My Service Dog, Jade

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pit Bull Surprise

Well, it's been proven now that Jade's training, learning how to be less defensive with other dogs, has paid off, in a big way!  Yesterday, we had a pit bull surprise.  Jade and I were walking from the car into a grocery store, when suddenly from under the porch of the grocery store, a pit comes running toward us, and stops short to give Jade a good sniffing.  I couldn't believe my eyes! A pit bull, without a leash, hanging out in front of the grocery store, coming up to bother a working dog, a service dog!!! What the hell has this town come to!?  Where the hell was the owner of this beast!?

Jade's training has definitely paid off, as she performed exactly as a service dog should in such an unwelcome situation. She stopped and let the beast sniff her, taking her away from her job and her attention off of me. This kind of thing makes me SICK! I am so sick and tired of these irresponsible pit bull owners and they just continue to show that they cannot be trusted to be responsible with their beasts!!!  Nevertheless, Jade stood there and let the dog sniff, and I kept trying to pull her forward, thinking if we just kept moving that the darn pit bull would just give up the sniff and walk away....and I didn't know when the beast would suddenly decide that Jade would taste better than she smells, and its DNA would kick in, and it would perform its best gripping behavior on my girl! But the more I tried to pull her away and keep moving, the more she planted her feet and wouldn't move.  I think she thought it was best to stay still for the moment.

I thought that Jade might turn to her defensive behavior and start growling and defending herself, and then the beast would attempt to kill her....at which point I would have had to brutally kill the damn thing right there in front of the grocery store, in front of about 30 people! But she didn't.  Jade behaved like a perfect service dog.  Standing there, letting it sniff, while I was yelling, "Who's damn dog is this!? Get your damned dog! My dog is working here!" I began reaching in my purse for my weapon, as I was afraid, and didn't know what would happen, when suddenly a lady came out of the story with a shopping cart and aimed for the pit bull.  She acted like she was going to hit the pit bull with the shopping cart and shouted, "Hey, get outta here!" And the pit bull went back to his place under the porch of the store! So we moved along and went into the store.

When we went into the store, I got on one of the shopping cart buggies, with Jade at my side, and realized I was shaking so hard I could barely function.  Jade stood there looking at me, and I had to sit down and just stop, and breathe.  I really couldn't do anything because I was just too upset.  I'm really sick and tired of running into loose dogs in this town, with my working, service dog, especially pit bulls, the most inherently dangerous and vicious types of dogs out there! I am afraid of pit bulls and I have a damn good reason to be! If you're not afraid of pit bulls, then your lacking information on them! My dog's been attacked by a pit bull, pets, service dogs, and children and adults have been attacked and killed by pit bulls, and that, if you ask me, is a damn good reason to fear them! They've attacked, injured, and killed many a service dog in situations as these.

This town really needs to do something about the pit bull problem.  There are way too many of them, they are over populated, over bred, and overly vicious! The shelters in this town are full of those dogs, which I don't get! If these pit bull lovers love these dogs as much as they claim, then why are there so many of them in the shelters!? Why are they always roaming the streets with no owners? Why isn't this problem getting taken care of?!

Anyway...I have to say that I was VERY proud of my girl, Jade for doing exactly what she was trained to do....be a GREAT SERVICE DOG! It took me a while to calm down, and luckily I have a great group of supportive, encouraging, empathic friends to talk to about these things, which helps me immensely! And I have my amazing service dog to help me with anxiety, depression, and my physical disabilities.










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  1. That's unreal. Why is it always pit bulls too? Owners of pit bulls who let them run free must have something wrong with their brain.

    If you owned a brand of car that had nothing but problems, you'd never buy that brand of car again right? But pit bull owners don't have common sense, so they keep getting these dogs and having problems. And when something bad happens, they're like "why me, why pibulls, it's so unfair" Give me a break, we all know what can happen, so why risk it? And if your dog does the unthinkable, you have to be ready to pay the piper.

