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Why do people hate/hear pitbulls, yet I never hear any hate threads or rants about other truly dangerous breeds?

 
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Why do people hate/hear pitbulls, yet I never hear any hate threads or rants about other truly dangerous breeds?
Obviously not every dog part of a breed I label "dangerous" would be dangerous. But there are certain traits of particular breeds that make them much more dangerous than others.

pits that are not lethargic, fat obese fucks will top out at 60lbs and a bite force of about 250 psi.

A true pit won't even be 2 feet at the withers...

I am hesitant to even start naming other breeds because then some of you tards may start your hate rants about them...

But my main point is that the APBT gets so much attention, and to me, this is laughable.
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fear* fucked that up
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Although temperment is often dependant on how the dog was raised, pit bulls tend to be a little more dumb, a lot more defensive, strong, and lethal with jaws that lock.
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Re: Why do people hate/hear pitbulls, yet I never hear any hate threads or rants about other truly dangerous breeds?
lethal with jaws that lock.
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No, they don't.

There is absolutely no such thing as lock jaw.
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Re: Why do people hate/hear pitbulls, yet I never hear any hate threads or rants about other truly dangerous breeds?
there is a certain strain of pitbull ("blue" I think) that has mental problems. It can "twitch" and suddenly become ferocious for no reason... even to its most trusted person. This is why I don't recommend pitbulls. They are much too strong and capable of destruction to have mental problems and "twitch" and attack an innocent person (god forbid, a child).

It's not the dog's fault but it is people's fault when they continue to breed and own a dog that is not a good animal to have as a pet.

Many other animals shouldn't be around humans either. I also do not recommend having a pet gorilla and risking your family and neighbours' lives because your dumb a$$ is foolish enough to think a gorilla should be in your home or on the end of your leash.

There's nothing wrong with loving pitbulls, but there is something wrong with owning one as a pet, if it does or may have the "blue" pitbull genetics. Understand that just because you love the animal, doesn't mean you should have it as a pet. Be responsible.
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I see there's some mention of that from a University of Georgia professor but I'd need to do more research, he does still say they have powerful jaws. Still something for me to look into more. Thanks.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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there is a certain strain of pitbull ("blue" I think) that has mental problems. It can "twitch" and suddenly become ferocious for no reason... even to its most trusted person. This is why I don't recommend pitbulls. They are much too strong and capable of destruction to have mental problems and "twitch" and attack an innocent person (god forbid, a child).

It's not the dog's fault but it is people's fault when they continue to breed and own a dog that is not a good animal to have as a pet.

Many other animals shouldn't be around humans either. I also do not recommend having a pet gorilla and risking your family and neighbours' lives because your dumb a$$ is foolish enough to think a gorilla should be in your home or on the end of your leash.

There's nothing wrong with loving pitbulls, but there is something wrong with owning one as a pet, if it does or may have the "blue" pitbull genetics. Understand that just because you love the animal, doesn't mean you should have it as a pet. Be responsible.
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Blue is a color of the dog, not a certain strain...

I am sure there are a lot of "strains" of pitbulls out there like that razors edge strain. I have sure there are a lot of inbred, beer fed retard pitbull "strains" bred and raised by inbred, beer fed retard people.

The canine is a domesticated animal, has been for thousands of years. The gorilla however is not a domesticated animal. Apples to oranges.

My point is that, why the fuck do the pitbulls get the bad rap when they are more like toys in comparison to other breeds of dog?

I guess there are more retards breeding and owning them, so there are more retarded pits out there or something giving them a bad name?

People hate them because they had a bad experience with one, and said people don't even know any other dog breeds besides a lab, shepherd, or boxer?
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Not at all. Genetics plays a big part. I am not a pitbull owner btw.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Re: Why do people hate/hear pitbulls, yet I never hear any hate threads or rants about other truly dangerous breeds?
I have a pit mix and he is the sweetest, smartest, obedient, most gentle, and caring dog that I have ever owned. It's how they are raised. I was afraid of them because of all the bad press, but it is b.s. to lump them in with the bad ones. It's like saying all humans are bad because one is bad.
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I see there's some mention of that from a University of Georgia professor but I'd need to do more research, he does still say they have powerful jaws. Still something for me to look into more. Thanks.
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Please do you will see it does not exist.

