Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Hartford, CN - An unleashed pit bull attacked a 10-year old boy as he was leaving a doctor's office Tuesday night. It took several people to pull the dog off the young victim. Witnesses said the boy was bitten on the leg and shaken up but is expected to be okay.
Like many dog trainers purport, inappropriate actions of all dogs are the result of the dog owner or the victim.
"It might have been the actions of the child, or it might have been something on the dog's part, but it's probably the home environment," says dog trainer Emily Fisher.This dog trainer would like us to believe the following: The owner of the dog "taught" the dog to attack children upon exiting buildings. If you believe that, we've got some nice beachfront property for you in Florida.
Like human beings, dogs are living creatures with minds of their own. We don't pretend to know precisely what a human being is capable of and we ought to make the same distinction for dogs. To categorically claim that a dog is only "taught" or "provoked" into a behavior denies his genetic make up and brain function.
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| 1/16/2008 2:38 PM |
I am sick an tired of so-called dog "experts" blaming the victims, especially children, for doing "something" to provoke these attacks. A dog who attacks a child leaving a public building, then LATCHES onto his leg, refusing to let go, is displaying breed specific behavior. High prey drive, aggression, and that prized trait of fighting breeds..gameness.
Lets stop pretending that "any" breed of dog will behave this way if not "trained".
| 1/16/2008 3:31 PM |
"it's the horses fault"
"it's scruffy's fault for getting too close to the fence"
"it's that old woman's fault. she should have used a breaking stick"
it's 9 yr mariah carver's fault for daring to go to her friend's house with out an adult.
| 1/17/2008 10:24 AM |
I frequently read comments by Pit Bull advocates claiming that other breeds bite more frequently.... When a single Pit Bull bites its victim 30 times, do they count it as a single bite incident?