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originally posted by: rickymouse
I would have never got a pit bull. There are lots of breeds of dogs, many mutts, that have nice personalities and are not so darn protective. They are better choices. People are afraid of pit bulls, and dogs can sense people's fear and will go after them.
When a dog gets old, they sometimes get mentally messed up and they start to get real crabby, even though they are nice most of the time. We had to have my father-in-laws dog put down when he died because the dog was old, really sore, and would snap at people if they came near him. It was a nice dog, but it was not right anymore, that is the only animal I had to have put down because it was crabby. We did not trust it around kids or people, it even tried to bite me a few times and many times grabbed at my daughter when she got close.
The humane society may be able to find a home for your dog, it is still young and sometimes people out in the country like a dog like that on their farm. If it is starting to show strong crabbiness, the Human Society might advise you to put it down, the vets give them a shot.
Get a border collie the next time, they are very mellow dogs. Not many people fear that kind of dog so the dog doesn't go after them, like I said, dogs can sense fear.
originally posted by: Groot
As I hate it as much as typing this, I feel we are running out of options. We love our pitbull so much, heck, his name is Groot. But he has just gotten out of hand , and to be honest, dangerous.
He is just over 3 years old and just crazy and destructive. Plus he injures myself and my wife. Scared what he would do in public because sometimes he is good and friendly, and sometimes trying to eat people.
Groot is basically uncontrollable and unpredictable.
We have alot of traveling this year to do to visit family and grand kids and scared of him hurting someone. We have tried to put him in a kennel one time, and it did not go well.
What would you do?
originally posted by: Topcraft
a reply to: Havox
The problem is not the dog, it’s the owner that’s the problem.
originally posted by: PraetorianAZ
Owner of several pitbulls here. They are active dogs and need to be exercised or they will destroy things. You need to make it a point to get home and walk/run/play with your dog. I know you're prob tired from a long day working but you have a responsibility to that animal.
You need to make an effort to show that your wife is second in command around the house. If he sees her as under her he won't listen on walks and will walk all over her. Do you let Groot sleep in your bed at night? If so, get him his own bed and send him to the floor. He needs structure and a hierarchy. I have worked with problem pits all my life and the problem was never the dog when the dog was shown the proper authority.
Dogs need to know their place in the pack. And it's up to the alpha to show them.
originally posted by: CharlesT
a reply to: Groot
Had an English Bulldog years ago. A big dog and he was unpredictable. More than one close call with him. He suffered seizures on occasion. Fortunately for me he got a cancer of the scrotum and we had to put him down.
Put the dog down.