Why do people feel the need to socialize their Pit Bulls to other dogs?
I've always heard that it's important to socialize puppies with dogs (and people, strange situations, etc.) when they are young. I guess I never got a definition as to why the dog socializing is that important. However, I think of my dog (who obviously was not socialized as a pup, I got him at a year and a half) who doesn't know how to play, and think perhaps that is the reason? So they know how to behave around other dogs... they don't get nervous, or over excited, or confused? I guess if you don't plan on having multiple dogs, or hanging out with other dogs it's not that important. But I'm sure at some point in your dog's life they will encounter other dogs, and it's good for them to know how to behave... not just in a well trained sense, but in an instinct sense.
Interesting question... I'd be interested to hear what others have to say.