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While i was outside walking my OEB and playing with my kids - a neighbor came up to me started grilling me about my puppy. A few minutes into the discussion he said if my 16wk old puppy hurt one of his kids he would kick the *&^% out of it and then take care of me. Then he went on to say because I walk the dog until she goes and don't let her back in the house until then that I am abusing her. He saw me discipline her with Bitter apple one day and said because "i abuse my dog she is going to be a mean dog and he is frightened that it will attack his kids" I asked him what he meant again he said that making a dog listen and using bitter apple will only make a dog meaner.

Then to further this wonderful conversation he stated that my dog wasn't a bulldog it was a pitbull, I asked him why he thought so -- she has a squared head he answered, then he went on on how vicious these Pitbulls were. Allthe mean time my 2 sons and the puppy are playiong in the grass less then 12 feet from us. I asked him how he knew so much and he said comeon anybody knows what a pitbull looks liek(obviously he doesn't). I called my old roommate who has been caring for my pitbull and asked him to bring him over - when he got there I asked my neighbor person to tell me what kind of dog he was. He stated because of his long ears and tail he wasnt a pitbull -- I then showed him the paperwork stating that indeed magnum was a full bred American Pitbull and also the paperwork showing him that Jezabel was an OEB.

He get upset called the dog officer because his little rat terrier wouldn't come outside with the big mean dogts there. Again Magnum was on a 4 ft leather leash nd in his harness and Jezabel was in her harness with her leash. Why are people so dam ignorant?

The dog officer even said that Magnum for being around all the strange people was well behaved and listened better then his children, as far as Jezabel she just wanted to play with everybody.

Sorry if it sounds like I am a raving lunatic I just get so twizted when people do stupid stuff
 

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People are just so stupid - they have blinders on and believe everything the media tells them. Maybe Michael Moore should do a movie about the pit bull truths and but even then people would say he's nuts.
When I first got Petey a man stopped his van and asked if he was an American Bulldog. I said no, he's an Amstaff. The man said "same thing"
At that time I had never heard of an American Bulldog, so what did I know. But I sure know the difference now!!
We just have to be diligent in our education of the uneducated!!
 

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What an idiot. That guy obviously has no clue about dogs and has aboslutely no idea what having a stable tempermaent means. He must think that all the police, military and other working dogs just magically know who to perform their jobs then without any compulsion what so ever. My guess is his dog is so out of control that it probably won't even sit on command. People who like to cry "abuse" are the worst offendors because their dogs have no control put on them becauase their owners think any discipline or force is abuse. Those are the people who cause most of the problems and those are the people who shouldn't even be allowed to own a dog!
 

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Okay, so your neighbor is an idiot...

There's not a whole lot you can do about that, other than making sure that your dogs are impeccably trained and grand ambassadors for their breeds.

That aside, I'm unclear about what you meant by "disciplining" your puppy with Bitter Apple? I've always used BA to make things nasty to chew. My sister has used it to keep her dog from obsessive paw-licking. I wouldn't call that "disciplining" - but maybe I'm misunderstaning you?
 

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That aside, I'm unclear about what you meant by "disciplining" your puppy with Bitter Apple?
Good point, Chynasmom. Thanks for pointing that out.

Medic Batista, what exactly did you mean by that?
 

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Bitter

I sprayed bitter apple on her harness and leash, but someone suggested using it when she does the bites or nips. She decided to go for my hand after saying ouch she had a little spritz of BA
 

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Your neighbor is a pure bred idiot.

He is too stupid to see the truth, even when it is right in front of his face.
 

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In Australia we have a lot of laws regarding pitbulls and my mum has to display a large sign on her fencing stating a dangerous dog within.
One day she got a taxi home and the taxi driver asked what sort of dog she had. As soon as she said pitbull the guy said to her "you better watch out or that dog will turn and attack you". That's the image unfortuently a lot of the public has of bull breeds. :(
 

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Your Neighbor is a Loser! doesnt know what hes talking about.
Stormy- Unfortunatly the reason why people have this outlook on bully breeds are from idiots and drug dealers who own them and dont know how to train them or know how to handle one. People think its the dogs who give the bad rep when really its the owners
 

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People are just so ignorant! They don't want to find out and make opinions for themselves so they go by what the news last week said.

I had someone ask me this week what kind of dogs I have. I said I have a APBT and AB, they then asked if the pit bull is one of those mean ones. This was me :director: for about 10 mins trying to explain it's not the dogs but the owners. The person still went on to say that it doesn't matter because at any giving time Sadie could just snap and attack me.
This is all of us bully owners trying to get ignorant people to listen to us: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Unfourtunately it will never stop. There will always be some kind of idiot around.
 

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I took a nice picture yesterday of my 4yr old in her fairies outfit with my mums pitbull. With all the BSL overhere as well I thought it's nice to be able to show what the marjority of dogs really are like.
I think Kuta was more wriggly then the 4yr old though when trying to take the piccy. :lol:
 

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The person still went on to say that it doesn't matter because at any giving time Sadie could just snap and attack me.
DH and laugh whenever we make Chyna do something she doesn't want to (i.e. not chase the bunny that's 4 houses over, stop barking at the mystery threat in the bushes...) - Maybe THAT'S the thing that will set her off and she'll murder us in our sleep!! She'll have plenty of opportunity - her bed is in our bedroom.

But no - all she does is keep me awake all night with her snoring. A quick death is too good for me, it seems!! :lol: :lol:
 

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I took a nice picture yesterday of my 4yr old in her fairies outfit with my mums pitbull. With all the BSL overhere as well I thought it's nice to be able to show what the marjority of dogs really are like.
I think Kuta was more wriggly then the 4yr old though when trying to take the piccy. :lol:

Let's see that pic!! LOL!
 

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OMG WHAT A JERK!!!!
I deal with that a lot
When I walk Bax and Gabby..they clear the sidewalks often lol
shes 14 weeks! hes 10months lol
Then everyone askes what they are
I tell them then they go ohhh ya pitbull....
Where American Bulldog and Oldee come to Pbull is byond me
so I just laugh and I hear murmurs sometimes like ewww pitbulls
Sometimes I spout off about ignorance but most times then I make them do
big hugs lmao and keep walking
 
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