i just adopted a black lab/pitbull mix recently. i got her from the humane society and she was a stray so i dont know her history, but the good thing is she's only 6 months old. she is amazing with people, especially me and my family (who i live with) and even strangers. she is also very smart, has almost learned how to sit in just one day..she is very sweet and affectionate as well. however, she seems to have a problem with other dogs..she was in a cage by herself at the humane society for a few months i think so she doesnt have that much experience playing nicely with other dogs. she was playing with a family friend's dog, who is about a 40 pound dog and is very submissive and good in general, and while they were playing my dog tried to bite her.. is this because she is part pitbull? or maybe because she has never really had a chance to play with other dogs and has never been socialized? im very scared she will be aggressive to other dogs..does anyone have any advice?
My first guess would not be because she is a pit mix, but more likely because she was a stray. On the streets, she had to fight for everything she wanted and needed. Alot of strays dont do well with other dogs. She also missed socialization period. She is still young enough to learn, but do it very slowly. You have to get her to understand, she has everything she needs now, and doesn't have to fight for it. There is a good chance she will never be wonderful around other dogs. The fact that she loves her people is special enough
I also have a pit bull mix, I would love to find another one because these dogs have a great temperament. I have had Lacey for about 10 years (she is 13). She came from an abusive home and is still a little skiddish at times, but has been rehabilitated beautifully. I would agree that your dog showed aggression due to past experiences. I have two children and a cat and Lacey has never been anything but nice, don't buy into the "Pit Bulls are agressive dogs bit. They got that rep. because of the way that people raise them. Generally speaking its not the dog, it's the owner. You are so lucky to have found this mix of dog, you will love her!!!