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Posted on 03/24/2010 9:57:20 AM PDT by Chet 99
What to do when a pit bull attacks
March 24, 2010
News of pit bull attacks just keeps coming.
In March alone, an Indianapolis cop was bitten on a knee while looking for someone for questioning. Another officer shot and killed one of two of dogs that attacked a man while he carried out trash. The dog, by the way, had been at a Humane Society shelter and adopted out months earlier.
The stories are worse farther from Indianapolis. A girls jaw torn off in England. Three children mauled in California by a roaming pack of five. A womans arm nearly ripped away during a two-minute-long frenzy in Australia.
There were nearly 300 pit bull attacks in Indianapolis last year. Police spokesman Jeff Duhamell expects activity to pick up again as the weather warms and more people resume jogging, bicycling and other outdoor activity.
They are an extremely vicious breed, and they always have been. Theyll come after you, Duhamell says. The more you pull way from them, the more theyll lock down and start ripping skin and muscle.
Pit bull owners say the bad rap comes from unrestrained animals or those trained to be mean. It doesnt help that the breed is favored by drug dealers and other folks who dont like attention, aficionados say. Treat the dogs responsibly and train them to be passive, and theyre fine.
(If pit bulls can be trained to be unaggressive, can labs be trained not to fetch? Just asking.)
Mayor Greg Ballard and the City-County Council have been reluctant to single out the breed for special regulation.
So whats a person to do?
Duhamell says pit bulls running loose are the most dangerous, because theyre aggressively territorial. Stay away from them, and get inside a car or house if you feel threatened, he recommends. Or shout No! or Down! in the hope theyre educated. Other dogs set them off, so leave yours at home.
A Taser might work if youre accurate enough to get the probes on the dog, he says. And Mace might help.
Duhamell muses about the potential of pepper spray designed to ward off grizzly bears. The spray, which hunters are required to carry in areas of Wyoming, squirts 30 feet from a small canister.
If all else fails, Web sites focused on dog attacks recommend curling up in a fetal position and protecting the head and faceareas where plastic surgery is harder to hide with clothing.
What are your thoughts about pit bulls? Are they maligned? Any ideas for preventing attacks you can share?
What to do when a pit bull attacks
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Pits are dangerous--someone might have to do that on your behalf.
Keep firing until the clip is empty, of course.
I would just shoot it with my .45.
The dog weights about 60 pounds. Pick it up, snap its neck, find the owner and repeat.
They left off Plan A: Shoot to kill
A head shot with a 9mm has been shown to be helpful.
In an ideal world you would: Pull out your carry piece and shoot the thing until it stops moving. Reload and shoot the owner.
pull out your CCW and shoot the thing in the head and then hope the owner attacks you in an emotional rage after seeing his dog shot dead... so you can put him down too.
you and I think alike.
Assume a confident bearing and confront it. Show no fear.
My area is swarming with these dogs, and the indigents that buy and breed them.
I can see both sides of this argument: Lhasa Apso’s are nasty as h3ll, right out of the box. Staffordshires and American bulls are sweet animals, very protective and also very intune with alpha conflicts with their owners and families. They are great animals for the decent american family to have.
That said, in my area the “decent american family” aren’t the ones who have them. The drug dealers, their girlfriends, and plain-old dyed-in-the-wool street thugs have them. They are trained to attack, they are trained to be aggressive, and they are status symbols.
Sorry Charlie - When I see someone walking one (Usually wearing FUBU and very white sneakers) I prepare.
On the other hand, there is a pleasant couple in my neighborhood that own two Sharpeis. The Shar Pei is bred as a fighting dog. Their specimens are beautiful - And WOW muscular. You can strike a match on these dog’s shoulder muscles. They had some issues with my ex-roommate’s mixed dog when he got out one day. It was a scary moment. The Sharpeis maintained a defensive position around their masters, but also responded to only voice commands from them to back down, settle down and sit.
Well if you have no weapons and you are strong you could do what a relative of mine did, he stuck his arm clear down the dog’s throat, he needed several stitches on his arm, but the dog died of suffocation after few minutes of him forcibly feeding it his arm, he said the dog was trying to throw up his arm, but he kept pushing into the dog unt5il the dog stopped moving. He was wearing something with sleeves, a work overall I think, not sure how this would work without wearing sleeves, if the dog would take your arm off or not.
The breed gets a bad rap from sensationalism and fear.
I got hate mail here last time I said this breed should be EXTERMINATED and I stand by it AGAIN. Tigers are “cats” but you wouldn’t let your children play with one.
At a MINIMUM, a permit should be required to own a Pitt Bull just as is required to own a Tiger and only in certain areas.
There should be concern about ANY breed which owners take to the shelter because they themselves become fearful of them.
Case closed, NO ARGUMENT. PERIOD.
Buy THAT man a Bear! Sounds like a Marine I know
Since when are FACTS sensationalism and fear? HUH? It seems every 100 posts is about another mauling or murder committed by a Pitt Bull.
i was going to post something similar, but I thought that if I kept reading the thread someone else (if not more) would have come up with the same suggestion.
Gotta love the thinking here.
