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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. JJeanae

    JJeanae Good Dog

    Bahahahahahah! I've never heard that before. That's a good one :)
  2. Vegasrex

    Vegasrex Banned

    F*** what other people think! My dog (and yours) has every right to live a good life and just BE A DOG! If they don't like being at the park or in public, that's a different story and you shouldn't force them. If they are curious and like to be very social (which most dogs do) then hell yes, take them to the park, hiking, whatever. When a dog isn't comfortable in a certain situation, that is when they can become aggressive and act out. If they don't get exposed to those situations, they will naturally be uncomfortable when they do encounter them. I think it is our responsibility to ensure that our dogs are not startled at the encounter of other people or animals. Keeping your pitbull isolated only adds to the misconception that they need to be isolated. Man, at 16 weeks, I just say "dog park" and my boy gets super exited!! He loves running around with other dogs.
  3. Kamdon

    Kamdon GRCH Dog

    Good God. You either don't know how to read or are choosing not to. You can't be that fucking stupid.

    There are other ways to socialize your pet without putting them at risk!!!!

    Jesus Christ!!!!!
  4. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    I'm so tempted to just lock this thread..
  5. LeTigra

    LeTigra Good Dog

    Dogs are dogs.. not people in fur coats. Stop humanizing your dog.
  6. SamThePitbull

    SamThePitbull Good Dog

    When the hell did anybody say to keep them isolated? All of us here at PBC support socializing our dogs, but in a more controlled environment. People you know and dogs you know in an environment that you know is clean. Dogs parks have strange dogs, idiotic owners and unknown diseases.
  7. Beret

    Beret Bullyflop

    Come on now, you know that the antithesis of the dog park is not total isolation. There are innumerable options that fall between throwing your dog into a pen with 40 other and keeping them confined to the house. I don't think enough people grasp the concept of socialization. It isn't shoving your dog in a free-for-all and hoping for the best. It's about caution, control, training, and SAFETY.

    I hate when people use cut-and-dry comparisons in defense of dog parks. My dog does NOT go to the dog park, but by no means is he kept in isolation. There are two dogs with whom he is okay to have play dates with. We walk in high-traffic areas around other dogs. We go to obedience class with other dogs. That being said, I wouldn't give a damn if we couldn't. I didn't get a dog to be the world's "playmate". I got a dog to be MY companion.

    My dog would get excited too if I shouted "DOG PARK!"
    He would be excited when we got there. He would love romping around. And if another dog started shit, he would be pretty excited and thrilled to finish it.
  8. TannerG

    TannerG Boss Member

    Today i witnessed first hand why i dont go to the dog park there was a lady with two dogs that were running free while she was yelling at the top of her lungs to come before she was even in the park than when she was n her dogs were bullying other dogs while she was reading a book

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  9. Cofla

    Cofla Big Dog

    Well at 16 weeks is a particularly bad idea, even if the dog has received all the shots, including Parvo.
    I know by experience, I didn't even know before that Parvo existed, I realized later that it was included in all the shots since birth, but my puppy Kimba got it at around 16 or 20 weeks, what I have learned is that even when vaccinated until after the last of the series has been done they are still at risk the puppies, that is why they give them a series of 3, always between two of the shots it can be a little window in which they are not protected, and what a better place than the dog park to catch it, hell now that I know if I have another puppy I would not even make it walk on the regular park until 5 or 6 month of age.
    My story ended OK, we took it to the vet ( a very nice hospital that we know very well) they found that the problem was Parvo, and as the vet said the test was ''VERY, VERY POSITIVE'', there is no treatement, only hydration and check for possible infection, and as the vet said, it's only her will to LIVE that could make the difference, she was almost dead, but after 8 days of intensive care, isolation, daily visits and $2000, she came back, now is 15 months and strong as bull,
    by the way when we left the clinic they would not let the dog ''TOUCH'' the ground, in my arms up to the car, not even walk in the parking lot. YES IT IS THAT SERIOUS.
    Did I told you about the 2 times she's been attacked by stupid little dogs(with Napoleon complex) when she was a puppy? Well she is now pretty dog reactive, particulaly small dogs and might not be just beacuse she's half APBT, I don't know, certainly didn't help, with some other dogs she is super OK, and loves all the people.

    So.....yes....go to dog parks with the 16 weeks puppy, good luck.
    By the way I found this place after all these events took place looking for answers and ideas, I wish I had fund this forum before.....

  10. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Thread Closed!

    Members can't play nice in the park thread...and they expect that their dogs can? [​IMG]
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