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    1. It's interesting that you bring up this point, Jim. Friends of mine have always said, that if a new crib or some piece of manufactured baby equipment comes out and causes any harm or death to even ONE child, the item is INSTANTLY recalled and taken off shelves for sale. But "somehow" pit bulls continue to maul and kill children, pets, and even adults (a lot of times their owners) and no one seems to even make a peep about it. Just crazy!!! Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.

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    2. Why risk getting a dog at all, they all have teeth. Why even ever risk getting a big dog because they are all strong and have even bigger teeth! In the wrong hands pit bulls can be dangerous but really any big powerfull dog in the wrong hands can be.

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  2. I'm so glad you both did not get hurt physically. Just reading this is so mentally exhausting.The Vicious Dog terrorizes you and then it is mentally terrorizing to know that your city officials see nothing wrong with Vicious dogs terrorizing decent, law abiding people going about their daily business. Always keep you weapon close. Never let your guard down. Stay safe and keep posting !!!

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    1. Thank you, Decatur. I never leave my house with my girl, without my weapon in my purse. There are just too many pit bulls in this town, and too many crazy people that think it's okay to let them roam free causing a nuisance, and a public danger! Not to mention going around bothering working, service dogs and even attacking them, causing serious injury, and causing their service dogs to have to retire early, if they're lucky enough to live through it. Thank you for reading and taking time to comment.

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    2. You're right, Tay, the dog just sniffed her, thank God. We've had other experiences with loose pit bulls though, and not so neutral. It's important though, that even though the dog just sniffed my service dog, it still distracted her from doing her job. That's not okay. It's not okay to let your dog roam loose to distract and bother other dogs, especially working dogs that are trying to perform their jobs. Service dogs need to be left alone to do their jobs. Disabled people don't just have service dogs for the fun of it, they rely on their dogs to do a job for them, and if the dog becomes distracted or upset by a loose and roaming dog, there could be serious problems for the handler who is putting their lives in their service dogs hands, or paws so to speak. Anyway...it's a problem. No dog should be roaming loose. That's what leash laws are for. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

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    3. But my point was the dog just sniffed her, why does it matter if it was a pit bull or a newfoundland or a golden retriever. You should not have emphasized that the dog was a pit bull because it did nothing to your dog, you should have really emphasized on responsible ownership and not they type of dog.

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  3. I carry a big canister of pepper spray with us because of these kinds of situations--easily accessible at all times. While I can't use it unless a dog attacks, though my dog may be distracted and scared well before that, it does make me feel that there is an option if a dog goes from nuisance to violent.

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    1. Thank you for reading and taking time to comment, fridawrites. I appreciate the feedback. I always carry a weapon when I leave the house with my service dog, because this kind of thing happens all too often! Very often, these loose dogs (mostly pit bulls around this town) do go from nuisance to violent quite quickly! Thanks again.

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  4. How does a Pit Bull make you sick. That could have been any dog that came up to sniff your dog, get over it. http://news.bestfriends.org/index.cfm?page=news&mode=entry&entry=1F062E87-0FBE-D70A-FEE370F4DF284960 Does this make you sick too, that the majority of the dogs that are THERAPY dogs in this program are PIT BULLS!! Oh yeah and pit bulls are great dogs, I have one and I am a responsible owner in a weathly town in CT, he gets compliments everywhere we go, he is just a great dog. You should be afraid of bad people not dogs. http://www.understand-a-bull.com/Articles/OtherBreedBites/AllDogsBite.htm Check out all of these attacks, maybe you will realize that its not just one breed that bites!

