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Bad Pitbull Owners---What do you do?

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by maxamvs, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. maxamvs

    maxamvs Puppy

    We have all seen them. Those who have no business owning a pitty..They think its cool to teach the dog to be aggressive or funny to shoot the dog with a bb-gun or leave the poor thing chained up outside for days at a time...

    So how do you approach and what do you say to someone you know is a bad owner?

    (this is just a discussion starter,as I have a loud mouth and have no prob what so ever voicing my opinions---but there are some people who see wrong and dont know what to do)
  2. pitbullsareteddies

    pitbullsareteddies Big Dog Premium Member

    It's hard to judge sometimes who should and should not own a dog, let alone a specific breed. For instance: Some people might think that chaining a dog outside for more than a potty break is cruelty, whereas others may think that anyone who takes their APBT to a Petsmart should be beaten with a stick. That said.... There have been many, many, many folks who I would prefer never owned a goldfish or a pet rock... and they have pitties.. and KIDS. UGH!

    Also, if I were to see someone shooting any dog with a B-B gun... I'd drag out my paintball gun, load some frozen paintballs... and go to town on THEM. :)
  3. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    How about those people who call them stupid pet names like "pittie" and "pibble" and "kissbull" etc. :rolleyes:

    There's a difference between animal cruelty - i.e. shooting your dog with a BB gun - and methods others may not agree with - i.e. chaining or training.

    If I am in a position to inform the person that I think their dog ownership could be improved based on how their dog is, I will share information. Acting like a jerk only makes you look bad, so I try to avoid that as much as possible.
  4. pitbullsareteddies

    pitbullsareteddies Big Dog Premium Member

    LOL, Teal.. I paused before typing Pitties, too!! I was going to write APBT, but then thought the better of it.... ah, well. My pet peeve nickname? Pibbles. Makes me wanna puke!!!! Kissbull is pretty bad, too.
  5. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    When Im snuggling with Sam and baby talking to her I call her my pibbley pubby. LOL, but never in public, only in our cuddle sessions. When I see a bad owner, I try to inform in way that doesnt make me come off like a know it all or a jerk lol
  6. Fieldmarshal

    Fieldmarshal Big Dog

    As long as the dog is in private property, and has all its basic needs met, i mind my own business.
  7. ssmiechowski

    ssmiechowski Big Dog

    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]I think bad owners wouldn't care if you informed them of their terrible dog ownership ways. Bad owners think that's the way a dog should be treated. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]We got our puppy from a man who locked him in a small un-lit bathroom for a week (the first week away from his mother). He said it taught him discipline. He never took the dog out, and when he did he gave him to us because he "pissed all over the place". This man could not understand why this little puppy would get so excited when he came in contact with humans and why he wasn't born potty trained. Thankfully this moron only had our puppy for a week. It's a miracle... our dog was basically fully potty trained in 2 weeks (with a few sporadic accidents).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]I think it's just like those people who are constantly obtaining new dogs, and then giving them away in 6 months, over and over again. They just never learned that a dog is forever, and a dog is part of the family. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Moreover, I believe that this is one of the side effects of over-population. Too many degenerates and “lowest common denominators of society” out there. [/FONT]
  8. I'd say their most people won't change even if you tell them what's wrong about it, most peoples views of what's eight come from how they were raised and are to stubborn to accept change even with if you gives them proven sources of why its wrong.

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  9. daverock00

    daverock00 Puppy

    My bully loves going to petco! I've taken her there quite a few times since I've owned her and I feel the more I can get her around other people and pets the better and it shows because she is great with any pet or person.... Now I understand not all dogs have the temperament to go to the store but I've done it since she was a pup and I feel its helped in raising her to be good with strangers and other dogs....
  10. daverock00

    daverock00 Puppy

    But when it comes to voicing my opinion on how someone else is raising there dog I feel there is a fine line on when I should say something because someone could take great offense to that... But if its something you truely feel is wrong I say absolutely speak your mind!!
  11. rednosefawn

    rednosefawn Little Dog

    ill tell you what if i ever saw someone shoot a dog with a bb gun i would end up in jail!!!!!!!!!!! there is no excuse for animal cruelty and def no excuse to "hurt" a dog. im sick and tired of seeing people when i walk my dog screaming at the top of their lungs at their dog,, "hey stupid get the F*** over hear, if you even think about im gonna kill you" i cant stand hearing these things..!!!!!!!!!! ignorant low life dog owners, whos dogs have no training so they treat them like $hit ...... if i had a dollar for every time i have seen or heard things like that id be a billionaire and in jail.. lol
  12. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    I wouldn't bother with someone else's dogs. If, and only IF the dog seemed to be in any distress; I'd try something, but you have no right to call someone a bad dog owner. If there is clear evidence that the animal is being abuse you need to call your local authorities and Animal Control. Voicing your opinion to deaf ears will only make the situation worse, and in spite they might just decide to off the dog. Doing an anonymous call to your local authorities and AC will help the situation without causing more damage. Even if AC and the Police don't help; it is still not your place to tell anyone how they should be treating their animals. IMO and that is how I'd handle the situation.
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  13. Nickolex443

