Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them....

Pit Bull Dogs are ANIMALS like all other animals. Some animals cannot be less good than others. When Steven Spielberg made the movie "Jaws" - we all know the understanding of sharks - that came out of this movie - was wrong and based on human fear. Luckily the research had worked hard to explain that none of the animals are "monsters". So neither are sharks or Pit Bulls.
So it is wise to understand these dogs and what their requirements are - rather than create false monsters out of them. this applies to all animals and all animals should be included in the meaning of the what SPCA stands for in THEIR name.

Clement Fan
Clement Fan
  • Gina Voglar

I agree pit bulls, and indeed all dogs are beautiful animals. It is just that the average type of human being that are more likely to be attracted to pit bulls are the less than desirable type. Just as you would say there are no bad dogs but just bad/ignorant owners.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

Dog behaviour is an indication of what state is the human behaviour in. If the dog aggression is on the rise - than that is a wake up call for us humans and time to look into our OWN behaviour!

Jack Ellipsis
Jack Ellipsis
  • Gina Voglar

Hello Gina,here got Q.How to teach properly a stubborn Sharpei?i mean when walking on lead,he always pulling/dragging me/wife all the time.He not event want walking beside.Thanks.

Gina Voglar
Gina Voglar
  • Gina Voglar

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or...

you have to find a way. I don't go anywhere if they pull. they have to learn to be on the loose lead. Start teaching him to just be on a lead and going nowhere...standing next to you on a loose lead. then the next day make only one step...then day 2 -make two steps. This is if you are patient. If you are not a patient person - you will do what a person does when he looses his patience and believe me - dogs respect that as well. they are pretty easy going comparing to us humans...one way or the other - you will have to change something ! the dog won't change until you do!

Jim Mie
Jim Mie
  • Gina Voglar

There's a diff between having a pitty turnd into a killing machine to u givn ure dog that much aroha he highly protectiv of his whanau ....

Pryce James Keith
Pryce James Keith
  • Gina Voglar

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to...

pit bulls aren't necessarily dangerous. fuckwits who don't have the means or energy to look after ANY kind of terrier, are dangerous. I cant begin to count the stupid suburban teenage bitches who think they would be a good owner of a husky or other high energy dog because its 'pretty'. we need to stop targeting pitbulls and start targeting ignorance and dumb motherfuckers. imagine if instead of CYPS and welfare, we just started euthinasing kids from poor areas because they're 'more likely to commit crime'. This earth belongs to every animal, despite the damage done from biblical propaganda stating that we are a divine being. Its astounding that something that so obviously goes against common sense and reasoning can still take place in this day and age.

Brett James
Brett James
  • Gina Voglar

awesome cause!

Beth Susan Leucht
Beth Susan Leucht
  • Gina Voglar

We need to stop "judging a book by it's cover." Pit Bulls are as individual as any other breed or species. BSL is no different than, and just as wrong as, racial profiling. The APBT is the sweetest breed of dog I know.

Clinton Sullivan
Clinton Sullivan

iv owned my previous red nose for 8 years... had my first kid 5 years ago and my dog never once showed any interest in harming my girl...my daughter could pull my dogs ears poke her eyes and pull on her tail and my pitbull just sat there a took it protective and loyal by nature... a pitbull is not born bad or evil.. its the owners that are the problem don't blame the dogs for human era...

Leanne George
Leanne George
  • Clinton Sullivan

Unfortunately Pit Bulls get into the wrong hands and therefore have a bad reputation there are good in bad in every breed just like people!

Phyllis Norman Rapihana
Phyllis Norman Rapihana
  • Clinton Sullivan

awesome cause I sooo want to own one.

Chrissy Macpherson
Chrissy Macpherson
  • Clinton Sullivan

I have a pitbull x rescue dog and she is an angel sent from heaven.

Debi Bel
Debi Bel
  • Clinton Sullivan

Address the facts; hold the dog owner accountable; promote (fund) animal welfare & education programs such as obedience classes, spay and neuter programs, micro chipping, licensing enforcement.....Face the reality: BSL does not reduce the number of human injuries from dog bites. I would adopt another 10 pit bull "type" dogs into my family of 5 "pitties" if I could give 15 dogs adequate care and attention.

Lorraine Walker
Lorraine Walker
  • Clinton Sullivan

Bad owner create bad dogs.Punish the deed, not the breed.
If you knew a pibull, spent time with a pit bull/type.Only then would you know how precious these dogs are.

Christy Middleton
Christy Middleton
  • Clinton Sullivan

BSL = Ban Stupid Laws (There are so many mixed breed dogs out there that would also be banned because they may resemble one in particular. Many people misidentify breeds already and would in turn ban others as well. Why not educate people on responsible dog ownership instead? Don't let the government decide what pets you may own, it won't end with one breed).