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    1. No, you're right, Tay, it's not only pit bulls that "bite," other breeds of dogs bite too. However, it's mostly the pit bulls that are doing the mauling and killing. Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs is a study of animal injuries in hospitals published in Annals of Surgery April 2011. It found that you have a more than 2500 times higher chance of dying if attacked by a pitbull instead of a Labrador retriever. It also found that people are losing a body PART to a pitbull mauling every 4-5 days now. So, I'd say that pit bulls are definitely taking the lead as far as mauling and killings go. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

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    2. Saying "maybe you will realize that its not just one breed that bites!" Is similar to saying, "maybe you will realize that its not just the tiger that bites!"

      All cats bite and scratch to. But what are you more likely going to be maimed or killed by? A ten pound house cat or a 200 pound tiger?

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    3. That makes no sence. A tiger is a WILD animal, a pit bull is a DOMESTICATED dog!

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  5. OK, all this story proves is that pitbulls are not always mean, and its the PEOPLE"S FAULT if they are !!!!!! If they are "inherently" viscous killers, then why do all the BAD trainers that train the dogs to kill have so much training equipment?!?!?!?!? YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY?!?!?! because they must teach them what fighting is, because it is NOT ingraved in their DNA to be mean, they must be taught, and if they refuse to fight (which many of them do and become subjected to being bait dogs) they are disguarded of/ killed. Obviously the fighting dogs are put in a lose-lose situation. Anyway, about pit bulls in general, I own one, my best friend owns one, we volunteer at a shelter and play mostly with pit bulls, we meet pitbulls at parks, etc. And do you want to know something?! WE HAVE NEVER MET A MEAN PIT BULL!!!! This is because they all have GOOD OWNERS, and also if you have not noticed they have the power to bounce back from any situation and become a good dog like they originally were. Like you said in your "Wonderful" story (which is actually the stupidest, most pathetic story i have ever read), its the bad pit bull owners that need to be watched out for, not the dogs, who simply respond to the type of owner they are put with. I think you see my point and if you have even the slightest hint of knowledge, you will TRAIN YOURSELF to see that these dogs are the greatest dogs ever, and everyone who owns one refuses to ever get another breed of dog. Lastly, you just confessed to carrying around a weapon. you are the worst kind of person around, and YOU ARE INHERENTLY EVIL.

    ps: THERE ARE TONS OF PIT BULL SERVICE DOGS AS WELL. IF THEY ARE SO MEAN THEN WHY DO THEY GET CERTIFIED? THE FACTS ARE ALL AGAINST YOU. I CANT DESCRIBE HOW DUMB YOU HAVE NO FACTS/ LIFE. BYE.

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    1. No, Tay, I don't believe that pit bulls are born "mean," however, they are born with a genetic trait, just like every other dog, and their genetic trait is for the purpose of fighting in a pit and fighting to the death. I'm sorry you can't see the facts, and you are one of the hundreds of people who can't. I know for a fact that people with common sense, don't feel that I'm inherently evil for carrying a weapon for the purpose of protecting myself from vicious and dangerous dogs. I know many people who do, and they're very smart to do so. Again, sorry you can't see the truth, but keep hanging out with pit bulls and one day you will. Hopefully you will live through it. Thanks again for reading and taking time to comment.

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    2. I like pit bulls and am also a pit bull advocate, but it's people like you who allow these poor dogs to have a bad rap, Tay.

      Your argument makes as much sense as a toddler screaming for its cookie. You want what you want and you will make as many nonsensical arguments that is needed to soothe your aching mind that seems to be battling a severe case of cognitive dissonance. If you don't know what that means you should look it up.

      I have met many pit bulls, most of them wonderful dogs with very even temperaments. But I've also met "bad" pit bulls as well, pit bulls unfortunately plagued by the horrible genetics that are still bred in the breed today.

      If you really believe that the people are the ones who are at fault why don't you advocate for responsible breeding and ownership? Two things that, with pit bull at least, seem realistic only in the form of breed specific regulation? Imagine it... if you actually criminalize unlicensed breeding, ownership, and trafficking of pit bulls that the numbers of poorly bred, abused pit bulls would decrease? And if you have an organization that employs genetic screening for each dog line and individual within that line that pit bulls with inherently good temperaments would the only ones owned by financially and dog responsible owners who truly want to have pit bulls as safe family pets? Surely that actually solves the pit bull problem and puts and end to the ludicrous amount of suffering experienced by pit bulls and their targeted victims alike, yes?

