ppl want to feel protected with more than just a gun. and every1 on here thinks the only gun you should get is a damn 9 mm. change it up a little ppl, get a freakin shotgun or somthin

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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i have three pitt bulls that i raised from 6 weeks or younger. i believe all dogs are just like people you treat them good they treat you good my dogs are like 100lb newborn babies my oldest stays in the house with me and my kids my three year old sits on her pulls,hits and well can just be really mean to her but she has never reacted,and never will i know she don't have it in her to be mean. to ban the breed is stupid if you ban one breed you might as well ban all breeds ANY BREED can be mean if tought that way. my grandma has a poodle that bit her preacher maybe poodles should be baned just because they are small dont mean a thing. My point pitts can't help their strenght or how they were raised and just like people they never asked to be born.GOD did that and if you ban one of his creations you might as well ban all including a human that was raised badly.

 

Answer by dj
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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to soapbox:pits are working dogs,they have been used on farms and ranches as catch dogs and catle dogs all over the world,mostly europe,for well over a century.it just so happens that this breed has a present day reputation that overshadows its history as a working dog.all though its beginnings are very obscure.i have been using pits as hunting and tracking dogs for years,and they seem to excel at this pits are easily tained for any purpose.as an attack dog it will also excel but this will only add to its current reputation,therefore i say no.

 

Answer by Brioni
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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i saw a report last night on TV about a women's two pit-bull'smauling a lady to death. the owner of the dog's was charged of man slaughter 2. i think it is apsoluteltly appauling that the owner was punished for the dog's actions.if you put being and animal in the same society of course there are going to be a few run in's but wanting to punish someone for it or even concider trying to wipe out the whole breed of dog, i don't think it's right. humans kill humans all the time, they go to jail, the human race doesn't get wiped out for there behaviour. To dogs, we are food walking around. We are meat and they EAT meat. It's unfair to them when, they proberbly don't even know killing someone is wrong. Im sorry to hear about your daughter Somer but im afraid your baby sitter should have been watching your little girl. It's not the dogs fault someone left your daughter alone with a grown basically wild animal...

 

Answer by Brioni
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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Answer by true_pits...STICK IT UP YOUR ASS YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY THAT.WE ARE ALL EQUAL. ANIMALS AND HUMANS ONLY DIFFERENCE IS, WE ARE MOSTLY DOING THE KILLING AND THE 'WRECKING THE WORLD' THING....THATS US NOT THE DOGS.

 

Answer by shannon marshall
Submitted on 5/8/2006
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I HAVE A PITT BULL AND HAD HAVE THEM IN THE PAST. THEY ARE A ONE OWNER DOG. MY FIRST ONE WAS A FEMALE AMERICAN PITT FULL BLOODED. MY SECOND ONE IS COLBY , GATOR, AND BOUDREAUX MIX .HE IS A 100LB LAP DOG. I HAVE A 12YR OLD SON WHO I CAN NOT EVEN SPANK BECAUSE HE THINKS I AM HURTING HIM SO I THINK IT IS HOW YOU RAISE THE DOG .YOU DON'T NEED TO THE TEACH THEM TO ATTACK. IF THEY FILL THREATENED THEY WILL DIFFEND THEM SELF AND THERE LOVED-ONES. JUST AS POEPLE DO . THEY ARE VERY TERRITORIAL.  

 

Answer by Casey
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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if you want to know how to train ur rot weiler to attck talk to my friend Sterling

 

Answer by blacc & blue
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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how to train a pittbull to attack on command

 

Answer by zoedogg
Submitted on 5/23/2006
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Wuzup I luv pittbulls I am a certified pitt master/backyard breeder I take very good care of my animals they are my children and just like a boxer would encourage his child to box I like 2 see my champs spar Ive been dealing with dogs all my life (22) and none of them I let spar 2 the death thats how I see how to rate them Yes rate them Its a New Orleans thing if u not from there ya wont understand YA HEARD ME!!!!

 

Answer by Shmitey
Submitted on 5/27/2006
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What kind of an idiot would want to train a Pittbul to attack. They already have a bad name. What is your problem.

 

Answer by Bija
Submitted on 6/2/2006
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My dog attacked @ three months old as I was being attacked by three guys wheen I knocked one to the floor he bit him. i have never taught my dog violence and he has never practiced it be kind to your dog...teach him that hands are not toys...love him...did I say be really good to your dog? Good dog owners are always watched..even from doggie heaven.

 

Answer by I know all
Submitted on 6/2/2006
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If you Know dogs you know that pitbulls are one of the most of the dangerous dogs in the world. If you want your pit to attack start talking to him or her and yank the chain back.

 

Answer by Candice
Submitted on 6/14/2006
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pitbulls ARE working dogs. if you want your dog to attack on command then u better hope to hell you are doing schutzhund. never ever have any dog attack another person on command. they will do it if they fell there family is threatened.

 

Answer by Mati
Submitted on 6/14/2006
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hey guys i just got a 4month off pitty of a breeder, it howls alot how do i train it..thanks

 

Answer by tank
Submitted on 6/15/2006
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i have a blue pit with a big head and feet how old do it need to me before i train it to attack on command and train it to sit and stay and all of that

 

Answer by elmeromero54
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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You don't really need to train a pit to attack on command. If you treat them right, eat with them , sleep with, and show alot of love to them they will always protect you. Treat them like your son/daughter and you don't have to worry about nobody wanting to attack you. I have a 5month female pit who I love so much, we sleep together on the bed and I give her the best food I can possibly give. One summer night, it was so hot that I decided to go outside on the front yard, some guy came up to me and asked me what time it was, I put my hand on my pocked to take out my phone, then suddenly he leaned towards me and try to grab me, luckyly my pup was behind me, so she ran and got between me the guy. The guy whent away and my pup started to bark like crazy at him. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS SHOW THEM ALOT OF LOVE.

 

Answer by lindsey
Submitted on 6/22/2006
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i have 2 pits a 2 yr old gator/rednose and an 8 wk old jeep/red boy both very loving dogs the adult knows when somethings not right and that is the only time u have 2 worry bout her and the puppy is learning. my wife was n our pool when a stranger come n to the yard and he went crazy. everything comes natural with them just love them. if u need protection that bad they still sell guns

 

Answer by jnos45
Submitted on 6/26/2006
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I HAVE 3 PITT BULLS AND THEY ARE THE BEST COMPANION DOGS A PERSON CAN HAVE IN MY OPINION. THERE IS NO NEED TO TRAIN YOUR DOGS TO ATTACK BECAUSE THEY WILL PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IF YOU RAISE THEM TO BE PEACEFUL. MY DOGS HAVE BEEN AROUND NUMEROUS KIDS AND I WOULD TRUST MY DOGS TO PROTECT THEM IF THE NEED AROSE.

