Do Pit Bulls Make Great House Pets?
Three misconceptions about Pit Bulls you should know
To some they’re vile, vicious, dangerous animals, but to others they’re the sweetest dogs on the face of the earth. At one time Pit Bulls were considered the number one family dog due to their loyalty and gentleness towards children. However, times have changed and Pit Bulls as house pets are a major concern for many, garnishing much attention from the media for the last 15 years or so. We’ve heard the arguments on why these dogs aren’t suitable as pets due to numerous attacks on people, most recently, the mauling of 11-month-old Ava-Jane Corless. It’s a tough situation, especially if you or a loved one has been involved in a bad incident involving the canine. However, Pit Bull lovers around the world say, it’s not the dog, it’s the people, so here are three misconceptions about Pit Bulls you should know:
#1. All Pit Bulls Are Bad—It starts with their breeding and training. Pit Bulls react to what they know. If they’ve been bred to fight all of their lives, chances are some of those habits will linger; which brings us to misconception number two.
#2. An Aggressive Pit Bull Cannot Be Rehabilitated—Wrong! As seen in the case of Michael Vick where a plethora of pits were rescued from a fighting ring. It has since been reported that 49 of those dogs were rehabilitated.
#3. Pit Bulls Aren’t Affectionate Companions—This couldn’t be further from the truth. Pit bulls are cuddly and affectionate dogs. In fact, most pit bulls love to kiss…well, lick that is, so expect a lot of tail wagging and canine kisses.