What is the best way to break up a dog fight? How do you release the jaws of a p

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image56
    Charlotte Hillposted 2 years ago

    What is the best way to break up a dog fight? How do you release the jaws of a pit bull?

    Everyone everywhere seems to be housing a pit bull. They are very sweet, loyal family pets but to the remainder of the world, the enemy.  While on a walk my dog was aggressively approached by a rather stout pit bull. My dog is 12 years old and didn't put up too much of a fight,  however his jaws grabbed a hold of my dogs abdomen and put them in lock down.
    My screams brought neighbors out who thought hitting this animal with a stick would release his hold, it didn't. They repeatedly punched this dog. Finally 20 minutes later he released. Isn't there an effective method to opening the jaws?

  2. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 2 years ago


    No, can not open the jaws whatsoever.
    Stingers (personal 'tazors that use pain compliance rather than interrupt the nervous system that the police use) will NOT work.

    No water hose, hitting over the head with a big rock, kicking, hitting with a stick or any other blunt trauma force will work.

    There is a video that shows a TRAINED police dog method. I have a neighbor with several incidents where the pitts were locked jawed through the fence.  and it seemed to work. Used a large metal chain, because any small leash would probably break.

    Stand behind dog, put  your legs on the dog's hind hips and hold tight with your legs. Wrap chain around neck of the dog and choke him out.  This worked when the other dog was behind a fence. If have two pitts in the open then call animal control first, remain safe inside or away and let them fight until tired out.

    let me see if I can find that video again  .... nope can't find it.  It was an IDF training done indoors which appears to be a children's school class room. The trained dog, trainer had a 'victim' in protective gear, and was not given the release command in order to demonstrate. It was in English.

    Here is the Dog Whisperer video. https://youtu.be/DxImB7UQPG8  where he pulls the dog up, he had other people doing same on the other dog, but if you see he is holding the dog by it's collar  which is a type of choke out.  But when have a loose dog with no collar then going have to improvise to get a choke hold onto him and since we are not trained STATSI  then the rest of us have to get a rope, belt, to choke out attacking dog.  I could not do what the dog whisperer did, because unable to lift a 90 pound dog off the ground and onto it's hind legs like he did on this video where the dog was still a puppy pitt.

    This other guy use a stick which no way in Hades I would try to do because too scared to put hand near dog's mouth but he does show you the legs on the hind position and tell you what NOT to do.  https://youtu.be/KfMVH4wY5Pg

    Hope this helps. Sorry about your dog. I know how freaking scary it is and very upsetting.  Hope your dog gets better.

    Of course the pitt bull;s owner is liable for the vet bills of your poor dog.

    1. profile image56
      Charlotte Hillposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your response, she is doing fine now recovered OK. I don't walk her anymore as iv had other incidents being chased by a pit bull on my bicycle... Someone told me to bring pepper spray with me wherever I go. Do you know if that works? Ty

  3. profile image0
    Cissy1946posted 2 years ago

    Call the police and let them shoot him. I'm not kidding. I love animals but there are times when extreme measures are required. Oh yes, while the police are there let them shoot the owner too!

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago

    To release the jaws of a Pit Bull I would get a long Swiffer dust brush and tickle its tail! Ha-ha-ha!
    It would be from a car so I could say "Step on it" when I saw its jaws loosen up.
    P.S. -- I would drop the Swiffer.

  5. profile image59
    Onishea Aguileraposted 18 months ago

    I heard that shoving your finger up the pit bulls rectum will make him release his jaws. Your not supposed to be gentle or lube your finger to do it ether. Its supposed to hurt them enough to make them release their jaws. My cousin has raised pit bulls and other dogs and he told me it works. You can't make a habit of doing it because you wouldn't want the dog to get use to it or I don't think it would work. Redirection also works for younger pit bulls. Always carry their favorite toy or one they would be interested in. Especially the squeaky ones because they work best.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)