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So I posted my introduction in the thread. So if you haven't seen it check it out. In short I just got my 9 month old yesterday. He's amazing!

However the suburb I live in really has upset me. Today one of the parents of my little brother's friend told their kid that they couldn't come up here because I have a pitbull.

It's really hurting my feelings. How do I deal with it? I didn't think it would be this bad already! It's been less than 24 hours...
 

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thats part of being APBT owner. no matter where you go people feel that way. its a never ending battle. its just something you are going to have to listen to for being the owner. but as long as you love him and believe in him thats all that matters and who cares what other people think. stand behind your dog and he'll stand behind you im sure because youll never get it through their heads that they are good dogs. people look for the bad so they cant see the good :)
 

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Hahaha! Welcome to the club, mate. I don't mean to make light of your situation but in all honesty it's just something you have to get used to. If you want to be liked in the neighbourhood you have to have a pomeranian or chihuahua. Then when they bite someone it will be cute.
 

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Well I'm determined to get him his CGC then. We're going to do a lot of training.
 

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Hahaha! Welcome to the club, mate. I don't mean to make light of your situation but in all honesty it's just something you have to get used to. If you want to be liked in the neighbourhood you have to have a pomeranian or chihuahua. Then when they bite someone it will be cute.
my oner year old will run away from any dog bigger than her so last week we got her a chihuahua and it lasted 4 days here before we had to give it away cause it kept attacking my 4 year old... that was the first time weve had anything besides APBT and it will be the last time we ever get any other kinda dog
 

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I personally dont care if someone has something bad to say about my dog Im so used to it by now if im in the mood i may educate them a bit if not i just smile and keep doin what im doin lol. if my daughters friends werent allowed here becasue of my dogs oh well I wouldnt care. I do crate my big dog when her friends are over though cause he can be rough and ogreish lol. I take my good girls luna and pep when i pick up my daughter from school and alot of people have changed views becasue of the girls it has givin them an opportunity to come up and meet this breed and see how well behaved and docile they really are, and watching them light up around the kids. if your dog is well behaved and well socialized use every oppotunity to show them in a good light walking the neighborhood helps it lets people around you get to know your dog as well. now if your dog is gonna get amped up and aggressive if he sees another dog then maybe the school isnt the best place to show him off but if he is like my girls take him everywhere some people will change oppinions some wont, dont sweat the ones that wont its there loss.
 

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Ahhhhhh welcome to the club!!!!!!!!! This is just something that people do and sometimes your dog being the bigger man being well behaved will change their minds but sometimes it wont.... I said this in another thread that as passionate as we are about our dogs there are people just as passionate about hating them... Turn your head up be the bigger man and walk away from someone who wont listen.... You know what your dog is and what hes capable of love him for it and let the rest go...

BTW... Make sure you are an extra responsible owner and keep your dog out of trouble since you already how people think of him... Theyre just waiting for something to happen now....
 

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Just got to push thru the ignorant bs lol. Try to show people in your neighborhood that hes a good dog no matter what breed and that they cant judge a book by its cover. The CGC is a great idea too. Best of luck

Went into petsmart today with alexa and a woman asked her breed, I said pit bull mix and she huffed and said thats what i thought..ran and told her hubby it was a pit...but then their boy came over and she loved on him (he was about 11 or so) and they changed their attitudes...it was great. they all pet her and said "we would take that dog if we could but shes already taken" because they were going to find a dog to adopt. I loved it.
 

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You need tough skin to own this breed. None of my three-yr-old's preschool classmates are allowed to come over and play except for one and that is because they own a pit bull as well. Suits me just fine as I don't want to clean up after them anyway.
 

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lol, If you were Old like me you'd love it, hahah, when i see some Door knockin THUMPERS or Salesman, I open the window and say " My Pitbulls are around back, you better not let them see you comin up the driveway, LMBO...
 

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Thanks guys. I have tough skin. I just feel like it's so unfair for Hemi... Because they won't even give him a chance. I'll deal with it... It just made me sad. I'm determined to change there mind.
 

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LMAO out back ? mine usually at the window watching them come up and then at the door when I open it half an inch to yell out to get off my patio im not interested LMAO most dont return ....
 

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:rofl: H*ll 2 the yeah...lol

PS-Angel I'm gettin the Boy's ears done Monday...I'm so nevous you'd think i was gettin Mine Clipped, hahahahahah....(Sorry, Off thread Subject ) lol
 

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ok I have a confession to make (sorry off subject)...

The last time two pavement kickers (mormons, no offense) came to my door I told we worship the devil and if they didnt get off my property I would let the pitbulls loose... I have never seen people move so fast in my life lol... It was mean but I didnt want to deal with it that day... The funniest part is that just beyond my door and visible fromt he door is a huge cross on the wall with footprints in the san d on it....
 

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I'd like to think Im a Decent guy, but theres 2 Things that make me wanna snap, 1 People that Steal, and 2 People that think it's OK to Violate my Personal Space... Door Knocker's are about the same as a tele marketers in my book, And I could choke them right threw the phone....
(Were gonna get Warned about bein Off topic...lol)
 

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I haven't had any prejudice against my Athena, yet, but I have had the prejudice just because I have dogs. Right now I have 5. All of them are house dogs. With that comes dog hair. I've had people complain about it when they come over. My response, you don't like it, don't come over. I go through great measures to make sure my house isn't a big hair ball, but it's never gonna be perfect. Doesn't bother me. I'm more content with my dogs than I am having people come over anyways.
 

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Oh I just tell people if you dont like my dogs hair or them mauling you for love then step back out the door cause we'd have more fun without ya anyway....
 

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I've almost got into actual fight over people acting ignorant towards my dog. I don't care who you are or what your view is but don't ever try to hit or kick my dog or I'll attack you myself.
 
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