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Pit Bulls and Dog parks

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by maryellen, Nov 27, 2007.

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  1. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    No I won't be taking him there anymore I listen to what people have to say but when they insult me for asking a question what am I supposed to do, I was looking for support and advice and got it no parks. Thanks
  2. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    Correction, no Dog Parks. People Parks where your dog remains on a leash and in your control is just fine.
  3. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    Just got dumped on for taking him to park's now it's ok??? Again these are regular park's I'm taking him to, the one we go to was never intended to have an off leash area and when I say off leash area there is no fenced in part of the park dedicated to dog's and again this park is huge, probably 500 acres or so maybe even more. But because this park is more undeveloped and basically just fields with some hills and a lake with minimal pathways it has just gone to the dog's and is considered a dog park. I've seen the so called dog parks you have down in the states but I don't think I would call them parks more like fenced in play areas and ofcourse my dog would get into trouble at something like that. Most days when we go I don't even see another dog or at least very few, thats why we do so well, the dog meetings are 1 to 1 nice and controlled on a leash. The area in the front of the park where the people sit and drink coffee and don't even walk there dog is more then 2 kilometes away, I just stay out of the busy areas where all the lazy owners are. We just mind our own buisness and try to have a positive experince and not get caught up in the bullshit!
  4. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    We're talking about off-leash dog parks. You know, the fenced in (hopefully) runs where people dump 20 dogs to frolic and "play".

    Walking through a normal municipal, state, national, or neighborhood park with your dog on-leash and under your control is fine. Unless it's full of unleashed dogs. Then there is a problem.
  5. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Bodi, I suggest you continue to walk in the public park with your dog obeying the leash laws (assuming that there is one in your area). If someone's unleashed dog approaches you, ask them politely to leash and control their dog. If they don't and their dog approaches you, do what you need to to protect your dog. Carry pepper spray, cattle prod, cane, umbrella, etc, whatever is legal and you feel comfortable with and let people know that THEY are breaking the law and you will protect yourself and your dog in any way needed. Just don't let your dog get into it as that would cause the problem.

    Best of luck with the people who think they don't need to obey the laws!
  6. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    I guess I should have known that the dog parks in America are different since I live in Canada, ya no fenced in fight pits up here actually haven't seen one in all of Canada.
  7. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    WoW, thank you for your reply! As another dog approaches I always leash him up and also I try to make the greeting from the side to try to be less confrontational. At the first sign of a hard stare or standing to long face to face I remove him from the situation period. I find if apon meeting a new dog on a leash and say they start to growl, the biggest mistake is trying to talk the dogs out of it, I find for myself just stay calm and actually don't say nothing and move away from that situation controlling the head. Harnesses don't work in aggressive situations for me anyway. Thank you again for the positive feedback :)
  8. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

  9. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Vicki - I think he was referring to the tiny fenced in spaces known to us as dog parks as 'fenced in fight pits', not actual fighting rings. I could be wrong though.

    Bodi - If I were you, I would find a different place to walk your dog. If you know a park is suppose to be on-leash only but it's always crowded with off-leash dogs (even if it is large and open), then avoid it especially if your province has already instituted breed specific legislation. Find a spot where the dogs are on leash, or even a palce that has very few dogs. This could be state parks, forests or even just walks in your neighborhood. I use a t-ball field near my house and keep my dog on a long line (unless we are doing advanced training exercises).
  10. JJeanae

    JJeanae Good Dog

    I think he was talking about small fenced parks made specifically for dogs to be off leash. Not actual fighting rings lol
  11. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    Don't know about fighting rings here in Canada, I was refering to dog parks down in the states. Seems to me that this is how this whole arguement started when people thought that was the kind of parks I was taking him to which in my opinion are nothing more then "FENCED IN FIGHT PITS". My dog is a dog not something used for thrills and as far as this lets fight dogs stuff goes I don't want nothing to do with it or even try to research it.
  12. ColbyDogs

    ColbyDogs Big Dog

    If you own an APBT, then you are doing you and your dog a dis-service. Learn as much as you can, both the good, and the bad. No one says that you have to like it, but it carries more weight when discussing the breed with others who are ignorant and clueless. The more knowledge you have, the better prepared you are to defend your dog and the breed when the haters come at you with fiction rather than facts. And if you do not know the truth, you will not be able to differenciate between fact or fiction, making you just as clueless as the hater.

    Take from that what you will.
  13. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    I myself worked as a bouncer downtown here in the city I live in for many years and am not bothered by violence or aggressive situations as every weekend I used to take out the trash when someone got out of line and then some. So having said that when it comes to a physical altercation I guess I thought well if the other guy or dog in this case started it when we where minding our own buisness, how can you possibly place the blame on the defending party. Thats like me runnimg up to someone knocking them out and then saying whats your problem when there knocked out on the ground! But with these dog's it's like your guilty from day one and there is only the positive example to be set and nothing else and you know what thats not fair man! There are far worse dog's out there then my 60 lbs pit and I've seen it at parks all the time. And please stop saying take it this way or that way I'm listening!
  14. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    The truth is bothersome huh?

    Logic and self defense laws don't apply in most dog accidents.

    See it all too often. Poodle attacks pit bull, poodle gets hurt really bad, pit bull gets put to sleep and the owner of pit bull pays for poodle's vet bills.

    So yes, you are guilty in almost every situation when it comes to those situations.

    So do the right thing. Defend your pet by not putting your pet in a situation that could cost it it's life
  15. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

  16. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    nobody said hide...but you gotta keep your head down and stay off the radar.
    allow your dog to fuck up and you will find out about fines for the "other stuff"....and you might end up paying someone elses vet bills as well.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 9, 2012
  17. vablue

    vablue Puppy

    I agree, I initially felt like Skyy was being discriminated against..but than I realized if anything went wrong even a minor playful scuffle..she would be looked at as the agressor and probably be blamed any negative behavior displayed by any breed at the park..
  18. Bodi

    Bodi Banned

    Yes, I get where your coming from there Blue. Good post! Sure wish I had that extra $100,000.00 for those 80 acres, then I wouldn't have to take him no where, anybody wanna lend it to me? lol
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Bodi, when you take on any animal, you take on the responsibility and liability to care for and protect said animal.

    With the pit bull, you have the added responsibility and liability that comes with owning the breed or any mixture thereof. Your dog is, in a sense, guilty by association. Your job is to be a great owner, to keep him away from any potential hazards or situations that could tip an already unbalanced scale.
  20. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    And it's not only pit bulls that are looked down at. Rotts, Dobi's, Chows, and a long list of dogs have been and some still are on this very loansome road that our current breed is on.

    So it's time to join the tuff titty comity and live with it.
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