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13 thoughts on “Pit Bull 'Service Dog' Kicked Off American River College Campus

  1. The Pit Grifters will exploit this dog for fundraising. In truth, Seizure alert dogs are rare and take up to 2 years to train and are expensive.

    I believe once a “Service Dog” has shown aggression, it no longer has to be honored. The problem is that the pit nutters don’t really believe dog aggression is a negative trait.

  2. Is this statement true? Are there no nationally recognized organizations that will certify bully breeds?

    Is anyone here familiar with any of the service dog organizations? Would they be willing to check this out?

    The real risk here is that these dangerous, delusional pit bull organizations are fraudulently calling dogs “service” dogs; when their dogs attack, they could damage the reputation of REAL service dogs. There should be some law against fraudulently claiming a dog is a service dog. Most service dogs I see wear a vest and have special tags.

  3. With all due respect…the dog owner appears mentally disabled. She showed her dogs regular license tag and claimed it was his “certification”. I don’t think she really understands what “certifed” means.

    Is this woman really a student here?

  4. Pit grifter CHAKO aka Dawn Capp is already on it:

    Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:07 am Post subject:
    A dog need not be “certified” by an agency to act as a service dog. If she contacts CHAKO, we’ll review her situation and potentially help her file a claim against ARC.

    Oh, isn’t Lend A Heart primarily (if not exclusively) therapy dog training? I’ve met with their volunteers a few times, and I never heard that they did service dog training.

    http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=113220

  5. I’m sure the statement is UNTRUE. After all, it came from a pit nutter! We will soon learn more about it I am sure.

  6. Good luck certifying a dog with dog AGGRESSION! This woman could NOT stop this animal if it suddenly flipped or chased after another dog. If the ARC had to take the steps to BAN the dog, they likely have some decent evidence. If nothing else, the case shows how badly pit bulls and their owners screw up the service dog industry.

  7. Exactly, Jimmy. And how does the dog behave when paramedics arrive for that seizure? Even the best of dogs can be upset by sirens and the approach of 5 strangers – 3 from an engine company and 2 medics. Nothing like dying from status epilepticus because rescuers were held off by a so called service dog and had to wait for animal control.

  8. http://www.iaadp.org/breed.html
    FINDING A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR ASSISTANCE DOG WORK

    Hereditary Breed Traits: Each breed was developed for a purpose. If considering a breed developed for hunting, herding or guard dog work, realize that the traits that made a dog of that particular breed an excellent hunting dog, an effective sheepdog or a successful guard dog do not disappear just because the traits are no longer highly desired by most dog owners. The ancestral urges to hunt, swim, chase livestock, sound an alarm, kill predators or drive away strangers that dare approach are lurking under the surface. Some of these traits will interfere with an assistance dog’s reliability.

    Breeds classified as Guard Dogs, Flock Guardians or Fighting Dogs have aggression related breed traits that are particularly worrisome. Assistance dog partners who do not have previous experience handling a dog with a strong Protection drive, a fierce Territorial instinct or a hereditary dog aggression problem should not attempt a partnership with one of these breeds. Those who do choose to work with one of these breeds must respect the darker side of its nature, learn how to avoid triggering it and never ignore the potential for a misunderstanding. Occasionally one hears of a Doberman or German Shepherd or a Rottweiler that seems to lack the normal hereditary breed traits that earned such dogs the reputation of being formidable guard dogs. But atypical specimens like that are extremely difficult to find, nor do they come with a lifetime guarantee. Realistically, your odds on a pup from those breeds growing up to be an adult that lacks his breed’s guard dog instinct is very slim. Hereditary breed traits should always be considered part of the package when making a breed choice.

  9. “Assistance dog partners who do not have previous experience handling a dog with a strong Protection drive, a fierce Territorial instinct or a hereditary dog aggression problem should not attempt a partnership with one of these breeds. Those who do choose to work with one of these breeds must respect the darker side of its nature, learn how to avoid triggering it and never ignore the potential for a misunderstanding.”

    It is unfortunate that those who do know the dark side of these breeds, sugar coat the dark side and hide it from the public. THEY can not be trusted EITHER!

  10. That paragraph was written for sane people not Pit Nutters…

    The Pit community doesn’t see dog aggression as a negative trait, in fact they intentionally breed for it and worship.

    Any organization or organization can slap a vest on a dog and call it a Service Animal. It is a travesty since many fine and reputable organizations lovingly produce amazing animals.

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