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Old 01-04-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:31 AM   #2
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Not cool, jamf. :p

Here is a good link to the organization that saved these dogs.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #4
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Pit-bulls still scare the shit out of me...
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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My cousins have one. They've not raised him right. He bites. Hard. 8 or 9 people so far. Myself and my bf included. They won't have the dog put down because the Vet said "he can be rehablitated"... idk. The dogs been reported at least 3 times to the Health Department. I would think that they would sieze the dog at this point.
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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That dog would be dead if it bit me. I'd break it's neck while it was still attached to me. And I am a dog lover.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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That dog would be dead if it bit me. I'd break it's neck while it was still attached to me. And I am a dog lover.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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I live with them, and my man won't even come to the house anymore. They say "but he's so good 95% of the time..." and won't listen to anything anyone else will say, other than the vet, who told her not to put him down. *shrug* I don't know what else to say or do at this point.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:07 PM   #9
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i have an american bulldog. a scott type. i didnt search him out i actually saved him from a home where he was neglected. he looks a lot like a pitbull, but he's a lot bigger. he absolutely loves people. he's the greatest dog ive ever seen with kids and he just turned a year old last month. he weighs a little over 90 lbs and is all muscle and growing.

i get many people who give me nervous looks, but my wife gets people who actually want to start fights with her and give her shit about having the dog. a woman the other day looked at my dog riding in my van with my 2 daughters and gave her the whole "how dare you" speech. i know dogs. i know my dog. i know that without the terrier blood in their breed they are one of the most docile and obedient breeds when it comes to humans... not to say they arent stubborn... they absolutely are... but they want to please people to the point they will sacrifice themselves for you if they feel you are in danger.

anyway i don't mean to rant but i've seen mean beagles and golden retreivers and pit bulls that have performed heroic acts for people.

its good to see the dogs going to homes. pit bulls are also usually very good dogs. there have been huge problems in breeding to produce aggressive bloodlines, but for the most part they are very much like the american bulldog.
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First let me say I'm a huge animal lover. We've raised guide dogs, I've volunteered (okay, community service...) at the pound. And Pitbulls scare the hell out of me. They seem to be one of those animals that can be sweet as hell and then snap. Especially one that used to fight. When a dog tastes blood, something seems to change. When I was a kid we had chickens. One night a dog broke in, killed a bunch -- and he was never the same. He was mean and violent. This literally happened over night, we had to get rid of him after that.
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Totally not cool at all jamf...that's Santa's Little Helper man.
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My cousin has four pitbulls. They're very playful but I fear the day they're going to go nutso. The key of course is not to act scared when you're around them...but I really hope she gets rid of them soon. She bought them with her ex-boyfriend (when they were together). I'm hoping she just lets him have the dogs. They split time with them now
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Pit Bulls are cool little dogs. They can be great dogs if raised properly, and can become great dogs after being mistreated (rehabilitated, if you will). The best thing for the dog in 757's family is for it to leave the family and go to someone who knows how to handle the dog. Please don't put the dog down. Find a Pit rescue and let them take over the dog.

Generally speaking, most problems with dogs are due to the owners being lazy with training, socialization, and exercise. Keep their mind focused on good activities, and they'll be less likely to focus on things that will get them into trouble.

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Re: This is what happened to Vick's dogs ...

Since I've been here, we've actually gotten Max on a daily walking schedule (they never walked the dog in 3 years) and he's now to the point where he'll sit at the door and cry like a baby until someone takes him. They've also gotten better about leaving things on the floor that he can "take" and get aggressive over. When he gets excited, he will literally "steal" anything he catches a glimpse of (shoe, phone, remote, soda bottle, anything) and will bite when you try and "take" it back. He has a "corner" that he's claimed for himself, where he takes these things. Trying to "take away the corner" does no good. He'll either push the furniture out of the way, or just sit near where the corner should be. I don't know what to do about that, but like I said, finally, after 3 years, they've gotten it through their heads, not to leave things on the floor that he can grab. They've also agreed to have him "fixed", which should have been done when he was a pup, but still have yet to do. They say "money is a factor", so I called SNiPs. They'll do it for $75, but they would rather have "their" vet do it. I'm trying, they seem to be trying. Maxs' vet said, if all else fails, and even after all the "work" and "having him fixed, if all else fails"...we can have him put on doggy prozac.

I've seen some improvement in him. I just worry that, once I'm in a better place and can afford to get out on my own again, the work with him will stop, and it will have been all for nothing.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:56 AM   #15
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Well, it definitely sounds like the right steps are being taken, 757. My advice is to keep it up. If there is any place you can take him where he can run free, do that. Take a tennis ball or something else that you can throw and he can chase. Running is a great way to wear out a dog. The time to work on his aggression is when he's tired. Don't back down from him. He needs to learn that you (and your family) are the boss. He's been taught that he's the king. If it takes a muzzle to keep from getting bit, so be it, use a muzzle. Avoid drugging the dog. Keep it up, you're doing a good thing by trying to help this dog!

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