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    3. Tay, that equipment is for physical conditioning, just like the equipment in every gym in America. Pit bulls don't have to be trained to fight but those in better physical condition have greater chances for success. To answer your question on "service pit bulls", any dog can be "certified" by an online service. Two clicks of the mouse and payment of $69 will "certify" any dog, sight unseen. Last point, many victims carry self defense products. This does not make us evil, we are just unwilling to repeat painful personal history .

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    4. Tay, I decided to read your comment and you are either an idiot or a liar.

      You don't need to train a pit bull to fight. You need only to condition it. Similar to how you don't need to train a pointer to point, you need only condition it to point it when you want it to point.

      There's a reason line breeding goes on along working and pedigree dogs, because it's a proven fact that when you line breed specimens that are the best at what they do the chances of inheriting the genetic tendency and urge to do what the line was concentrated to do. You do have specimens of each breed that may not follow 100% with this, but believe me if the dogs come from a line, which almost all dogs do, the chances of them inheriting what was meant for that line is more common.
      Here's a good article on silver foxes that show this is as objective truth. not admitting any of the above is precisely why pit bulls continue to suffer from "advocates" like you.

      Reading your comment it is obvious you are afraid of your strong ideologies being false. I think a bit of you knows that you are wrong, but you desperately cling to that fiber of "truth" and spout it out like a mad man, despite the fight of reason going on in your dim little mind.

      "There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed." - Bertrand Russell

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    5. The "genetic" trait you think that pit bulls are born with is not a natural trait for dogs. Dogs are social animals and pack animals, they are not born wanting to fight and attack "their pack." For example if you have ever seen the show "Dogs of South Street Central" (which is a very sad show), the dogs Jack and Jill are two adult PIT BULLS that have been abandon or have grown up on the street and have learned to stick together as a pack and guess what, they dont attack other dogs or people. They were not trained to do that and it is not engraved in their head.

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    6. As for reading the silver fox article, it did not work, but I have watched a video on that before and I dont know how that realates to Pit Bulls. The study was to see if wild silver foxes could be domesticated...how does that have to do with pit bulls. They did this study to relate the foxes time of domestication to how long it may have taken wolfs to be domesticated to "dogs." I know they breed the more socialable foxes to each other but still what do pit bulls have to do with this.

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    7. Tay, all dogs were originally bred for a specific purpose, and that purpose was for whatever the human wanted the dog for. For example, the Lab originated from the St. John's Water Dog, a breed that emerged through ad-hoc breedings by early settlers, fishermen, in the 16th century. The smaller short-coated St. John's Dog (also known then as the Lesser Newfoundland) was used for retrieval and pulling in nets from the water.

      There was a purpose for the dog, as it has webbed toes for great swimming ability and an undercoat to keep it warm. It was used to retrieve the fisherman's net from the icy waters. The St. John's area of Newfoundland was settled mainly by the English and Irish. Local fishermen originally used the St. John's dog to assist in carrying ropes between boats, towing dories, and helping to retrieve fishnets in the water. The Labrador's loyalty and hard working behaviour were valuable assets for fishermen. This was the original purpose for what is now known as the Labrador Retriever.

      Every breed of dog was bred for a specific purpose. I hate to tell you but the pit bull type dog was originally bred for bull, and bear baiting. In other words, the pit bull is a mixed breed, bred with the small white terrier and the bull dog, for the purpose of hunting large game (i.e. killing hogs), and fighting in the pit. This is why the name pit bull is used for these dogs.

