Thursday, December 25, 2014

Don't Bully the Breed

I know exactly what Pit Bull owners have been upset about for years. Frankly, I was one of those people who stayed away and was afraid of pit bulls. Even tho my brother in law has 2 pit bulls and his daughter has one - I was still very cautious around them and I still wouldn't let Opie be around them because  although they are friendly dogs and have been socialized around people they have not been socialized around other dogs. They have grown up with each other and so other dogs haven't really been introduced too much. They are responsible owners and they keep them put up if anyone comes to visit that have pets. 

 We are going through all levels of training classes - we are taking him to Petsmart and Petco to just walk around and be with people. We are taking him to the dog park. We are doing everything we know to do to make sure he will be a well behaved, socialized dog. The problem is - it still won't change anything for some people and some places. He will always be considered a "bully" based on misconceptions and fear society has placed on dogs that comes from pet owners who have raised dogs with the intentions to hurt others. It ruins it for the sweet natured "bullies" out there that responsible owners know will never hurt another.

In the wrong hands, any and all breed types can be dangerous. It shouldn't be breed specific. 
As they say Ban the Deed - Not the Breed.

Be respectful of those who are working twice as hard to train our dogs to be model canine citizens. Please and Thank You!

How sweet is this face?

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