Dog park may change rules after pit b...

Dog park may change rules after pit bull attack

There are 166 comments on the WBBH-TV Fort Myers story from Jun 28, 2006, titled Dog park may change rules after pit bull attack. In it, WBBH-TV Fort Myers reports that:

Jamie Yuccas Last updated on: 6/28/2006 6:35:52 PM LEE COUNTY: In the past month, two separate attacks have left dogs badly injured at Cape Coral's Wagging Tails Dog Park and both fights involved pitbulls.

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Kimberly

Punta Gorda, FL

#151 Apr 29, 2011
Ok...this is getting ridiculous...

yernogoood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jul 10

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#152 Apr 29, 2011
Its always been ridiculous. Too many people breed these animals for negative purposes and therefore they have a negative reputation. Its easy to spot the people that breed these dogs this way because they are the lesser educated. That's certainly no secret. I simply stated the type of people that Iíve seen with these dogs and thatís my observation. If you happen to fall into that category that certainly isnít my fault. If youíre not, then no worries right?
Kimberly

Punta Gorda, FL

#153 Apr 29, 2011
A better way of wording your opinion...yes. I unfortnantly have to agree with you.-_- BUT!! All pitbulls are not bred this way. All pitbulls are not aggressive and the breed should not be banned bcuz some ignorant people have them. IVe worked with PLENTY of dogs and actually have found the smaller ones bite more...anywho...ehh to each his own (as far as opinions go) dogs are dogs. All bred from wolves. All essentially having the possibilty for the same disposition..get over it people...

yernogoood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jul 10

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#154 May 6, 2011
Yet little dogs do seem to bite more, But I rarely read where a Shih Tzu kills a family member or another animal.
johnnie rolon

Cape Coral, FL

#155 Jul 6, 2011
you know what dogs are mean and ruthless?! YORKIES!!!!!! i have a pit and a yorkie. when my pit is minding his own business trying to catch up on some sleep, the devil..., i mean the yorkie bites him and locks on like a crocodile and never lets go. true story my people. my pitbull just sits there and takes it. in conclusion we all now know which breed is the most dangerous of them all.
Strictly Dickly

Cape Coral, FL

#156 Jul 6, 2011
Why can't we just euthanize the scummy effs that have given these dogs such a bad rep?
That would settle everything.

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#157 Jul 10, 2011
I think ALL pit bulls should be destroyed tonight at 8PM.
Paul in Napa

Napa, CA

#158 Oct 15, 2011
Why not sue in small-claim's court for expenses plus pain and suffering up to $7,500? It should get the attention of the owner and help pay your vet and doctor bills (and your amo :))
chessy owner wrote:
<quoted text>
My 5 month old Chessapeake retriever was attacked by an unleashed pit bull this weekend that "never attacked a dog before". My dog was leashed and all he did was say hi by sniffing the pit bull who put a 4 inch gash in my puppies leg and a through and through hole in my thumb trying to save my dogs life. Set my dogs hunting training back several months and could have ruined him socially for life because of some unresponsible - uhm let me use your word "pussy" owner.
I have since bought a 500,000 volt stun batton that I carry with me every time I walk my dog and the first person I am going to use it on if another F*#&ing Pit-bull/Rottweiler or any other genetically bred aggresive dog even bristles at my Tanner is to shock the hell out of the owner first then take care of the dog with my licensed concealed-carry 40 caliber which is always on me once the dog attacks - lawyers be damned. I'll fight that one in court any day. My dog on a leash being attacked by an unleashed pit-bull - last time that will ever happen!
Currently sitting beside a dog with a drain in his leg and 8 stitches that screams of pain every time he steps on it and I am nursing a numb thumb with 3 stitches in it myself. I am not going to sue but do have documentation so if it happens again it will be perfect evidence to use in court when I beat the shit out of an unresponsible pit-bull dog owner that tries to attack my dog again. Lets just hope that we never meet and your kind sweet pit bull decides to show aggression towards my dog ...
Paul in Napa

Napa, CA

#159 Oct 15, 2011
Racoons and Pit Bulls share the same genetics. Around age 3.5 years the turn viscous. Until then they are cute and a great pet.

