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Need some tips

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Tonia Bond, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Tonia Bond

    Tonia Bond Puppy

    I adopted a pitbull last month. It used to stay inside my home. I've heard that pitbulls are dangerous and they'll viciously attack people. Recently I found that someone is visiting my home while i'm out. I can see the footsteps and my belongings are missing often outside. I came across an online article http://www.goodalarmbadalarm.com/dogs-vs-security-systems/ and decided to leave my pitbull out for security. Is it safe for people or should I install a security system. Mine is not very ferocious now. But I don't know how she'll react while seeing a stranger. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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  2. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Didn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Your typical bully breed dog will be highly people friendly, and of no use protecting your property. Plus, leaving her outside puts her at risk.
    Have you spoken to your local police department about this?
    Finally, my recommendation is to get a monitored security system.
  3. TWadeJ

    TWadeJ Big Dog

    Pit bulls are not good guard dogs IMO.
  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I agree with the comments above.
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  5. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    HAH! If i left my dogs to protect my yard and home, they would be missing right along with everything else the thief decides to take. I have a security system here, with cameras. We use Vivint.
  6. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Pit bulls are not a guardian breed. Please don't leave your dog outside if you know a stranger is lurking around. They could harm your dog. Get a security system.
  7. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    How did you manage to adopt this dog believing THIS?

    Your entire post tends to make me believe that a pit bull might not be the breed for you.
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  8. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I would be so worried that they would take my dog too!
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  9. BCdogs

    BCdogs Good Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    I'm just gunna hope this is a troll.
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  10. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    Seriously, I was thinking the samething.... :confused:
  11. Tonia Bond

    Tonia Bond Puppy

    Sorry for the late reply . Personally I like all dog breeds. I adopted mine when it was 2 years. I just loved it and i've never let it out. I've seen many articles where people are attacked by pitbulls. But mine is not that ferocious, it just runs everywhere inside my home and plays with me like a little kid. Until now i've never shown it to a stranger. So I'm a bit confused on how it will react when it see a stranger. I don't want to task a risk on it's life. I've planned to install a alarm system within few days.
  12. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    I think the way you worded your first post had a couple of us worried. With any dog comes tremendous responsibility but especially this breed. All dogs need to be socialized regardless of breed. I personally do not believe in leaving dogs out alone or only keeping them inside the home knowing only one person. I don't want to get all preachy on you but it's important that you socialize your dog and allow your dog to explore the world with you.
    Many dogs attack and bite people not just the bull breed. The major difference though is that when a bull breed does attack it could be catastrophic so of course it will make the news. Just be careful and start by going for walks around your neighborhood. Stay at a distance and go from there.
    Has the shelter even told you anything about this dog? Usually shelters will let you know if the dog doesn't do well with cats, other dogs, etc. they usually will not be adopted out if they are humane aggressive so I really don't think this would be an issue. BUT you must always be prepared for anything not because your dog is a pitbull but because it is your responsibility to look after this dog.
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  13. smalldog

    smalldog Little Dog

    To be honest most dogs you here about in articles and media is false most are mixed breed mutts. A lot of dogs are mislabeled as pitbulls. Most people have no clue what a real APBT is if you got a good dog and raise him right and teach him what's expected you'll be fine.
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  14. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

  15. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    A well-bred american pit bull terrier is NOT human aggressive. They are dog aggressive, that is normal.
    I am glad you are getting a security system put in. And, also, don't leave your dog out in the yard alone. Since you have strangers causing problems, again, your dog could get harmed.
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  16. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Why is this? Who owns a dog that never meets a stranger?
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  17. Jazzy

    Jazzy GRCH Dog

    Someone is lurking around your home...you don't know if they have ill intent...you don't know what they are capable of...and you want to leave your dog outside, alone, unsupervised, defenseless, at their mercy - to perhaps be shot, poisoned or stolen...

    and can we review again why you even have a dog?
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  18. Tonia Bond

    Tonia Bond Puppy

    I don't have any idea, that's why I asked suggestions from you. I've installed a security camera in my home. I'm not going to let my little doggy out unsupervised. I've given it a separate room in my home to play around. Earlier I had a German Shepherd which used to jump on my guests and strangers. They told me to tie my dog. It didn't like to get tied, so I gave it to my sister. She's near my home.I used to visit her very often. Now I don't want the same thing to happen to this doggy. So instead of tying it up, I kept her safe in her room. Thanks for all your suggestions. I hope I'll soon find the stranger around my home.

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