Ann White
Ann White
  • Clinton Sullivan

when will people understand it is not the breed. it is the people who breed and raise them. we have pits in our family of furbabies, they are lovely boys.

Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper
  • Clinton Sullivan

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is...

I recently read an article where our type was referred to as Pit Bull "cultists". I thought that was appropriate since we are so compelled to share our stories and pride about our pibbles, and we are in some cases treated like "enemies of the states". And I can take all that because as a responsible pit bull owner, I think it is my duty for me and my dogs to be good ambassadors for the breed. When I read post after post the message is the same. It's not the breed, it's the way the dog is reaised, and we all know that is true; I think it's also important to acknowledge the dogs we choose to love and remember that like any dog, they have the potential to be harmful. Like ALL other breeds. So please lets not paint the entire breed with rose-colored brushes, and remember that it takes an extra ordinary group of individuals to train and love these dogs, and for heavens sake, if you expect to get a mild, passive, dog that will never challenge your abilities, then this is not the breed for you.

Karissa McGregor
Karissa McGregor

It's never the dog, always the owner. Although in this case I understand that lennox was taken away for no reason other than his looks. So what, should we take all the dangerous 'looking' people off the earth and put them down for no reason other than being judged by their cover? I don't think so. This is disgraceful. People need better education and to stop being so judgemental!

Jade Pringle
Jade Pringle

pit buls are awesojme dogs I have one and shes my best friend ever shes makes me smile and protects me when I need protecting she is very obediant and has a beautiful naure she gets beaten up by my kitten for goodness sake but I guess what I'm trying to say is that shes is the best dog ever and hey guys guess what shes a red nose pit bull I love them and I will continue to have them as long as I live I love you gypsy my darling pit bull.

Zorica Radovanovic-Fatic

The Pit Bulls are not less dogs than the others and not less human friends than the other dogs, so save their lives.

Ciccio Cipolla
Ciccio Cipolla

Signed with pleasure.

Antonio Vispo
Antonio Vispo

tranks you

Cheryl Huerta
Cheryl Huerta

By the way I don't know how much this event can help NZ or Belfast or any place else, if anywhere, but it's an effort to unite pit bull advocates/rescues/owners everywhere to stand together and do more than just speak up. There is a Facebook page titled Coast to Coast Bully Walk where nearly a thousand people have come to join to be counted among those who will organize or participate in a Bully Walk in their area on October 27th, 2012 (National Pit Bull Awareness Day). If you want to be a...

By the way I don't know how much this event can help NZ or Belfast or any place else, if anywhere, but it's an effort to unite pit bull advocates/rescues/owners everywhere to stand together and do more than just speak up. There is a Facebook page titled Coast to Coast Bully Walk where nearly a thousand people have come to join to be counted among those who will organize or participate in a Bully Walk in their area on October 27th, 2012 (National Pit Bull Awareness Day). If you want to be a part of this, add your voice to ours and put you pit bull where you mouth is so to speak, come over and like the page. Then fill out the form to get onto the spreadsheet where you can find others in your area who are interested in coordinating or participating in a bully walk in your area.

This is 100% a 'grass roots' movement designed to get everyone who has a pit bull and/or any shelter/rescue that needs to find a home for a pit bull out there with our dogs to SHOW people what kind of folks have pit bulls and what sort of dogs pit bulls are when in the hands of responsible owners. Our goal is simply to make a bold, loud, clear, calm statement about this issue of BSL and the media propaganda that influences and supports BSL.

Check out the Facebook page and fill out the form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJ4OUVXT09nc09iSzhrZkYyZE1JT3c6MQ#gid=0.

Cheryl Huerta
Cheryl Huerta

Keep the faith all of my pit bull advocating/owning friends. As long as we stay the course and don't give up we will manifest the changes that we need to in order for all dogs to be safe from BSL. We can't be blinded by hatred, anger or even sadness at what is already happened and is before us but we must keep the vision that together we can be a voice that will be heard for the pit bulls and for all other dogs that tend to make it onto BSL list.

If we focus on the past or on the future...

Keep the faith all of my pit bull advocating/owning friends. As long as we stay the course and don't give up we will manifest the changes that we need to in order for all dogs to be safe from BSL. We can't be blinded by hatred, anger or even sadness at what is already happened and is before us but we must keep the vision that together we can be a voice that will be heard for the pit bulls and for all other dogs that tend to make it onto BSL list.

If we focus on the past or on the future and what we fear might be we lose the ability to do something NOW! Let's not lose the ability to do something; let's stick together and keep our heads.

Colleen Maisey
Colleen Maisey

We have a Staffy and she is 15 years old this year - They are loving, loyal dogs.

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