He worked as a lineman, he was having to go into alleyways and had to deal with dogs, once he used electrical tape to muzzle a dog and then when he was done he caught the dog and removed the black tape. He is crazy, but no other man I would rather have around when things come to worse.
“If pit bulls can be trained to be unaggressive, can labs be trained not to fetch? Just asking.)”
My labs had the retrieving desire bred into them. I didn’t have to teach them, they did it automatically. Naturally, I had to train them what, when, etc.
My cow dog and sheep dog had the work ethic, and desire to herd bred into them. They had to be taught to follow my directions so we didn’t work at cross purposes, but they were all over getting after the sheep and cattle. My labs had no interest in herding and my herding dogs had no interest in fetching.
I’d venture a guess that pits and other fighting breeds have the desire to rumble bred into them.
So because of these stupid pit bull lovers everyone has to hope there is a house or a car to get in and cannot walk their own dogs in their neighborhoods. Total insanity...but what else is new in the U.S.
Actually happened a few (about 10)years ago here in atlanta. Woman’s pit bull was mauling a child while the owner watched - apparently entertained by the spectacle. A neighbor ran into his house, got a .357 and shot the dog. At that point the owner went into a screeching frenzy attacking the neighbor screaming “Don’t hurt my dog.” So he shot her too. SHE was charged with assault. Convicted too.
All I know is when a Pit Bull is humping your leg, you let him finish!
That made me laugh.
If you can... Stick your finger (or bigger) into it's anus. Apparently a dog will instantly let go.
Besides banning the breed can we now also ban posts in support of pit bulls?
A police dog trainer once told me that to take any dog out, if you hit them in the nose hard enough they are done because in attack mode they can only breathe through the nose . he said it is better to offer your left arm then hit the dog as hard as possible straight in the nose to make it bleed and it will have to let go. Same goes in a rescue , I would hit the dog in the nose with a large object to make it let go to smash its head and try to crush it. Another option is the body slam, if it was locked on to me, since I out weigh it, I would try to slam it with overwhelming force against the sharp edge af a wall, tree, post, fire hydrant, car etc to try and crush its ribs and lungs . Another option to rescue another is to grab both hind legs and rip them apart and kick in in the soft stomach
“If all else fails, Web sites focused on dog attacks recommend curling up in a fetal position and protecting the head and faceareas where plastic surgery is harder to hide with clothing.”
So you voted for Health Care eh?
Buy him beer. LOTS OF IT! LOL Leroy Brown type. LOL
When a dog attacks you, standing firm one foot forward the other back. Raise your forward arm waist high and horizonal; offer it to the dog as a target. You are now a matador. Your other hand/arm is your sword. Keep your fingers straight and pointed.
Battle: As the lunging dog goes for you target arm >>> PLUNDGE YOUR SWORD HAD DOWN FIDO's THROAT and KILL THE DOG by suffication/strangulation.
Note: You will survive despite inevitable injuries.
Everybody should have one.
No noise, much more efficient and powerful than a traditional bow and easier to aim and shoot.
I concur with this statement. Worked with a Doberman I once had.
The breed gets a bad rap from attacking and killing people.
yet another reason why we need CCWs, pitbulls and pitbull owners.
Put it on a high speed rail to the nearest town with a crooked cop.
Your advice seems sound, but everyone should also know that pit bulls have an extraordinary ability to withstand pain.
Those liberals seems to know everything, huh?
absolutely FALSE !
A friend since elementary school had one and once I was renting a room from him. He had a 8 year old girl.
One morning as i was going to work , i opened the door to my truck and it attacked. As it gave warning growl crouched and ran at me, I turned around grabbed a shovel from the back of my truck and as it clamped on the back of my leg I jabbed the dog in the neck with a downward poke to the rear of me giving it a 1-1/2 inch deep cut and it released, I chased it around the yard trying to kill it , but it was too fast. I had a deep bruise and slight cut in the back of my leg and it ripped my jeans all the way down . Just as I had it cornered and was going in for the kill with the shovel, my freind came out and said "what are you doing....stop".
he took it to the vet and got it stitches and wanted me to pay ! I told him I would not pay and will kill the dog at the first opportunity. This led to an arguement and I moved out a few days later.
Oh yeah, pit-bull neck snapping is, well, a snap!
We have a pit bull and a cat, who has made the dog bleed several times.
Last week a homeless kitten came to our house and we’ve been taking care of it. It got through the baby gate and into the kitchen with the dog who started to chase it. The kitten hissed and drew back it’s little paw to scratch the dog’s nose. The Pit Bull stopped so fast he slid, looked at me with a “what do I do now” look and proceeded to pee on the floor.
Mean dog, that one.
I would agree with this, although 'gameness' varies between individuals. A good owner acknowledges that you can never trust your bull dog not to fight another dog. But you can channel a dog's interest in different directions; herding dogs excell at flyball. Labs excell at fetching balls, beers, slippers, etc. Pit bulls excell at pulling. You just have to be willing to invest time in your dog.
A pit bull not on a leash comes in my yard with my kids and my Shelties will be shot on sight. No hesitation. No guilt.