There is a common human error that sometimes really confuses me. I don’t understand why there seems to be a target on specific types of pooches, mainly the pit bull. Now, I have met many pit bulls in my year and four months of living and none of them have come off as being the scary monster that many humans make them out to be. My mom has tried to explain why some people are afraid, mainly being that there have been a rare amount of attacks that have been placed on the well muscled shoulders of the breed. But these dogs, she said, are put into the wrong human’s hands as puppies. It’s really not the dog’s fault, it’s the people that adopt them.
Like any dog, pit bulls need the proper exercise, socialization, and training. I have met plenty of pups, one specific tiny, fuzzy pooch comes to mind, that have been far more vicious than any pit bull I have met. And it’s the same thing, they don’t get proper stimulation (walks, fetch, meeting new people, play time, and so on) through out the day and they also aren’t trained in their manners. Now, I know I don’t have the best manners in the dog world. I like to steal food and jump on people. But, for the minute my mom got me, nipping, biting, and any roughness that some pups are prone to do was not allowed. If left unchecked, it can lead to aggression.
I seem to have gotten off track. Pit bulls can be very intimidating. I remember my first meeting with one, her name was Princess, and she was all muscle and slobber. I never left my mom’s lap. Eventually, after a few more meetings, she and I became rather good friends. She thought she was a lap dog like me and would try to climb in my mom’s lap and would cover her in kisses.
So, how about you humans try and give pitties a chance. I know some of you humans can be terrifying, and from listening to the news, some of you aren’t all that friendly, but we dogs don’t hold that against you. We don’t look at the entire human race and think “puppy kickers” or “animal abusers,” we give each individual a chance.
Give me a chance!
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Happy tail wags!