Originally Posted by Jennicat
I really think that the reason for the bite has to be evaluated. I think if this dog was anything BUT a pit, people would not be on the tangent about her being dangerous. Running a brush across your private area is not comfortable, and if you weren't paying attention, you really have no idea what you did. You could have really hurt her. If she were being aggressive, she would have growl, sunk her teeth in, and made sure she knew that she was threatening you.
Instead she immediately showed a submissive posture. If someone hurt you in the naughty bits, would you slap them for it?
Agreed! the fact that I don't know what I did and wasn't paying attention and could have hurt her leaves room for a 2nd chance! My husband adopted her on his own and said it was a bunch of volunteer female teens that encouraged him she was an AWESOME dog. She didn't break skin, and I barely have a mark today. I don't know if I mentioned this but I bathed her and she took it in stride - no aggression. It prob is the fact that shes a Pit that worries all of us and for good reason cause they pack POWER.
Well I spoke to the hubby today and told him I'm not afraid personally, but I'm afraid of the future and we need really work with her and take her out in controlled situations to see how she reacts. I had a little BBQ Sunday and she had no issues when ppl came in, she is ppl friendly. Of course when she hears noises she definitely checks it out and makes her presence known like a good Dog should.
I really am stressed about this, and it easy just to say take her back. But I don't want to give up so easily.
Like I said too I don't have kids, and regardless if I think about it I would never let anyones child near any of my dogs. I had a nasty little dog chiwawa, Jack Russel mix. I was even scared of the thing-but he was small and I crated him when we had company he was so mean. So I don't care what size the dog is any bite on a child is a bite!
Bottom line everyone my husband isn't giving up yet lol so I'll keep yas posted. Everyone gave valid post, and I appreciate the advice. BTW we take her food and treats away here to make sure she doesn't have food aggression and stuff with not a problem AT ALL- thats good right???
Man I'm giving myself a tension headache I'm so stressed.