ANYWAYS SORRY ABOUT RAMBLING ON JUST WANTED TO SAY PITBULLS ARE GREAT DOGS AND SOME ARE GREAT GUARD DOGS DO TO HOW PROTECTIVE THEY ARE SOMETIMES I HAVE TO PUT MY BOY IN HIS CAGE WHEN SOMEONE FIRST COMES IN MY HOME BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON HE DOESNT LIKE ANYONE HE DOESNT KNOW COME IN THE HOUSE BUT ONCE THEY COME IN AND TALK TO HIM AND HE SEES THAT THEY MEAN NO HARM TO ME OR MY FAMILY HE IS FINR BUT HE DOES JUST SIT THERE AND WATCHES THAT PERSON FOR AWHILE. vISIT THE dOG WHISPERER; cEASAR MILANS WEBSITE. my friends mom was a vet and told my friend to hold my dog on his lap while she and i checked it out and put some peroxide on it. Like your article states, they had to be able to be handled by the handlers. i would like her to be somewhat of an alarm dog and a protector but if someone were to break in she would be holding the flash light for them. It took some talking into with my husband but now he knows it was worth more than we paid. Our pit is very sensitive to corn and wheat products...His diet is strictly Lamb and Rice based. I love my silly boy! If you love being kissed get a pitbull. the horse didnt see her and stepped on her foot. shes just a wonderful awesome pup!! My pit is a female that i took from a family friend who could no longer take care of her. Dogs of any breed that show fearfulness or aggression towards people or other dogs should be avoided, particularly as a family pet, unless you are willing to put in a lot of extra time and money into behavioural training. In reply to When we have people come over by hondamay2010. They seem to be breeding for size...I guess size does matter to some. I bought an american staffordshire terrier a few months ago. I do not condone fighting our dogs but I do give the breeders from way back when the credit for the dogs we have today. YES! At the same time, pitbull owners may have to invest in prong collars, as the shoulder and neck strength of the pitbull means that sometimes an average collar will not do. In reply to This is SO true! My son's pit bulls just had 9 puppies. I say we keep pit bulls! American Pit Bull Terrier. My husband I laugh, because we know if anyone ever broke into our house Bams would greet them and lick them to death ;). i believe that is my true calling in life but unfortunately i also need money too haha. All you see is this big head and tongue. my pit now is a puppy and is definitely stubborn. Unless you just want them to smother intruders with hugs and kisses. not mine! She is constantly nipping at the back of his ankles, furiously barking and growling at him. He loves it and wages his tail the whole time. You CANNOT be harsh with a pitbull, they learn quicker and respond better to positive training. Although I do have one other dog named buddy. How many puppies did your dogs have.... My son's dog had 9 that is a lot I felt sorry for their mommy she was so big. I have never owned a pit before my baby jewel but I do not think I could ever get another breed. The name “Pit Bull” accommodates many types of pedigree dog breeds. HE DOES NOT STOP.If you tell him NO he gets more excited and barks back at ya. i have always been one to say "Its not the breed its the owners" and it is so true with pits. I have two/three boys all play with him in a wrestling manner. When he was 4 mos old, he had a serious accident that required surgery and rehab, yet even when he was in pain, he had the sweetest disposition and his doctors and nurses loved him. She was 2 at the time, so just to prove that not all these dogs are fighters, and they do get along very well with other dogs, and the ones who are were taught to fight...this is brought on by the idiot owner\owners who hasn't a brain cell in their head! To give a brief description of where I was at in life, I was working a 9-5 full time job where pets were welcomed at all times. Also depending on his history he may have some distrust of humans but I'm sure in due time he will come around and you'll have the best dog someone can ask for. I bought a new dog primarily to keep my 60yro mother company at home as she has always had a dog companion for the past 20 years. He is so sweet but hasn't barked or wagged his tail. I think it would be awesome to make every single person meet/play with a pitbull for a while and see if they change their mind about them. My daughter is 4 & when I send her out I send Lulu out too she always stays within feet of her & I would never worry about a stranger coming close Lulu would never let that happen. Hi, Glad to hear that you adopted a pitbull mix...Does she have dander from allergies? It is quite common to wake up to two dogs and 3 or 4 of our