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Yes, harnesses do work pretty well, although we had a no pull harness for our dog and he would try to pull anyway and it ended up digging into his armpits (or whatever they’re called on a dog) and making him bleed, so we had to quit using it.
I guess it depends on your dog, what works for some may not work for others, you’d be best off just trying what you feel best about using and going from there. I have been told by the shelter where we got our dog not to use head halti’s on pit bulls though, they can slip out of them easily due to their large head and thick neck.
Ive heard its mostly a small breed thing but im not sure exactly which onesDecember 24, 2010 at 9:08 am in reply to: Attacked for being extra responsible with my dog…… #16390
Yeah i live in mount vernon so its a bit farther from seattle than you are. I agree. I just dont get why people are ok with breed bans, what makes them think their breed of choice wont be next? The pit bull was once americas family dog, so whos to say in a couple decades people wont be labeling golden retrievers as vicious and trying to ban them too? Have you read any of the comments on that news story? some of them are just awful. Im almost amused with all the people that disagree with me, and tell me im wrong. I dont want those dogs to get euthanized but i also dont think the owner should get them back this time. I wish they’d find them new homes. I dont think that mentally unstable dogs should even be a part of conversations, when you talk about society as a whole and what people do, you dont say things like, “well some people are mentally unstable” When people talk about a breed and it being bad or not it should be about the normal members of said breed. I just wish there would come a day where i can walk my dog without getting a trillion dirty looks and having people walk out of their way to avoid us. I wish people would love him as much as he loves them.December 24, 2010 at 8:19 am in reply to: Attacked for being extra responsible with my dog…… #16388
Yeah same here. I dont allow kudo out of my sight for even a second when he is outside. Not that i think he’d ever bite anyone even if they were breaking in or something, i highly doubt he would, but just to be on the safe side you kno? I think we are talking about the same two news stories. The little 9 yr old boy and the lady walking her dog? I live in washington too, but a couple hundred miles north of seattle. And yeah the yard was fenced but it was wood, If i were ever going to leave my dogs outside unsupervised (which im not) it wouldnt be enclosed in a wood fence. Dogs can break and or dig under wood fences, especially dogs of that size. Im glad to hear all you fellow agree-ers lol I was starting to think i was the only one that felt this way.December 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm in reply to: Attacked for being extra responsible with my dog…… #16380
thankyou. I would like to thank all of you for your support in this matter. I was starting to think maybe i was just off my rocker or something, but whatever, thanks to you guys, all the thumbs downs im gettiing on the news forums for stating these things dont bother me at all anymore. They can think what they want, im starting to think the vast majority of people just dont like hearing the truth. I just hope the bull mastiff doesnt wind up in the same position reputation-wise that our beloved pit bulls are in now. No dog deserves that. But lately at least in my local area it seems as if the majority of dogs bite stories has shifted from pits to bull mastiffs. Which is sad, how many dog breeds do people have to attempt to destroy before they figure out the real problem? Like if you have 50 failed relationships, at some point you have to consider maybe the problem is you. The same logic should be applied here. People are the problem, not dogs.December 23, 2010 at 10:19 am in reply to: Attacked for being extra responsible with my dog…… #16378
Thankyou, im glad so many people agree. As an update to prove our opinion on this subject, the dogs were released less than a week ago back to their owners (i was very surprised) but however yesterday these same dogs are back on the news for escaping and attacking a lady while walking her dog. And now they are most definatly getting put down. I feel like crying those dogs deserved better owners. I wish they could find a rescue instead of putting them to sleep. I hope the owner gets jail time. I knew they sounded like crappy owners and this is a big fat “told you so” to all the idiots who said i was wrong for saying that. Keep being obsessivly responsible people! your dogs thank you for it!
