FI4Fl0PGX14tiLVN8g1HFXcDgOg The Pitbull Palace: Human Aggression Vs. Animal Aggression

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Human Aggression Vs. Animal Aggression

A big misconception people have with pitbulls can be defined because they do not know the difference between human aggression and animal aggression. There are other forms of aggression such as gender, territory, and fear but human and animal aggression are distinct. In this post, Motley and I will try and show the pros and cons pitbulls possess in each category. Do you know the difference?

Human Aggression:

If you are raising a pitbull pup or trying to train a pitbull, you should see no human aggression. As said in a previous post, the pitbull breeds were bred to be working dogs, which in turn means they obeyed their masters command. Personally, Motley is not shy to go up to anyone! It just depends because some people are not so receptive of him.

I can classify Motley as the biggest lap dog I know. He probably doesn't like me saying that because he thinks he's big and bad but if you spent some time with him, he'd be the biggest baby you'd ever meet. He doesn't leave my side when I'm home and honestly, that's what I was looking for in a dog. A REAL companion!

 He's been on road trips, camping, and all over with me experiencing life. He's been around kids, elders, large groups of people and always stays calm. I know you might say, well Motleys is a good dog, but pitbulls are very intelligent and can adapt to different environments. 

If there is a case of a pitbull with human aggression, normally its because of a medical condition or there is something really wrong with the dog. Every situation is different but like it's been said before, it really depends on what the owner teaches the dog. Pitbulls in general, really seek the attention and reaction of their owners.IT'S A TRAIT THAT HAS BEEN BRED INTO THEM SINCE THE BEGINNING!!! haha People don't always know that.

Animal Aggression:

Animal aggression is a whole lot different with pitbulls compared to a pitbulls human aggression. Pitbulls were bred to protect livestock and herd livestock so they are bred to go after certain animals.

As a personal experience, Motley can stand two feet away from a duck and not have a care in the world, but if he sees a rabbit he's gone. I've had to get numerous rabie shots because the rabbit couldn't quite out run Motley. Ha I can't help but laugh at how excited he gets when he sees a rabbit though. He does circles around the living room.

It is very normal for pitbulls to be animal/dog aggressive and it should never be looked at as a bad trait. Just as being human-friendly was bred into them, so was combating these other animals. 

I hope this was able to give you a little bit more clarification of the difference between a pitbull's human aggression and animal aggression.Let me get any feedback yall might have pertaining with this subject. I know I was very vague but I tried to get the point across about how pitbulls act with humans and other animals. Please leave your comments about stuff I may have missed!!! 

1 comment:

  1. So true! We can't hold against them their prey drive or their propensity for intensity with other dogs--we can only manage appropriately and give them the best lives possible!