cats sleeping with us. He will bark his head off at someone if he does not know who they are while jewel wimpers. She didnt listen, she apparently thought it was doggie day care!. lol. The high pain tolerance comes in handy because the american pit bull terrier doesnt mind this kind of play, where other dogs might nip the child. They are so loving. Do i really need experience with other breeds to have a pit? This is true, particularly with pit bulls. However, my love for the breed is unquestioned by all who know me. We end up having to pick him up and carry him to his destination, yes, he is VERY spoiled, they all are, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They literally do something to your heart.....they steal it....LOL. Thank you for the information. A super-dog, if you will. Many are full with pitbulls and forced to euthanize at astounding rates. This shows how Ohio has thought about the bill and that pit bulls aren't the same as they were 25 years ago. But, I immediately fell in love with these wonderful dogs, they are so full of love, they are affectionate, rambuctious, and loyal to a fault. My puppy 9 months and about 65 pound will play with you and will not touch you with his teeth. Making it difficult for you (and most people) to identify. Paisley is our seventh Pitbull and we have never had a problem with any of them. In reply to Its not the dog,Its the by Bullyowner, That's the most true statement I've heard in a while..................I agree :). He is a total suck up. My oldest pit is 5. Clicker training has done wonders for me, for basic obedience and tricks too. A mouse ran across the floor and my pits ran. My dad has never been a big dog person until i brought my pit bulls home and now he tells everyone he would never have another dog. Yes, yes I did. Prior to the surgery, the poor dog was in a lot of pain, yet was still had the Best temperment and was so happy in spite of everything. My pitbull has had hers for about a month and it's still in good shape. That being said Bullys are a strong and loving dog but they also deserve our respect for what they are to our families and what any dog can potentially be in a bad enviroment. pit bulls are the best most loyal and loving dogs I have ever known I'd love to have a slew of them!!!! my mom and aunt had to pull her off of me. When introducing to children, make sure that she is calm and does not jump up on anyone (good manners)...Also check to make sure that the kids aren't afraid of her, because dogs can sense nervousness and she may also get nervous...As long as you are there and assertive, your dog will feel comfortable and safe around other people...And we all know never to leave any dog along with kids... Do you notice if she is submissive or aggressive? It’s so good for the office staff and is helping her gain confidence as well. She is by far the best dog I've ever had. She had been picked up as a stray ready to give birth. The term “pit bull” or “pitbull” refers to a type of dog, rather than one breed everyone is in agreement on. I never have to worry about how she will be with other animals or people because she is so gentle. She was appalled and started arguing with the staff, and stated, "But she has the pitbull." they were breed to care for children. I'm a new owner to a 6mo old pit, Raisin Chaos.I also admit that when I first got him I was a little intimidated & fearful of all the negative info I read when I researched the breed. In my mind I thought well this would be amazing to have a best friend for life whom I can spend all day with and take to work. It pisses me off. Basically I'm saying a good trainer is your answer!!!!! I would also like to mention that we have 5 cats, and the cats are tougher than my pits. I adopted a 2 year old APBT from my local Humane Society as well and she was also obviously bred way too early by some backyard breeder... she is such a great dog, but she def a handful and has raised hell in the last month - lol. My Rocks - loves her human baby sister...Bella gets upset at Rocks for licking her like crazy - she tells her to sit and Rocks obeys her...Bella is only 5. They go sit next to her to get pets from her. When we have people come over honda doesn't even think about it..she has to give them all kisses for like a half hour. My husband(who especially loves him) calls him the socialite of the block. please help!! I've learned over the years that the only people who put these dogs down are the ones whom never owned one. In fact he wags his tail nearly constantly. I have two cats, a weimeriner, and our sweet bams (the pitbull). He had his first set of shots and stuff at the vet and he is totally