Thank you Eric Sandy! My Pit Bulls, Lorain County Pit Crew and Forrest thank you for this article. Get in touch with me so I can tell you all about our pit advocacy group and what we have in motion!
Another so-called trainer with no credentials and who spouts the same nonsense as everyone else who got their knowledge from a television set. If your trainer has the same level of knowledge as the guy throwing the ball for his dog at the dog park, you're paying too much. Science has long ago disproven these ridiculous pack theories, as well as the concept that you can "reinforce fear."
What happened to journalism? Does no one fact check anymore, or is the need for content so great that papers will print just about anything these days?
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Pit bulls are not bread to be vicious, fight and attack...as Chris Vogall so ignorantly stated above. It is not in their genes, they are no more genetically predisposed to this than any other dog. It is, indeed, how you raise the dog, no matter what breed. If u train a dog to attack and fight, it will. If u train a dog to be kind and gentle, which is how pit bulls truely are by nature, it will. It's unfortunate the breed has such a poor wrap due to peoples miseducation and ignorance.
I am a Lakewood resident and have a purebred pit (Staffordshire Terrior) she is a support dog so Lakewood cannot do anything to her but this does not protect the other dogs that like mine, were raised to be a family dog and not cause havoc on the community. If you train your dog right and socialize it, it will not be a danger to society. Even if you know your dog doesn't get along well with other dogs be responsible for it, don't just let it loose in the dog park to cause trouble that's only ensuring the ban will stay. Leash it, walk it keep it in the yard. This should be common sense. I am in active pursuit with city council members behind be me to repeal the ban. If anyone would like to help or support the cause it would be much appreciated. Think about it, how would you like to be ripped out of your home with an unknown fate based on your genetic makeup? Not a pleasant thought is it.
And to Heather Daen i want to appologize you went through that. I have three children my oldest daughter just turned 12 and i would kill someone if they touched her..no child should have to go through that but i personaly know some that did me and my wife homeschool our kids they get the interaction in sunday school.but again stay strong..and remember Amy always.
All i know is it doesnt matter. I hate that a case like this is still open..i live in columbus ohio but i grew up in Akron and Barberton Ohio. What irritates me is reporters...its sad that a thing like this happening gets them excited instead of sad because it is a big story...i know media attention helps in a case like this but some reporters need to grow a heart.. Saying that i think James Renner is different i think he started the inbestigation for the story but now he cares and he got emotionaly involved , this happened too close to home for me and it is a case i have followed a long time..but look at Johnbenet Ramsey and The Alphebet Killer...there are so many cases of children raped and killed that are unsoved but at least Renner is still investigating it...i am thankful that you are Renner and keep at it someone had to have missed something this goes for Detective James Strunak too..to Renner i am reading your book niw.
Whatever this woman is "whispering" I'm praying dogs can't hear. Sounds to me as though she just watched a lot of Caesar Milan on TV. I'm shocked that she hasn't been bitten by those fearful dogs she forces to "face" their fears. These "methods" a simply abusive. Ultimate dog trainer? I'll give a list...she won't be on it.
Almost all jurisdictions have statutes or bylaws that prohibit keeping certain kinds of animals as pets, including, usually, large reptiles (snakes and alligators, and the like) and cats, apes and chimps, and certain breeds of dogs. The dogs are prohibited because they are too aggressive and cannot properly be controlled. The "pit" in pit bulls is because they were bred to attack and fight (other dogs and bears) in pits, so that they are inclined to be aggressive, to attack without warning and, having begun an attack, be impossible to stop. They are vicious animals and should never be kept as pets.
This "trainer" does not seem to have any familiarity with current scientifically proven actual training, or the fact that "dominance theory" has been disproven. To call her a "dog whisperer" is somewhat accurate though. Caesar Milan promotes innapropriate and unsafe "training" methods as well, instead of applying trust-based training methods that are recommended by veterinarians,veterinary behaviorists, educated trainers, and actual animal professionals.
In this wildly irrational world, pit bulls are considered the Cù-Sith.
Sorry, but her "training" methods sound pretty terrible to me. Take a terrified dog from an abusive, neglectful situation and expose it repeatedly to what terrifies it? First of all, that's just cruel and second, the point of training is to build trust with the animal so that it understands the behavior you want and trusts you that you're making the right decisions for it. I'm not a trainer (neither, apparently, is Marie-Josee Gatian) but I rehabilitated a dog from a fighting situation and he was terrified of many things: groups of people, being handled below the neck, cars, loud noises, towels, the vet or anything resembling medical treatment... We got him through all of that not by forcing him to face his fears, but by teaching him to trust me and to know that I wouldn't do anything to hurt or scare him. One by one, his "fears" disappeared, until he was a happy dog who enjoyed life and who trusted me.
The answers are proper ownership- proper screening of adopters- leash laws- spay/neuter laws- registration requirements-laws against backyard breeding- punishment for dog fighters-animal cruelty registration requirements- fencing laws- free dog education classes for the public- education for kids in the schools- education about what a so called "pit bull" even is- getting rid of BSL so that the shelters can actually do their job and adopt out these animals to good owners more easily- and creating places for proper socialization in our communities instead of creating an environment in our society where pit bull owners feel the need to "hide" their dogs away only fueling the problem...these suggestions will help make a positive impact on this issue. The problem isn't the dogs, it is that right now there are irresponsible people who sometimes own these types of dogs (or any dog for that matter) and create a bad reputation for others and we haven't created a society that makes it easy for even responsible owners to feel comfortable to properly socialize their animals.
It's been a long time coming and much needed. These are amazing dogs. They deserve it.
If pit bull would stop severely mauling and killing their reputation would be restored.
The vast majority of the pit bull-type dogs that severely maul or kill are family pets, and are not trained fighters.
Pit bull-type dogs are hardwired to maul and kill without warning, it is a part of the genetic code like border collies herd, labs swim, goldens retrieve, pointers point, and bloodhounds track.
Pit bulls are zero-mistake dogs. Pit-bulls are dangerous because they have the capability of inflicting life-threatening injuries in a split second.
Pit bull-type dogs are responsible for 95% of severe attacks on people, pets and livestock.
From 2005-2016, 243 people killed by pit bull type dogs. http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities.php
50,000 + animals killed by pit bulls every year: http://www.animals24-7.org/2015/01/27/how-many-other-animals-did-pit-bulls-kill-in-
459 disfigurements in 2015 by pit bulls.
This site tracks daily severe pit bull attacks on people: http://www.nationalpitbullvictimawareness.org/
Lakewood's idiotic ban is the sole reason my wife and I didn't look to buy a house there a couple years ago. Good job, Lakewood, you drove away a stable, well-earning family looking to bury some roots simply because their dog looks a certain way and because you can't understand that the owners are (usually, but not always) to blame for the misdeeds of their dogs, not the dogs' general genetic makeup.
Stop glamorous the #1 canine killer. These sob stories don't replace the dead people killed by pit bulls.
I've read that, John Richard Jamieson, aka Rick Jamieson, was sentenced to twenty years on July 3rd 2003 but got it reduced to fifteen; but I can't find out what ever happened to James Capwill, C.P.A. can someone post his conviction outcome here I would like to know?. I hope it was life.
He was one of the inmates that MSNBC followed for the show "Lockup: Extend Stay" back in 2014 while they were filming at the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center - https://archive.org/details/MSNBCW_20141019_100000_MSNBC_Documentary
Very sad story.......
Great Article. post . I was fascinated by the details . Does anyone know where my assistant might be able to get access to a fillable DD 2945 copy to work with ?
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