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Pit Bull Aggression: Training vs. Genetics

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Pit Bull dog attacks and dog bite injuries may have more to do with training and less to do with genetics. This was the position of one of our international readers in response to last week’s post on the dangers of improper dog training.

"Do certain owners gravitate toward muscle dogs ? Do those same owners also gravitate toward certain training styles ? Is it possible that Pit Bulls face certain training methods more often than fluffy family pets ?"

There is scientific evidence tying certain training methods to an increase in dog aggression. That’s where you get well meaning people "training" their dog and making issues where none need to be. They copy what they see on t.v. and in books thinking it’s right – and it’s not, writes Yvette Van Veen of Awesome Dogs, which provides dog training for London and surrounding areas (Telephone: 519-268-7886).

I agree with Ms. Van Veen that it is important to have a qualified animal trainer assist with dog behavior. My own family has used the services of professional dog trainers to help teach our pets not to be bite people and be dangerous. In tomorrow’s post, I will share some of the safety information Awesome Dogs was kind enough to send to ABRAMS LANDAU to disseminate to our clients, readers and other legal and medical professionals.