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Its so funny watching her try to hide it from me, when all she did is put her head over it, not on it. Shes convinced i cant see it lol
Guess im lucky with Layla in a lot of ways. her food bag sits out in the open. she walks passed it and never bothers it. She doesnt have a kennel and doesnt bother it while i am at work all day. ive never known another dog that does that.
she may have a food alergy, its common in pits. What are you feeding her?
ha! I know what you mean. The minute it rains, not even at my house 20 miles away Layla instantly becomes a papillon so scared and by her jumping on my head for fear she apparently thinks she weighs 3 lbs rather than 60! and 2 beagles of my neighbors bully her! its really funny. and if there is a big dog lunging at her on a walk she hides behind me. Dont tell her she is a pit she will beg to differ but quick.
LOL thanks! i cannot say the same of Lay, gorcery bags mean only one thing to her, time to go for a walk…. so she pretty much loves them! lol
There are dog behaviorists out there that could help you see what the problem is and if this is the begining of something bad or if he is just frustrated from the lack of excerise. I wouldnt bring the boston terrier around anymore. If they dont get along its like poking a wound.
Glad you posted this. I have a question. Layla’s nose is red, she’s mixed though and only her nose is red. Her lips and eyelids are black and her ears are pink. I started off calling her a rednose but am unsure if i am right in doing so.
=) Our friends in the media are so good to us lol. You are correct this is a good lesson for all of us, but its also a lesson for all dog pet owners to be responsible and try to anticpate their behavior. I put Layla on a leash in my yard because the fence isnt what it should be although she is very obedient. I am also hopeful for a good outcome i know their hearts are breaking both for their dogs and what was done to the jw and aco.
How i define nip is the mouth is barely open, teeth are just where they arent touching. my definition of a bite is open mouth. I feel they are 2 different things with 2 different intents. The way you view a slap verses a punch. Drawing blood in this instance should be equivelant to how Layla “draws blood” when her nails which are clipped and filed, scratch me when i come home from work and she is excited to see me so she jumps, (we start obedience class sunday). is there blood? yes. does it drip, pour, gush, or otherwise leave the exact spot of the mark of her nail? no. Paper cuts are worse lol! When blood is drawn from a nip, this is what i think of. yes there is blood but it is superficial. The blood should have no movement. If the blood pours or drips then it wasnt a nip. In anycase the poster is already taking steps by spending 3k on a fence to avoid this. We should always look at every option before putting a dog down. Death is final and should be the last resort not first. We dont get the death penalty for a speeding ticket.
ive started layla off slow, i put a raw egg in her dry food at dinner. no problems so far. have also given her a little raw ground beef occasionally, no issues there. getting ready to do more…
i havent tried vitamins, but i have upped her walking time. small just one extra loop not even 10 minutes added. I did take her to a membership park and she loved it!
And it is the nature of some one who hates the breed to maximize any story of a pit bull misbehaving to shout kill the dog. No pit bull owner would compare our breed to serial killers. Its obvious who you are but maybe I am being sentimental and misguided. Lois pay no attention to this person.
The poster said the dog nipped at the jehova’s witness 3 times. Nip and bite are 2 different words and mean 2 different things. The other incident she listed the pit ran out with all of her dogs and after her admitted mistake of screaming did the dog get upset and nip again, not bite. This is not going after the animal contol agent as you make it out to be. I was not there i can only take the word of the poster which I believe. Given what she states here I dont think the dog is dangerous. If we are truely to stand up for our beloved breed we have to stand up for them when they act perfectly and when they have the same stupid moments that ever dog of every breed makes. By saying every pit that makes an error must be put down is ridiculous. Granted there are some pits that should be put down and some that are bad dogs. Putting a dog down should be the last resort, not first reaction which is how you make it sound. I agree that our breed has to fight against banning but saying kill every one that isnt exactly one way does not change any minds, it does the opposite. The people who hate pits will say yes here is another example of a vicious pit having to be put down without anyone willing to stand and say no you would not say vicious of any other breed with the same behavior you will not say it of mine. Yes I am sentamental I truely love my dog, what is the point of having a dog if you dont love it? The last point confuses me. you state the dog is a menace but 2 times nipping at people does not a menace make. The only way you would ever be able to call this dog a menace is if you actually have personal knowledge of the dog, given what is listed here the word is completely misused unless as i said you have personal knowledge of this dog. It baffles me that you are okay with putting this dog down after a couple of nips being a pit owner yourself as you purport when this is fine from other breeds. Sorry my pit is a dog and will act like any other dog on the planet and i will always stand up for the dog I love.
i completely disagree. yes i do think that some dogs have to be put down, what she has described here i dont thinks rises to killing a dog. i think putting a dog down has become a knee jerk reaction in our country. Besides what in the world we dont need the bad press so your dog has to die? really? your dog has to go? Dont listen to such nonsense, fight for your dog!
I’m very sorry you and your family are going through this! if this had been any other breed i doubt this would be an issue. I unfortunately dont have any advise i wish i did. My thoughts are with you and i hope that this turns around for the better. This feels a lot like racial predjudice, it would be unacceptable if the prosecutor said put the black man away for doing somethinng a white man did that got off scott free, yet it is okay for them to do it to pits. also if the pit really wanted to do damage it would have seriously hurt the jw but didnt. this is such a shame i truely hate it for you!!! are there similar cases of other breeds inflicting the same injuries but not getting put down? maybe that is an angle to try, show the court the predjudice. courts are supposed to be equal across the board if you can show oother cases of similar instances with other breeds not being put down maybe you can show the court is not being equal