in excellent health. the guy must have been scared when he seen me walk out the house with him and he went to the front of his truck. In reply to 100% agree! I truly can not think of another breed that is better suited for a family. He sleeps snugged up against me every night and thinks he's a lap dog. I raise them with love, even the ones that have been abused, they might take a little more time to come around but with some care, attention and trust they become family pets in no time. Fortunately, he came back within an hour and that was only after spending one night in our house. Other than that, most Pit Bulls are sweet and loyal to their owner and children. My daughter and her boyfriend bought a house and the first thing they did was get 2 pitty's. She was a bit shy at first, but seems to be coming out of her shell. We have 7 kids, and our pits, being full of energy, thrive in this environment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTStrCIeXkc, In reply to Our Magnum is Pet Of The Week by misillad, That is super awesome that you got the word out on how good of family pets Pit Bulls really are! Unfortunately she was badly abused physically and mentally. I've had her since she was 7 weeks old and she was the best ambassador for her breed for the first 2 years. So is it dangerous to keep pitbull mix as pet? People think pit bulls are the only ones that attack because they are the only ones that get in the news. Koopa is still a pup and gets very excited when new people come over, he espicially loves our friend Bryan. I love reading all the comments on here. This includes a rescue that was a fighting dog. I have 2 pit bulls and I would not trade these dogs for the world. Lots of energy but so sweet. Pet Adoptions Network is dedicated to finding good homes for pre-loved American Pit Bull Terrier dogs and puppies throughout the USA and Canada. I am just concerned that my new pit may not be a good fit for my mom. When I pulled up, sure enough it was a dog. There are few dogs out there more controversial than the Pitbull. This is SO true! while we walked by he shifted and the rocks made a noise and papi started growling and barking at him. and i look at her like umm not one bark no protectiveness??? Unfortunately he bred them for fighting. Were you a good dog?" A pitbull owner should periodically check her temperature. Both my dogs also love and are patient with my 93 year old grandmother. dont wanna get smacked by her wagging tail, stand about 8 feet away from her! Our Magnum is Pet Of The Week and was featured on Q13 Fox this morning, check it out guys! On the picture it said "In need of a new home! I just adopted a 2yro female terrier/pitbull. It's unfortunate but as the point above said, as long as you're willing to take the extra time and do the extra training you can help a fearful dog. by. I Agree about that Dumbass owners...i have 3 and they have never bit anyone but they are protective of their house and back yard,but because of their rap people dont bother my house!! My daughter was two at the time. It of course gave me a heart attack but was the sweetes thing! My siamese cat isn't sure about him yet, but I trust that will work out in the next days. I will tell anyone these dogs do need you to raise them just like your children and show them who is in charge. But- she's a total sweetheart and totally worth all the work. When it couldn't get out it went and woke up it's parents to get them all out safely. It has taken me 15 years, but he finally consented. he is shy at first when meeting people but loves everyone he has come into contact with. To be more specific, a 3 month old baby Husky. He already has proven how loyal and lovable he is. 99% of issues that arise with pit bulls have to do with owners who are idiots. A smile so big and bright it filled the room and also my heart. It’s … She is covered in scars, the vet thinks they are from dog fights. Yes, pit bulls require a reasonable amount of attention. she will be 6 months in a couple of weeks. I am considering getting one of the girls. You can buy a lawn mower tire from Walmart for $5. I guess I would just advise that you use positive reinforcement as much as possible, lots of treats for good behavior! Paragraph one of "Ohio Overturns Pit Bull Bill" states, "The Ohio State Legislature voted today on a bill to eliminate a 25-year-old law automatically declaring pit bulls as vicious." Totally true about the guard dog thing too :o) Only positive thing out of their negative rap is the fact that people actually believe they're vicious so they stay away. BuzzFeed Staff, by Rachel Zarrell. 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