I Taught A Pitt Bull A LessonMay years ago,I shared a House with a friend of mine named Tom. We were both Newly Divorced,and had a Lot in common,so we got along well. On one thing we differed. He got a Pitt Bull Puppy,and began raising it,as he said for protection. He would Fight with it,wrestle with it,play tug of war,really roughly. I told him he was making the dog mean,He said he was just making him tough,so he would be a good protector. Whenever someone Knocked at the door this dog would go wild growling at whoever it was lunging,it would really scare people. I told Tom one of these days that dog was gonna get out and bite someone,and them he would be sorry. He thought it was funny. to him the dog was Well mannered and Tame. Eventually the dog started Growling at me when Tom wasn't around,And I Lived there. I warned Tom several times,that one day that dog and I were gonna have it out.He would just Laugh and say "Good Luck".
One day ,in the middle of the day ,I forgot something at home ,and had to leave work to go home and get it,Tom wasn't Home.I didn't even think about the dog. I went in my room and,and when I turned around to leave,there was Spike(that was his Name) behind me growling,and showing his teeth. He wouldn't let me leave my room. He became more aggressive and backed me into a corner.Nothing I said to him would calm him down. He lunged and Bit the Calf of my leg,the more I struggled the harder he clamped down.I finally balled up my Fist and Hit him up side his head,no effect,again,no effect My leg was beginning to hurt Badly. I summoned all my strength and hit him as hard as I could,with this he let go,but I had a seering pain in my hand,I had broken a Knuckle.
The dog backed off ,but then lunged again,At this point my adrenalin was Gushing. I took off my heavy Western Leather Belt and started in on him,at first little effect but soon I had that dog running for HIS Life. Once I got the upper hand ,I knew it was my chance to teach this Dog who is The Boss. I whipped him within an inch of his life.
I never told Tom what happened with the dog Cause I knew He would be on the Dogs Side. From that day on,Tom could never figure out why,when I walked in the room,or some stranger came to the Door,SPIKE would Duck his Head and run for Toms Bedroom.
I Love dogs and have always had one in my life, I have never had to give any dog of mine more than an occasional wack on the rump,to make them behave. If you teach a dog to be aggressive,It will get out of your control .
Looking back It was Tom I should have taken my Belt to.