Sociability Does the dog get along with other dogs? Calmness Is the dog coolheaded under stressful situations? Trainability Does the dog learn quickly?
In conducting research for this article, since I am obviously, a pit bull lover, it was my intension to report statistics stating that Pit Bulls did not bite, kill or maim more often than other breeds.
Unfortunately, I did not find statistics to support that statement. But I will invite you to read the statistics for yourself on Wikipediawith my one editorial note, beforethere were almost no fatal Pit Bull attacks recorded by news organizations.
Now doesn't it seem strange that the negativity surrounding Pit Bulls started rising when the news media begun to sensationalize pit bull attacks. When the average person thinks of Pit Bulls, they assume the breed is naturally aggressive and Pitbulls aggressiveness nature or nurture.
If you speak with an owner of a pit bull, they will comment that their dog will only lick you to death. So which is it?
Are they naturally mean and aggressive or can they just trained or raised to be that way for fighting purposes? The simple answer is to say that Pit Bulls respond only to the way they are treated as with most breeds of dogs. But in my extensive and personal research on this subject, I finally understand it.
Let me further explain by the difference between aggression toward humans verses aggression toward other dogs. Then you may reach your own conclusions. Pyro greeting me at the door. Source Pit Bull Aggression Toward Humans Over and over in my research and talking to my fiends who are pit bull owners, two themes kept emerging, "Pit Bulls are wonderful family dogs.
They play with and watch over my children. Aggressive behavior toward humans is uncharacteristic of the breed. They are known to turn on other dogs and animals even ones that they are raised with. Experts attribute this negative trait to years of interbreeding the most aggressive dogs for dog fighting.
If you are they owner of a Pit Bull, there are certain steps you can take to prevent this aggressive behavior from happening: When walking a Pit, always keep it on a leash.
Never let it run free in public parks. Never allow the Pit Bulls to be alone with other dogs in the household.
Supervise all play between dogs and never let it get too rough. Just like children never allow the behavior to get out of control. When you do socialize your adult pit bull with other dogs always keep a special watch for aggressive behavior. Stop it before it gets out of hand.
Do not rough house with pit bulls. This encourages aggressive behaviors. Who could not love this face? Most people who are not dog owners have no idea of what pit bulls are like.
There are still some dog owners who are wary of the breed.This nature/nurture question is possibly one of the oldest theories debated in psychology (Bee, ). Today, it is commonly accepted that most aspects of a child's development are a product of the interaction of both nurture and nature (Bee).
Jul 11, · Search titles only. By: Search Advanced search. May 25, · It’s time to let the nature-nurture debate die. We can do better, and only we do better will we be able to get a deeper appreciation and understanding of animal behavior.
We can do better, and only we do better will we be able to get a deeper appreciation and understanding of animal behavior. Nov 09, · comment below if u think pitbulls are aggressive by nature or not!! Pit Bulls; Nature vs. Nurture Primary Research Questions 3 - 4 Questions 1 - 2 Interview with Daniel Sterling 1.
Have you ever personally had a bad experience with pit bulls to shape your viewpoint on them? Nature vs. Nurture.
Putting the myths to rest. When the subject of the American Pit Bull Terrier* comes up, the issue of nature vs. nurture is always a hot topic. Over the years, varying schools of thought have evolved with respect to the dog fighting heritage of the bull breed and their inclination toward aggressive behavior.