Bully Bullied me!

Submitted by Banks on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:11

Banks....my  two year old blue male that I just adopted three days ago from the shelter... kinda jumped on me in the back yard. He and Jada, (my seven year old female) were playing, running around. I was standing still just laughing at them because they were playing so nice. All of a sudden...Banks turned around and just charged at me. I stood still. He jumped toward my face. I said Banks down....down. His front legs were actually wrapped around my upper body...and he grabbed at my hands. When I pulled my hands back he just tried to get at them even more. I kneed him a couple times, all the while saying down Banks...down. I was shaking like a leaf because I didn't know what was going on. I finally started walking toward the house and he followed me close like he was herding me. I finally got inside and put up the divider so I could calm down a little. He actually put his paws up on it to see where I had gone.I came back and said sit Banks. He did sit. When I calmed down ...I put him in the crate.
It was pretty scary. I guess my question is...since I've never had a male...is this behavior typical of a male pit? Was this playfulness behavior....or something else.
The trainer is coming tomorrow, so I'll be asking him as well. I just don't want to go through that again. He never did that at the shelter...and I walked him several times.
Hopefully...it's his way of playing. He did have my hand in his mouth during this ordeal and he did not bite me. Never the less....it was very scary. Please....what are your thoughts on this.

We had a male pit who did something similar. The only thing that got him to stop was I had to show him I was the master/boss. All I did was out shout him(of course he was barking/growling) But I just showed him I wasn't afraid and NOT backing down. Didn't have any problems out of him after that.