 

Answer by champ pit owner
Submitted on 6/26/2006
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how do you know soap box u F@#$!%^ idiot
pits are bread to fihgt and protect their bettr than cops  

 

Answer by apbtDET
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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I have a APBT named chico and a golden retriever and i have the golden trained as a guard dog NOT A ATTACK DOG.I have two real commands. 1.whats that or whats that noise to get her aware of whats happing around.her ears will point and tall goes out.2ill say get em and she bark she goes crazy and looks real mean but she's just acting and thats the effect i wanted her to have put the fear in some one not hurt them.if the person kept coming she would probably lick there face.because she's not mean at all.but if some one came in the house she will let me know for sure.it took alot of time to train her and alot of work.i plain training my apbt the same way he is half way there he is still a pup and alot harder to train to.IF YOU TRAIN YOUR DOG WRONG OR STUPID YOU WILL GO TO JAIL.A pitt bull can be a load gun in the wrong hands.i would be careful cuz if your dog bites some one the cops will throw yours ass in jail

 

Answer by doglover
Submitted on 6/29/2006
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I think it is best to train a pitbull to attack on command so that it won't hurt the wrong person on accident. But you shouldn't train it to be vicous. They all ready have a bad enough rep as it is. if you train it to attack on command it might actually help their rep improve. i alspo dont think they should ban pitbulls just cuz dey attack people wat if poodles attack people? we gone ban them to?

 

Answer by jake123
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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dogs dont kill people people kill people

 

Answer by Dete
Submitted on 7/6/2006
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What I dont get is why just germen shepards are used as police dogs. Why cant a American pitbull?

 

Answer by angel
Submitted on 7/11/2006
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look ok i have 3 pit bulls and they love everyone and i have a suck it word and they will only do so if i ask but any way i just have to put all kinds of dogs can attack not only pit bulls i was attacked by a chow chow and a rott. and i will never ever think of getting red of my dogs because of a stupid thing that puts only pit bulls as the most bad rap don't get me wrong one out of a million can attack thats just because the own is heart less but if you train your dog right everthing will be ok

 

Answer by mr.rat
Submitted on 7/13/2006
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you should train it to run and bite the s**t out of a man or a boy or a babys right or left nut.

 

Answer by Alexandria
Submitted on 7/30/2006
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I would not suggest to get a pit bull to attack on command FOR THE HELL OF IT, however I weigh about 91 lbs at 5"2 and if i felt that I was about to be taken advantage of or raped, I would tell
Beef, my 91 lb pit bull to do something, signal him,but I woulD'nt have to, he adores me. I  take care of him. I've had him for 3 years now and have two kids, he's excellent with them and my husband. I never walk alone at night unless I'm with him. I even take him with my kids for WALKS at all times at any night fall. HE'S INTIMATING LOOKING.
bUT WE TAKE EXCELLENT CARE OF HIM, HE EVEN SLEEPS ON MY HUSBAND'S AND MY BED EVERY NIGHT

 

Answer by mississippiron
Submitted on 8/3/2006
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i think all pitbull should b fought kuz i got 124 pit bulls and i fight all them i know you all heard of me

 

Answer by tt
Submitted on 8/5/2006
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its your dog u can train it what you want to if you are bothering the dog 4 it 2 attack u its your problem

 

Answer by mann
Submitted on 8/5/2006
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how do you train your pitbull to walk on a leash

 

Answer by Hamster
Submitted on 8/6/2006
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My neighbor has a nice looking female APBT that is 8 months old.  From day one I have been able to pet it and I haven't seen any type of aggression in it.  His 5 year old son plays a little rough with it and it never shows any sign whatsoever of being a bad dog.  On several occasions I have seen other neighborhood dogs approach my neighbors yard when he had his APBT outside off leash.  Now, here we are, me, my neighbor, his little boy, and a APBT off leash with this little Chihuahua barking up a storm.  The APBT just kinda stared at it, even seemed like it wanted to go play with it, never even barked.  My neighbor said "Come" and his dog came right to his side, even though I know it really wanted to go play around with this other barking dog 20 feet away.  This APBT is the second PB type dog I have ever been around.  I am impressed with its restraint, calmness, and obedience.  Gorgeous dog, tan and white.  It stays in their backyard, and I park my Jeep along the road by their fence.  It can't see me through the fence but it does bark at me as I enter my jeep.  Not violently, just a normal bark.  I am glad to see this, because I am sure some theives have walked around that fence and heard it bark and didn't try to break into that house!  Having said all this, I am sure if I ever decided to give my neighbor a right cross to his nose, in front of his dog, I would probably be missing a leg.  That's just the feeling I get from it.  Maybe you don't have to train these dogs to defend you, since if they are normal, healthy, properly raised dogs, it comes naturally?  I wish my dog, a Boxer Mix was as well trained as the APBT.  I rescued my dog from the pound, and he is very dog aggressive, but cool with humans.  The little black dog came barking at my dog while he was tied up in the front yard.  My dog went totally nuts and wanted to make that dog his late lunch snack.  I had to hurry and throw him into the garage and close the door til the little dog left.  It's all relative and all matters on how the dog is raised, not entirely the breed.

 

Answer by I_LOVE_DOGS1984
Submitted on 8/8/2006
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I own a brindle pitbull and I tie it up all the time and put a muzzle on it so it can't bite me. The i procede to take my cloths off and shuve my cock in it so hard it yelps like it is dieing... I think it is funny...

 

Answer by GANGSTA!!!!
Submitted on 8/9/2006
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pitt bulls r great dogs no one can say they aren`t! ive got a pitt bull it respects me and saved me  so pitt bull r wicked

pitt bull   pitt bull  pitt bull pitt bull

              pitt bull

 

Answer by caesar millan
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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pitbulls are the same as alllll dogs

 

Answer by Pitty Passion
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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okay first of all i was a owner of a pitt bull, but moved home because i was pregnant it broke my heart to have to leave him because he was an awesome dog all round... Briggs was  as most pittys are very loyal, and me being the only female in the house he protected me. as long as i knew he was in the house i knew i was safe! my ex bf one night  was fooling around and "swung" a knife at me Briggs saw this and lunged to take the knife out of his hands and layed it at his feet and just looked at him as if to say what are u doing?! another time i was in a park waiting for a friend and there was a guy who had approached me, i was a lil skeptical but Briggs again had my back... the guy did not see Briggs at my side or who is now my Boyfriend just in the darkness but Briggs fended him off. so as u can c he was a protector  as far as i was concerned having him was better than calling the cops . he always knew when i was nervous or afraid.
How to train a pitty to attack on command u ask...
some one otta slap u in the back of your big dumb ass head and make u realize that they are not working dogs, they are animals with feeling and emotion. it makes me sick to c the kind of brutality that people like you force upon beautiful genital beast like the well known pitt bull.
some 20 yrs ago they were  America's number one family dog every one had one in there home and now they are baned because of stupid assholes like u who get a thrill and a game out of watching there suffering. when it comes to people like u hey why not shove u in a ring and let you and someone else fight to the death or until u rip each others face off LITERALLY. can u imagine how it must feel to be disemboweled, or have your genitals ripped off?! oh wait or have your face ripped off by something else your fighting against because u have no other choice, the difference in human fights and dog fights are simply mouths and a voice to voice and opinion dogs canst tell u  what hurts and when enough is enough u should know the difference! grow up and get real if your dog dies its on your hands no one elses, imagine having to walk around with knowing u committed MURDER because that i exactly what it is!
do us all a favor and watch" OFF THE CHAIN"
GET IT OUT TO PEOPLE IT MAY MAKE U CHANGE YOUR VIEW ABOUT THESE GENTLE GIANTS.
PEOPLE LIKE U MAKE ME SICK, AND I HOPE ONE DAY YOU EXPERIENCE THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THEY GO THROUGH FOR YOUR DELIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by joshua
Submitted on 8/25/2006
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i want to know if you play with your dog alot will it learn how to lock its jaws but i dont fight he but i have always been worlding i have a 11 month old pit and it would harm anything

 

Answer by common sense
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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Well, by the look of this thread, pit bull owners are generally idiots and are doomed to have the breed banned by their own actions. Lots of ignorant small-penis folks here.
If you teach your dog attack training, fine, but if your dog attacks or kills someone, you should be responsible as if you murdered them with a weapon.
BTW, the ONLY dog originally bred for a protection are Dobermans.  

