i've got a remedy for you then, well i've got a pittbull too and she's so friendly and loyal i like that she's as you would put it "a sissy pittbull", the only advice that i can give you though to make her more aggressive is to treat her really mean and stop loving her "to pieces", but then that would make you a bad dog owner.
to cody's mom: please say your sorry and lets forget the issue or just don't type back.are you gonna fuss at me for having protection dogs also.sorry but i know our local animal control and do breed rescue through them and i know what i can do and not do with my dogs and they "know" my dogs and how i am.i have over 20yrs experence with the american pit bull terrier and other bully breeds.
True Pits,I have to agree with Leanda on the dog food subject. Maybe Ol Roy ,or Purina ,Alpo or what ever else is not the best food. It doesn't mean the owners of the dogs don't love them ,or try to do the best for their dogs.Some people can't afford the premium foods. No one should judge an owner and say the owner doesn't care about the dog because they don't buy premium foods.Some people have more money to spend then others.
All I have to say is if you love your dogs you wouldn't starve them. That is not love but neglect. The person should take the time to realize they can't afford them. There is a time when "love" becomes harmful. Like when someone is too old to care for their dog and its neglected, or when they work all the time and the dog gets no human contact, or when they can't afford vet bills and parasite control or to feed their dog properly. And I never said premium dog food. Some people consider Science Diet a good dog food, probably up their with premium, but I would never feed it to my Boxer because she throws it up. Feeding that to her wouldn't be giving her proper and would also be damaging to her esophagus. This is just my opinion, its the way I feel. I don't understand how some one can say they love their dog but let them starve and get sick.
http://www.bemikitties.com/lhrrr/skinnysm.jpg http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/lastwords/Graphics/flint3.jpg Does that look like love to you. And most people that feed cheap food could afford something more, they just don't care.
Brucegirly, I thought you were hilarious there for awhile, now I think your a bit nutty and have way too much time on your hands and need some friends. And carrott girly, you sure get around. Sounds like a few of you are very very bored.
Those are pics of what the dog on Ol Roy looks like. The dog started loosing weight slowly at first. Couldn't really maintain it. He had been wormed so that wasn't the problem. I suggested it could be the dog food. Maybe that was it but the owner wanted to see the vet. Which cost about $100 just to say they couldn't find anything really wrong. So then the dog food was switched to pedigree and the dog began to gain weight back and get some tone also. So I guess since it was looking alright the owner thought to switch back to Ol' Roy. After this the same thing happened, but it has been allowed to deteriorate to a worse state. Just a sack of bones and the owner says "I don't know what wrong" Hmmmm...probably the same thing as last time. They want to take him to the vet again will be more expensive this time. The dog is also weak so could get a bad case of anything like coccidia. And it will be very hard for a dog like that to get over, the dogs immune system is what ultimatly allows it to over come a disease like that. If it has a compremised immune system and isn't getting nutrition it will be almost impossible. I also want to clear something else up. I didn't mean people who choose to feed Ol Roy don't love their dogs. Its a popular dog food, or at least I see many people buying at Wal Mart most the time. I can't say these people don't love their dogs. The avarage dog owner doesn't even know their is a real difference in dog food. But if you can see adverse effects then it is wrong not to do something about it. Especially when it has been proven that it is the dog food causing the dog to be sick. Pit Bulls need a lot of nutrition, thats why I had to switch to a dog food with 20% fat content. So one of my dogs could maintain weight much better rather than running it off. This dog(the skinny one) could look so good with no conditioning if fed right. Would have a really nice natural muscle tone. Instead of being a sick sack of bones. I don't buy the "some people can't afford other foods" line. Most people who buy it could afford something else, they just don't know the difference or don't see it important. This owner could afford to keep buying the pedigree, and their is another good feed that is only $14 what is $2 more a bag? Which would someone they that loves their dog rather sacrifice $2 or their dogs health? A 40lbs for $14 is 35 cencts a pound, only 5 cents more than a $12 bad. And a $16 bag is only 10 cents more a pound. In most cases more feed has to be given when using a dog food that has less of everything. Which only makes sense so it evens out. Or sometimes you save. The food I switched to is just a couple bucks more but its worth my dogs health and the ones that I have to feed less of it I actually save in the end. If you look at sercings you save more. I did a hypothetical calculation and on Type A $12 bad it would cost $24 a month, Type B $14 it cost $21 a month and Type C $16 it cost $24 a month. Once everthing is broken down into cost.
i know this is probably off the subject, but i think true pits is right; sometimes owners do not know the big difference between commercial dog foods and premium dog food. i did not know either, but thanks to the discussion forum I now know. i also did a little research on dog nutrition as well. i could have afforded to give my nine year old lab mix a premium dog food, but was not aware. i am feeding a good premium dog food now. i got a puppy recently and am now buying diamond. my nine year old dog looks good and recently had a physical and she is doing great, but i want to have many more years with her. educating yourself on dog nutrition is the best thing you can do for your dogs. the findings on why premium dog food is better, really makes sense!!
