Question for moms with pit bulls. This is NOT a bash post.
Let me start by saying I really don't want this to be a bash post. So if it goes that way, I will simply delete the post.
Im posting this for REAL info and advice. Not to argue or degrade anyone or their pet.
I've heard that owning a pit, is about learning and raising the dog properly. Otherwise, that's when the dog can become violent, or attack?
Anyways, what does that include? What in the trainning/raising, needs to be done to prevent the dog from becomming violent or attacking?
I'm asking this because this weekend we took our son to the dog/puppy rescue drive. We wanted to see what they had, and possibly adopt one. When we got there, there were several beautiful dogs & puppy's, and if I could, I would have brought each one home. It hurts to walk away and not give them a home :(
Anyways, I immediately saw this little white puppy, white all over, with one black ear, and a black spot around one eye. Female dog, which I prefer. I picked her up ,and she was just so laid back, and was even great with my 3 year old son.
The adoption fee was $100.00 I was so close to telling my hubby, this IS the dog for us... But as I was looking more closely at the dog, I thought, this dog either has pit in it, or is pit.
So I asked, and sure enough... pit... I won't lie, I've been against ever owning a pit, due to issue's with pits that people I know, or people that my family know, and what has happend with those pits and them hurting and killing.
we walked away that night, without any dog at all. My son cried and cried and cried, he wanted that one soooooo bad, and to be honest, I did too. but I just didn't know, I didn't know if i was risking something by allowing that dog into my home ( because it wouldn't be an outside dog, it would be an inside dog).
Or since I feel this way, am i just someone who has no business EVER getting a dog that is pit, or has pit in it.
So please, give advice/info on what the steps are for owning a pit, with kids/small toddlers?
Like I said, I'm always hearing how it's how the pit is raised that determines if it will attack or not. So what is it that you do / did with raising the dog that stopped that from happening. And how are you certain that the dog didn't attack based on the way you raised it.