Hello everybody i have a 5 month old pitbull that weights around 35 pounds.He runs loose in my backyard but has escaped out 3 times already and when he comes back he comes with blood wounds.I though he was getting used as bait for another dog but yesterday a lady that lives 6 houses away from me warned me not to let him loose because he starts fights with her 2 labradors.I started laughing because a labrador is not knowing for fighting with other dogs,besides her 2 labs are 2 yrs old and they wouldnt pick on a 5 month old puppy.But when i took my dog for a walk i noticed he runs directly at that house with a vengance.He starts going crazy trying to chew threw the wired fence trying to get to the labradors.Why is he angry at those dogs,there are a bunch of other dogs in my neighborhood but he doesnt start trouble with them.Im scared that when he grows up he might kill those dogs.He is only 5 months old and he is not afraid of the 2 labs.Why is that?Somebody plz answer this important topic?
why dont you try and distract your dog whenever you go past that house and try not to give your dog any kind of raw meat or bone as when he will grow he will be usto raw meat on the bone and may go for the other dog you could even play with squeeky toys and teddies get the dog to look after the toys or let it chew on wood soggy rotten wood then he will be trained and usto chewing on something wet and bitty well im off now write back if u can just thought id try and help you
Labs will definitely fight and fight hard if necessary. My neighbor's lab who is as sweet and gentle as the day is long thought a stray was bothering me when we out inthe yard. When the stray showed some aggression Madison attacked her and the blood was flowing. I had to rush her to the vet to get stitches. At that point Madison was 11 years old..
Yes, even a yorkie might try to fight with your dog. Please, please, please, for your sake, for the lab's sake, for your dog's sake, and for the sake of all responsible pit bull owners out there, fix the fence so that he cannot get out of the backyard ! I am shocked to hear that you actually laughed at a neighbor who told you to be sure to keep him in the fence because he was coming to their house and getting hurt by their dog. This is in no way funny, and your dog or theirs can get hurt. Your neighbor's next step is probably to call the pound, since they told you of the problem and you laughed about it.
I know I am coming across as harsh, but I want you to understand that when you take the responsibility of keeping your dog safe in your yard lightly, it feeds the misconception that pit bulls are bad dogs. And THAT irritates me. I understand that a dog might get out once, but after that, you know there's a problem, so fix it. Walk the fence every morining to check for holes dug underneath. If he can jump the fence, he should not be out there without you. When you take him for a walk, he should be leashed so that he cannot run up to the neighbor's fence. Do you know what I would do to someone who walked up with their unleashed dog while I was walking mine on-leash and it were to attack one of my dogs or mine were to attack it? It wouldn't be MY fault if your puppy got killed. For the record, mine are good with other dogs, but you are going to assume everyone's dog is?
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 2/2/2005 7:09:32 AM*** Reason: asdf
The male lab i had in high school CRUSHED the neighbors dogs head when that dog lunged at me. labs can be very protective and will fight HARD. you have got to take control and make sure your dog can't get out. If he goes to their yard and the fight is on YOU are responsible for ALL vet bills and LEGAL trouble is headed your way.
Because a breed of dog is not "known" for fighting does not mean that they will not. Consider that your dog is coming into their terratory and attacking them. You have even stated that you let him attack their fence when on a walk, that is not acceptable in any way.
Take more control of your dog please, for those labs will rip into him. They are defending themselves, and they are quiet powerful dogs. Your puppy will not make it to adult hood at this rate.
Right now your dog needs some supervision in the yard and some more work with control.
Shiny is right about the Yorkie, and Icyhound and the others are correct with the advice they have given. My son brought his Rottweiler to my house, and my little three pound Yorkie had to jump to try to get a piece of her, but she gave it her best shot. This is her home, and the Rottweiler was a stranger.
I detect some pride and admiration that your 5 mo. pit puppy escapes and wants to mix it up with full grown dogs. As your pit matures these will no longer be admirable traits. These are typical pit bull traits that needs your immediate attention. I guarantee you your dog will be dead in the near future either by being attacked by other dogs, or by being impounded by Animal Control.
Get your puppy in a secured and humane environment. Get him neutered a.s.a.p. He's old enough now. Get in control with some training. Start acting responsible.
I have 2 pit bulls and it all begins with ALL pit bull owners being responsible and to show Society that pit bulls can be, and are worthy of being companion dogs.
All it takes is someone with an attitude like what you're displaying and an imminent problem about to occur, to undo the progress made by responsible pit bull owners.
