From my other post I have looked into something regarding my dogs barking at people that go by.
I have to say that I am considering what was posted to me about my dogs being undersocialized. I have been watching them bark at people. Most people that go by our yard are looking like people that would do you some harm, but some are really scared when our dogs bark. In the past, I put a barking collar on our rott. It cut his barking down to a very minimum. I am going to put them on my pit and rott. I didn't realize that people were jumping out of their skin by our house.
In talking to people, everyone has different opinions. Some say "that is what you want in this area". And others say "Well, it is true that your dogs may run the other way if trouble really comes unless they are trained to attack and not afraid of people". So, it is interesting. I will put the collars on them. The technology is this: when the dog barks, the collar emits a "beep" and the dog stops barking just because he hears the beep. It is not harmful to the ears at all. I want to try it and see if they become less aggresive. I didn't know our pit can look sooooo vicious.
This is my first step for now. Our rott was teased so much by the neighbor kids where we used to live, that I know that is why he bit the people putting their hands over the fence here, and to work on that is another issue.
He is very cute though if any of us jump on our trampoline. He jumps up onto the trampoline and takes our hand with his jaws and leads us off of the trampoline. He sees it as dangerous. And of course, we lead into another discussion about trampolines. Believe me, my kids are never on it unsupervised and no one else is allowed on it. They are taught what not to do to avoid injury. I am sure I have opened another can of worms. But I appreciate that many people have different opinions.
I don't think, however, that I have a pit that will attack. I think I have one that scares people. But I don't know what I have with my rott. That may be another board. Thanks.