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Learn the pros and cons of owning a pit bull from dog expert Julia Szabo in this Howcast video.

I'm Julia Szabo, also known as a Pet Reporter, and I am the "Living with Dogs" columnist for I've actually written 6 books and I'm hard at work on my next one. It will be about about dogs -- that's as much as I can say right now. I love dogs and I think nobody's life is complete without one. So I'm here to tell you about a variety of different dogs breeds that might suit your lifestyle. I hope you'll adopt one soon. Pit Bulls are my favorite kind of dog. Pit Bulls are extraordinary to me, but unfortunately, a lot of the world really doesn't like Pit Bulls. This dog is the most feared and irrationally loathed and legislated against dog, literally, in the world. Tragically, the reason why so many people have been able to successfully misuse and exploit, and abuse Pit Bulls is because Pit Bulls are so loyal to their owner. If the owner is a criminal who wants to do bad things, sadly, the dog doesn't want to do those things. But because the owner wants to do it, he wants to please the owner, so he'll do it. But, if the owner is a really great person, who wants to go to hospitals and visit old people and young people who need a smile, they'll do that gladly. That's their favorite thing to do. They will do search and rescue work. They will just be your friend. They will come running with you, they will sit on the sofa with you. A lot like mutts, they are very very versatile and adaptable. In a weird way, they kind of are mutts, because they're a hybrid of Terrier and Bulldog. The complete name is American Pit Bull Terrier. I never said Pit Bulls are totally easy dogs to have. They're very very strong. They can be very strong willed. You have to be firm, but gentle. And you have to show the dog that you're the top dog, you're the boss, and so he listens to you. But you also, you don't wanna be rough with him. You don't wanna use cruel training methods. No shock collars, none of that. You just want to harness that energy for good. Believe it or not, in World War I, Pit Bulls were a symbol of American strength and patriotism. So here we have this dog with this incredible history, incredible legacy. Let's appreciate him. Let's go to our local animal shelter, which sadly, is like, as much as 90% Pit Bulls. And, you know, give him a home.

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Andy Sanchez Says:

Jun 22, 2017 - for teaching them treats work the best

2centavos Says:

Jun 17, 2017 - when you said "pitbulls are my favorite kind of dog" that was so powerful- almost made me cry! I have a "pitmix" and can't imagine owning any other kind of dog. She is just incredible beyond words and is an instant rockstar everywhere I go.

Erin Hawkins Says:

Jun 16, 2017 - dont beat your dog. dont let your dog off the leash
dont let poeple pet your dog

clomazing chloe Says:

Jun 10, 2017 - I love pit bulls one of my friends brothers was scared of mine pit bull because it's breed

Gavin Gayle Says:

Jun 9, 2017 - Pfffffffffft cons? HAHAHAHA dont make me laugh xD i have 2 at home and they are amazing. Theyre my fav breed.

Immortal SnowWolf Says:

Jun 3, 2017 - I have a pit named Diamond. She is the sweetest dog I've ever met.

Masita atisam Says:

Jun 1, 2017 - had/have pitbulls from when i was a kid , almost 50 i am right now..
i think pitbulls are great dogs,

looking at my pitbull right at this very moment , my 4th pitbull ..
i still refuse to believe to see them simply as vicious or bad dogs..
i am not going to make things more beautifull as they are and therefore i am not going to sell the breed ..
if you have /had them in your life ..then you know them.

for me , the best.

Dale Spector Says:

May 28, 2017 - The secret to having a PitBull or any dog for that matter is --- You treat them as pets, not as animals. The worst thing you can do with a Pit is put them on a chain and keep them in the back yard. You might as well shoot the dog if you are going to do that. A Pit is extremely loyal and will die to protect you. The people who bad mouth them have probably never owned one.

Isabella rayne Says:

May 3, 2017 - Pros : they are the best most loving kind dog ever


Rusty Shackleford Says:

May 2, 2017 - Some dogs, including pits, REQUIRE the use of a shock collar to quickly break "dangerous" behaviour.

Your broad generalizations dont help the dog world, please exit until you can educate yourself further.