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My very first service dog came from the humain society and was a german shepherd/pit bull mix. i worked at the hs and heard that he was found in a cage ment for a medium sized dog. he was literally not able to stand or turn around. he had burns on his paws from standing in his own fecies and urin. they evaluated him and found him to be human agressive,dog agressive,food agressive and agressive to anything else he could possibly be agressive to. well he was imediatly sentenced to death. I could not let that happen. I have worked with pit bulls for many years and wanted to try and change his luck. he had been abused for the first two years of his life i wanted to give him a second chance. I took him home and put a muzzle on him for my saftey and my other pit bulls saftey. I started working with him teaching him that people are ok and that dogs are ok. that its ok for someone to touch him while he is eating or even put their hands in his bowl while he is eating. I got him a vest that says service dog in training and started taking him everywhere with me to help socilize him. it took about 3 years but i was able to get him to trust everyone and everything. i taught him everything a dog needs to know to be a service dog. when i ws done training him he knew 231 commands and hand signals. he passed his canine good scitizen test and therapy dog test. he also passed his public access test which is required to be certified as a service dog. I had him officially certified as a service dog in october of 07. he worked with me as my partner for 2 years untill his trained responce to my condition cost him his life. He was trained to go get help if i had a panic attack and blacked out. well i was exiting my local mall when i froze up at the sight of a man that reminded me of the man who traumitized me when i was 10. he immediatly went into action looking for help. he did not see through the tinted windows of the mall doors so he looked into the parking lot. he spotted someone and started to run to them. out of no where a 16 year old new driver struck him. he was killed instantly.
I breed pit bulls to be assistance dogs and even guide dogs. my pits that people have as service dogs go everywhere with them. some of them have other dogs too. they go to the dog parks and let their other dogs off leash but their service dog pit bulls stay right by their side. service dogs undergo serious training that teaches them to ignore their k9 and breed instincts. they are the only safe pit bulls to have at dog parks
I currently own dachshunds and agree that dog parks are not good for any dog. any breed can cause a problem. i was once at a dog park with my service dog who is a standard dachshund when a bostin terrier charged him and freakin tore a huge hole in cotys neck. my sister has a pit bull and a chihuahua. the chi was there first and the pit learned that the chi is the boss. she took her pit to the dog park once and a german shepherd attacked her pit. thank god someone was video taping the dogs cause she had proof that her pit did not start the fight. although sarabi sure did mess the shepherd up to the point the shepherd had to be put down. now sarabi cant even be around a dog cause she goes on the defence.
Good for you. my sister had someone approch her and say that my sisters 6month old pit bull puppy attached and bit her daughter.
Yes i breed my pit bulls. I do it for a very good reason though. I raise the puppies and train them to be assistance dogs for the disabled and some are even trained as guade dogs for the blind. i trul;y belive there is no better breed for service dog work then the pit bull. i have to date trained and placed 39 assistance dogs and 11 guide dogs