October is National Pit Bull awareness month. It actually started out as a day to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and to their responsible owners. The Pit Bull, like Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds before it has topped the lists of dogs that some consider dangerous in general.
Negative media attention has created a lot of fear and the desire to enact breed specific legislation in some areas.
Local certified dog trainer, Lorna Williams held an awareness session at the Princeton Plaza Mall on Saturday, October 19.
“There are a lot of responsible owners out there,” said Williams.
She and two of her friends brought their dogs down to the plaza to give residents the opportunity to visit with the dogs and to learn more about them
Kellie Broderick and Rizza along with Janel Isherwood and Buddy joined Williams with her dog Pup to assist in the educational afternoon.
These ladies want people to learn that it is “not the dog that is bad, it is irresponsible ownership that creates problems with any breed.”
Pup is 10 years old, Rizza is three and they both just love people and attention. Buddy is an excited less-than-one year old ranch pup. He wears a muzzle while in town because “of the fear people have of the breed.”
If you are interested in learning more about the Pit Bull breed, Both Lorna Williams 250-295-7974 and Kellie Broderick 250-295-1426 are willing to help. Also visit http://www.pets.ca/dogs/articles/pit-bull-information/