Originally Posted by WSArabians
This isn't a "Pittbull Problem". It's a training problem.
Is there a local dog trainer that is reputable that you could take her and you too for lessons?
Not sure how to answer this. Training problem yes. Breed problem is a yes also. Where I am EVERYONE has dogs protecting their homes but are contained. Some are not.
While my man was riding one morning a Pittbull came out of no where and attacked my horse. My man tried to fight the dog off but the horse went down pinning the rider. If it were not for others running up and chase the dog off. I'm sure that horse and rider would have been in big trouble....... or dead.
Rider and house limped home and police, doctors and vets called. My horse had over a dozen bites with some ripping his skin open. My man was sore and very upset.
Our man didn't want to ride again. It was 6 months to get him back in the saddle just in the work out areas. The horse is now skiddish with dogs around even though we have 4 that our his buddies. But we still ride and we WORK at gaining confidence. I believe that animals should be under control and trained and that is the owners obligation and responsibility. Some owners can not do it and some animals are difficult to train.
The police did nothing even thou we know who owns the dog. They also know that I carry a legal 9mm and that I will shoot the dog on sight.
(some things are a little different where I live.)
In my opinion; train the dog or get rid of it.
Sorry for my little rant, old horse wound opened. I wish you all the best.