 

Answer by aggression is the key
Submitted on 9/4/2006
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heellllllllooo answer the boy question he didnt ask 4 a book of yall comments  i have a female pit mixed with a rott she aggresive as hell but i can control it at times and she only 6 weeks but he did not for victem i think the boy want his answer and i know he dont want people crying talking about they hate the breed

 

Answer by greatgwynnth
Submitted on 9/5/2006
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i think any on who would do such a thing to a dog is a foul disugusting jackass.

 

Answer by Nya Pup
Submitted on 9/14/2006
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I have 2 pit pulls and one is very protective of her family and the other will be the same way.  There is no need to train a dog to attack on command, that is redundant.  Me and my wife plan to breed and sell them in the near future and us here in Florida are having to put up with them trying to ban it, saying that they are to violent.  My pits and the pits that I know around me are the sweetest.  I had a pit that was poisoned, he was the sweetest thing ever.  he hurt his leg, and we brought him inside our house, and my daughter 2 years old at the time was just jumping put all of her 32 pounds down on it, and he didn't do a thing, but nudge her off and lay back down, now that is sweet, but that same dog, went walking with me and my daughter and she went running ahead and another dog was barking at her he ran up beside her and barked.  This a pitbull, didn't attack the dog barking at her, he defended her by letting the other dog know he was there.  Now, is that mean, is that to aggressive.  It is how you raise any animal.  If you raise it mean, it will be aggressive and uncontrollable, but if you raise it right it will be by your side no matter what.

 

Answer by L L
Submitted on 9/20/2006
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PITTBALL DOGS ARE VERY GOOD GARD DOGS AND  LOVE THE FAMILY. ITS ALL ABOUT ON HOW YOU TEACH YOUR DOG IF U WHANT IT TO BE an animal well then you got 1
  



 

Answer by Pittiemommy
Submitted on 9/22/2006
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I think this is just horrible that this forum is taking place. We need more respectable people to own pittbulls to let the general public know that they don't have to cross the street when I walk my dog. It's people like some of you who purposly train their animals for attacking that give the breed a bad name. Say for instance you are out somewhere with your kids and someone does something that your dogs reads as being a threat to his family. The dog will react right and attack this is where the stigmatism comes from that pittbulls attack they are doing what they think their dumb owners want them to do, or should I say have been taught to do. I rescued my pittbull from a shelter she was ten months, but their were numerous other dogs in their ones who were so angry at people for being mean to them or training then to be attack dogs that they are so emotionally neglected. I plan to save more pitbulls in my lifetime my dog is spoiled she is a part of our family. If someone broke into our house I would protect her! I think everyone needs to take some time and if you choose to own these beautiful creatures understand their nature they just want to love and please their owners. I suggest that you log on to the huggabull site it is full of great resources and they really love the breed and have devoted their lives to saving them from the cruelty of misintentioned humans.

 

Answer by K-Dog
Submitted on 9/26/2006
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People are F##$king retarded... (period)

 

Answer by LIL DAWG
Submitted on 10/6/2006
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shoot ask me anything and reply ,that's why they call me LIL DAWG ,all you do is be real ruff on it and it will start attacking when you say "attack"

 

Answer by eric
Submitted on 10/10/2006
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i think that anyone who says pitts are mean or nice are stupid if you would read about pits the number one rule for a pitt is never expect your pitt not to bite so i am gonna teach mine to attack but he also knows all other commands and that if he dont listen ill kick the crap out of him so hes to scared not to listen thats a responsible owner and those of you who think that is mean i bet if you was to come to my house you would get bit if you hurt me because my dog loves me more than anything all i have to do is go outside and he jumps all over me he would never hurt me because he is to scared so just train your dog right and youll have no problems

 

Answer by hazel
Submitted on 10/12/2006
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I asked how to make my pitbull atack. and 4 all u whom have replied negatively r ingnorent. my pitbulls understand every command and r very intelligent. i love them vary much and want them to understand the difference between attaking 4 a reason that i have deemend ok, rather then at there discression

 

Answer by Bubba
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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you know i think it is stupid that people make pitbulls mean that why some people say they are bad dogs to have its not the pits that are bad its the people they train them to be mean are the DumdA****

 

Answer by pitbull3074
Submitted on 10/16/2006
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Answer to koolboy the American Pitbull Terrier or any other dog breed does not have a lock jaw.

 

Answer by kinda late but oh well
Submitted on 10/17/2006
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in response to pit bull victim:
when a dog attacks and kills or mauls it is not the fault of the dog.  there was an irresponsible babysitter.  even labs attack.  if you research temperments of dogs pit bulls pass with flying colors compared to ALL OTHER BREEDS COMBINED!!!  who ever was responsible for that child(first the babysitter and second the parents/guardians of the child killed) is responsible. and complete dumb@$$es.  if you leave any child around ANY BREED DOG mid sized and up you need to be spayed or nuetered yourself due to your lack of mental capacity is polluting the whole human race.

 

Answer by cattledog
Submitted on 10/24/2006
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Pit bull were never intended to be guard dogs ,protection dogs,attack dogs.They were breed to fight and be very agressive wit animals and dogs,but very friendly with people. giving a pit attack training will make it nerotic and crazy.use a doberman,rott,GSD,blue heeler as a attack dog.it takes time to train a dog to attack but it can save your life.First u make a big doll like a scarcrow and put a stick in its hand.come to ur dog and then with the doll  hit the dog on the nose and every time it gets angry give it food it takes time about 4 month then the dog will be very agreesive to any one that moves.