This is soo sad. They can to be adopted! Even fighting dogs dont tend to be human aggressive, they usually just dont like animals. This makes me want to cry. This lady should be just as ashamed of herself as the people that fought these poor dogs….you help living things in need, you give them the love they didnt get before, you dont give them a death sentance. Especially when they are the victims. Are we going to start executing rape and assault victims next? Those poor dogs will die knowing nothing but cruelty and that is just soo sad. If only people like us ran the rescues, hopefully some day we will. Animal rescue’s should be ran by people that actually give a damn about animals. And if those dogs get put down then the abusers should too. since when do we kill victims furry or not and let the bad guys go free with a slap on the wrist? What kind of society are we?December 22, 2010 at 9:31 am in reply to: New Owner Of A 1/2 lab 1/2 pit. Would love some advice. #16363
I would enroll him in some basic obedience classes. If you shop around you can probably find decent priced ones in your area. most pits arent good gaurd dogs. They dont protect property well but They are protective over their people.(my fiance and i cant even play fight without kudo getting in the middle lol) So im pretty sure if someone tried to hurt you, or anyone in his “pack” he’d protect you. Pits tend to protect people not property. contrary to popular beleif.
He doesnt have a new dog yet, he has to finish his probation first. But his probation officer or someone actually said they think that him having a dog will help him……i dont understand it. He’s going to have to buy one from a breeder because no shelter in their right mind would allow him to adopt one. famous or not. I dont think he should be allowed to own so much as a goldfish, let alone another poor dog. He is a stain on humanity as a whole.
I AGREE!! i hate him. I said the exact same thing on another blog about how the dogs didnt get a second chance why should he? It disgusts me he is allowed to own another dog after his probation. It also disgusts me he gets to continue playing football. Tiger effin woods got blasted way worse than vick did and Vick did something 10x more horrible. What does that tell kids, Its okay to fight dogs and abuse them, just never cheat on your wife? wtf. I think michael vick should be made to live the way those poor dogs did.
From what i went through with my dog, it sounds like yours just isnt exercised enough. Pit bulls need like 45mins-an hour walk every day. sometimes more depending on the dog. We thought ours had separation anxiety and we just lengthened his walks and he’s fine now. Running in the backyard doesnt work, they mentally need to get out of the house, kind of like if you stayed home all the time you’d get cabin fever. Also i agree with the person above: kongs are a godsend.
sorry to say it but, people like your wife irritate me. Why dont you have her go to this site and read up? Also it may help to teach your dog some cute tricks, Its hard to think a dog that begs and plays peek a boo is a monster. It is possible to change her opinion, I have a 2 year old and when we first brought home our dog, my parents and my fiance’s parents thought we’d lost our marbles. My parents adore my dog now, we’re still working on the future inlaws though. Kinda would help if they would actually enter our house now. Although, i must say if i knew getting a pitbull was all i had to do to keep the fiance’s mom out of my house, I’d have got one years ago hahaha. good luck. Hold your ground and she’ll see they are good dogs. It just might take awhile.
i have a 3 yr old male pit and he weighs about 80 lbs. maybe more now. when we got him he was real skinny.December 13, 2010 at 12:34 am in reply to: Attacked for being extra responsible with my dog…… #16340
Thankyou! good to hear someone agrees. I seriously got treated hella rude for saying that by so many ppl. And wow thats really sad. But even leaving the dog out of it, who leaves an INFANT alone in a room for a long period of time to take a shower anyway? thats horrible. I was an after bedtime shower-er when my boy was small like that. And he never is left alone with kudo. I go upstairs to start a load of laundry, the dog comes upstairs too. It isnt even difficult, at least with my dog after being called to come upstairs a 100 times he follows me around the house automatically now. The people that attacked me for saying that, i feel bad for their dogs, It only takes like 5 minutes to stand outside and watch your dog while they do their buisness, these owners cant sacrifice 5 mins? They mustn’t spend much time with their dogs if 5 mins is asking too much. Not only that but where i live i always see adds in the paper that someones dog got stolen. I dont understand some people. All i know is i bet theyd be singin a different tune if their kid jumped into my yard and was fine cuz i was out there.
I would say if its within your budget to take him to a trainer that specializes in behavior/anxiety/fear problems. It shouldnt cost too much with the right trainer. A good trainer will show you what to do in one or two visits and allow you to continue working on it on your own with what they taught you and not require you to sign up for a million sessions. I hope that helps 🙂