    Nickolex443 Little Dog

    This is going to be long but I came to this a out a week ago. Saw a momma AND her four pups just wondering my neighborhood almost getting hit by cars and terrorized by kids. So I went and found out who the owners were and let them know that the dogs had been getting out, they kinda brushed it off and said they were in the back yard. A week later they all were in my backyard, minus one pup, so I immediately went and got a leash, loaded them up, and took them to the vet. One puppy had a blunt trauma to the head, another had a fractured hip and needed surgery on both ears, momma was bred so much her entire stomach was scraping the ground etc etc. needless to say, I took the dogs and "forgot who the owners were" and called the humane society to come get them, thought it was over with...nope, next day the dogs were scratching my front door..sad they had only been with me for 3 days and already came back wanting inside. So I found a rescue and they have all been adopted out to loving homes...except for momma, but she's still in a better place then before. And if the owners want to peruse charges....then so be it. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340329408.584682.jpg
  14. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Long story short?

    Even if you're not religious.


    That's all you CAN do
  15. ssmiechowski

    ssmiechowski Big Dog

    I find that children can be extremely mean to animals.
    Yesterday I was watching my friends children, two boys 5 and 11. The 11 year old absolutely loves animals. He absolutely loves the xbox360 too, but our puppy got more attention than the video games (very surprising lol).
    The 5 year old was teasing our puppy with the lunch I made him. I kept telling him to either eat the food or give it to the dog. I absolutely hate it when people tease animals with food. He was not listening. I didn't let this go on for more than 10 seconds. I got up and was going to take the food out of his hand, but before I did the puppy jumped up and did it for me. Needless to say, the little boy got nipped. Our puppy didn't mean anything by it, he just saw an easy opportunity to get some “good” food. The 5 year old didn't even have a mark on his hand, I think it just scared him more than anything. This little boy kicked our puppy, so I restrained him. It got to the point where I was on the ground with him because he was so angry he wanted to give our puppy a beating. Needless to say he got spanked.
    These two boys are my good friends children. She is separated from the boys' father and only sees the children a few times every year. BUT, it makes me think. Where is this little boy getting these ideas that it's alright to hurt animals?? His dirt bag low life father? I don't know.
    However, I do think we all need to start at home. Being a responsible pet owner means teaching children how to behave around animals. With my three year old daughter, I am constantly stressing how much our puppy loves her and because of this she needs to be gentle and love him back. Wouldn't it be nice if the whole next generation was kind to animals?
  16. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    So if you encounter a dog owner who is breaking state or local law all you can do is pray? Nope. What you can do is contact the authorities and let them investigate or do what the OP did and take the abused/neglected animals to a shelter or rescue.
  17. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Well if it's illegal then yes. But if it's just immoral, then no
  18. Nickolex443

    Nickolex443 Little Dog

    After and if you confront the owner and you still see it happening I say throw all legalities of it out the window, take the dogs(if they aren't fenced or chained on someone property) and give the owners a swift kick to the court room if they choose to take it that far or call the humane society so they will at least investigate and keep an eye on them. That's just me though.. Id sell everything I had to give even one dog a better home. But all and all...people aren't going to change no matter what you do
  19. sesophie2011

    sesophie2011 Puppy

    I am still learning before I even get mine next week, but , I would show by using good techniques with my pup/dog in front of them... some people aren't aware of how much info is out there to train your dog, even difficult ones. I would even offer them the information.. but not be confrontational, you won't even get them to listen to you if you do that, like kids.. how you approach them makes the difference!Now if you specifically see them abusing the dog, where the dog looks hurt then report them to a rescue group who may be able to help.. not the animal shelter...
  20. sesophie2011

    sesophie2011 Puppy

    You did a good thing! I had to do something similar to some baby kittens that our neighbors cat just had. They also own a a half wolf dog/ malamute and from what I was told by the other neighbors, the wolf dog had eaten other liters of kittens before... well, one day my kids came running in the house and said that this beautiful wolf dog had a baby kitten in her mouth and the kitten was bleeding, so we took all three kittens to the shelter and told them what happened. We said we didn't blame the dog, they are known to prey on smaller cats.. but the owner doesn't care and doesn't separate them

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