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    Talking Stop being afraid

    Yay my well ex girlfriend now message the ppl were we got rex from about 2 months ago to find out wat sort of dog he realy is, she got a reply yesterday and was nice enuff to pass on the info because i keped him lol.
    His mum is a staffy cross and his daddy is all pitty lol.
    Cant realy tell thow i recon for his dad bein all pitty but he is a lil sook lol.
    But ppl like my boss and a fue mates keep saying he will be a angry dog and shit like that pisses me off anyway u recon there's anything else I can say or not that I havnt said lol.

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    A dog is only as angry as their owner makes them. So long as you train and care for your dog you've got nothing to worry about and it is them that are missing out by letting fear rule over common sense.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Hope this helps a little and by your actions you wont need to defend your dog and think of anything else to say.
    First up these breeds need plenty of socialising with other dogs and people.
    Second he will only be a angry dog if you let him or make him go that way.
    Third people will always judge your dog by his looks get use to it, for most people are uneducuted when it comes to these breeds and have no idea what there talking about.
    Fourth it's up to you to show them what a great breed of dog he is by being a responsible dog owner and training him well.
    Fifth enjoy him by showing him plenty of love and you will have a best mate for life and yes they are sooks lol

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    Be aware that Victoria has a seize on site law that says a dog ranger can take away any dog that looks like a pit. So do not take your dog into Victoria. It does not matter if you are just driving through. The way the law is couched, all pit look alikes are at risk.
    Nev Allen
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    Genetics do come into play. For instance if Rex's father or mother had temperament issues in regards to bad breeding then those traits could come out with Rex.

    Overall it's about good prep and management with him. Lot's of socialization and taking him out as much as you can (around children, other people & animals etc). Making sure he gets lots of mental & physical stimulation to tire him out so he does not become destructive & eliminate annoying behavior like barking. Also look at getting into obedience or puppy classes as another form of mental stimulation, and a great way to bond with your dog whilst establishing who is in 'charge' in a good way.

    The breed itself is a great breed. My two Pits were the biggest sooks - use to cry for the heater, or the window seat in the car. It irritates me that people have the perception that they grow up and turn on you out of nowhere. The best thing you can do is follow the above advice, have a very loyal well behaved dog and prove them all wrong! then they will have no choice but to think differently!

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    Yer he is the best bread ay and yer he just has so much dam energy lol
    He knows he is Gettn bigger then other dogs already and he knows it witch sucks sum times because I know he just wants to play but he is Gettn to boystress.
    But he is still a great dog ay lol

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    Read as much as you can on bully breed sites about socialising your pup with other dogs. It is not fair to generalise about breeds except for traits but most bull breeds and terriers need lot of careful socialising with other FRIENDLY dogs as pups and teenagers because they do have tendencies to be a bit dog aggressive.

    As far as human aggression goes, bully breeds pretty much have no tendencies in this direction unless mishandled when young (although try to convince the media of that - a hopeless task). I know we shouldn't generalise by breed, but some of the nastiest dogs I have met have been chihuahuas, pomeranians, pekinese and maltese and their crosses - all the fault of bad genetics and/or bad owners but the media only seems to see cute fluffies GRRRRR...

    So just concentrate on good manners - because of the stupid media colouring the public perception you will have to work twice as hard as say, a labrador owner, on obedience training and socialisation. Totally unfair, but nevertheless, a reality.

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    I will have to do that I recon.
    I take him to all my mates houses he is good with my parents dogs but mates dogs I don't know its like he is trying to show off kind of I recon. He is normally really obedient but when I'm at there's he tends to ignore me lol.
    He will get there it is just going to take time.

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    Maybe consider getting him desexed if he's not already.

    Apparently undesexed males tend to be more aggressive especially around other undesexed males. And it would take a lot of counter conditioning to manage that.

    If he does get snarly around other dogs - don't punish him for that because he's likely to blame the other dog for that and get worse. Just stop him, distract him and move him further away until he can be polite.

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    When you own a so called "viscious/scary" dog. you are obliged to consider yourself as an ambassador for the breed. The more the public see your dog, being friendly, well adjusted, well trained, the myths begin to get debunked.
    For years, our GSD has been taken to a busy high street cafe for a puppy chino on saturdays. He's a huge GSD! and public love to see him with froth all over his face. When we got Pohm, the rottie cross in my avatar, the owner of the cafe was scared, and people gave a wide birth to go around her. Now 6 months on, she's won everyone over with her cuddle me behaviour. She puts her warm head in anyones lap and just leaves it there till they stroke her.
    Its this sort of stuff that changes people opinions. Seeing the so called scary dogs, behaving beautifully in public crowded spaces. Being predictably calm and friendly. Not hearing stories about how friendly they are.

    And calling them silly names, that dont sound like Zuess, Zoltan etc but more names like Billy, Frank, Bernie, Kevin. etc help.

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