Today’s OPP is from Shelby:
Yi Slacker & Steve,
My daughter is 4 and she's in the puppy stage. My husband's cousin has a pit-bull that just had a litter and my daughter has fallen in love with them. She has one specific puppy she likes the most and she keeps asking if she can bring him home. My husband has already told her she can have the dog but I don't think a pit-bull is a good dog for a little girl. It's cute now but it's gonna grow up and we all know they are aggressive dogs that can turn any second. I don't want my daughter to end up mauled or dead. I told her the puppy had to stay with its mommy but we could get her a different puppy. My husband says I'm crazy and thinks it will be a good dog for her. How do I convince my family that bringing that dog home is like leaving a loaded gun in the living room?
Slacker says that he won’t even let his kid go river rafting without him at his side, because he doesn’t trust the situation. He says he would like to put his kid in the best possible scenario. Slacker says that with his kids being a little older he wouldn’t mind getting a pit-bull but getting the breed when they are babies is a hard decision. He says that the majority of pit-bulls don’t do bad things. Slacker says that if Shelby is that much afraid of the breed then it wouldn’t be a good idea because you need to be the alpha!
Steve says that they could get another breed but this one is a free dog and they know what kind of dogs the parents were and what not. He says that the big problem with this situation is the fact that Shelby’s husband already promised the dog to their daughter.
What advice do you have for Shelby?
Pitbulls are wonderful dogs. Yes sometimes there are bad news stories about them but think about it this way, they used to be nanny dogs! Enought said...
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