To train your dog to be around kids: the truth is, a lot of it extends to their overall general training. Upon introduction to any new kids, I like to get them to practice commanding/rewarding/walking them (to establish an expectation of their behavior), but their greatest strength is that I’ve never allowed rough play or ever jumping/putting weight on people or each other. Playing with them always includes release commands, calls for patience, to follow, sticking hands in their mouth, flipping them around, and all-around probably doing shit I’d find annoying if anyone did to me 😂 in the end... it pays off by desensitizing them. They know out/sit/down/play, they know not to use their body weight or mouths too much when they play. This is also why I’m so particular with what dogs I socialize them with: I don’t need someone else’s dog teaching them bad manners OR leaving them feeling defenceless. Another important factor is being cognizant of what their breed needs from me (daily adequate exercise, boundaries, routine, working exercises for mental stimulation & proper direction of prey drive, etc). Your expectations have to be consistent, especially with stigmatized breeds because stepping sideways in public can have dire consequences. We will be front page news, many other breeds won’t. Give your dog the skills it needs to succeed: all that requires is your time 🖤
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That is the most sensible argument and opinion I have ever heard. Yes I adore my American pit bull terror and know that he is big hearted and sensitive, however, he is a dog. He is an animal, and I would never leave a child alone with him even though I am confident he would never intentionally hurt them. Bully breeds have the capacity to do more damage than other breeds. They need smart owners who understand them and protect them by keeping them out of situations where they might get into trouble. Because of the stigma and ignorant people, at the end of the day, whether it’s their fault or not, they will be the one blamed.