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        04-26-2013, 07:45 PM
    Ive owned pitbulls my entire life, and never owned one that was any bit aggressive, and would never ever harm anyone.. I've had them around peoples small children-- pulling their ears, poking their eyes, pulling their lips, and skin never once did anything but walk away.. wouldnt even push a kid over.. Why? Because I am one hell of a trainer I suppose.. and because I teach my dogs to respect people- I do not baby my dogs.. I treat them like dogs not like spoiled children-- that's where you get into trouble with a dog biting. My dogs are very well disciplined and socialized.

    My friends have told me 'i wouldnt let my kid around an ankle biter but I completely trust my kid around your pitbull'

    I used to take my 90 pound male pitbull with me everywhere with out a leash on.. he loved people. I thought it was kinda funny when theyd go 'oh my god that's a pitbull!' congratulations caption obvious- take note as to how he's not 'ripping your face off'

    People against pitbulls are always the ones who have never owned, been around the breed at all, and just speculate from what theyve heard on the news.

    If you tried to do me some kind of harm- yes my dog will protect his master because he's loyal not vicious. My hubby would protect me too.. he's no 'ticking time bomb' either, lol. (Totally not my hubbys 'master' either, lol.. point is- a loyal person will also protect you)
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        04-26-2013, 08:07 PM
    To answer the OP-- your dog lacks socialization skills- and you need to respect the fact that people want to go on the beach too. If you're going to own a pit mix or a pitbull you need to socialize them properly so you're not contributing to the name theyre already bearing.

    A muzzle isnt needed in this situation. Leaving the dog at home is if you're not going to take the time to train it. Dogs can be very time consuming to train just like horses but the pay off is- having a dog that can function in society and isnt branded a 'killing machine'
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        04-26-2013, 08:17 PM
    I didn't read through all the replies, so I'm not sure if someone recommended this yet.

    You would be best off getting a trainer and behaviorist. I get that it isn't always possible. In the absence of that ability I recommend looking up kikopup on youtube. Trust me. She uses positive reinforcement, and gets amazing results.

    You might also want to jump over and join dogforum.com
    There are a lot of really knowledgable people there versed in all sorts of dog problems.

    I wish you luck.
        04-26-2013, 09:55 PM
    Originally Posted by 4horses    
    pampam- I wish they would put restrictions/regulations on Pitbulls. They are being tremendously over bred. Around here the dogs at the pounds are 90% Pitbull type dogs and are the ones being put down every day. I don't want them banned, but something needs to be done to stop the over breeding.
    How much control should we give the government over our pets? I agree that the bully breeds are being over bred, but regulations tend to only punish law abiding citizens. Also, who will enforce the new regulations? Should the regulations cover every dog no matter the breed or just the "pit bull"? Who decides what dog is a "pit bull" and what dog is a Boxer, Mastiff, Cane Corso, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, etc..

    In my mind, the problem is not really the breeders. The problem is the buyers. Breeders will breed no matter what regulations are set because people are willing to buy subpar animals from these "breeders". People care more about spending thousands of dollars on dog that will turn heads than they do about saving a dog's life. It's sad, but it is fact.

    I am not against ethical breeding. I believe if you have two proven (in show, sport, or work) health tested dogs, that you feel will better the breed, than by all means breed them.
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        04-27-2013, 12:42 AM
    I did join a few dog forums and have gotten some great advice there! Last night/today she met my rolmmate's parents' pit and after taking them to 'neutral grounds' at the dog park they did great. I think the main thing needed was for me to change how I approached the situation of her meeting another dog. I'm willing to take all the time possible and needed to make her a better dog. I don't want her to be that stereotypical pit because of previous owners not doing as they should and me not working hard enough to get past her fears.
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