I am EA´s mom. EA is an energetic, loyal and intelligent 3-year-old female pitbull. Playful, sweet and a wonderful family-dog. But she is terrible on the street. She is definitely dog-aggressive and all dogs in the neighborhood fear her. We have tried to socialize her, but it has been difficult from the very beginning. We bred her - had her mum who unfortunately passed away last year. EA and her two sisters hated each other from the very beginning. I had never seen anything like it among puppies before!!! And EA has continued the same way. Is difficult with other dogs. The only ones she makes friends with are big, young males. She adores them. There is hope!!!
She is also terrible on a leash, in spite of lots of training. She is just above middle energetic. She is slowly getting better. And she is very obedient without a leash. But since we can´t control her 100 % , we have to have her on leash, most of the time. Because she really is a danger to the neighborhood. We even fear she could attack people. She is very protective around the house. But people inside the house: very friendly and she behaves well at the vet etc. But we never leave her alone with children although she seems to get well along with them.
We love our EA. She is such a big and friendly personality - at home. And we got an Amstaff after her mother had died. A young male. She was hopelessly in love with him. Unfortunately he died from a viral disease. She suffered a lot after his death, but we have hesitations regarding getting a new dog, although it would be good company for her. But EA in herself is a big challenge. We would like to see better behavior outside the house.
What have we done wrong? She gets lots of love and we are firm with her. Everything works well at home. Among other things, she adores the cats with whom she plays, eats and sleeps.
The problem is - outside.