Also the pitbulls jaws are about on par with a german shepherd.

The pitbull has a wider head than the german shepherd, but the german shepherds actual larger size and larger head make the bites about even.

Size and width of the head being the major factors of the bite force.

Obviously there is not all that much data to go on, and it would vary from dog to dog, but the APBT has been tested more than any other dogs because of all the hype of lock dog.

No APBT has a bite force recorded above 250...


German Shepherd
In addition to helping the police and military, German Shepherds can be well trained house pets.

German Shepherds are popular within police and military task forces because they are highly trainable, intelligent dogs. Shepherds assist law enforcement in several ways, including searching public places for drugs and explosives and following a person's scent in search and rescue missions. German Shepherds have a bite force of up to 238 PSI, which is quite impressive, since the dogs average 75 to 85 pounds.
American Pit Bull Terrier
Many people are afraid of pit bulls, but these fears are generally fueled by misunderstandings.

With a recorded bite force of 235 PSI, pit bull terriers bite at only 71 percent of the strength of Rottweilers. Pit bulls have a false reputation for being a dangerous breed, and evoke more irrational fear than any other domesticated dog. Contrary to the myth, this muscular breed has a mild temperament, and if raised like any other house pet, can make a loyal addition to the family.
Dutch Shepherd
Dutch Shepherds always have brindle markings, but come in an array of shades.

The bite force of Dutch Shepherds measured 232 PSI. Dutch Shepherds are known for their agility and intelligence; like their German cousins, they are used by the police and military to sniff out drugs, bombs and people. They make excellent guard dogs, whether they are keeping out human or animal intruders, yet Dutch Shepherds form a loyal bond with their families and frequent house guests.

References

"Bite Force and Bite Pressure: Comparisons of Humans and Dogs"; Dr. T.E. Houston; 2003
National Geographic; "Dangerous Encounters: Bite Force"; Dr. Brady Barr; August 2005


Read more: Strongest Dog Bites | eHow.com [link to www.ehow.com]
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The references for it:

References

"Bite Force and Bite Pressure: Comparisons of Humans and Dogs"; Dr. T.E. Houston; 2003
National Geographic; "Dangerous Encounters: Bite Force"; Dr. Brady Barr; August 2005

links at ehow.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Other male dogs I take it? How old is he? How often do you socialize him with other dogs?
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With pit bulls on the loose, you have to fear for your children that is why.

There are a few by my Mom's house. One runs with a pack and is quite vicious. One just runs around loose, he is beautiful but scary. And one got loose from the car lot down the road and came up to my Mom's house and started stomping her small dog that was tied to a tree.

Dad came out with a gun and fell down and this dog lunged at him. Our other dog in the back of the house got the dog's attention long enough for my Dad to go into the house and out the back where he was attacking our other dog. When he saw Dad, he went for him again and it took two bullets to take him down.

When they are mean, they are deadly. You can't really take chances with them.

My friend has one named Manson and he is very sweet, but you can't tell it by looking
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I have a pit mix and he is the sweetest, smartest, obedient, most gentle, and caring dog that I have ever owned. It's how they are raised. I was afraid of them because of all the bad press, but it is b.s. to lump them in with the bad ones. It's like saying all humans are bad because one is bad.
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Awesome.

Yeah at the local dog park, the most common breeds there is pitbull mix and lab.

I would say there are slightly more bad pitbulls than labs there.

My buddy has a pit mix and I have never met a dog with a better (nicer) temperament in my lifetime.
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With pit bulls on the loose, you have to fear for your children that is why.