      They were used for the purpose of human amusement. They were put into pits with bulls, and bears, and other large animals to fight and kill, as sick humans watched for amusement. They were specifically bred for their "gameness" and "tenacity," which is needed for such a little dog to be able to fight to the death, ignoring pain in the process, and hanging on to its victim until it's dead.

      That is what pit bulls do. It doesn't matter how many years have gone by and how many generations have been bred, my labrador still retrieves with superb loyalty and swims like a champ, with NO training. Pit bulls still attack and kill with the same gameness and tenacity, hanging on till its victim is dead, or its dead, and likewise needs NO training to do so.

      No matter how much I love, spoil, socialize my labrador, she will still retrieve and still want to swim whenever she sees water. That's just how it is.

      No matter how much you love, spoil, socialize and train your pit bull, it will still attack, and kill with superb gameness and tenacity just like its ancestors. That's just how it is.

      It doesn't mean the pit bull is "bad" or "good," it just is what it is, through its genetic breeding, or DNA. It's not that these traits are "engraved in their heads," they are this trait. And yes, pit bulls have been known to kill other dogs in their own pack. All you have to do is a little research to know this is true.

      Therefore, in MY opinion, pit bulls have no place in our society today, or in our homes, being called/used as pets. This is completely inappropriate. Now do you see our point? The points we are making in regards to DNA are completely sensical, and appropriate. Thanks for reading, and taking time to comment.

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    8. John Paul Scott was a renowned scientific researcher who was interested in the interplay between genetics and behavior. He did experiments with mice to determine whether highly aggressive mice could be created through breeding. He came to this conclusion:

      “The experiments with mice show us that aggression has to be learned. Defensive fighting can be stimulated by the pain of an attack, but aggression, in the strict sense of an unprovoked attack, can only be produced by training. . . . Heredity can enter into the picture only in such ways as lowering or raising the threshold of stimulation, or modifying the physical equipment for fighting. . . . In considering hereditary effects, we must always remember that the environmental situation is also important.”—John Paul Scott, Aggression

      This one guy just proves that aggression is not genetically passed down, it is acquired through the animals environment. I am not saying that genetics do not play any part in dogs but in the Pit Bulls cases dog on dog aggression is not a normal dog trait because dogs are pack animals. There are so many pit bulls out there that are GREAT dogs that have no problems with other dogs or animals. My pit bull lives with another dog and he LOVES other dogs, and he lives with a cat and 3 chinchillas. Pit Bulls do have a place in society, with out a doubt. They need responsible owners to take care of them. I think that the people allowed to breed theses dogs needs to be regulated because you have stupid people who could careless about there dog breeding them. Only dogs in registered UKC and AKC (in the amstaffs case) should be allowed to breed their dogs, I think. But getting ride of pit bulls all together will do nothing.
      Also getting back to the quote at the beginning, Im not sure if you have heard of a epigenome but it is very interesting. I am in AP Biology and we were watching a movie about it and there was a study done on rats and their newly born babies. They had mothers that nurtured their babies and mothers who did not. What they found was that this had an affect on how they babies acted when the grew up. The babies who were nurtured where much more friendly and sociable while the babies who were not nurture were very unsocial and not friendly. Then they repeated the study but they switched the mothers babies; so the nurturing mothers babies were switched with the non nurturing mothers babies, to see if genetics had a part in it. They found the same results. It was all on how the mothers raised their babies that determined how there behavior was going to be when they grew up.

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    9. you don't know nothing about pits Tay,The land sharks days are numbered.

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    10. Yup I know nothing, thats why I have one, know people with them, and have "worked" with them at the shelter I volunteer at. Not to mention I have done extesive research on this breed. But nope I know nothing about them.

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  6. I wonder if you know that I visit your blog at least once a day, just so I can see the face of that wonderful companion of yours! This blog is a fine mixture of beautiful info and some cold hard truths. thank you...

