Pit Bull Break Sticks

A break stick is a solid wedge-shaped tool used to provide leverage to open the jaw of a determined dog. It's a useful tool for "breaking" the bite and preventing injury to both dogs and humans who may be trying to break up the fight. They are a recommended tool for Pit Bull owners, rescue organizations, shelters, and dog trainers, as well as those with bully breeds who are in situations where unknown dogs interact.

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Any dog of any breed can become involved in an unintentional fight. If you have a Pit Bull, are a dog trainer, or a rescuer, a break stick is a must-have piece of equipment. It is the quickest, most effective, and humane way to open a stubborn dog's jaw.

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Pit Bulls do not have a special jaw that allows them to "lock" their jaw, nor do they have a higher "bite pressure" than other large dogs. They do, however, have the determination of a terrier dog breed. Pit bulls are not all aggressive toward other dogs.

Break sticks, on the other hand, are useful tools to have in a multi-dog household, as well as rescues, shelters, and trainers who may have a high volume of Pit Bull type dogs in their facilities, because the breed has a slightly higher tendency for dog aggression. Please read the following guidelines before using a break stick to break up a fight.

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Dog fights are terrifying experiences, and they do happen unintentionally. Even the most well-behaved, friendly, and docile dog can get into a fight. Fights are possible in any multi-dog household, regardless of breed. Fortunately, most dog fights are over in a matter of minutes. A responsible owner should take precautions to avoid such fights, but he or she should also be ready for the worst. Any owner's goal should be to break up a fight as quickly and efficiently as possible. Responsible owners must be vigilant and take steps to prevent fights from starting, but they must also be prepared for the worst and capable of breaking up a fight.

Pit Bulls are strong and agile dogs. Other dog breeds bite erratically and blindly, snapping, biting, and releasing. When fighting, Pit Bulls, like all terrier breeds, bite and hold. A break-stick will be useless if a dog is biting and releasing, but if a dog has a hold and refuses to let go, a break-stick can help. Management and prevention is key.

This is not unique pit bull behavior; it is typical terrier breed. Bred to be bite and hold dogs, beginning with bull-baiting, hog hunting, and dogfighting. Bred also to ignore pain and submission signals from other dogs, even though they are acutely aware of them. This is one of the reasons why some dogs become aggressive toward other dogs. (Please keep in mind that dog aggression and human aggression are two completely separate behavioral traits.)

Many people and organizations ignore or deny history, believing that it will never happen. Many times, it does not, but it only takes one time for it to be a disaster, and even scarier than fights is the inability to stop or break them up. Once they have a "hold," it can be difficult to get them to release another dog. Intended to break this tenacious terrier grip, break stick, as the name implies. This is the most secure, simple, and effective way to end a fight.



Pit Bulls have a great love for people, are affectionate and intelligent. They may live amicably among other animals for their entire lives and never experience a fight. You will find Pit Bulls who get along famously with other dogs, some with only certain dogs and others that may not tolerate other dogs at all. 

The break stick is one of the quickest and safest ways to break up a fight with Pit Bull breeds. Maintain your cool, straddle your dog, grab the collar with one hand, and insert the break stick behind the molars, twisting like a motorcycle handle. Because of the leverage, they will adjust their bite onto the stick, allowing you to pull them away and regain control. This is much easier with two people, but one person can do it by tying one of the dogs to a stable object if necessary.


Why us?

The majority of other vendors found online are breeding kennels or low-cost plastic imports. We contribute to rescue efforts by donating, volunteering, advocating, and participating. All of our dogs have been adopted.

Break Sticks are made in the United States of America from solid hickory wood sourced in the United States. They are durable and easy to hold, with a rounded handle and a hanging cord. (The cord may differ from the one shown.) They are NOT low-cost, razor-sharp plastic imports.

Break sticks are $30.00 for a pair (two sticks) and include First Class Mail Service in the United States, which typically takes 3-5 days, and we try to get them mailed the day after you order them.

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