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Old 01-24-2018, 07:14 PM   #151 (permalink)
 

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i used to take my last pitbull to the local dog park, he was large and i could see that people were intimidated by him. i completely understand that. with that boy they could not have been more wrong. he was the most laid back dog in the park, every time. the only time he ever even barked at another dog was when he saw another large breed dog (i can't recall the breed, but not a pitbull) attack his brother (large german shepherd).
i will see how things go with my puppy as she grows up until i decide if i will take her there or not.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:42 PM   #152 (permalink)
 

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Hello All,

I've come to the forum today because I just returned from my local dog park and am still jittery and concerned about my new grandoggie Lola. She has come to my home because my daughter's landlord would not allow her to keep Lola, as she is considered a "restricted breed". (My daughter adopted her at 6mos of age from a kill shelter. She is now 14 mos old, and a really sweet strong girl.)

I've raised dogs big and small, my entire life and am not a newbie on the canine front, but I find I need to get up to speed on the PBT front.

Lola walks very well on a leash and plays well with other dogs as long as they aren't submissive. Today at the off-leash dog park, she fixated on this one golden retriever that was very submissive. I intervened and took her out for "cooling off period". We then re-entered the dog park, and bam, she went right for the same dog, and clamped her mouth around her neck/collar. I yelled and stepped in again, only this time, it seemed that Lola didn't/couldn't hear me, and her eyes weren't seeing at me at all. I broke her hold, and we left the dog park.

I felt terrible, also, as if we were criminals in the eyes of the other dog owners (I'm not used to seeing fear in the eyes of others when they look at my dogs). I am now wondering: is it possible to "train" this behavior out of Lola, or is it that we cannot go back to any dog park? Help! And thank you!
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Old 08-01-2018, 12:38 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Hello All,

I've come to the forum today because I just returned from my local dog park and am still jittery and concerned about my new grandoggie Lola. She has come to my home because my daughter's landlord would not allow her to keep Lola, as she is considered a "restricted breed". (My daughter adopted her at 6mos of age from a kill shelter. She is now 14 mos old, and a really sweet strong girl.)

I've raised dogs big and small, my entire life and am not a newbie on the canine front, but I find I need to get up to speed on the PBT front.

Lola walks very well on a leash and plays well with other dogs as long as they aren't submissive. Today at the off-leash dog park, she fixated on this one golden retriever that was very submissive. I intervened and took her out for "cooling off period". We then re-entered the dog park, and bam, she went right for the same dog, and clamped her mouth around her neck/collar. I yelled and stepped in again, only this time, it seemed that Lola didn't/couldn't hear me, and her eyes weren't seeing at me at all. I broke her hold, and we left the dog park.

I felt terrible, also, as if we were criminals in the eyes of the other dog owners (I'm not used to seeing fear in the eyes of others when they look at my dogs). I am now wondering: is it possible to "train" this behavior out of Lola, or is it that we cannot go back to any dog park? Help! And thank you!
The answer to your question is no. These dogs don't belong in a dog park as dog aggression is a part of their genetic make up and may or may not come out "to play" with the other dogs. It's nothing something that can be trained out and anyone who tells you different is misleading you. It can be managed but it is never a good idea to take one of these dogs to a dog park.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:54 PM   #154 (permalink)
 

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Thank you for the info - it's clear to me now that she has an instinctual drive. But how to socialize? She's still a puppy (at 14 mos) and I know she would so like to play with some of the other dogs we see on our daily walks. I'm hyper vigilant now, so I basically don't allow her to interact with anyone or dog, unless the owner comes over and engages her.

So how do you suggest she get some doggie playtime? Or is that something PBT's don't need?
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No dog needs doggie playtime. That's something we as humans project onto our dogs. It's a human need, not a canine need. Dogs need their people. Quality time spent with you pup daily training, walking, playing, and snuggling along with proper food and care are all your dog needs to be a happy pet. Notice I said quality not quantity. Work on obedience training, teach her tricks, play a game of fetch or tug...those are the activities she needs. Not playgroups. I hope that helps.
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Thanks jttar. Nickname was given to me by an old friend.