There are a few by my Mom's house. One runs with a pack and is quite vicious. One just runs around loose, he is beautiful but scary. And one got loose from the car lot down the road and came up to my Mom's house and started stomping her small dog that was tied to a tree.

Dad came out with a gun and fell down and this dog lunged at him. Our other dog in the back of the house got the dog's attention long enough for my Dad to go into the house and out the back where he was attacking our other dog. When he saw Dad, he went for him again and it took two bullets to take him down.

When they are mean, they are deadly. You can't really take chances with them.

My friend has one named Manson and he is very sweet, but you can't tell it by looking
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Ah so it is from experience then. Makes sense.

If an Ovcharka came barreling down the street none of the people in your story would still be alive.

Did you sue the owner or was it a stray?
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I dont care what bite force or bit pressure you talk about. A cocker spaniel can tear you up.

Simple rule on dogs. Anything over 40 pounds can kill you if it gets enraged and you get stupid.
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I dont care what bite force or bit pressure you talk about. A cocker spaniel can tear you up.

Simple rule on dogs. Anything over 40 pounds can kill you if it gets enraged and you get stupid.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Interested in hearing back from you, I might be able to help out a bit.
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Thanks for the one stars. hf This thread shows me truly how little Americans know of dogs.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Other male dogs I take it? How old is he? How often do you socialize him with other dogs?
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He is about a year old I quess when I found him he was a puppy and was nearly starved to death then left in the snow (we live in Alaska). He has been socialized almost every day with other dogs. I decided since day one I would put him down if necessary...

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oh shut up, go fuck your dog. you started this post, you deserve the 1 star ratings.
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I dont care what bite force or bit pressure you talk about. A cocker spaniel can tear you up.

Simple rule on dogs. Anything over 40 pounds can kill you if it gets enraged and you get stupid.
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If you actually had experience working around dogs you wouldnt laugh at my statement. I got the wounds the prove what I say.
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Although temperment is often dependant on how the dog was raised, pit bulls tend to be a little more dumb, a lot more defensive, strong, and lethal with jaws that lock.
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Actually pit bulls aren't dumb...they're pretty smart. They shouldn't be defensive either...well, a well bred pit bull shouldn't be. When saying pit bull I mean American Pit Bull Terrier, as there are many breeds that fall under the "pit bull" umbrella. The problem is that they're a popular breed. I've said this before, many breeds that are popular get overbred by people wanting to make a buck. When people only breed for the money pups will bring, they don't really care too much about what type of temperaments they're breeding together, thus resulting in pups with bad temperaments. Another reason for aggressive behavior toward humans is that, many times, pit bulls are owned by thug type people who train their dogs to be aggressive. Unfortunately, these thug types think of the dogs as a dick extension. Pit bulls jaws do not lock...there is nothing in the makeup of a pit bull's jaws that cause it to lock...that's a myth. They're tenacious and due to it's ancestry, they do not easily let go, that's all. Breeds like English Bulldogs, and even some Boston Terriers (like mine, lol!), don't easily let go either.

As far as why pit bulls are labeled dangerous, I don't know, as pit bull attacks are many times done by other breeds due to people not really knowing what a pit bull is (as I said, many breeds fall under the pit bull umbrella). The American Pit Bull Terrier scored 86.4% with the American Temperament Test Society ( [link to atts.org] ), the American Staffordshire Terrier (another breed that falls under the pit bull umbrella) scored 84.2% and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier (yet another breed that falls under the umbrella) scored 89.7%. Compare these scores with known friendly breeds like the Golden Retriever which scored 84.9%, the Beagle which scored 80.6% and the Labrador Retriever which scored 92.4%. All that said though, there are pit bull attacks, most likely done by badly bred dogs or dogs trained to be aggressive. Unfortunately, people will mistakenly take the word of a site called dogsbite.org, not realizing the person behind the website has an agenda. Throughout history there has always been a breed that is labeled dangerous, whether the label is called for or not...there are other breeds as well, but I can't remember them off hand. I've said this before, but many, many yrs. ago Bloodhounds were labeled dangerous. Back in the 70's it was Dobermans that were labeled dangerous, then it was German Shepherds, then it was Rottweilers. Before the 80's you never heard of pit bull attacks. Petey from The Little Rascals was a pit bull. They use to be known as "nanny dogs" as well, due to their good nature with children. This goes to show how idiot people and popularity can seriously screw up a dog breed. Read "The Pit Bull Placebo" (it's on PDF too... [link to www.pitbullproject.ca] )... it explains a lot about the stereotypes against the breed and other breeds.

