American Pit Bull terriers are one of the best dog breeds out there. Out of all the dogs I have had in the past, my favorite is the pit bull. There is so much controversy going around about the pit bull being a bad dog, but a lot of times, what the pit bull does is not their fault. Pit bulls are dogs that listen well to their owners, they will do whatever their owner tells them to do. Remember, a dog is brought up the way the owner brings him up. So how do you know if the American Pit Bull Terrier is the right choice for you? Read on and we will help you make your decision.
Step 1. The American Pit Bull Terrier is packed with tons of energy. If you are an individual that has a lot of energy and like to exercise, then you should get yourself a happy, healthy bulldog. When it comes to pit bulls, high energy is their middle name and it also makes up a big part of their personalities. Something you must be able to do with these bulldogs are work, play and lots of activities.
Step 2. Keep in mind that the Pit Bull Terrier are known for being the Houdini’s in the word of dogs. These dogs are able to jump over fences and dig under them. They are also known for unlocking gates. If you don’t take the right precautions with the pit bull terrier, then an escape will happen. You need to have a secure living area for them. Make sure you have at least a 6 foot privacy fence that has beware of dog signs along with hot wiring on both the bottom and the top. You should also have the proper housing and keep them out of the sun. You should always supervise them because they will either get stolen or escape.
Step 3. As I stated, pit bulls have a name that is misinformed, it seems as if public is out to get them, no matter what. I can’t see how anyone could hate these dogs, but they do. You will need to be prepared for scrutiny of friends and neighbors. You will have individuals who will dislike you for your choice and some people may even cross the boundaries and try to kill your dog. Others are going to direct vulgar and hateful comments towards you…you should always be prepared for this and ignore those hateful comments because you know they are not true.
Train your dog. In order to get a Pit Bull Terrier or any other dog, you should have time on your hands to train him or her. The training will start as soon as your new dog arrives in the family. You will need to work with the dog for about 30-40 minutes each day, all week long, every week, all year.
When you are adopting a Pit Bull Terrier you may want to think about adopting this breed from a rescue shelter.