On March 26 2008, 11:15, amazincc wrote:
I do not own a pit bull. I own a chihuahua. What difference does it make? I know a few people that have used this device with success. It's an option, that's it. The other options given in this thread are also very good.
The way you post makes it sound like you have personal experience... isn't it a little dangerous to dispense advise when you have never used a break stick yourself to break up a Pit Bull fight???
I think it makes a HUGE difference to someone like me who DOES own a Pit Bull, and who is trying to learn and soak up as much good info as possible - I wouldn't presume to give you advise on chihuahua-related issues, having never dealt w/one personally.
Good post Christine.
Having "heard" that a method is good is far cry from actually experiencing it. Like I said earlier, and from a number of people who have posted about their personal
experiences with dog fights - a break stick is far
from an ideal way to (try to) break up a fight, especially when you are alone. It would be impossible
for one person to separate two dogs with a break stick who have ahold of each other.
Choking dogs off works every
time. Period. Dogs that can't breath can not fight. It's not possible. You may have to hold until their tongues turn blue, but you can actually push their heads closer in the mean time to prevent further tearing injuries. If the dogs have wide collars on, you can undo the buckle to let the collar tighten like a noose.
A break stick, used incorrectly, can break teeth. A break stick, aimed incorrectly can end up in a dog's eye. The dogs don't hold still and wait for you to stick it in where it belongs, you're trying to control the movements of both
dogs to get the aim right. there is no way I want a pointed stick near my dog's face while it is moving around - and the other dog will be adding to that movement.
I have been "anti break stick" for a long time, and I am even more sure about that stance after reading this thread. I didn't recommend them before, but now I will actively discourage them.