No dog parks for Pit Bulls
Experts say no
Dog trainers, American Pit Bull advocates and many vets will tell you to avoid dog parks when it comes to you pit bull. Many responsible pit bull owners find this offensive and don't heed the warnings.
No matter how obedient your dog is or how socially behaved they are around other dogs the reality is that, people will always blame the pit bulls. With proper training and socialization any dog can be great with others however, there are people who simply teach their dogs to walk on leashes and sit on command and never worry about anything else. If your dog is approached by another at a dog park and the other dog becomes aggressive, without recorded proof many times the pit bull gets blamed. If your dog defends himself, many times the other owner will notify the police.
Police will then, without question label your dog potentially dangerous which can come with a price. Some cities require that you pay $500 a year just to have your dog licensed because it was label "potentially dangerous." Once a dog is deemed dangerous it can never and will never been seen as anything other then a threat in the eyes of the law.
No matter how much people fight for equal rights for all dog breeds, Pit Bulls still seem to get the short of the stick. Dog parks are hazardous for bully breed dogs because you can't predict how other dogs will respond to your pooch. Some dogs have aggression towards larger dogs or a specific sex of dog and see your dog as a threat even without cause. This is why the experts advise owners of Pit Bulls to avoid dog parks.
Many owners that take their dogs to local dog parks will let them run off leash. Some dogs that are well socialized and trained have no problems with this. However, not everyone takes the time to properly train their dogs or they simply have too much faith that their dog will behave when off leash. Because you can not control other dogs around the park it is safer to keep your Pit Bulls out of any situation when it could become a target of bias people and law enforcement officers.
The experts know what they are talking about.
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