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Jay Jack, dog trainer    Behavior and Training

Started 6/26/20 by Solitaire13; 4799 views.
Kazell

From: Kazell

6/26/20

I know there is an issue with dogs not being able to read body language. And specifically some pits/bully breeds having a different style of play and body language than other dogs. My friends dog as a puppy didn’t know how to play like most other breeds (freeze and check in etc. to make sure we’re still just playing) at first, but since she was around so many other dogs she did learn very good social skills and will not start a fight. She has even been attacked and not attacked back.

I agree though there is a huge component of genetic dog aggression in many or most pits who are dog aggressive. Some is manageable under strict and excellent owners, other types is not and either one in the hands of the average joe or those more clueless than even the average guy is a disaster. Not to mention the people intentionally blind about their dog’s behavior. There are also a few dogs who are fine for 99% of the time, but that 1% of the time their fight/prey drive is triggered they can be extremely dangerous. 

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

6/27/20

That is weird. I have never heard of him before and I’m not interested in following him.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

6/27/20

I have a hard time believing that someone as "popular" as he appears to be, as a dog trainer, would express public dislike of Toy breed dogs. It makes me wonder if he is displacing his discomfort with the number of Toy breed dogs maimed and killed by Pits with a sublimal bashing of the little dogs. After all, it is easier to blame the victim rather than your less than perfect dangerous breed.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

6/27/20

I don’t like toy breeds or pits.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

6/27/20

I have only owned one small breed mix and I had to rehome him as he kept attacking my German Shepherds. 

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

6/27/20

I’ve never owned one, ever!  My smallest was a herding dog.

Kazell

From: Kazell

6/27/20

Have you ever met any well bred and/or well trained small breed dogs? A lot of the ones I’ve met are babied and untrained. Among some other issues. But I’ve also met some great well trained/raised ones. My grandpa used to raise yorkies so I was around some amazing yorkies when I was younger, only one left now but he’s a good pup. We had a chihuahua/Pekingese we got from a family friend, he was a spoiled brat with her but shaped up into an good dog after we worked with him a bit and actually treated him like a dog. 

If it wasn’t for teeth problems there are a couple of small breeds I’d be interested in, some of them are incredibly trainable and extremely intelligent. The chi/peke mix was probably the most intelligent dog I’ve ever personally met. 

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DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

6/27/20

Not one. They have all been aggressive and yappy.  A Jack Russell was cute but still barked at my dogs all the time. Another little dog, I think a Cairn, was not too bad but still got into a fight with my female. Mostly little snips and growls.  She growled back.

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13

6/27/20

I like Poms.  I would also consider a Schipperke.

DW (GSDogwalker)

From: DW (GSDogwalker)

6/28/20

Poms are cute, but have teeth problems. Our friends had several of them.

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