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Tallulah

American Pit Bull Terrier

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: N/A

Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books

Quick to learn and train

2/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

1/5

Safe with small pets

1/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

0/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

4/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Don't Judge the Wrong Side of the Leash

By

United States

Posted February 27, 2013

Pit Bulls, just the name makes some people shudder. Don't judge the breed based on some bad owners! More people are injured by coconuts every year than by pits!

I have met absolutely amazing pits and some pretty frightening ones. There are 2 factors, in my opinion, that contribute to this. 1- TRAINING. All dogs need to have an alpha. Training is very important with bully breeds. They require a strong leader who is willing to make necessary behavioral corrections. If pits are allowed to go unchecked, they will show their instincts. 2- THE OWNER. Pits want to please their alpha. If that means being an affectionate loving dog, with proper training, that is exactly what they will be. If the alpha wants an aggressive guard dog, they won't have trouble with that either.

Pits are certainly not for beginners, experienced dog owners only. I wouldn't recommend them for a household with small children or for a house without a fenced yard.

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