You know what Brucegirl... N/M.. just disregard that message this is just stupid!! your all the way in your little hut and im up here there's no need to talk shit on the internet.. and like a moron your probably going to respond to this message anyway..lol.. but go ahead.. I dont know why this discussion hasnt been deleted yet but it should be.. I have better things to do then to sit here and cuss a 13yr old out over the 'puter.. I still think its ignorent to have a mean pit or any pet for that matter if you want to do that then whatever floats your boat..you wanted attention and you finally got it.. hope your happy.. im going to let this thread die, and hopefully everybody will do the same..and I know once this discussion ends you'll find something else to fire us up.. but oh well.. I dont think you living in Jamaica should get any sympathy.. it doesnt matter I dont care if you lived in Africa.. all those giving you the sympathy you want are wrong for it..there just encouraging you. you probably dont even own a pit.. lol you probably have a couple of chickens walking around your yard (geese make great guarddogs!!) this thread is dropped!
Perhaps Brucegirl you need to visit a hospital ward or better yet.... a morgue.... to see the results of reckless and irresponsible pit bull/bully dog ownership. Perhaps you need to visit the family of a child who has been torn to pieces by a pitbull who has been mishandled. If you have a pitbull who is loving... count yourself blessed and keep him that way. If the need should arise, he will protect you out of his love for you.... not out of his fear of you. To want to make a dog more aggressive for ANY reason is just plain wrong. An adult would have a hard time fighting off a fullgrown pitbull, a child would not have any chance at all and NOTHING is going to stop an aggressive pitbull who wants out of his enclosure.
codysmom can't you see your only defence is hanging onto your foolish view of my living conditions. If it makes you feel any better you can continue to make fun of the place where I live. If it makes you feel any better about your meager existence the be my guest. Why should I stop you for all I know you live in your dog house and eat the same ol'roy dog food you seem to like talking about. Good luck answering the phone at work today, I know how difficult putting sentences together and telling someone something can be for someone of your 'intellect'. If you need a translator for the messages just send me a message, I will explain what all the words mean, ignorant bitch.
MATSY & CHELSIE Yes, you're right I do post quite a bit but it seems there are a lot of uneducated/inexperienced individuals on this forum asking for help with their animals and I try and help them out if I can. I really didn't understand why you would go and say anything about me in this post though. Then I remembered your ignorant post about possibly breeding an 8 month old female pom. You got some negative feedback about that one didn't you? What are you trying to do, take your hostility out on me? How's the breeding going anyway? I bet you're sitting at home, marking down the days on the calendar until your female's 2 years old because you're really 'excited' about watching her breed. If you even waited that long. Get a life and don't even bother to respond.
hey people: what i think brucegirl wanted was infomation on how to train her dog. not to make her dog an attack dog or strait mean ass dog.all we had to say was there are places to take your dog to and have them specillaly trained.at least she is trying to do the right thing.all she wanted was or info. all we did is cause a fight.we took it the wrong way!!!there are ways of doing this the right way!! like i said i've got american pit bulls and have a few trained for protection. anyone gonna start with me??!! there are ways to do this and if you can find a trainer on your island that does this type of training, talk to them. they can tell what to do.its the best way going. AND I'LL ASK AGIAN QIUT ALL THE CURSING, IT JUST SHOWS HOW STUPID YOU ARE AND SHOWS NOBODY ANY RESPECT.TREAT OTHERS HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. THERE ARE KIDS ON THIS, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW!!!( even though this is supposed to be 13 and up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Tell me you are kidding. That's crazy! You should want a dog that is friendly and likes people and other animals. You should edjucate yourself or give up your dog to a good person. You are much better with a stuffed dog. I still can't believe this. Why would you want a dog that could harm animals and people? Isn't it enough that your dog naturally loves you and is preotective. Why would you want an aggressive dog? Your just asking to get sued. Have you ever even owned a dog? You really need to educate yourself. Be happy that your do is friendly. You must be trying to start a fight. You have no common sense. Please, tell me you are kidding. You should never want a vicous dog. You don't deserve a Pit Bull. You aren't even qualified to own a Labrador Retriever. Are you crazy? Keep your dog sweet, and care for him properly, like a child. I don't have Pit Bulls, I am a Labrador Retriever person, but that doesn't mean I don't care. It is poeple like you that give the breed a bad name, and foever lingering shame. Please, be a good dog owner. You must be crazy! You don't deserve to have this breed. What would you do if your dog turned on you? You are making me sick. Don't get defensive, it will get you no where, and you will change no ones