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    1. Likewise, my lovely Anne! I too visit yours daily, and am inspired by you courage and strength! You are a friend, and those that are true friends are the most difficult to find. Thank you for finding me, and for letting me know that there are people out there that are sane, healthy, encouraging, supportive and true friends, like yourself! Keep on fighting the good fight! You are truly an inspiration!

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  7. your voice is being heard my friend...you have touched a nerve, and that is good!!! The high road is a bumpy path, but the goal and that light are there, we will all get there, I promise!

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  8. Tay is a typical piece of crap zealot, who thinks it's ok to come to a victim's blog and toot their shit, and tell us why we shouldn't we feel the way we do. Keep your pits Tay, let them lick YOU to death, but keep them away from the public at large. The unpredictability of the breed is ripe to cause harm in the hands of someone like you, someone willing to tread on a victim's blog with no regard to how your comments may make them feel.

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    1. Yeah one day lick you to get your taste,
      The next day maul and eat you.

      Pits love baby's such a great nanny dog,Then one day just SOME HOW their genetics kick in.

      Dala Napora had a baby,the land shark must have wanted to nanny it.

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  9. John Paul Scott was a renowned scientific researcher who was interested in the interplay between genetics and behavior. He did experiments with mice to determine whether highly aggressive mice could be created through breeding. He came to this conclusion:

    “The experiments with mice show us that aggression has to be learned. Defensive fighting can be stimulated by the pain of an attack, but aggression, in the strict sense of an unprovoked attack, can only be produced by training. . . . Heredity can enter into the picture only in such ways as lowering or raising the threshold of stimulation, or modifying the physical equipment for fighting. . . . In considering hereditary effects, we must always remember that the environmental situation is also important.”—John Paul Scott, Aggression

    Pit Bulls have the potential to be the BEST dogs in the world! But when you have bad owners you tend to get bad dogs. I think that what needs to be done is not ban pit bulls because that does nothing, but have as many pit bulls as possible spayed and neutered because usually the bad owners are the low income families who cannot afford to have their dog spayed/neutered and they cannot afford to take them to obedience class, which there they can learn how to properly train and understand their dogs behavior. Also the penalties for dog fighting are NOT good enough. Two years in prison, if CAUGHT dog fighting is nothing. It takes years to actually catch dogmen at a dogfight. Some states even allow the training of a fighting dog! Dog fighting is cruel and I am sure you agree with me on that. Look up Tom Garner, he was convicted of dog fighting once, did his time, got out, and got more dogs! Now wouldn’t it make sense that he should not be allowed to own any animals, especially pit bulls after being convicted of dog fighting once...but nope he owns pit bulls again. And guess what in Virginia he property was search and they found ALOT of pit bulls chained up on a course of land, fighting equipment, numerous dogs had scars related to dog fighting and his neighbor was a convicted dogfight trainer. But did Tom get in trouble? NOPE. He got in trouble for not having his dogs licensed! Something is seriously wrong here; Tom should have been put in jail on the spot when all of that evidence was found. The laws need to be stricter to stop dog fighting. Tom Garner is still around, he has around 50 dogs that are chained up STILL (proof on his website) his dogs have scars(proof on his website), you should stop worrying about responsible owners and start fighting for stricter laws on dogfighting and education for responsible owners (for all breeds not just pit bulls).
    Also Anne King, I have been around alot of dogs (including Pit Bulls and my own Pit Bull) and from my experience these dogs are just as predictable as any other breed. They have all of the same signals and signs in their behavior as would a Cocker Spaniel. The fact that people say that they were breed to be unpredictable makes no sense. Why would a dog fighting dog in a small pit have to be unpredictable, as soon as they are let go they fight, there is not "hide-n-seek" where the dogs have to sneak up on the other dog. This is the same with bull baiting. They just do what they are train they don’t go up and sniff each other because they were NEVER trained (or ever even gotten the chance to) sniff or properly socialize with other dogs.
    I am really not trying to be mean or rude, but help people see the truth in this wonderful breed. They are smart dogs that deserve to live and not be constantly discriminated for what people have made this breed do.

