My name's Cari. I adopted a pitty about 6 months ago. She's now an 11 month old spayed female. She came from an unfortunate situation and was malnourished when brought to the shelter. She was a goofy, playful puppy but as she's gotten older, some very unfortunate behavior has began to surface. She is so protective of me that she has displayed quite a bit of aggresion when people have come over to my house. Or when my neighbors come outside and her and I are in the backyard. The trip to the vet the other day almost made me cry. Mabel was so worked up and growling and barking when the vet tried to enter the exam room. They had to hand me a muzzle through a crack in the door and I put it on Mabel before the vet could enter. Mabel is now at a training facility in St. Louis called The Dog House/Tome Rose Training School. Pitbulls are such wonderful dogs! I don't know the exact details on what Mabel's first 4 months of life were like. But I'm afraid that it's having some negative effects on her personality now that she's getting older. I hope my story has a happy ending but I guess that has yet to be seen. I'm here to investigate any similar issues and try to educate myself futher on the breed/training options/success stories.