Jellin wrote:Ive broken up alot of dog fights, with dogs that keep coming back. You ever try holding back 2 full grown male pits by yourself? You cant. Ive punched, kicked, gouged, choked, poked, screamed, used a hose, used a breaking stick and many more "methods" of getting 2 or more dogs to let go. Try using your breaking stick on a dog thats in a kennel and managed to grab a dog through the bars. Yea crawl in there and get on thier level with a stick leading the way and see if you dont get bit. Just because you can break up dog fights between YOUR dogs dosnt mean crap to me. I work with 40 pitbulls, all have been abused, beaten and starved. I already know whats coming next, "why dont you take precautions to prevent the fights?" we do. poop happens.
Heres one for you. I was putting up 2 female pits that got along great, in the same room was another pair of dogs that got along great. I was rotating them. As i walked into the room they were boarding in, (both females on leads) I went to put one of the pits up when all of a sudden one of the kenneled dogs lunged and knocked the entire front of his kennel down (he bent the 6 hooks that hold up the side straight) and went straight for one of the dogs. This was a 110lb american bulldog and had the entire head of one of the dogs in his mouth. One of his k9's going into the top of the dogs nose the other behind the ear (yes the dog was huge). I had to allow them to go at it for a split second while i put the dog i still had control of in her cage. This dog was not one you could use any kind of stick on. He attacked brooms, mops, anything like. After holding the dogs heads still as i could for what seemed like forever to reduce the damage to the pits snout, waiting for a release in pressure from the bully's jaws. I did get them broken up, by slapping the bully's ear with my hand cupped. In other words (to all you people who think chocolate dosnt happen) you do what you can to help the dogs from hurting eachother but most importantly from keeping them from HURTING YOU. You dont always have a hose (like inside) or a breaking stick, or a air horn or whatever method you use.
You have GOT to be kidding. I am a 52 Yrs old woman and have broken up 2 dogs MANY times ALL BY MYSELF. It's called experience and a BREAKSTICK. I have also broken dogs off that had one through a chain link kennel a couple times over the yrs.. A breakstick is invaluable. You stated you were dealing with American Bulldogs and Bullies maybe?
What kind of temperament do your dogs have anyway? Bite YOU? Their master/mistress? Not NO but Hell NO.
Choked, beat, screamed, poked, gouged, poked????? That was your FIRST mistake. Keep your mouth shut and use the dam breakstick. Yelling and screaming only incites the dogs further. They don't even FEEL the pokes and gouges in the heat of the moment. Yes, I understand the weight of the dogs you are dealing with is twice what I am dealing with, but the basics ARE the same. Please. Rethink.