 

Answer by Pimp
Submitted on 10/24/2006
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Pittbulls are made to fight

 

Answer by DoggyStyle
Submitted on 10/26/2006
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.First thing first, Yes u can train a pitbull to attack on command, if u can teach ur dog to sit, stay, come, and heel, u can teach ur dog to attack, but you can just train a dog just to attack, u have to train ur dog where to bite and not to bite. because if u kill someone ur in for murder, its like holding a gun. I think u know nothing about dogs, so dont even bother b4 u get ur self in jail. But why? did u get rob or something. I use to work for a Ontario spca. and the facility is crowed with pitbull and other bulls mix. Ontario just pasted a bill about 8mth ago regarding pitbull bann, all living pitbull now are all neutered, and must have a muzzle, and leash on at all times because of people who are not familiar with the breed, "like urself" or any other breeds of dogs. I have a rott, german shep, and a cane corso, these dog are breed for protection, guarding ect. I dont need to train them to attack, They already know im there master. I took care them since they're pups. i feed them, and clean after them, and love them. and they listen to me pretty well, so it doesn't matter which breed it is pit, rott, ect, its all up to u the owner. My dogs were not train to attack but will on command. its easy for example- MY ALERT command: when ever I say the word "WHO'S DAT" my dogs are in alert mode, they'll scan the whole area for sound, unfamiliar smell, and they dont move they'll stay on one spot and growl (grrrrr)hair on there back stick up, body in a stiff position ready to do wat ever i say. All dog owner know that word. So if u dont know that. My friend my advice to is get a cat maybe a hamster or even better a goldfish and name it nemo lol.. no training require. l8tr aka Khmer_Outlawz Do It DoggyStyle ezzz  

 

Answer by PitBullLover
Submitted on 10/26/2006
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I have a 1 year old pitbull and from expirence with this breed you don't need to train them to attack anyone period With the love and care of your pitbull it is in there instinct to protect their family as they are very loyal and caring dogs ... Teaching them to attack only reinforces bad behavior and is totally not necassary an animal knows and senses danger and will attack at it's own will if they feel danger to themselves or their owner. It in my opinion is not good practice as a responsible pet owner to teach your dod to attack anyone.

 

Answer by Krystal
Submitted on 11/1/2006
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To all of you that think it is stupid to train a dog to protect you are being idiots. I have a 3 year old pit bull and she is the nicest thing but if you try to hurt me or her daddy well thats a different story. It is a very smart thing to do to train your dog in that case you can leave your house and not worry about anyone breaking in or anything like that. I say train your dog. But dont hurt them!!!!

 

Answer by anomynous
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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Why don't you people try typing this at google,most dangerous breed of dog and count how many times you see the word pittbull

 

Answer by mastiff owner
Submitted on 11/7/2006
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there is no such thing as a good breed and a bad breed

 

Answer by Biship King
Submitted on 11/8/2006
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pit bulls dont need to be trained to attack. if they sense that there handler is in danger than they will do there job to protect you. if youre training them just attack for youre own personal use then you should be put behind bars. if they attack some one or another animal then all that will happen is they go to the pound and then put to sleep. maybe they should put you to sleep.



 

Answer by lois
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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You would be wrong to train your dog to attack if you love your dog then you shouldn't have to train it to protect you it will just do it you are the reason pitts are given a bad name they are not mean unless they are taught to be mean I have 1 yr. old gator mouth pitt and i have a Labrador retriever who is seven and i trust the pitt more than i would the lab as far as injuring my children because he is very much loved and spoiled if you teach your dog to be mean then that is exactly what it is going to be and you wont be able to control when you want him to stop. I have a cousin that had a pitt and because of the way he raised that pitt he ended up killing his 4yr old son for falling on him pitts are very loyal and only want to make his/her master happy so please be careful.

 

Answer by Roxannesmommy
Submitted on 11/15/2006
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i want to know how to train my pitbull to attack on command.. for protective purposes only!!!! she is an 11 week old brindle pitbull. help! thanks.

 

Answer by rubinov3
Submitted on 11/18/2006
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First of all you idiots. A "police dog" is a german shepherd. I have owned 4 shepherds and 2 red nose pitts. You cant even compare the breeds. The german shepherd learns about a billion times faster and it stays in its head a billion times longer. Pitts are fighting dogs they are aggressive by nature. In somecases they are incontrollable. Say u teach your pitt to attack trespassers. What if it attacks the neighbor or the mail man. Or the neighbors dog? To tell you the truth, any person trying to teach a pitt anything but basic obedience is an idiot. Pitt bulls are not smart by nature like german shepherds.

 

Answer by sniper
Submitted on 11/22/2006
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i dont class ny other breed as a dog apart from the pitbull itself. this dogs got heart and enough of it. the dog is very intelligent and very loyal if u wanted u could train this dog to rob a bank......

 

Answer by pitbulllover
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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pittbulls are one of the best dogs you can own but you need to be responsible and train your dog right! most of the crap you hear about bad pitts is because people get pitts because they want to make a killer and it is easy to make them that way because they are smart and strong dogs. to say that pitts are viscious killers is just plain stupid in fact why dont you people look at the statistics for dog attacks in america and it says it all! the pit bull attack percentage is very low, but the only thing is that when they do attack they do more damage. they get bad press because of the damage they do and their history of dog fighting which i grew up around fighting dogs and fighting dogs are not people aggresive except for backyard fightrs that are beat to be the way they are. the fact is that in the real fighting world a dog can not be people aggresive or it is risked that they will bite the owners or the referee in which case the dog is put down on the spot. i have been to yards with 80 plus fighting pitts on it and you can walk up being a complete stranger to any one of them and all they will do is jump up and lick you to death! i do not fight any of my dogs and never have and never will because that is not my thing, but i want to know that if someone were to break into my house or try to hurt my wife or my children that my dog will destroy that person or at least hold them till i get home to do it myself. there is nothing wrong having your dog trained by a prohessional to attack but most anybody will not be able to do it right by themselves without risking a future problem. pittbulls are extremely smart and can be trained properly very easily. you just need to be responsible people and for all you people out there who hate pittbulls you people are close minded idiots and dont know anything but what you hear from people and from the media. yu would have them banned and wiped out but you all love german sheppards which is the number one actual breed of dog that attacks people throughout our country.  
IGNORENCE IS STUPIDITY!!!!

 

Answer by B-Jizzl
Submitted on 12/18/2006
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pit bulls don't locc their jaws persay. they have no extra or overdeveloped muscles to do this it is just that the pitbulls are more tenacious and determined therefore they just hold on tighter and longer than other breeds without training. even german shepherds used in policework "locc" their jaws it's just that they are trained to do so.

 

Answer by pitt trainer
Submitted on 12/20/2006
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You do not need to train a pit to attack really if you play with them as a puppy you will show them who their master is and they will know when to attack or hurt someone. I have been around pits all of my life and when you get a new pitt someone has fought them more than likely so they are mean but if you work with them they will start to trust in you. They can also be respectfull to other animals and not be mean.

 

Answer by Pitt Bull Owner
Submitted on 12/22/2006
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All of these statements have valid points but like most have said you can not hold this breed in its entirety responsible. It is in fact any dog owners responsibility in maintaining their dog. For training, guarding or whatever it may be. I have owned and breed Pitt bulls for years and many other breeds and by far Pitt bulls are most loyal. I have trained all my dogs to attack on command and to get things i ask for. I have even trained Pitt bulls for nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. The main problem with Pitt bulls are their owners. The owners who fight their dogs and break their dogs spirit!! Yes Pitt bulls are stubborn and you have to be stern, but to a certain extent. My advice coming from someone who learned the hard way is don't believe everything you read.. And i cant stress that enough. Learn from someone with experience, ask the same question to several different people and compare answers and results. All breeds of dogs are like kids. You have almost all the same responsibilities and if you failed with kids don't get a Pitt bull.. They are the biggest kids. I am in several foundations to help relocations, foster care, rehabilitation for fighting dogs; all Pitt Bulls. And I have relocated and saved all my DOGS!!!!!

