What Should We Know?
She was off leash at the park and enjoyed all the other dogs. A rat terrier tried to pick a fight but she ignored her (both dogs were leashed at that point)
She didn't come to us but hung out with our herding dog so losing her wasn't a concern. She uses her body as a battering ram - runs full speed and body slams our dog! He doesn't care for it but since she's only 35 lb it's not a big deal. Tries to jump up and bite his neck, playfully, we think (?) Our guy bared his teeth and growled to give her a correction.
Info or suggestions?
4 years ago
Congratulations on your new pit. Pits are great! Still, I don't recommend taking a pit to the dog park. A pit might be fine at the park 99 percent of the time, but there's always a chance of a fight. I own a pit and six other dogs. Barney gets along fine with all my dogs except Casey, a black lab. They live in the house with me but I keep them separate since a fight awhile back. Last night I let them be together. They seemed fine. Then Barney (pit) went for Casey's neck. I got them apart. But Casey lunged again. I got bit twice trying to separate them. I dragged Barney backward into the bathroom and pushed at the door till it closed. There was blood everywhere. I grabbed Barney instead of Casey because pits don't usually bite humans. Casey was the one who bit me accidentally. Anyway, I will NEVER let the two of them interact again. I also don't take Barney to the dog park. There are just too many factors. Especially the way other people react, which can make a bad situation worse.
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