Chris Fraize wrote:Good Morning Miakoda,
Let’s change just a few words in your post. Yes I am changing the subject in your post and these are not ALL your words, but the sentiment is the same. The “spirit” of your original post remains.
CHANGED POST- “You're right. I have no real knowledge of the American Pit Bull Terrier. I do understand the strict obedience required when a person owns one. But I also know that no amount of convincing will make me change my views on this topic. An APBT out in public whether at a dog show/ weight pull is not acceptable to me.
Again, I mean no disrespect to anyone who owns an APBT. But I will never approve of them.”
You admit you have no real knowledge of bite work. Then you say -“But I also know that no amount of convincing will make me change my views on this topic.” This is the part of your post that alarms me the most. It says to me that you are unwilling to learn. “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
Isn’t it this same “closed minded” and “unwilling” way of thinking that keeps our rights to own this breed in question everyday? Whether it’s learning about the APBT or learning about bite work, the point is the same. I can’t argue with a closed mind.
If your mind can’t be changed, so be it. It is your loss. Bite work has given me a deeper understanding of dog behavior. It has also given me a better understanding of how to communicate with people and dogs. The greatest advantage of all is that bite work has deepened the friendship I have with my dogs to a level most never realize or even consider possible. It is sad that you will miss out on these things.
I will not try to persuade you further as I respect the right for you to have your opinion. However, you are missing out on some of great stuff by thinking this way. Just as the closed minded public that is unwilling to learn is missing out on the greatest breed on earth!
cheekymunkee wrote:But from what I understand they are NOT biting humans, they are biting SUIT. Take the suit off & they will not bite.
Geez, I never knew so many people would take offense to my opinion.
so how do you determine which dog is sound enough for bitework?
once you decide, how do you start training?
how do you get the dog to understand that biting the sleeve is ok, but biting a human is not??
now, if a dog is bitework trained, how do you prevent the dog from biting say someone attacking you, or do you want the dog to bite someone attacking you??
how do you get the dog to realize a real threat vs a working threat??
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