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post #1 of 14
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I have 2 American Pitt Bull Terriers that are sisters 3 yrs apart. If anyone here really knows these animals, not the hype spouted by the media, you know that they are very active breed. Need a lot of room and should never ever be chained. They play rough and they sound rough when they are playing. Last weekend I was at a friends house and the dogs started to play so we went in his backyard to let them play outside.Far too rough for inside. One is 80 lbs,3yrs the other is 40lbs,8 months. We had been out for about 30 mins. when over the fence came our local law enforcement with guns drawn because we were dog fighting. My dogs were almost killed for playing because one of my friends neighbors thought we had a dog fight going on. Now we can't play in the back yard anymore. What ever happened to minding your own business?
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by Strakatz View Post
What ever happened to minding your own business?
It was probably the noise that worried your neighbors. You probably sounded like your dogs were fighting and you were cheering them on. I would probably have called the cops too.
post #3 of 14
That is so amazingly idiotic. Seriously?

First of all, I hate the fact that pits have been given such a bad name by HORRIBLE people in this world. They are such sweet dogs, loyal, and loving. It makes me angry to think that people stereotype them and are aggressive toward the very thought of one, and they don't even have ONE CLUE about them. Yes, there have been bad stories... but no one ever thinks about what the human did to cause the problem. Any animal will turn if a human provokes them...

Secondly, this neighbor obviously is the biggest coward EVER. Why didn't THEY come over and ask what the heck was going on, instead of calling the law enforcement when they didn't really have a clue what was happening? So pathetic and moronic, really. Get a life, for real.

I'm sorry you had to go through that. I guess the lesson learned is, pit owners have to be extremely careful nowadays, thanks to the idiots out there.
post #4 of 14
I think that if that was me who lived next door, I probably would have come to see what was going on, but it's a bit obvious whether dogs are fighting or not. Yours were playing together, not tearing each other up.

Tell em' to mind their own beeswax next time!
post #5 of 14
I can't believe he called the cops about that!!! What a jerk. It's obvious you have had the dogs for HOW long as house dogs?!!! Idiot
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by Strakatz View Post
I have 2 American Pitt Bull Terriers that are sisters 3 yrs apart. If anyone here really knows these animals, not the hype spouted by the media, you know that they are very active breed. Need a lot of room and should never ever be chained. They play rough and they sound rough when they are playing. Last weekend I was at a friends house and the dogs started to play so we went in his backyard to let them play outside.Far too rough for inside. One is 80 lbs,3yrs the other is 40lbs,8 months. We had been out for about 30 mins. when over the fence came our local law enforcement with guns drawn because we were dog fighting. My dogs were almost killed for playing because one of my friends neighbors thought we had a dog fight going on. Now we can't play in the back yard anymore. What ever happened to minding your own business?
I was sitting out on the balcony of my townhome this morning with my binoculars, looking at all the activity in the area. I was shocked when I trained my binoculars on some townhomes across the way and found somebody peering out their window with a pair of binoculars!
post #7 of 14
So your friends are not friendly with their neighbors? You would think neighbors would come and ask if everything is ok, before calling the cops on 'a neighboor' you know?

They totally over reacted.

The way the general public feels about pitbulls infuriates me, I LOVE them, their faces have so much character & the media makes the entire BREED out to be born killers.

Did the police forbid the dogs from playing in just your friends back yard or outside in GENERAL? That is ridiculous, either scenario they gave you.

Did they give you a ticket? If they did, I would fight that.
post #8 of 14
In today's world, the innocent will get a bad rap. I can understand how it happened and while I would have come over first to see what really was going on; perhaps your neighbors were scared and called the cops first.

There was a case at my son's elementary school regarding pit bulls/fighting/training. Apparently no one knew this before that the neighbor that had a house that backed up to the playground was running a big fighting ring/training dogs. One of the kids noticed a dead animal hung in a tree on a rope. None of the dogs were in the yard at the time, but the kid reported it to the teacher; in turn the cops were called and the guy was busted - he had been training the dogs in the night when no one was around - they found 20-30 dogs in the basement that were pit dog fighter in cages. All of the dogs were put down and the man fined and jailed.

Had the little boy on the playground not spotted the dead animal in the tree - who knows how long this would have been going on. And then there was a chance that one of these dogs could have gotten out and bitten a child!
post #9 of 14
what law says the dogs can't play in the yard? I would ignore that advice, it can't be enforced. I would also not allow the dogs to get so excited and stimulated that it sounds like they are killing each other. I control my cats when things seem to be getting too rough. I don't think that behavior should be encouraged.
post #10 of 14
If I heard sounds that made me think a neighbor was having dog fights in their backyard, I would call the police. It would not be safe to confront them myself. My niece, a police officier in a medium sized-city, has made numerouse calls like that. Most of them turn out to false alarms, fortuantely.
Your neighbor may be a chicken, but at least he/she is an animal lover...
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
If I heard sounds that made me think a neighbor was having dog fights in their backyard, I would call the police. It would not be safe to confront them myself. My niece, a police officier in a medium sized-city, has made numerouse calls like that. Most of them turn out to false alarms, fortuantely.
Your neighbor may be a chicken, but at least he/she is an animal lover...
I agree, and I probably would have called. NO ONE should ever go to somewhere they suspect a crime is being comitted, thats what the cops are for.
Yes pit bulls get a bad rap in life, and that is sad. But dog fighting does exist, seems to be quite popular now which makes me want to throw up. Your neighbors did the right thing, they saw what they thought was violence, and acted accordingly.
Cut them a bit of a break, they were looking out for the saftey of animals, I don't think they meant any personal insult to you, or your dogs.
post #12 of 14
Why can't you play in the yard? Play in the yard! If the neighbor continues to call the cops the cops will get annoyed with THEM, not you!
post #13 of 14
Well I agree the doggies should be allowed to play in the yard. Now that the neighhbors know they are not hurting eachother, are they OK with the dogs out there? Hell, I had ferrets that looked like were tearing eachother to shreds to someone who didn't know thats how they play. Educate them that they just like to play hard, and are not hurting eachother. Intorduce them to the pups, show them they are nice dogs and not something to be afraid of. They might end up loving the dogs for the security it provideds them as well if they live next door!
post #14 of 14
Perhaps your neighbour just got the situation wrong, UNLESS he/she is an animal hater and just wants any opportunity to get rid of your "dangerous" dogs. These people really need to be educated... Seriously, breeds of dogs getting a bad rap is all due to humans who train them to fight and be aggressive or even attack on command. At the end of the day its always the poor dog that gets PTS.

I hope after the police established that your dogs were just playing and not fighting, your neighbour is now convinced that you're not an @$$ who fights dogs and will leave you and your dogs alone. Its so unfair to not let them play in the yard! Its your property afterall...

Did you know that pit bulls and pit cross breeds are BANNED in Singapore because they are "aggressive"?? So ridiculous... No one in Singapore will get to own one of these beautiful dogs thanks to clueless humans
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