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    1. Why oh why are pits the beast dog in the whole world???

      Best at mauling
      best at killing
      best at intimidation
      best at breaking out of a fence
      best at jumping high,to get over a fence
      best at deep deep bites
      best at hanging on
      best at breaking bones
      best at being a liar
      best fighting shark in the world

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    2. What the heck. You dont really make a lot of sence. People are the best at killing by the way by FAR! No way that Pit Bulls are the best at jumping fences there are many other breeds with spriner legs then them. Rotties and German Shepards have a higher bite force so I guess they would be better at breaking bones, but you also forgot that humans break their own bones more than a dogs break humans bones. How are they the best at intimiadtion, my pit bull is a scardy "dog." When I walk with him around my neighborhood and other dogs bark at us (mostly labs and Goldens, weird cause I thought those breeds never would bark at people) and my dog puts his tail in between his legs and trys to run away. Get to know a Pit Bull before you go making up things.

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  10. Tay, you're right. I do agree with you that the penalties for dog fighters are not strict enough, that' we agree on. I also agree that there needs to be mandatory spay/neuter for pit bulls. I say, ALL pit bulls, and for very good reason. It's true that pit bulls are the most abused, the most over-bred, the breed most dropped off in shelters, and the breed used for dog fighting. But there are reasons for that. No other dog will fight to the death with the "gameness" that the pit bull will...and that's because it was bred for that specific purpose.

    You are wrong (sorry) in saying that pit bulls have to be trained to attack and fight to the death....that makes no sense. Why would someone train their own pet pit bull to attack and kill their child??? Yet, this kind of thing happens all the time. It makes no sense that someone would train their own pit bull to jump a 6 foot fence and attack the neighbors' children, or the neighbors' dogs. You have heard it a million times, and we all have....."I don't know what happened, he was never aggressive before!" You know that quote, and don't act like you don't. Maybe you've even used once or twice before with your own pit bulls.

    The fact is that it's been proven by circumstance, again and again, that pit bulls DO NOT have to be trained to attack and kill. We all see the news, we all see what's happening with these dogs...they continue to "somehow" get out and attack and kill, children, adults and other people's beloved pets. You can defend the breed all you want, but the facts cannot be denied.

    I posted a couple of your comments, the ones where you weren't being rude or verbally attacking a specific person. I won't post those kinds of comments. Please don't be rude. I don't mind if you continue to post comments in defense of pit bulls, that's fine and I will continue to post those comments, because I believe in freedom of speech. I served my country for everyone to keep this right, but I won't post comments that are attacking to me, my dog, or someone else. Thanks for reading my blog and taking time to comment.

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  11. Pit Bull are athletic dogs. I am well aware that they can jump high, I help out at a local non-kill shelter and I have seen one jump right over to the front desk (by the way this Pit Bull was EXTREMLY friendly and was adpoted quickly). You really make it sound like Pit Bulls are the only dogs attacking children and that is compelty false. Labs, Goldens, Beagles, there have been reports on them attacking children too. Now I know your going to say "well if you look at the facts Pit Bulls bit way more children then any of those breeds," and yes this might be true but im sure the facts you will use will be blown way out of proportion, I have heard from many websites that there is no true breed that leads the most bites list. Anyways if you look at who owns Pit Bulls and who owns, for example labs or goldens it is a completly different group of people. The people who usually own Pit Bulls are poor intercity people who wanted a dog and got a cheap one. They dont have money to go take the dog to obeidence classes and honestly they probably dont care much for it at all. This is when things can go bad. Pit Bulls are strong dogs and they need to be trained and sociallized young. If you look at all of the Pit Bull attacks on the news they usually show the house where the attack happened. THE HOUSE IS ALWAYS JUNKY. You can see that the people have no money to take care of their house what makes you think they will take care and use the proper precausions need to care for a stong dog, or even any dog of that matter. Now if you look at the owners of goldens and labs you generally dont have the poor intercity people getting those breeds because they can not afford to buy one from a breeder.
    By the way I know I asked this in another post but, im just curious, where do you live where pit bulls are always attacking?

