To show how old I am, I remember a great ABC TV programme called "Torque" hosted by a cross dressing guy called Peter Wherrett. Great programme, lovely bloke.
Anyway, Peter Wherrett made the comment "I laugh at all these people who
say they have 30 years experience driving cars. They haven't; they have just had the one years experience, 30 times".
I think that it is like this for most dog owners; they just repeat the mistakes they made with their first dog, over and over again.
One thing about owning a pit bull; you learn quickly that the mistakes you made with your other dogs won't help you with this one.
I do now consider that I am a responsible dog owner; back in my pug days I wasn't. I now contain my pit bull dog; I walk him on lead only; I pick up his poop; I feed him properly; I make sure he is wormed etc; he gets vet checked at least once per year; I exercise him; I entertain him; I have fully socialised him; I have trained him for reliable recall/sit/stay/drop/leave it/; I let him play with my 7 year old grandson as he is the only one of my dogs that is trustworthy with children.
But most dog owners are like most drivers; they are crap.