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Training an Aggressive Pit Bull

November 26, 2017

I have an eight month old Pit Bull. He's an American Pit Bull Terrier and is showing aggression towards other dogs and people and it scares me. He's really good with me and my family, but he almost bit my cousin the other day. So is there any way you guys can help me with solving this problem?

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If I don't get rid of it my mom said I would have to give him to the Humane Society and the Humane Society said they'll put him down if it is aggression, especially since he is a Pit Bull.

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November 30, 20170 found this helpful
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This is a tough one. Because of irresponsible breeding there are pit bulls that are aggressive to other dogs and sometimes to people who are not family members. I am so sorry you have one of those dogs. It can be hard to decide what the right thing to do is. You are going to need someone who can advise you. I would recommend you call local dog rescue groups to find a group that takes pit bulls. Tell them what your situation is and ask for their advice. They may know of people who work with pit bulls that are dog aggressive. The Humane Society does not have time for the evaluation and retraining. You can try contacting the Villalobos Rescue Center for pitbulls in New Orleans for advice. If you havent seen it they have a TV series about rescuing pitbulls. They may have some good advice for you. www.vrcpitbull.com/.../ Good Luck to you.

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October 18, 2005

I have a 3 year old pitbull whom I love very much. She has always been incredible with my 2 young children and I have never been afriad of having her, instead always feeling safe. We recently just moved into a house, we lived in a condo before, and she has become very aggressive with anyone that walks into the house or that she might see while walking.



I have always been able to let others pet her, but now when they do she becomes very aggressive. I'm very scared for her, all the neighbors do not like her and I feel that I can not have any new guests to our home. My boyfriend wants me to get rid of her, but I cannot even think about doing so. I'm looking for obedience training, but still am very concerned. Any words to make me feel better?

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Nadia from CT

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful
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Just some quick thoughts for you, first of all I have owned a full pit bull and also a pit mix. My experience with each has been absolutely wonderful. My full pit had one blip when she was about 6 months old. The answer for us was to make sure we were always with her; in other words we never left her alone. She came into our home after we had our first two children. My children were never at risk from her. She protected them without fail.

We also moved a couple of times during the course of our life with our pit and did not experience any kind of ripple in her behavior. However, we always made sure to spend a lot of time with the dog. I do not understand why there seems to be such an air of fear over pit bulls, also known as the American Bull Dog.

I do not understand why we see so many articles in the paper about "pit bulls." I can only guess that it might have something to do with the way they are being bred today. My advice to you is that if you feel uncomfortable with the situation regarding your dog, spend some really concentrated time with your dog.

Do not leave the dog out where he/she has an opportunity to express aggression. Most importantly observe, observe, observe your dog and correct negative behaviors but always remember to express your love for the dog. Professional help is definitely a consideration. If the behavior does not change then it is okay to consider the worst.

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May 15, 2012

My 3yr old male Pit just got fixed 3 months ago. He has tried to show aggression 3 times this month to my 16yr old daughter and 2 times my 16 month old grandson. I am devastated; he can't be trusted! I don't know what to do! I love him and he has other wonderful traits? Should I put him down? I don't think I can.

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May 16, 20120 found this helpful

You need to ask yourself "What is more important to you, your dog or your children?" I think you already know the answer.

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

I have a pitbull that just got in a fight with another pitbull and now he is showing sings of aggression. What I am doing is giving him lots of love and attention, taking him for longs walks, socializing him with other dogs like at the dog park. Can you get a companion? Good luck. Please try other alternatives before you put him down.

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

You need to get this dog away from the children now! This doesn't mean you have to put him down immediately. First, is there any way possible to find another home for him that has adults only? If you can't then you need to consider the consequences of keeping this animal. No one likes to put down a beloved pet but is the life of the 16 month old grandchild less important? This is a sad situation for you but you must be honest with yourself. So sorry.

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May 17, 20120 found this helpful

Google 'breed rescue pit bull American Staffordshire terrier' to find a breed rescue group. they are dedicated, they are knowledgeable, and they are compassionate.

They will help you. They'll arrange for a foster home for the dog until they can rehome him; you may have to help transport him, or they may be able pick him up directly from you.

If for some reason you can't find a breed rescue group in your area, your vet may have info on groups outside your state who will help.

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May 19, 20120 found this helpful

I just read in morning paper part pit bull bit 3 month baby in head while grandma & mama was in kitchen fixing baby bottle heard baby make crying noise went in where baby was & dog bit in his head. Baby died on way hospital.

People need watch babies & infants around dogs doesn't matter what kind dog. Please try place dog with someone else. They probably put it to sleep. Two babies last 2 weeks been in paper. I'm dog lover so heartbreaking.

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May 16, 2018

This is a page about working with an aggressive pit bull puppy. The most important thing in dealing with an aggressive puppy is to find a good trainer and be very consistent in your training. Socialization in a safe and controlled environment is often beneficial too. The earlier you address these concerns, the better!

Pit Bull puppy looking at the camera.

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I have a 3 year old pitbull whom I love very much. She has always been incredible with my 2 young children and I have never been afriad of having her, instead always feeling safe. We recently just moved into a house, we lived in a condo before, and she has become very aggressive with anyone that walks into the house or that she might see while walking.

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