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    1. Yeah just like Dala napora home all junky...huh NO
      most pit attacks are by the loving family dog

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    2. Actually it was not a nice house. Nothing compared to where I live. And yeah you keep you nice loving familiy dog chained up in the back yard. Yup thats a family dog alright. Why dont you read the attack stories carefully and also do a little more research on them cause guartentee theres WAY more to the story. I can post a whole bunch where the dogs were stated to be loving family dogs but that was not really the case.

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    3. Just took a look at Dala Napora's house and no disrespect to her but it was not a nice house at all.

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    4. You can try to twist it any way you want to, Tay, but the fact is that pit bulls are completely unpredictable. Some of them attack and kill their owners and some of them never attack anyone. The problem is, you never know which one is gonna do what! That's a HUGE problem if you ask me. There is absolutely NO WAY to tell which pit bull is going to attack and kill your child or be the loving family dog you wanted. That has been proven again and again. All you have to do is google it, Tay. Read about all the attacks. Listen to the parents who talk about how loving their pit bull was, how it was never trained to be aggressive, it was socialized and raised in the home from a puppy. Then one day, out of nowhere it just pounced on the child, no barking, no growling, just pounced and mutilated their child.

      Twist it any you want to, but if I had a pit bull, I wouldn't turn my back on it, that's for damned sure!

      Thanks for reading and taking time to comment.

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    5. I guess goldens are unpredictable too cause there was one that just turned on its owner and attack him and possible others in the house, but im not sure. As for Dala, its sad, but nobody will ever know what really happened there. I am not saying that the dog did not attack her but we will never know what she was doing before the attack, she could have spooked the dog or even been abusing the dog (I know she liked Pit Bulls but you never know).
      Again Pit Bulls are completly predicatble dogs and I have read attack stories and again and again the parents say that there dog was a loving family dog but then it comes out that the dog was kept on a chain outside and it was the first time it was allowed in the house with a new baby when it attacked or the dog was kept in a basement (not neutered) with a female who wasnt spayed and in heat and both dogs were emaciated. Its the story under the story. You have to read more and do more research before just believing the first thing you hear.

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    6. *sigh* Tay, I've said the truth over and over again. You will NEVER admit the truth about your dogs. Therefore you leave me, people like me, and the law-makers NO CHOICE but to regulate pit bulls. If you and owners like you, and rescues and shelters, would just admit the truth about your dogs, we wouldn't have the problems that we're having with pit bulls.

      Pit bulls ARE unpredictable, and have the potential to maul, maim and kill people and people's pets. If you'd just admit the truth, and take the proper precautions then we wouldn't have to have these EXHAUSTING conversations where we keep having to say the same things over and over again, and law-makers wouldn't have to step in and keep the public safe from these types of dogs.

      I do plenty of research, Tay, and IT MATTERS NOT IF THE DOG WAS OR WASN'T ABUSED, PROPERLY RAISED, SOCIALIZED ETC....PIT BULLS CAN KILL AT ANY TIME!

      Darla Napora LOVED pit bulls, she fought for them, and insisted, JUST LIKE YOU ARE, that they are just like any other dog...she argued that they're NOT unpredictable, and if they're properly raised, they will love you forever and be the most loyal dogs one can possibly own.

      Then, her own pit bull MAULED HER AND HER UNBORN CHILD TO DEATH! Had she admitted the truth about pit bulls, and took the proper precautions, never turning her back on those dogs, or maybe just not owning them....she'd still be alive today.

      I wish Darla Napora could come back from the dead and explain this to pit bull owners, because I'm pretty sure, she'd let you know the truth about these dogs. Too late though.

      Thanks for commenting.

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