Someone asked if the pit bull might be too much dog for you to handle. I suggest you ask youself and be honest. Maybe you can re-home your dog with an experienced pit bull handler.
Everyone has given you gooooood advise. If I could write in caps I would say with all the people out there who hate Pits, and I'm not one of them. You really need to protect your dog and others. This lady worned you already.
You don't want to see your dog put to sleep do you? Neighbors can care less if your dog gets picked up and put down. Never forget that.
My friend is having problems with neighbors right now that call animal control on her just because they don't like dogs. She is terrified that they will take her dogs.
***Edited By: critterlover on 2/2/2005 1:22:25 PM*** Reason: typo
Hi and you can call me john!!! I want to get a pitbull well adopt a pit bull or a pitbull mix but i want to know if the dog will love me .respect me , obey me etc. Just like any puppy that you might buy from a breeder will. also i want to kno if i get a pit or mix will listen to me like i want to know if its easy to train pitbulls or pit mix if they're like 6-8-9 months old . also my friend told me that i shouldn't get a pitbull then i asked why shouldn't I ? then he told me that pitbulls goo all crazy once they taste blood so if i get a paper cut etc and my pitbull licks on it will he start atacking me or something ? ? ? cuzz i'm really worried about stuff like that so please tell me!!!!!!!!
Ok first maybe you shouldnt be letting your dog run loose. Even if its just in your back yard. You should either invest some money into having your fence fixed or a heavy duty tie out for him.
You have been wared by the neighbor about your puppy trying to start fights. If your dog is not contained you are responsible for any damage it causes. That means vet bills from dogs fight. Hospital bills if your dog bites a person. Save yourself the hassle and keep your dog contained properly
If your dog is acting aggressive towards the labs maybe it is best to not walk him by thier house. By walking him by the house and not correcting the behavior you are reinforcing it. The dogs sees that you dont care if he attacks the fence so it continues the behavior.
As for raw bones. I give them to my 2 puppies all the time. They love them. They have never shown any kind of aggression to other dogs because of it. Raw meat doesnt turn a dog vicious. (sp?)
In theory, labs are lovers, not fighters. When push comes to shove they’ll back of. However, since lab is the most popular breed in the USA, many of them are not well bred and do not have the temperament you think of when you think of a lab.
Although your dog may be more then a match for the average lab, your dog has two of them to deal with. In an all out fight, it is highly likely that your dog will be the one to get seriously injured or even killed. And if it happens on someone else’s property, the other dog's owner has every right to protect is dogs and can kill your dog himself. Either way, no matter what is the outcome of a fight, it is a loose loose situation for you. You could be faced with huge medical bills, fines, get sued and even have criminal charges brought up against you.
***Edited By: lucina on 2/3/2005 1:30:02 PM*** Reason: sp
Your dog escaping and coming back covered in blood may cause some curiousity. Is it human blood? Animal? Who knows? If some local kid gets attacked by "a pit bull" remember;
Most dog attacks that are reported as being by pit bulls aren't. It's all media hype.
Typically, if a pit bull is captured or killed while attacking somone, the owner will deny he ever had a dog. Be sure to remove all identification from the dog, such as collars, licenses, chips, etc. DO NOT get any vaccinations, as they can be an indicator (and proof) of ownership.
There isn't too much legal repercussions if you are irresponsible and your dog gets out and attacks someone, especially if it's his "first offense". Keeping your dog from roaming isn't a problem, but be aware if it attacks someone, you'll lose the dog and have to buy another one.
***Edited By: kiyote on 2/3/2005 2:17:48 PM*** Reason: update
Hummmmm.....Funny this person never responds to answers to his questions both times.....Previous thread he was asking about where in Houston to get his Pit Bulls ears cut cheap! In this thread he slipped & said he has a 5 month old Pit ( obviously too old for ear cropping!) Dah! Sniff sniff........do I smell a troll? Where oh where is Allie & her jars?
Here let me tell you a few things: Dogs escape all the time. I have a huge fence and my dog still escaped through it. You should really figure out why he is doing that. maybe its too low? if its too low and he can easily jump through it, then put chicken wire on the top. sometimes he can get through the bottom by digging? put chicken wire down there. its really cheap you can buy it at a simple dollar store. keep your pup in a room in your house if thats a problem. My pup has a room. its just a ventilated room with a window and pup things all around it, its like a baby room and theres little toys and etc.