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    NuMBeR SiCkS
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    My pit is very curious and naturally anytime she encounters anything new I am with her.  I may be lucky but I have never noticed the “prey drive” with her.  More of a curiousity drive.  I owned a greyhound and I definitely saw the prey drive with it, rabbits were basically doomed if she could get to em.  My pitbull’s first encounter with a small dog was an italian grey hound.  You could tell she was like what the hell is this little thing yapping at me.  Soon she realized it was her new pet and they just played for hours. We had to re-introduce them everytime they hung out though to make sure Kenzee didnt hurt the smaller dog.

    She has always been around cats so she has absolutely no problem with cats.  Its almost like she doesn’t even notice them. 

    Leaving your Pit alone in the yard when she may encounter other dogs without supervision isn’t a smart move.  In my opinion without a 100% my dog cannot get out and other dogs cannot get in, your pit should not be left alone.  That is something that should just be understood when you choose to own the breed.  A pit bull will never ever be a golden retriever its just the way it is.  Most owners can also curb these situations by spending more time with their pitbulls.  Pits can develop all sorts of personality disorders if they don’t have very engaged owners. 

    #17049
    Yaminpix
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    I rescued my dog’s mom who was a bait dog. That’s what happens to pit bulls who don’t want to fight, if they aren’t killed. Theres alot of dog fighting here and I’ve seen some horrible things. Dogs are carnivores. Because of this they often chase and kill small animals. Your dog behavior genetic in the sence that dogs are carnivores, but not because of breed. Thats not to say that some breeds have a higher prey drive than others, but any dog will want to chase other animals under the right circustances. Bait animals for pit bulls include anything people can find running around. Cats, chickens, possums, other dogs, pigeons, kittens, rabbits, rats, squirells, puppies, raccoons, foxes, anything that’s alive. Sounds like your dog is being a dog and your doing what you can to keep everything under control 🙂 kudos to your pet store for being understanding as well!

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    Yaminpix
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    I rescued my dog’s mom who was a bait dog. That’s what happens to pit bulls who don’t want to fight, if they aren’t killed. There’s alot of dog fighting here and I’ve seen some horrible things. Dogs are carnivores. Because of this they often chase and kill small animals. Your dog behavior genetic in the sense that dogs are carnivores, but not because of breed. That’s not to say that some breeds have a higher prey drive than others, but any dog will want to chase other animals under the right circumstances. Bait animals for pit bulls include anything people can find running around. Cats, chickens, possums, other dogs, pigeons, kittens, rabbits, rats, squirrels, puppies, raccoons, foxes, anything that’s alive. Sounds like your dog is being a dog and your doing what you can to keep everything under control 🙂 kudos to your pet store for being understanding as well!

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