Keep Your Dog from Becoming a Statistic

To prevent your dog from becoming a statistic, here are some suggestions:

♦ If possible, get your dog from a reputable breeder and meet the mother of the litter. If the mother is shy, fearful, or aggressive, do not buy the puppy.

♦ If adopting a dog, find out as much as you can from the shelter volunteers or rescue group. Do not buy a shy or fearful dog because you feel that you can "save" him.

♦ Socialize your dog well and continue socializing him throughout his life. Do not isolate and ignore your dog.

♦ Do not play aggressive games with your dog, and never encourage him to fight you in any way.

♦ Train your dog. Begin early, keep the training fun, and continue it into your dog's adulthood.

♦ Keep your dog securely confined, making sure that your fence is escape-proof, and do not allow him to run free.

♦ Be your dog's leader. Every dog needs a leader. Think and act like your dog's parent, providing rules and guidance for behavior.

If you ever feel that your dog might bite you, call for professional help right away. The sooner you act, the better your chances of preventing the behavior. If you wait until your dog has bitten you, it may well be too late.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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