Essay On Pitbulls

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Many people have a common misconception about pit bulls. The stories in the news about pit bull fighting or someone being attacked by a pit bull, paints a one sided picture in the minds of those watching. The pit bulls are the main focus of the story, instead of the people that abused them or breed them for fighting. Pit bulls themselves are just like any other dog, when it comes to a pet companion. Though many people may argue that pit bulls are inherently dangerous, with a little research and understanding the truth about pit bulls is quite clear. Despite what some people think, pit bulls make great pets because they are smart, loving, and loyal. (Babcock, P. WebMD)
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This contributes to the misidentification of pit bulls in relation to reported attacks. Because of this misidentification, the numbers that are presented in news reports about dog bites are skewed, creating the view that pit bulls are inherently aggressive. Pit bulls, like most dogs, are individuals and should be treated as such. The knowing of each dog’s individual personality is one of the most important factors in maintaining a well-mannered dog. Social interaction with other dogs and humans is also a necessity for any dog. Owning a pit bull is not something to take lightly; because of their reputation, people are often afraid of any dog resembling a pit bull. This fear usually causes these people to become panicky and sometimes hostile towards these dogs and the owners. As a result of this reaction, these dogs may feel as though their owners are in danger and could put itself in the position to defend them. What it all comes down to again is being aware of your dog’s individual personality and maintaining calm control over any situation that many occur, wither it is at home or in public.

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