We're going to do our best to socialize Bella, we're seeking professional help. So amazing how different she is with humans, even kids, than she is with dogs. She is the most submissive dog with any person including our little nephew who walks right up and takes her ball away from her. But any 4 legged animal she thinks she is the boss of.
I've just come upon your post - I am new to the forum and new to PBT. I have a beautiful 14 mos old grandoggie named Lola who has come to live with me. I've quickly realized that the dog park is not a good idea for her. But how to socialize? I'm curious to know if you've had some success with Bella. Thank you.
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Old 08-03-2018, 07:04 PM   #157 (permalink)
 

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No dog needs doggie playtime. That's something we as humans project onto our dogs. It's a human need, not a canine need. Dogs need their people. Quality time spent with you pup daily training, walking, playing, and snuggling along with proper food and care are all your dog needs to be a happy pet. Notice I said quality not quantity. Work on obedience training, teach her tricks, play a game of fetch or tug...those are the activities she needs. Not playgroups. I hope that helps.
Thank you! I was wondering about that - whether she is lonely or not. She spends all her time with me, and seems quite happy.

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Old 05-12-2019, 06:53 PM   #158 (permalink)
 

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My dog park learning experience: It's just not worth it

So I've been keeping an eye on this thread for a while and I thought I'd add my dog park experience with my APBT Saphira
First some history on Saphira: She was abandoned at 6 months of age by dog fighters after being used as puppy bait, before going to a foster home and meeting me when I adopted her at a year old. During her time at the foster home, she got along really well with the dogs there, except with a male Pitbull she didn't quite like. Fast forward to July 2018, where I took Saphira to the dog park for her usual morning playtime with the local dogs. We live right opposite to the park so I thought it wouldn't hurt to see what would happen if we went there. For the past 3 months, we had zero negative incidents. Saphira got along well with all the large dogs there though I always followed her like a hawk and was quick to diffuse any situation that I thought was building up.
Any way, back to July of 2018, and Saphira is at the park playing with a black labrador and a GSD, when this elderly man with two rambunctious labradoodles arrives. Saphira has played with his dogs before, so I wasn't overly cautious, however I still followed her to the gate of the park to make sure she greeted them well. The older of the labradoodles began to bark aggressively at her as he came up to the gate and Saphira immediately went on the defensive, hunkering down and barking back. I motioned to the elderly man to give me a moment while I got her on leash, so they wouldn't get at each others necks when his dogs got in. He ignored me and proceeded to open the gate of the park, and his black labradoodle ran up to Saphira and snapped at her face, and started swiping her violently with his paws. Saphira broke free of my hold, charged the labradoodle and bit into his paw. The elderly man lost his cool and started swearing at me as I tried desperately to separate the dogs. Saphira went back on my leash and the man calmed down. We checked his dog and he seemed fine, and he even told me to get saphira off her leash so they could run around again. I said nothing doing and proceeded to leave the park. The owners of the black lab and the GSD were kind enough to tell me it wasn't my fault, and that they'd vouch for me in case anything were to happen further down the road. I got a call from Animal control 3 days later telling me that the dog had indeed been injured, and that the owner pretty pissed. Needless to say, I did not go back to that park. A couple of days pass and I'm walking Saphira near the park when the same owner drives in, gets out of his truck and starts threatening to sue men and call the cops if I don't pay him for the vet bills. I politely refuse since two others saw what had happened and had all reminded him that morning that had he only waited till I had gotten my dog away, there wouldn't have been a fight in the first place. Anyway, I ignored the man's threats and went about my business. A month later, a friend of mine from the park meets me outside on one of our walks and asks us why we don't come to the park anymore. I relay the incident to her and give her the names of the dogs that the guy owned to see if she knew him. She suddenly turned a tad pale and told me that he was the same guy who racially abused a dog owner a few weeks ago, made threats about shooting people and made other racially charged profanities at individuals in the past. As I met more and more people from the park, at least a handful of them had bad experiences with the same guy who they said refused to control his dogs, falsely paraded them as service animals and talked back at people who told him they weren't. Needless to say I never went back to the dog park again. A couple of lessons learnt
1. It may not be your Pittie's fault in a fight, but he/she will almost always be blamed
2. Not every dog at a dog park is well behaved
3. Not every human at a dog park is well behaved

I refuse to use a dog park simply because of the effect that morning had on Saphira. She is afraid of black dogs since then and she's showing more and more DA though it is selective. While I dont doubt that her selective DA wouldn't have reared its head sooner or later, I think dog parks are too big of a risk to APBT owners. Saphira and I escaped with just a light rap on our knuckles. From what I've read here, it could be a lot worse.
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