We as dog owners need to take a stand and do our part to stop Breed Specific Legislation before we lose all our rights to own a dog. Breed Specific Legislation will effect everyone one of us soon no matter what breed of dog we choose to own, be it a Pit bull terrier, a German Shepard, a Rottweiler or a poodle. As dog owners we are responsible for our dogs and their actions both good and bad.
There are some simple things that we all can do as owners such as properly socializing our dogs starting from pups to adults. A well socialized dog is a much happier dog and better companion and citizen. A dog that is exposed to all sorts of things from the time they are a small pup is less likely to react poorly in certain situations. Obedience training, even just the basics will make for a better companion and dog citizen, and obedience class’s can be fun for you and your dog. By just doing these few things you can make a difference in your dog and make them a better citizen.
BSL is running ramped everywhere. Already there are so many cities and towns where it is against the law to own certain breeds. There are people out there everyday that are trying to change laws and ban breeds in every city and town, and if we as dog owners don’t take a serious stand soon we could take a chance at losing our rights to own any breed of dog just not these targeted few.
Do you realize that those so called animal groups out there are really out to take away our rights to own pets. Groups such as PETA and HSUS are not who they appear to be. These groups are funded by big money and can do a lot of damage to our rights to own pets. With funding like this it speaks volumes to those in charge and in government positions. They also have celebrity funding and advertising for them. Please take some time and do some research and make a stand. There are lots of helpful links out there to find more information on what you can do.
Remember every voice can be heard and every person can make a difference if they try. Do the right things, be a responsible owner, go that extra mile to make sure your dog is socialized, obedience trained, and a good citizen in general. You are all that your pet has between being banned or not. Be responsible and keep the right to own your pet.