I believe pit bulls are not a vicious breed. Pit bulls are known to be obedient, intelligent, affectionate, loyal, courageous, and friendly, along with several other well known traits. In the 1900s, pit bulls were known as “Nanny Dogs”, because people used them for babysitters. Lastly, pit bulls are born as sweethearts, it depends on the way you raise them that makes them mean.
Unless you raise them to fight, pit bulls are kind to the people they are comfortable around. They are usually seen as killer fighting dogs.
First of all, have you ever wanted a vicious dog? Then get a Pit bull. Have you ever wanted a nice and friendly dog, then get a Pit bull. The chances of thus happening in 50/50. But it’s is not only Pit bulls that have this drastic change is attitude, it can be any dog. (Even a chihuahua) All Pit bulls are just accused of being savage or violent because of their scary look. The truth is Pit bulls can be the nicest dogs you’ve ever met, or they bite off your face. (Remember they are ancestors of wolves)
Pit bulls only harm children because, they don’t know what to do if little kids are pulling their tail ears or pinching their nose or just hitting them with stuff all the dog knows how to do is to try to bite the little kid the dog can’t help it it's the kids fault for being in their face.
ii. According to the Pit Bull Rescue Central web site, pit bulls have never been bred for human aggression. In fact, Pit Bulls were bred to be loyal, tolerant, and loving toward people, especially children.(Pit Bull Rescue Central website, accessed April 4, 2012)
Your dog is well-exercised and he understands that he needs to refer to you, so now is the time to teach commands. When you begin teaching your dog obedience commands, it will take practice. First, verbalize the command and attempt to get the dog to obey without any touching. For example, if you are teaching “sit”, you can draw the treat in a straight line form the top of the head. The dog will naturally follow the treat up and in turn his rear will go down. Repeat the command as he performs it and then give him praise. Repeat this several times with any command you are teaching so that he gets the hang of it.
Aggressive and/or vicious dogs are beginning to be a serious problem in the United States. With the rise in dog fights Pit Bull Terriers are viewed in a negative light. When the wrong owner gets a Pit Bull and withholds food and teaches the dog to fight it makes a very dangerous dog. Pit bulls are known for their bite strength and fearless personalities. Due to all the negative media, abusive and neglectful pit bull owners; the pit bull terriers are thought of as vicious and unsafe dogs to be around. Pit bull terriers are discriminated against due to a misconception of the breed itself.
Also another test done by the Journal of Forensic Science showed that “vicious dog owners reported significantly higher criminal thinking, entitlement, sentimentality and super-optimism tendencies. Vicious dog owners were arrested, engaged in physical fights, and used drugs significantly more than other dog owners." Which reveals how Pit bulls are often used in wrongful means and given a bad name when it all boils down to the owners.
Dog-aggression and people aggression are two distinctive traits and should not be confused. Unless a pit bull has been poorly bred or purposefully trained to attack humans, they generally love people. They are, in fact, one of the most loving, loyal, friendly, and dedicated companions you can have.
A pit bulls actions can be determined by the way they are raise, you just happen to see all the bad stuff on the news. According to http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com “ pit bulls receive horrible press and the internet is full of misconceptions and untruths about the normally sweet and gorgeous breed of dog.” Pit bulls are discriminated on the internet for bad actions some people have witnessed. Some people believe these dogs are great but according to http://www.city-journal.org these dogs should be feared. “ Pit bull owners had converted the little park into a dog training ground, where they goaded their animals into attacking one another or taught the to hang from branches to strengthen their jaw and their tenacity.” This is how someone raised their dog to be, they either raise them to be fighters or sweet loving animals, it is not their fault. These dogs attitudes depend on their
From my experiences, I have never seen a pit bull be aggressive toward a human unless it is being antagonized. I believe a dog turns out the way it does due to how it was raised. I am a proud owner of seven cuddly and kind-hearted pit bulls. Just about everyone in my family owns a pit bull as well. NOT one of those pit bulls have ever been aggressive toward a human.
They aren’t born aggressive. A dog's breed has far less to do with aggression than owner-dependent factors such as how a dog is trained. If a dog was raised to fight or was brought up in a poor home environment, the dog is more likely to be aggressive regardless of its breed. The American Temperament Test Society evaluated the temperaments of various dog breeds, 85.3% of American Pitbull Terriers passed the test whereas other breeds such as Border Collies and Old English Sheep Dogs ranked in the 70th percentile. In many cases, the influence of owners have no effect on the conduct of the dog. Take Lilly, for example. Lilly was a Pitbull gifted to an alcoholic as a method of sobering her up. As any humans can infer, living with an alcoholic is no easy vocation, even for a dog. However, Lily’s hard home life didn’t clog her judgement. One night, Lilly’s owner passed out on a pair of train tracks with a train hot in pursuit. Thanks to none other than Lilly, her owner was pulled off the tracks just in time. Although her owner escaped without scratch, Lilly wasn’t as fortunate. Even with life-threatening injuries, Lilly remained by her owner’s side until help arrived. Ultimately, Lilly had to undergo several serious surgeries and ended up losing a leg. Lilly, a pitbull, put her inattentive owner’s life above her own. Even today, Lilly and her owner remain best friends even though that commitment almost cost her her
As I stated before, Pit bulls and Rottweilers are not more prone to aggression than other dog breeds. In order to prove this, a comparative journal, written by experienced doctors of veterinary medicine, studied the difference in aggression levels of a “nonaggressive” dog
Watch your body language and always monitor what you are projecting around the dog so they can get influenced by it. If you let the dog run wild they will become the pack leader leading you around.
It is often said that a dog is a man’s best friend. In the last 14,000 years, dogs have accompanied man by helping him hunt, guard, and protect. In our modern world, dogs help us combat in war, search-and-rescue, guide the blind, deaf, discapacitated, rehabilitate patients in therapy, aid law enforcement, and are part of our family as beloved pets (Coren). Although canine superstars such as Lassie, Old Yeller, and Rin Tin Tin portray the perfect dog we all want in our lives, these ideals are far from the truth. Many first-time dog owners expect dogs to know behaviors such as how to walk on a leash, not bite, not destroy the house, and in addition to many others. In reality, dogs must be trained on what their handler wants them to do. It is