Ah, here I go on another pit bull thread trying to dispel this myths about the breed, lol. superman I have to say though, I hate threads about pit bulls, as it causes heated debates, a lot of posts by people who are against the dogs and posts that perpetuate the myths about them.
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man pit bull owners sure are dense. it's always "how it was raised" right?
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Other male dogs I take it? How old is he? How often do you socialize him with other dogs?
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He is about a year old I quess when I found him he was a puppy and was nearly starved to death then left in the snow (we live in Alaska). He has been socialized almost every day with other dogs. I decided since day one I would put him down if necessary...
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Well I don't see why you would have to put him down if he is attacking other dogs. If the problem is never remedied, simply don't bring him to an area with other dogs who are off leash and don't let him off leash.

If you are taking your dog for walks and on leash he likes to go after other dogs, try to teach him only you should be attempted to identify threats.

For example, well another dog is coming by, sit your dog down and praise him every second he is not aggressive as the dog walks by. This actually works.

If he goes after the passing by dog, correct the behavior firmly. A strong pull on the collar and a firm voice telling him no. Illusion collar, gentle leader or a regular collar will all work better than a harness. Chokers are downright dangerous and pinch collars have the possibility of making your dog more aggressive, although the possibility does not seem to be all that high.

So then move on to your controlled heel and watch where your dog only pays attention to you. You will need to start actually training daily if you ever want this, it won't exactly be easy, but one year old is not that old.

If you get to this point, you will never have a problem with your dog on leash again. Off leash is a bit more tricky however this is illegal in most areas and parks anyhow.

Also the socialization is great. Sounds to me this is not a dog who is aggressive but simply acts out from time to time with particular dogs. Well that is unless he is socialized with the same dogs every day and is only good with them. That is not doing much for the dog. If so start taking him to a dog park ASAP or trying to find other dogs in the area to make play dates.

If your dog ever dogs get in a fight, have a breaking stick with you, or learn how to break up a fight and control your dog. Pulling your dog by the leash or straight back is not enough. Get his legs off the ground.

He needs to be socialized with a variety of dogs. Now if you are already taking him to a dog park, and he meets a variety of dogs and only acts out on occasion, he could truly not want to be there, and possibly you are over socializing. He doesn't want to be there, he acts out, and the behavior becomes somewhat learned as acceptable especially if it was not strongly corrected.

Hope I helped and I see no reason why your dog would ever have to be put down. That is normally for dogs bad with humans. If you ever have to have another dog, say you move in with your girlfriend and she has one that will not get along with your pitbull, you will be able to find a home for a dog not good with other dogs very easily. If a dog is not goo with people you will probably not be able to find a home. No shelter would even try to find one. They would just put him down.

Let me know if this helped or not or if you have any more questions or something. Good luck.

Oh and don't be too nervous around your dog, he can sense it. Chest back, deep voices, dominate. Remember he ain't that big and scary anyhowhf
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Like a lot of things it comes in cycles. There was a time when everyone was against dobermans and German shepherds. It will eventually pass on to something else.

They suffer from over breeding and poor breeding unfortunately many owners perpetuate the negative sides of the breed. You could dump a bunch of golden retrievers in the ghetto and end up with similar problems.
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I dont care what bite force or bit pressure you talk about. A cocker spaniel can tear you up.