 

Answer by pitbull owner/trainer
Submitted on 12/28/2006
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I have a pit bull that was bread specifically for boar herding. Basically the dog comes from a bloodline that herds 250-400 lb boars and keeps them under control.  Just like a sheepdog, the bloodline shows little to no aggression to the pigs and absolutely no aggression to familiar people.  She has never been trained to attack but has been known to bite people whom she does not feel should be around the house.  Dogs have a way of knowing good people from bad people.  She has NEVER shown aggression towards children and actually is more responsive to the commands of a child.  The only training she has ever received is basic sit, stay, and no!  She is very protective yet she has no intentions to harm an individual unless they threaten or physically attack me or a member of my family.  She has bitten people before but she has never mauled or attempted to continue further warning than barking and a single nip.  She has only broken skin one time and the person had broken through the front door of my house.  I let her outside by herself all the time and she has never bothered anyone in the neighborhood but as a matter of fact she never leaves my yard.  She will bark at people but will not pursue them unless as I said earlier they threaten physical harm to me or my family.  Pit bulls are not bread to fight but they originated as working dogs such as a sheltie or a Labrador.  Pit bulls were called bull terriers before nicknamed "pit" bulls because of huge underground rings of pit fighting dogs.  Fighting dogs do still exist but are not bread.  Dogs are bred bigger and stronger, maybe taller with a longer neck or shorter with a big stocky stature but fighting dogs are normally abused until aggressive towards people and dogs alike.  On a side note, dogs are naturally aggressive towards each other, because they are extremely territorial.  That can be corrected by the basic beginning training acts such as no and heal.  In order to train a dog you have to show them you are dominant.  Give them love and attention but do not spoil them.  Stay firm while training.  Get your point across to them, if they have a hard time figuring it out, keep working on it because they will finally give in and begin to allow you to teach them.  By get your point across to them i do not mean by any stretch of the imagination to abuse them but instead since they are such stubborn dogs by nature you must repeat the action again and again.  When they get bored they will begin to try to understand.  I currently have purebred red-nose (not sure the bloodline off the top of my head), Boudreaux, a blue pit and a new red-nose that i kept from my red-nose litter.  All of them are gentle dogs.  They play with everyone in the neighborhood.  I have never had any problems with them.  People with bad intentions are quickly sniffed out and your average person is fine and has no problems at all.  I have never had a dog turn on me nor have i had any complaints.  Pit bulls are not bad dogs and yes you can train them to do whatever you want them to do it just takes time.  (Not saying that i condone fighting dogs, but it is possible to train them to fight too.)  but you will never find a pit bull that just naturally knows how to fight or attack.  It can only be accomplished by extensive training and hours upon hours of work.  And yes also a refresher course every few months is necessary to keep their skills at the top of the game.  Imagine if Michael Jordan tried to come back to basketball right now.  Without practice he would never succeed.  Take your time be patient.

 

Answer by kiill
Submitted on 12/30/2006
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i have a pitbull who saved ma life yo deir was dese fool who tried 2 brke iin ma house wen i was sleepin but ma piit kill dem butt ma piit got shot cause dey had a gun butt he k now

 

Answer by joseph
Submitted on 1/2/2007
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i have two pittbulls (not my first). pittbulls will defend a good owner with there life if you treat them good. they don't have an agressive rep for nothing. trust me take them the way they are and think like this, even trade, love and home in exchange for love and security.

 

Answer by Dominique
Submitted on 1/2/2007
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I think a pittbull should be trained to kill when his/her owner demand. not only trained to kill but trained to do what ever their owner wants. if the owner wants his/her dog to sit it should sit if the owner wants his/her dog to attack it should attack. picture this. a pittbull owner is taking his/her dog for a walk while walking the owner gets attacked by an insane citizen. if the owner gives the call to attack the dog should attack and by doing that he/she could save his/her owner's life.

 

Answer by Michael King Jr
Submitted on 1/4/2007
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A Black Man broke into my home, therefore I am proposing a bill to ban all dark skinned peoples from living in America.

 

Answer by pitt-breader
Submitted on 1/5/2007
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Iggy the only time a purebread is worthless without papers is if you intend on breeding the dog. anyone can get a purebread from me with or without papers. if you just want a good pet at a low price you got it if you want papers on the same dog you will have to pay for it cause you must intend on making money.to pay 500 for a dog without papers is stupid!

 

Answer by philly
Submitted on 1/17/2007
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my dog got me two homes for best show and for the guy that said he had a 4 year old dog that's 120lbs I got a 4 month puppy that is 45lbs now so it can happen

 

Answer by Moe
Submitted on 1/20/2007
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Pitbulls are Created for fights,to be bad dogs,to bite, to attack, to scar, to kill,to protect !!!
Its not stupid to train youir pitbull to attack !!!
from there look, u can see that the pitbull is a killer dog !!!
btw,if u dont train ur pitbull how to attack only when u tell him , he will just keep on attacking when he wants , coz he have an energy more than all dogs !!!
so plz , if u dont know much about pitbulls, go to the home dogs forum and put ur answeres there.
"anyone can love a rose, But few who love a thorn"
Thank You
Moe from lebanon
thank you
Moe form lebanon

 

Answer by mizzwinn
Submitted on 1/25/2007
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That is the most retarded question of the freaking decade. What kind of an idiot are you seriously. QUIT DESTROYING THE BREED!! People like you are the reason they are being banned in some states. Kick your self in the ass for even thinking to ask that question. Raise your pit to love and protect. Not attack on command. Stop killing them!

 

Answer by dalton
Submitted on 1/28/2007
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there are good dog you just have too be nice to them and they will make sure that you are right there with them and you will do the same it in their blood to save their owners and their children at all time only if you teach them to fight or be mean you should not have a pittbull like I said your dog will always be with you in bad times and in good time just have to respet to them and they will make sure you get it back so love you pittbull not hurt it cuz that what you are doing let it be a real dog let thing like a real dog dose not all bad thing were you have to put your dog up when your kids bring a friend over or you have people over take for long walks and it will be you best friend for life and you will never have to put it down when it hurt any one  they love you and if you used it to kill it should be a kid to you not just a dog  all this is some thing that you should help your dog and love you dog and you know that some of the dog out there that has kill some one or hurt some one their home or happy and loving like home is like so save the pittbulls out there and make sure they have a home that is good and happy and they feel like people not dog  PLEASE SAVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Ryan
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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beau, how much experience do you have with pitt bulls?  I'm guessing not very much.  How about with large breeds in general? I'm guessing not very much either.

Also, I recently bought a fila brasileiro to protect my wife and family because I work nights however I also do professional dog training and consider myself an expert in the field.  Am I ignorant too?

