#70 Sep 28, 2012
GARY WILKES IS A LEADING EXERT IN THE FIELS OF ANMAL BHAVIORISM AND HE CAN TELL YOU ALL ABOUT PITS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE FENCE HIS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WERE IN THE DOG FIGHTING BUSINESS SO YOU PITNUTTERS CAN'T SAY HE'S BIASED
Friday, September 28, 2012
2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Oklahoma Woman Killed by Pit Bull in Her Home
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DogsBite.org along with commenters have become alarmed at the misleading rational that a "normal" response by a "noise-sensitive" dog is to attack and kill a family member when under the duress of loud sounds, such as the crack of thunder. It is even more disconcerting that a police captain is echoing this false rational provided by the dog's owner. One wonders if the dog had busted through the front door and killed a neighboring child, if police would be so easily misled?
DogsBite.org reaches out to animal behaviorist Gary Wilkes about this issue:
The most common reaction of a noise-sensitive dog in the presence of loud noises is to run from the sound or "hole up." If the noise does not go away, they may frantically bite and claw through sheet-rock or sheet metal to try to escape whether an exit beyond the obstacle would lead to safety or not. Once free of its cage, a normal dog would likely maintain its panicked attempts at flight or solicit comfort from a known human. The behavior of this dog is the opposite of what one would expect. Instead of becoming fearfully aroused it apparently became violently aroused. It has been suggested that the noise caused this dog to attack a human being. If true, I cannot understand why that would extenuate its behavior. It would seem to me that this explanation makes pit bulls many times more dangerous than any other type of dog. "Occams Razor" is a logical test of assumptions. It states that if there are two explanations for something, pick the more simple of the two. In this case, adding the thunder aspect seems to be an attempt to mask the dog's history of violence and breed type. If an English pointer stands fixated at a parakeet perched in a cage, the simplest explanation is that the dog is a pointer. The simplest conclusion in this case is that the dog is a Pit Bull Terrier with a history of breed-specific behavior and unchecked violence.1
Gary Wilkes is an internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist, trainer, author, columnist and lecturer. View additional posts by Gary.
09/27/12: Dogs Known to be Violent
KFOR.com reports that Nellie Davis recently moved in with her granddaughter after undergoing a heart transplant and long-term illness. According to neighbor Kenny Reeves, the two pit bulls the family kept in the apartment had a history of violence. "I can tell you it's not uncommon, issues with the dogs. The cops had been called before for the dogs fighting," Reeves said. "A week ago the dogs were fighting," April Reeves added. "You could hear people yelling at 'em."
The victim's husband, Cleveland Davis, Sr., told reporters that he hopes his wife of over 30-years is remembered for more than how she died. "I really want everyone to know she was a strong lady and a proud lady," Cleveland said. "She never complained although she went through so much." Police Captain Dexter Nelson described the scene as "gruesome" and that the victim "died a horrific death." Homicide detectives continue to investigate the woman's death.
09/27/12: Attack Blamed on Thunder
The San Francisco Chronicle offers more details, including that the residence was an apartment; the victim lived with her granddaughter who owned two large pit bulls; one of the pit bulls broke out of its crate and attacked; police shot that dog because it was threatening emergency responders; and last but not least, police Captain Dexter Nelson is blaming the fatal attack on stormy weather.
This particular dog had problems with thunderstorms and lightning and that type of thing, so the dog became quite unstable and upset.- Dexter Nelson
#71 Sep 28, 2012
THAT PUTS A BIG HOLE IN INFAMOUS PITNUTTER TACTIC #1 BLAME EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN INCLUDING THE COLOR OF THE SKY THAT DAY BUT NEVER BLAME THE PIT
#72 Oct 5, 2012
The owner is not the one who mauled, bit, scratched, gnawed and munched on the victim's face !!!!
When you own pit bull turns on you and attacks you - will you call YOURSELF a loser bad owner?
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