Simple rule on dogs. Anything over 40 pounds can kill you if it gets enraged and you get stupid.
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If you actually had experience working around dogs you wouldnt laugh at my statement. I got the wounds the prove what I say.
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"wounds" or small scars from getting bit by a cocker spaniel?

Your statement is so absolutely ludicrous I will continue to laugh at it.

There is not a single dog cocker spaniel in the world that would have the ability to latch on to me for longer than a second.

Anything over 40 pounds certainly does NOT have the ability to kill me.

And guess what? There is no cocker spaniel in the world protection trained, so I wouldn't even have to snap the dogs neck, or slam his head into the ground. I have a breaking stick, the cocker spaniel would never come within 10 ft of me.
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Like a lot of things it comes in cycles. There was a time when everyone was against dobermans and German shepherds. It will eventually pass on to something else.

They suffer from over breeding and poor breeding unfortunately many owners perpetuate the negative sides of the breed.
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Yes I think you are 100% right.
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oh shut up, go fuck your dog. you started this post, you deserve the 1 star ratings.
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Romulus is my pit bulls name and the only reason I have one is beause I found him him last winter almost dead...he could not even stand when I found him. Romulus is about a year old and already I cannot trust him around other males...around people he is almost to nice.

I sure hope I have no problems with him.
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Other male dogs I take it? How old is he? How often do you socialize him with other dogs?
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He is about a year old I quess when I found him he was a puppy and was nearly starved to death then left in the snow (we live in Alaska). He has been socialized almost every day with other dogs. I decided since day one I would put him down if necessary...
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Well I don't see why you would have to put him down if he is attacking other dogs. If the problem is never remedied, simply don't bring him to an area with other dogs who are off leash and don't let him off leash.

If you are taking your dog for walks and on leash he likes to go after other dogs, try to teach him only you should be attempted to identify threats.

For example, well another dog is coming by, sit your dog down and praise him every second he is not aggressive as the dog walks by. This actually works.

If he goes after the passing by dog, correct the behavior firmly. A strong pull on the collar and a firm voice telling him no. Illusion collar, gentle leader or a regular collar will all work better than a harness. Chokers are downright dangerous and pinch collars have the possibility of making your dog more aggressive, although the possibility does not seem to be all that high.

So then move on to your controlled heel and watch where your dog only pays attention to you. You will need to start actually training daily if you ever want this, it won't exactly be easy, but one year old is not that old.

If you get to this point, you will never have a problem with your dog on leash again. Off leash is a bit more tricky however this is illegal in most areas and parks anyhow.

Also the socialization is great. Sounds to me this is not a dog who is aggressive but simply acts out from time to time with particular dogs. Well that is unless he is socialized with the same dogs every day and is only good with them. That is not doing much for the dog. If so start taking him to a dog park ASAP or trying to find other dogs in the area to make play dates.

If your dog ever dogs get in a fight, have a breaking stick with you, or learn how to break up a fight and control your dog. Pulling your dog by the leash or straight back is not enough. Get his legs off the ground.

He needs to be socialized with a variety of dogs. Now if you are already taking him to a dog park, and he meets a variety of dogs and only acts out on occasion, he could truly not want to be there, and possibly you are over socializing. He doesn't want to be there, he acts out, and the behavior becomes somewhat learned as acceptable especially if it was not strongly corrected.

Hope I helped and I see no reason why your dog would ever have to be put down. That is normally for dogs bad with humans. If you ever have to have another dog, say you move in with your girlfriend and she has one that will not get along with your pitbull, you will be able to find a home for a dog not good with other dogs very easily. If a dog is not goo with people you will probably not be able to find a home. No shelter would even try to find one. They would just put him down.

Let me know if this helped or not or if you have any more questions or something. Good luck.

Oh and don't be too nervous around your dog, he can sense it. Chest back, deep voices, dominate. Remember he ain't that big and scary anyhowhf
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Thank you for your advice, he is such a good dog so far and hopefully stays that way.

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