The whole month of October is known to be the National Pit Bull Awareness Month. This is a major hoorah for Pit Bull type dogs parents because this puts a lot of effort to bring education and positive awareness about the common misconceptions of people about Pit Bulls.
"Pit bulls love to please people, especially their pet parents. They are enthusiastic to do anything in exchange for praise. They are also attention-seekers and are very faithful to people they fully trust."
Tagged to be one of the most dangerous dog breeds in the world, Pit Bulls are banned in many places not only in the US but around the world, as they are portrayed as aggressive, killer dogs. But how true can this be? Or is it even true at all? Here, we've come up with a list of why Pit Bulls are amazing and some great ways you can celebrate National Pitbull Awareness Month (even if you don't own a Pit Bull type dog).
WHAT MAKES PIT BULLS AMAZING DOGS: FACTS
One Big Family. Pit Bull is the type of dog for breeds identified as American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Japanese Tosa, Bulldog.
Nanny Dogs. Back in the days, Pit Bulls were recognized to be trustworthy and reliable with kids and they were often called nanny dogs and nursemaids.
Not so great guard dogs. Despite their reputation as "aggressive dogs", Pit Bulls do not make great guard dogs since they trust people too easily and may consider an intruder a friend. Awwwwww!
People-pleaser. Pit bulls love to please people, especially their pet parents. They are enthusiastic to do anything in exchange for praise. They are also attention-seekers and are very faithful to people they fully trust.
Mental health advocate. Pit Bulls have a bubbly personality and an infectious, beautiful smile and just by looking at them, they can be great stress-relievers and will definitely make you smile, too!
CELEBRATING NATIONAL PIT BULL AWARENESS MONTH
Here are some of the best ways you can celebrate:
Post it. Religiously dedicate your social media accounts to post positive information and facts about Pit Bull types of dogs. It's a good idea to tear down negative stereotypes and let other people know how amazing these dogs can be.
Teach. Educate your family, friends, and fellow pet parents on how to treat Pit Bulls with wariness and kindness. Make sure they are able to identify signs of a dog that's okay/not okay to approach, a dog's boundaries and what triggers his anxiety and sudden mood changes.
So that future Pit Bull interactions will be something to look forward to and not be an episode of avoidance and fear.
Volunteer at a Pit Bull Rescue Shelter. One of the noblest and most beautiful things you can do to celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Month is volunteering at a rescue shelter, particularly of Pit Bulls. If you are not able to volunteer, you can foster a Pit Bull while the dog waits for his forever home or even donate pet supplies like toys, dog food, crates, chews, dog diapers, belly bands, pee pads, and things you think are useful for shelter dogs to use.
Be open-minded. A person with an open mind does not judge so easily. This is how you should be with Pit Bulls. Because of the negative things shown about Pit Bulls, people have generalized Pit Bulls to be bad, dangerous dogs. Never judge because of ignorance and of what others want you to believe. Help promote open-mindedness by being an example yourself.
Keep calm and hug a Pit Bull. Pit Bulls are one of the most misunderstood dogs in the world.
And one way to prove that they are not vicious dogs is to give them every Pit Bull you encounter a hug (but of course, safety first).
Let Pit Bull pet parents know that you support them in making the world a lovelier, safer and more accepting place for their misunderstood dogs. What else can you do to celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Month? Let us know!
This is a great opportunity for pet parents, breed clubs, animal shelters, rescue organizations to highlight the breed's wonderful characteristics
"Because of the negative things shown about Pit Bulls, people have generalized Pit Bulls to be bad, dangerous dogs."