Skip to comments.Pit Bulls: 2 Attacks on Same Day in Lafayette, IN, Do Not Surprise Dog-Bite Expert
Posted on 12/02/2013 5:52:28 PM PST by george76
A Pit Bull, dubbed Chewy, who attacked a 52-year-old man on November 12, is still at large in Lafayette, Indiana, according to Lt. Scott McCoy of the Lafayette Police Department. Authorities are perplexed by their inability to locate the dog because of the seriousness of the attack and, now, also because they have learned that this was the second attack by a loose Pit Bull that same day.
Beck confirmed one of the most alarming aspects that emerged from Trembaths experience-- which was the unexpected nature of the attack.
He was super friendly and acted like a puppy, Trembath said. After the attack, she said the dog returned to a happy-go-lucky demeanor. Beck warned, while as a scientist the trait is fascinating, its something people need to be aware of when dealing with Pit Bulls.
Most people, when they really think about it, know when a dog needs issues addressed, said Beck. That means its clear when dogs offer snarls or raised hackles as a warning to their opponents that they are angry. Pit Bulls go from 0 to 100 and then back to 0.
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A wagging tail is no indication that a dog is either friendly or in a good mood. Anyone who has trained dogs will tell you that. Most dogs, if they feel threatened by someone they have just met, are fully capable of aggressive behavior. For example, standing over a dog that you think is friendly can be threatening to the animal since you are establishing a position of dominance.
All the wrong people want them for the wrong reasons and the right people dont want them because of the stigma attached to them,
That pretty well sums it up.
People are ignorant and careless when dealing with all breeds of dogs. I see it *all the time*. They think all animals are like the ones they see in movies and cartoons. Just one more unrealistic and ill informed view of life people get from pop culture and NO real learning.
Get shot, walk away. Roll a car, no scratches. Get hit with a crowbar and kicked in the head 5 times and suffer a few bruises. All the same thing.
Last week I was in my garage and looked up and a Pit Bull was moving rather quickly in my direction. My split second decision was to be nice. She ended up being one of the sweetest dogs I’ve ever seen. I called the number on her collar and the owner came and got her. She had gotten out of the back yard.
With all that said, Pit Bulls scare the crap out of me. Mauling and killing is in their genes.
It is indeed in their genes.
There are no bad dogs, just bad owners!
I have owned many dogs, the most dangerous was a 180lb dane.
He was a sweetheart until told not to be.
I currently own a half german shepard, half pit male.
A full pit bitch. Clipped.
He has high cover, she is a sneakey low cover.
Two barn cats, An unclipped rat terrior and a taco bel bitch.
If I could spell chiwawa I would have.
This crew is a family, the big male will be on you if you walk 20 steps beyond your car, the pit is very quietly
covering his back, the chiwawa is in your face, (figurtively and vociferously) and the rat terrior never met a stranger.
The barn cats never need fear a coyote and keep the snakes
down by keeping the rats down.
The horses provide a line of defense for the coyotes and all
the critters cooperate. Each to their own need and each to
their own capabilities. The dogs are the first line of notice.
I’m the fallback.
There are no bad animals, there are many bad owners!
It needs saying that I do not own these critters.
They pay occasional homage to their food provider.
And they recognize my supiority!