mind. It isn't a matter of judging, it's a matter of knowing waht is right. A vicous dog not a necessity anywhere. Get a burglar alarm. Why would you want to have your dog bite inosent children. What if a child came into your yard to get lost ball? Your dog could kill the poor thing, and you would be viewing life from behind bars. You should never want an aggressive dog. You are a terrible, terrible, sick minded person! You need to get off of this forum. Find a forum for sick minded people. We will never change our minds, but you need to change yours. Find a different forum. Your posts are very offending. No dog should have it's life ruined just to ammend to your sick way of handling a situation. I can't even believe you posted. Try getting an Australian Cattle Dog. They will protect you without being aggressive. Pit Bulls are too people friendly. Or you could try an Australian Shepherd. Again, they will preotect you without having to be aggressive. People in the city live in bad neighborhoods too, you are just making excuses. I have heard people say that they want an aggressive dog for protection. Try a retired Belgian Malinios from Police ot military work. It is crazy to make a dog aggressive. A retired Belgian Malinios from the police force or military, knows when to be aggressive. Go with a retired Belgian Malinios, or Australian Cattle Dog. The Australian Cattle Dog has protection instincts and a retired Belgian Malinios will protect you without being aggressive. Your reasoning is trash. An aggressive dog is not the answer. Any dog can protect their family. Getting a retired Belgian Shepherd from the military wold be a good way to go. I really think you should not own a dog at all, and try mace. The sight of a Belgian Tervuren would scare anyone away. Jamaica is the same as here. You just see your dog as a possesion. Learn to have a different state of mind. The US has a lot of shame as far as people who think Pit Bulls are for protection only. There are tons of homeless pets here. Many are being, or have been abused. It is sad the way you are thinking. You will be able to find a vicous dog, but you shoudn't want one. If you have interenet acess, I know you are not poor. You are just frightned. You probally live better than others. Jsut be happy you have a good dog that will protect you. Labrador Retrievers love everyone. They will sound like a mad dog if someone ever tries to get into the house or yard. You are crazy! Get out, and don't post garbage. Does that bother you? You are getting offensive obviously, well, too bad! You need to here it. Don't they have an education system in Jamaica? Don't you think you need to go back to school? LOL!!!! Get your head examined. Making a Pit Bull mean will ruin it's life. It is dangerous for other poeple, animals, and the dog itself. Do you want to be sued and have your dog killed? You must not love him. Why would anybody wnat their dog to be mean? You musn't care about the poor creature. I am about to throw up. Jamaica? Please! I live in the DFW metro, and we have murders and kidnappings all the time. Here, children get followed by people in cars, and only the lucky ones will make it home. I will never get a protection dog, Labrador Retrievers are just fine. Pit Bulls naturally protect the ones that they love. It's poeple like you that set shame apon the shoulders of Pits, Pit owners, and Pit lovers. Get a clue, and try moving to the DFW metro. Jamaica? LOL!!! I still don't believe this. Way to go. You have increased the weight of shame and a bad reputation. You are crazy! Someone has to break it to you, and I am here to do it. I love American Pit Bull Terriers. They will protect you if you are in real danger, naturaly. LOL!!! You need to get someone to teach you about Pits.
AKClabs it appears as though you have been waiting a mighty long time to give somebody that extremely boring speech. maybe you should try discussing it with Codysmom, she might be interested in hearing your opinion since I am not. Call me what you want, it does nothing. I know what kind of dog I want and I dont see why someone like you with your "immense" dog intellect should assign dogs to me. I was not asking for you to explain in as many words as possible the kind of dog I should or should not own. and if you dont want me in this discussion forum maybe you should take it up with the law maybe they might listen to you, see what they could do for you. Tell them I am in posession of a lethal weapon without a proper license or proper education since you are under the impression that I dont have that either. By the way, Codysmom, I have not forgotten what an imbecile you are. I just had to mention you. Whenever I find myself thinking about an idiot person or coming into contact with one (AKClabs)I usually think of you, you must be so proud of your idiocy. AKClabs you are right up there with her too. Give yourselves a pat on the back. ha ha ha.
has anyone read what i've posted?? it seems that all everone wants to do anymore is cause a fight. how lame are we now days. is that all we want to do any more. i am not taking anybody's side, just trying to be netural in this area. but i do understand what brucegirl wanted. i've also noticed that nobody has said anything to me about having pits as protection dogs also.your giving brucegirl all the problems, why not me? it can be done but in a correct way.
Leanda.. you seem to be itching for some attention thats about your forth reply where youve made it crystal clear about how nobody is mentioning you or starting a fight... here you got some attention.. happy