The man who talked about mexicans made much sense and you all should listen to him.  Dogs are individuals.  So are owners.  Cars are dangerous in the wrong hands too.  Should we ban all of those also?

If a person stabs someone, put him in jail.  If a person's dog hurts someone, euthanize the dog, not the entire breed.  Then hold the irresponsible person accountable, not the rest of the world.

 

Answer by TRINDEN
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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DOGS ARE NOT MENT 4 ATTACKING DUMB A@@

 

Answer by pitt master
Submitted on 2/5/2007
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Im sorry to say all the above answers are slightly off. the correct answer is--- A true pittbull is bred and has been bred from the beginning for fighting other dogs. NOT BITING HUMANS. When ever they had one that bit A trainer they ditincted his or her entire bloodline. so who ever has A pitt that will bite A human . if it is A genuine pittbull. he or she is doing somthing that is absalutly not in their nature. kinda like A human being gay it happens but its not what was intended when we were created. and the truth is anyone can shoot A dog , so if you want to kill then you should bye A GUN . IF YOU WANT AN AWSOME WATCHDOG TO SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF A WOULD BE THIEF THAN GET A PITT.

 

Answer by d man
Submitted on 2/9/2007
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i had a pit that saved my life that had to get put down. i was walkin home and bout 10 guys came out and started to jump me a few blocks from my street and a friend saw it so he went to my house and let all 3 of my pits out and they followed him and attacked on cammand. they all got put down exept my puppy.

 

Answer by ezy e
Submitted on 2/10/2007
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How do you train a police dog to attack? The same way you train a pittbull to attack or all dog even AKC show dogs have commands to attack. Dum ass said buy a gun to kill someone DON'T we are talking about attacking not killing. That is two different things. You can train your dog to attack not to kill. That is not being bad. You have kids what if they found your gun and shoot someone. You can't train your gun to attack. Your kids can't shoot someone with your pittbull.

 

Answer by Texas Pit Buller
Submitted on 2/11/2007
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I would love to have some info on pit bulls average size. Please email me if you can :D. Frostydax@gmail.com

 

Answer by bigpittlover
Submitted on 2/19/2007
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i have a Pitt and the only reason they have a bad name is because dumdums treat them bad and train them to kill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Vet tech jay
Submitted on 2/25/2007
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laura, You should pay a trained professional for safety and for the sake of these people on this page That will give them time to change their diapers and look at the whole picture.

 

Answer by Todd
Submitted on 3/2/2007
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Kaci is my pitt bull she was a stray she had skars frum fighting I traned her to love other dog and people I love her.

 

Answer by Please train your dog properly!
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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OK police dogs are also trained to let go as soon as the officer commands it. also police dogs are trained primarily to go after the arm of the fugitive. what would you rather a murderer on the loose or for a trained police dog to grab him by the arm and take him down until his master gets there to arrest him. are the Pitt's that your training to attack police dog's no so therefore you don't have the responsibility to train him/her to attack. but if you want your dog to attack someone and be forced to put your dog down that's your idiotic choice. so unless your Pitt is a police dog please don't train any dog regardless of breed to attack. just love them and hope that someday they get the good rep they deserve.

 

Answer by Pit owner
Submitted on 3/15/2007
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I have 9 blue razor edge pit they all attack on command they also protect me cause their are people out their that will try to kill you.

 

Answer by sherko
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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spank your pitbull to do the job !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by m-money
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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I THINK THAT IF YOU WANT THE DOG TO ATTACK SOMEONE THEN IT WILL. THEY JUST LIKE HUMANS IF YOU PUNCH SOMEONE YOU DID IT FOR A REASON(UNLESS YOUR STUPID) JUST LIKE ANY OTHER ANIMAL, IF THEY FEEL VIOLATED THEY WILL ATTACK, BUT IF YOU TEACH THEM NOT TO THEN THEY WON'T. SO PITTS ARE NOT BAD ITS JUST WHAT THEY GET TAUGHT.SO I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD TEACH TO PROTECT THEM AND THERE FAMILY.(IF YOU ARE GETTING ROBBED AND YOUR DOG ATTACKS I THINK YOU WILL BE VERY HAPPY :).

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 3/19/2007
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I DON'T THINK THAT WAS A STUPID QUESTION, SOME POEPLE WOULD LIKE A DOG TO PROTECT THEM CONSIDERING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. I DO BELIVE THAT THE PERSON SHOULD ALWAYS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEE DOG WETHER IT IS A PITT OR NOT. YOU CAN TRAIN A DOG TO ATTAC ON COMAND WITHOUT MAKING IT VICIOUS, BUT IT TAKES MUCH TRAINING AND HARD WORK, YOU SOULD ALSO GET HELP FROM A PROFESIONA,ALSO READ UP ON THIS MATTER. THIS IS NOT A THING YOU WANT TO TEACH ANY DOG IF YOU DONT HAVE EXPIRIENCE, OR THE ABILITY TO BE A RESPONSIBLE,CARING OWNER.

 

Answer by Clueless
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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i have a ridgeback mixed with an akita can any1 tell me if i should teach it to attk and if so how?

 

Answer by Rebel Pitbull Kennel
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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I have my own kennell of Pitbulls and i've trained them all to be Protective not AGGRESIVE, there is a difference. I understand wanting to have a dog that you can trust so if you leave you don't have to worry about someone breaking in and other things, but i don't understand why you would want to train your dog to be aggresive so you can scare others that are doing nothing wrong. It is in the Pit Bulls blood and genes to be aggresive, you have to break them from that habit and to teach them to be protective not aggressive.

 

Answer by Gabe the Person
Submitted on 3/23/2007
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Why would you train it to do that you would get sued if your Pitt did attack someone on command

 

Answer by Crazy Johnny
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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i own a pitt i had dogs in the past but since i got the pitt bull i feel my safe around the house his is the best dog i have ever had... they are not what people say they are it is the way someone trains it... i have a little girl who is 3 he watches over her.. if anyone comes in the yard when she is play he starts to bark... i would not one any other dog in the world they are the best dogs to have.. i do not what others say they are a@@ holes..

 

Answer by jessie
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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Anyone who is willing to put a bullet in a animals head should be put away themselves.Not all pitt bulls are bad just because you come across some doesnt mean they are all that way,it is the way they were brought up by their owners that make them the way they are.

 

Answer by blaze
Submitted on 3/30/2007
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how do  you teach your pitbull to attack

 

Answer by Karen
Submitted on 4/11/2007
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I have recently been bit by a dog aggressive pit.  I am a dog groomer and the dog should not have been in the salon, but he was (we no longer take dog aggressive dogs).  The dog jumped up 3 feet or so to get to the dog's throat (the dog he was trying to attack).  He bit my arm instead.  He came back a second time and bit me again.  He ripped at my arm the way he would have ripped at that dog's throat.  I am not anti-pit bull, but I think we all need to be more cautious around them when other animals are involved, especially if they have previously shown dog aggression.  It is very easy to get caught in the middle of a dog fight...

