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The first family-friendly pet was a horse. All the family members fed the horse and he kept them company. Then, a few families started their own farms and started their very own friendly pet animals. The most well-known family-friendly pet today is probably the dog.
It’s interesting that the word friendly didn’t enter the picture until the 20th century. Back then, it was thought to be cruel to feed your pet an animal that you didn’t know. So, the first family friendly pet was a horse and now they’re called Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls are friendly pets, but we’ll take a brief look at some of the problems inherent in owning a Pit Bull.
The most obvious problem with a Pit Bull is that he is a powerful, muscular dog. He’s also an intelligent animal. That makes him a great dog for family ownership, but it also makes him dangerous. He has a very high prey drive. If he senses any form of danger, he will be on his tail. Pit Bulls can be quite temperamental.
They can also be violent. Some Pit Bulls have been reported to be so volatile that they have been responsible for several violent incidents. So, you should keep your Pit Bull on a leash and away from any situations that could lead to him acting out. But there are Pit Bulls who are truly loving, affectionate dogs. They should be given the opportunity to demonstrate this.
Just like any other dog, a Pit Bull can also accidentally hurt a child. This is why you should make sure your Pit Bull has regular veterinarian checkups. There have been cases where a child has been bitten by a Pit Bull. You should let your child play with the dog, but make sure he has some adult supervision.
Having a Pit Bull around kids can be an unpredictable and potentially dangerous situation. Even adults can have a bad day. So, before allowing a Pit Bull into your home, make sure your kids know about the breed’s potential danger. And if your kid does start to show some interest in owning a Pit Bull, make sure you establish his awareness of its ability to harm humans.
Pit Bulls tend to be highly aggressive toward other dogs. So, while introducing a new puppy into your household, make sure the other pets are kept in the same room. Your new dog may sense that you are frightened of it, so it will begin to bark, charge and attack other animals and people. Be prepared to manage this situation, and speak firmly to the dog to distract it. Your stronger voice and body language will be more effective than the barking.
A Pit Bull can make a wonderful family friendly pet, but you must make sure you are ready to take on the responsibility. You and your children must be honest with each other about the breed’s potential behavior problems. Remember, you will spend many long hours with your Pit Bull, so be sure that everyone in the family is comfortable with this commitment.
Consider taking your child along when you first bring your Pit Bull home. This will give the Pit Bull time to become acquainted with your child and their family. If your child has friends that have Pit Bulls, let them know the family and where the dog is living. It will make it easier for the child to introduce their dog to the rest of the family.
Make sure the Pit Bull is neutered and up to date on vaccinations before you allow your child to keep it. This will not only protect the Pit Bull from disease, but it will also make the child feel responsible for it. When you introduce a dog to a child, it is dangerous to allow them to mistreat it. Children tend to hurt or scratch the dog without thinking, which can lead to open wounds and even serious injury. Plus, children can be violent and have no self control, making it very difficult to determine if they are trying to harm the animal or if they are just playing.
Once the dog is home with the family, make it a point to take the dog for daily walks. While it is great to introduce new siblings to your child, it is also great to introduce the new dog to the kids perfectly. Dogs need exercise to maintain their health and well-being. Taking the Pit Bull for walks in the sunshine is a good way to keep it fit. Playing with the dog is also a great way for the child and family to bond, and to learn more about the animal.
The life of a Pit Bull can be a little rough at times, but if everyone in the family sticks together and works hard to love and care for the pet, the dog will become a part of the family instead of some strange, scary, or undesirable animal. Once the Pit Bull has become accepted into the family, then the owner can teach the child how to treat and love the pet.
Patience is very important during this time, because the child may not always like the way a pet acts or behaves. Some Pit Bulls do not react to children in a favorable manner, so patience and understanding will help the family feel better about this new addition to the household. In the end, having a loving, family friendly pet is worth all the effort.