hi, my name is eddie and have had the pleasure of being around pitbulls since the age of 15. i'm 30 now and just picked up a wonderful blue-nose named, lux. lux is now 11 months old and 85lbs, i've had him since he was 8wks. he has a great demeanor about him and he is very confident and VERY SMART. i trained him in all generic areas, he can sit, stay, go to mommy, among other commands. my reason for tracking down this site was the fact i had been scorned by a few other people at park today for "dominating" my dog.
i had flipped lux on his back for bad behavior (specifically, not listening. he was over excited eating some odd plant and blatanly ignored me. this happens OFTEN!). this appears to be the only problem "i" have with him. now it really got me upset that 3 men were ready to get physical with me over the way i was handling my dog, they also assumed i hit him (ironic actually... but the point was understood.) lux is not my first nor will he be the last but i feel i have obviously reached a peak with my intelligence on how to raise him.. hence why i'm choosing to sign up.
i hope i can gain discipline within myself so i can show lux a better life by not flipping him on his back every time he chooses to ignore me. it's obviously not working. he is an incredibly smart and sweet dog who deserves better. i hope the forum can forgive me for my short-comings and allow lux and i to thrive in your environment!