 

Answer by pitt
Submitted on 4/17/2007
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pitts are great dogs so dont teach them to fight u domb *****

 

Answer by pittbullsareadorable
Submitted on 4/19/2007
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I cant believe some of the things i have been reading on here.. people are horrible! shooting your own dog? as for the cases that have been brought up about pitt bulls attacking children....imagine being a dog who plays with toys all day and is used to having humans around that are either their size or bigger.. then they see this little kid on the floor.. automatically they think it is a toy. IT IS PLAIN IGNORANCE. you should know better than to leave a child with a dog.. ANY dog. Its not fair to single out any animal.. of course there have probablly been so many lines of these dogs that have been abused and used who have agression issues but who can blame them. choose your dog wisely and treat it right. ---->discipline<----

 

Answer by LEROY  HOUSTON III
Submitted on 4/22/2007
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     i love my  dog to much to see her act out in such a fasiion

 

Answer by big pitt
Submitted on 4/23/2007
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Pitts a stupids

 

Answer by baby boy81
Submitted on 4/25/2007
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i think banning pitts is ignorant.yes some pitts are very aggressive and not because of the owner.out of every litter at least 1 will be aggressive.i have one 3yrs old hates everything but loves kids.he will protect my household with his life.4 anyone who loves them as much as i do u would give your life 4 them thats natural.u don't have 2 train them its also natural.4 the lady who wants them banned,im sorry but,get a life.everything happens 4 a reason.

 

Answer by responsibleowner
Submitted on 5/1/2007
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The american pit bull terrier is one of the most "game" (which means will not quit) breeds in the world.  anything you challenge the dog with it will excel in.  If you want it to attack, it will, but my dog is only concerned with other dogs.  For centuries, the dogs have been breed for aggression towards other animals, mostly dogs.  I have seen dogmen kill their most loved dogs for snapping at a ref, or anyone else in the ring.  this selective culling of the animals has kept the well bread lines of dogs, non man aggressive.  as far as the guy who has a 7 month old, who thinks his dog is a "guard dog" is one of the most irresponsible owners i have ever heard of.  the dog has not reached maturity yet, and to bring out a man aggressive trait is the stupidest thing i have heard in a long time.  Please have your dog fixed so that it will not pass these traits to it offspring.  as far as teaching your dogs to "guard" your family and young children, you are playin with fire.  you should do research on the dogs before you own one.  very bad idea to teach these dogs to be man aggressive.  Again, please spayed your animal, so the rest of us don't have to see your stupid @$$ on the news.  I might not be the best speller, but you get the point.

 

Answer by rage kennels
Submitted on 5/14/2007
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they normally don't have aggression towards people thats not going to harm you. but there's always exceptions...

 

Answer by pitbullfanatic5289
Submitted on 5/20/2007
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Pit-bulls are great guard dog I don't care what anyone says...I am very sorry to hear about your little girl but you shouldn't blame all Pits, All pits didn't kill somer, one Pitt did. and the person wasn't asking for you to make them uncomfortable about pits...my opinion is find a trainer and go from there!

 

Answer by chuckie
Submitted on 5/22/2007
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When Yaro asked for readers’ contributions for July, I decided that I should really dig deep into my entrepreneurial spirit to ask myself How Do You Become A Successful Entrepreneur? Now this article definitely is not the be all and end all of ways to become a winner in business online or offline, but some of the points I will make should help you to firmly establish yourself in the world of entrepreneurship, and should hopefully distinguish you from the huge crowd of money-making hopefuls.

Successful entrepreneurs need to see success. Many of the top businessmen around have seen a product and the associated success that could possibly come with it. Take Michael Dell for example. He believed in the potential of computers way ahead of his time, and built a business from his dorm room. Once you have managed to visualize your success, planning the road to this achievement is a must.

If you don’t plan extensively about your new idea or concept, without thinking ahead, you might encounter unforeseen difficulties with management or cashflow. I recommend using a business plan which incorporates:

What your product/idea is.
How does it differ from other products and how will it make you become successful.
Who your audience is.
What money you need to spend in terms of product cost, advertising, shipping, staff, and so on.
What profits you are hoping to make.
Perseverance is also key in becoming a full-time entrepreneur. For me, this is essential especially in the blogging field, as in order to maintain a good readership and a good income if you are using ads on your site, you need to post regularly and with quality content. Bloggers in particular are more likely to experience burn-out if they work too hard, and can also experience a drought in terms of traffic if they slacken the pace. A true entrepreneur will be able to prevent the feeling of being “burnt out” if they know what their goals are, and if they love the task of always having to meet deadlines. Discipline is also the key in this field, as an entrepreneur must work hard in order to achieve. We often see “Get Rich Quick Schemes” and let me tell you that in 99.9% of these cases, obtaining money quickly is just not possible. I have finally learnt (through many financial losses) that only discipline and hard work can result in rewards.

Tied in with this is the recognition that you, as an entrepreneur, never consider failure as an option. Too often these days, have I seen businesses or individuals deem themselves failed if they have not achieved a set of targets. Failure simply is not a word in the dictionary of an entrepreneur, as even if a project is not going well, an entrepreneur will find new ways of coping with the situation and will adjust his aims to fit in with the task in hand.

Entrepreneurs also need to manage their time properly. There’s no point in spending a whole day over a task, when in reality it will be cheaper and more effective to hire someone to help you with a certain task, thus enabling you to produce more profit. Delegating jobs and staff and being able to manage as well as bringing in the bucks is a true mark of an entrepreneur and one who knows what he is doing.

A successful entrepreneur must have an air or a grace about him that will demand respect from other individuals. I would like to say that I am a very friendly person, always looking for new contacts and always trying to network with others who share similar skills and attributes. At the same time, you must also conduct business in a very formal way, being punctual, polite and remaining cool under pressure.

Even with all these points, I feel that I have only scratched the surface on the make-up of a true entrepreneur. You may have other qualities which you might deem important, so please let me know if you think I have missed any out. Successful entrepreneurs are never secure in their field, although this may be the same with other “bog standard” jobs, however the rewards that can be obtained from having the mentioned attributes can be really substantial. By working hard and never giving up, you are bound to become a successful entrepreneur, all you have to do is believe.

 

Answer by Sexxi Boo
Submitted on 5/22/2007
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juss be nice and kind to them and when they do somthing that is not expected take a rolled up news paper and pop them on the nose and then tell them what you want them to do show them how to do and add the assignment to your daily routine until they can perform the task with no problem.

 

Answer by Pitbull Lover
Submitted on 5/30/2007
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why would you want the dog to attack anybody what u can't fight or something, thats why when my pups are born people always ask me were their parents aggressive because people like you i have eleven grown pit and none of them have ever bitten anyone and they never will because it takes time and love to train your dogs and people like you just mess that up for children who want pits but their parents always think they are aggressive dogs

 

Answer by Jay Jay & DJ
Submitted on 6/2/2007
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Pits are the best kind of dogs there are and whatever you say I still like pits.So f**k ya'llHATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by I love my dog
Submitted on 6/4/2007
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I have bread and raised pit's for years the most problems that people have out of them are inbreeding, if my sister and i had a baby it would be retarded too!! Most all dogs that you see kills kids and owners are pit/mixed. If raised right pits are the best, most loyal animals that you can have. I CONSIDER IF THEY ARE INBREED THE ARE NOT TRUE PIT BULLS. i have 12-15 and my 3 year old son could go out and play with all of them with no problems what so ever. he can feed them and take there food away if he wanted, it's all about how they are raised, but if a stranger comes in the yard they would get there a$$ ate up, because thats the way there are trained and the way that i want them.