Why own something that will risk all of your assets (law suit!) after a few year? Try another breed or get a cat.
kpp wrote:
While I agree with all you guys, my thinking if you look back at my posts, they are respectful, and I do avoid the obvious steriotypes, which have much more than a grain of truth to them. Reading your posts and thinking about it, this is really more a forum for venting, no one here is going to change their minds. Certainly not those of us who have seen 3 pit bull attacks out of maybe 5 of what I would call attacks in my 40 years, people like me are not going to be convinced, what are they going to say "you imagined the attack", or is explaining why it happened going to make the damage done by the attack hurt less, or 'unkill' another animal. No one will change my mind.
toothless rednecks are never going to understand because thier dog has never done it, and they has know a bunch of pits, all great dogs, and it's all how you socialize the breed ect. That they are great dogs. They will most likely have the dog for 10 years and never have a problem, maybe 90% of them that will be the case. They think that this dog and 15 others that are puppies to age 12 are all great proves that we are stupid and prejudice against ignorant people, when in fact we love and respect the ignorant and mentally challanged (we can't all have IQs above 70). One of those 15 dogs that is 3 years old now will attack by age 8. Unfortunite for the 10% of kids who get the one that attacks, rather than the .5% of golden retrivers who do. Just felt like a little rant, and be real about my feelings of these brilliant pet owners 90% of which have great dogs that will live thier whole lives without killing anyone.

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

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#160 Oct 16, 2011
Pitbulls are like gay people. Pointless.
jcrply

North Fort Myers, FL

#161 Feb 18, 2012
Christine wrote:
It's not 'Pit Bulls' that are the problem it is their irresponsible owners. They have become a symbol of 'toughness' therefore, most people who own them are total douchbags who think they are living in a rap video.
It is the pit bulls that are the problem and it is the owners that are the problem. Illogical to choose a breed that has the potential to be dangerous when there are so many better options. Even a tiger can be raised as a gentle pet ... until it's not.

_yernogood-

“Everyone knows that!!!”

Since: Jun 11

Tell me...Does it hurt much?

#162 Feb 19, 2012
ALL pit bulls are pointless.
Everyon knows that!!!
michelle

Toronto, Canada

#163 Apr 4, 2012
When it comes to ANY breed of dog ,the biggest thing to do with them from a pup when you first get it home is socialize the pup with people and other animals. Training starts from the time you bring that cute puppy home. Don't let a puppy fool you,they to have to learn the basic commands (rules )as well.Somebody once told me: If you were to lock your spouse in the trunk of a car for hrs ,what would they do or say when you let them out?? Now put your best friend(dog) for hrs in the trunk and see what he would do when you let them out!!I'm pretty sure you will be kicked to the curb by your spouse ,and your best friend (dog)will be sooo happy to see you giving you nothing but his full attention ,and love.

“You Have A Voice Use It”

Since: Aug 08

Cape Coral Fl.

#164 Apr 4, 2012
Not all dogs love or try to fight. My boxer is 5 years old and has never tried to fight another animal. And no, it is not just the owners that cause pits to go bad. It is the breed itself. Pits are strong willed, territorial animals and it takes a strong person to be the alpha. People think you can baby a pit. You can't. Owners have to be the dominate, and most are not.

I have friends who have pits, and I like their dogs. They are friendly. But I still would not trust their dogs with my life or my dog's life. Pits do not belong at a dog park. They are too territorial.
casey

United States

#168 May 6, 2012
I have a pit that was abused by a previous owner..he's the best dog I've ever had..he can go free at the dog park w no problem. He's less aggressive than most Chihuahuas and shih tzus I've met..
Grace

Hollywood, FL

#170 Oct 12, 2012
Ricardo Bon Bon wrote:
<quoted text>Pits are the only reason and the dog park only place I carry the 40 cal. after work. I would let dogs fight but keep them away from me and kids. See ya.
You shoot my dog, or any dog due to the fact its a "vicious pitbull", I WILL shoot you. See ya.
Grace

Hollywood, FL

#171 Oct 12, 2012
Paul in Napa wrote:
<quoted text>Racoons and Pit Bulls share the same genetics. Around age 3.5 years the turn viscous. Until then they are cute and a great pet.

Why own something that will risk all of your assets (law suit!) after a few year? Try another breed or get a cat.
Where in the world do you get your research from? Racoons? 3.5 years old? Really?
I'm going to take a wild guess & say that you, too, hate black people, gays, those who have a college degree (Lord knows you don't have one), Women, Tattoos, and to top it all off - I'm sure you support Obama.

