Any ideas on how to get pass a fear of ASBT/APBT? Open to ideas esp since this breed seems 2 suite the need 4 us.
on Jul 27th 2011
in American Pit Bull Terrier
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You might volunteer at your local animal shelter, they usually need help getting the dogs out of their kennels for walks and such. There are typically a lot of APBTs waiting for homes in shelters so I'm sure you'd have an opportunity to interact with several different dogs.
Kolbe answered on 7/27/11. Helpful? / 0
The American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier are both amazing dog breeds! Once you meet a Pit Bull and a Staffie, they'll become your favorite dog breed! The APBT and the ASBT are two of my favorite dog breeds.
Check out this site about Pit Bulls about some of the amazing stories on Pit Bulls -
Did you know that Pit Bulls were used as Nanny Dogs? -
Pit Bulls and Staffies, just like any other dog will be an amazing dog as long as you treat them right, love them and care for them. They are brave, loyal, courageous, will do anything to please you. They are highly trainable, outgoing, love able dogs that are AMAZING with children and are great with other animals if well socialized and trained like any other dog would be.
Check out Sharky the Pit Bull on Youtube -
Find some responsible owners of friendly pit bulls and spend some time with them. And remember that although dogs of the same breed may have some things in common, each dog is an INDIVIDUAL.
Bianca is bouncy, high-energy, spirited, and fun. She loves attention from all people, especially children - she'll join in any game, any time. But she's also a little bit of a diva, she gets what she wants, when she wants it.
Cody isn't so fond of large groups, but he's a sweetheart. He'll plop down in your lap at the end of the day, stands/sits nicely while you pet him, takes treats gently out of your hand. Despite the fact that Cody has had a very hard life, he still trusts in people and tries his best to be a good dog.
The one thing the two share is their great love for, and devotion to, people, especially their family. They taught me what a pit bull really is, a dog to be loved and respected for who they are; not feared, mistreated, or ignored for something they are not.
Cody answered on 7/29/11. Helpful? / 0
Find some responsible owners who have these dogs and see if you could meet them and interact with them, id say thats your best bet. A friend of my husbands never liked pitbulls and always said they were "aggressive and untrainable".. He would even say these things knowing that one of our dogs is a pitbull but one day he was petting him and being really lovey and hugging him then says "wow, i never expected myself ever petting a pitbull like this" and just a few weeks ago he was talking about moving to a bigger home because of how bad he wants one. They are veryyy loyal dogs.
Tyson answered on 1/13/13. Helpful? / 0