 

Answer by rottweiler
Submitted on 6/5/2007
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I am so disappointment by some answers towards this simple question here; I have got 2 rottweillers who are having a fantastic lifestyle in my big garden we love them and they love us but i am sure they are prepared to Rip any intruder apart as i can see in their behavior , i wish any body who is so par anodic about training guard dogs experience an intruder in their place but hopefully not as bad as we did 6 months ago .. gangs broke into my place with knifes to take revenge on an asshole who used to live there... common guys wake up and have a look around you ...

 

Answer by crackhole
Submitted on 6/7/2007
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who would wanna?

 

Answer by aprildawn
Submitted on 6/17/2007
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Laura. your question is from three years ago. I hope during the past four years you had time to reflect on how ignorant you were when you asked the question "How do you train a pitbull to attack?"

 

Answer by black jazuz
Submitted on 6/17/2007
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what i would say about Pitt bulls sense i have two of them is that
to have a Pitt bull you have to spend alot of time with them because with out the right guides you might be looking at a disaster waiting to happen but if you take time out with your dog and make sure your dog is properly taking care of and well trained you shouldn't have a problem with your Pitt bull{or any other breed}.and so that is to say it is another breed of dog and it can be trained to attack.

 

Answer by Chris
Submitted on 6/19/2007
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from what ive seen and all of the numerous dogs i have around. . .pittbulls very friendly and loyal. . .i read the story about the little girl and i believe they woman said that the dog was kept locked up. . .this is how even the best of dogs can turn. if you want to have a dog take care of it and spend time with it. its as easy as that

 

Answer by mellnb2003
Submitted on 6/19/2007
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Hello! America, It always amazes me how we are living in a society of people who cant or wont take responsibility for THERE actions. WE make APBT the way they are! ANY dog will attack, We are what we teach. I personally believe if you have a dog, any dog. You need to be held responsible for there actions. If you don't want them to bite, don't teach them it is okay. THERE DOGS! for Christ sake. Grow up! I have a 2 year old rednose APBT, I got from the pound, He rides my motorcycle with me. I TRAINED him to do this, He is a very social-able and loveable animal to all. You get what you give.  

 

Answer by demone
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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i heard if you take a dog off its feet and stick your hand down its throat thats what will take it out!!!

 

Answer by demone
Submitted on 6/22/2007
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I heard if you take a dog off its feet and stick your hand down its throat thats what will take it out!!!

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 6/23/2007
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What is wrong with you!!!  Its people like you that are causing legal actions against pit bulls, to kill them after they attack! When it was the owner fault (That would be you, dumba$$). So why would you risk having your dog/companion "put to sleep" because YOU (the owner) COMMANDS the dog to attack.  WHY should the dog receive the consequences for your dumba$$ actions!  What the hell are you thinking!  Your putting your dog in danger and you do give a $hit.  Your worthless and should not be part of the human race.  Ever heard of the humane society....LOOK IT UP!

 

Answer by skoadz/hark
Submitted on 6/25/2007
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well to train any dog how to fight you have 2 b cruel 2 it, meaning u have 2 hit it and if u keep hitting 4 quite a while he will bite u. and if u train him every day by hitting him it will work 2 make him b protective but did u actually know u may b training him how 2 fight by hitting him[being cruel to him]but at the same time u are making him a bad,evil,brutal wicked dog and he will start killin people on the streets e.g children,adults and even toddlers.and then after when your dog has done all of this he will have to b put down 4 being a wicked murdeer and he will b 2 dangerous 2 live and will have 2 get killed by the police, so really if u train your dog how 2 attack he will bite u everytime in training sessions and b bad and will have 2 die so really there's no point in doing it.

 

Answer by G
Submitted on 6/26/2007
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I have only owned 1 pit in my life.. However I have been training for 15yrs.. I  HATE to hear the stories, I get nervous about my dogs and my 4 yr old daughter.  Some say get rid of ALL your dogs... I won't.  My child has a greater chance of getting attacked by another dog than mine.  Being in the business I can truly say there IS NO WAY TO PREDICT.  Al dogs will show "some" type of warning..Owners typically miss it...All I can say is PLEASE keep the situation real.  If you see a problem.. CORRECT IT !

 

Answer by Iced Fox
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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Every Dog, from diffrent owners, have diffrent personality. if you treat your dog with lover and respect, and train it well, you're dog will guard you with out you having to teach it. there is a new movie called the breed. its kind of a horror.. but watch behind the scences. its really cool, what they've taught their dogs. But anyways. it you treat your dog with love, kindness, in the end it will guard you for the rest of its life. showing its love back towards you. i have a malamute/siberian/wolf pup, she follows me everywhere, and sits beside me when stragers are near. she's only 4 months old, and very sweet. she doesnt bark at people.. if she does make noice, its a howl because she's lonely. if you can trust your dog off a leash, to follow you, and come when ever you call its name. that will tell you it loves and respects you. spend time with your dog as much as possible, and in the end it will impress you how much your dog cares. (but if youre still looking, never hit, or yell at your dog. just say no, in a deeper voice. your dog will get the picture)

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i probably will never check back here again... since ive never been on this site.. so take care and keep the training fun

 

Answer by AddoptedByAGreatDane
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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three days ago, my sisters neighbor had some guys trying to steal his stuff.. he shot and killed one of the guys, and is now in jail for life. these guys also broke into someone elses place... and stole piles of goods.. before they knew if, they were being chaced out of the house by a doberman.. but i guess that didnt stop them. a gun will work, but dont shot at them..inless youre in texas..then you can get away with it. youre at a series of jail time. for a dog.. then only thing you would get is the dog gets put down, and maybe a fine.. but then you know that you have an amazing dog for it was protecting you and your family. sad though..

 

Answer by IcedFox
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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Thebreed of wolf in my pup was passed threw two generations. (my parents dogs..) they saved a wolf puppy from a well.. and the dog loved them since..

 

Answer by Angela
Submitted on 6/28/2007
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Its not the dog breeds fault. its the owne who doesnt know how to take care or raise a dog properly

 

Answer by Elena
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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Penso che i Pitt Bull sono feroci solo se gli fai del male, anche io ho un Pitt Bull perň č un cane buono perchč quando era piccolo l'ho trattato bene. Ho saputo che usano i Pitt Bull per le battaglie con altri cani e gli picchiano . Quando vedete al telegiornale che i Pitt Bull hanno morso persone č perchč gli hanno trattati male.

 

Answer by sleepingdouglas
Submitted on 7/19/2007
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pitbulls don't need trained as soon as they sense your fear they do there job

 

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