How about today is the day that you open up that little closed mind of yours & actually experience the world instead of watching tv about it.
Grace

Hollywood, FL

#172 Oct 12, 2012
youhaveavoiceuseit wrote:
Not all dogs love or try to fight. My boxer is 5 years old and has never tried to fight another animal. And no, it is not just the owners that cause pits to go bad. It is the breed itself. Pits are strong willed, territorial animals and it takes a strong person to be the alpha. People think you can baby a pit. You can't. Owners have to be the dominate, and most are not.

I have friends who have pits, and I like their dogs. They are friendly. But I still would not trust their dogs with my life or my dog's life. Pits do not belong at a dog park. They are too territorial.
Yknow who's too territorial? Chihuahuas. Seriously!

& okay, you have a Boxer. So itd be like me saying "Omg I'd never get a Boxer! They are too hyper. Too unpredictable. They constantly jump up on you, hence the name 'boxer'. Thats just not safe."

Yes. Those are all typical ASSUMPTIONS of boxers because of maybe the 2 boxers that person has seen in their life. These ASSUMPTIONS of pitbulls are no different. Theres absolutely NO reason every single pitbull should be barred from dog parks.(Dogs should be banned PER DOG REGARDLESS OF BREED if they attack another dog. Period.) But, If they are, I say boxers should be as well. I don't want those ignorant things jumping on me.(Starting to see how stupid your pitbull argument sounds now?)
Magen

Cape Coral, FL

#173 Jul 4, 2013
I have a 5 month old APBT and he is more well behaved then most adult dogs I encounter at the dog beach. He never shows aggression towards and dogs or people. All he wants to do is play and meet all the new faces. I work very hard training my dog which should be done with any breed! I meet more aggressive chihuahuas then any other breed, the difference is that larger dogs do more damage then a 3 lb chihuahua. Just about everytime I have gone to the dog beach there has been a dog fight and not once did it involve a pitbull. In fact two times it involved a German Shepard. Which proves that ALL breeds need to be trained because any dog can have aggression problems, wether it is towards people or dogs. Also why would someone even bring an aggressive dog to a public place? Obviously you can not control your dogs behavior and it is an accident waiting to happen. I believe it is irresponsible owners that cause my breed to have a bad name but also the media and ignorant people who have probably never even owned or been around a pitbull. You people don't even give the breed a chance. Yes some pitbulls are aggressive and they are powerful but so are other breeds of dogs. Don't discriminate and don't bully my breed.
PitBullOwner

Cape Coral, FL

#174 Jul 4, 2013
I have been rescuing Pit Bulls for close to 20 years and have even volunteered with some of the local shelters/rescues to help foster Pits.

Although MOST have been perfectly harmless and never 'snapped', despite pasts of horrific abuse, I've encountered several that were extremely aggressive and were put to sleep because of it.

I have no problem euthanizing ANY aggressive dog. There are too many nice ones in the shelters who are being killed everyday to make room. The nice ones should have the first chance for a great home.

I have seen Pits who were raised in loving families who were extremely psycho for no apparent reason. My guess would be that they were 5th generation inbreds, or maybe have come from a long line of fighting dogs, or maybe 'just not right' in the head...who knows? Those are the types that should absolutely be put to sleep. I can't stand when you get these Pit Bull lunatics who think they're going to "change" an aggressive dog.
Can you change an abusive man if you love him enough? No. It's something programmed deep in their minds, pesonalities and genetics and there's not a damned thing you can do about it.

So it doesn't always go by how they're raised. I've seen this first hand. I've taken Pits who were beaten, burned and starved, who have been the most gentle, loving dogs for their entire life, so you just never know...it's a case by case basis.

So for people who always say "It's how they're raised"...What about the ones who HAVE been raised to fight and turn out to be great, gentle dogs? There goes your argument about how their raised.

I too hate the stereo typing of this breed. I'll defend the GOOD ONES til the end.

I have been bitten by Pits and I can promise you, it didn't hurt any more than the times I've been bitten by Labs, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds and a scruffy 12 pound Terrier mix. The Pits didn't keep biting, or not let go...That's just plain ignorance to think that.

Most Pits will keep fighting in a dog fight, but to think they're like that with humans is stupid.

The only thing I'm sure of is anyone who hates the breed has clearly never owned one and if it was for the drama-hungry media, Pit Bulls would just be "dogs".

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