Dog fights are risky. If you’ve never had one, you don’t want to.

It is far easier to prevent them than to break them.

Breaking a Fight

Prior to Grip If the dogs do not yet have a hold, you may be able to break the fight using other means. Jerking the dogs back by their collars, a loud and firm break command, a bucket of cold water, a water hose, or putting a barrier between the two dogs, such as a baby gate, may be enough to stop them. Be cautious: do not put your hands near the dogs’ mouths.

Dog fights are risky. If you’ve never had one, you don’t want to.

It is far easier to prevent them than to break them.

Attempting to separate the dogs by pulling them apart will result in tearing and extensive damage.

If one of the dogs has a grip, a break stick should be used. It is easier to break up a fight with two people, but you can do it by yourself if you have no other option. If both dogs are fighting and you are alone, you may need to restrain one of them to a solid object. When one of the dogs is tied, you must “break” the one who is not tied first and immediately pull him/her off.

Follow these 4 steps

Stay calm – I know it’s nearly impossible, but screaming

Approach the dogs, straddle one with a hold, and then wrap your legs around the dog’s hips just in front of the hindquarters. Make sure your legs are securely wrapped around the dog. With your break stick in one hand, grab your dog’s collar firmly and pull upward slightly with your free hand. (This is a good reason to keep collars on your dogs at all times.)

Insert your breaking stick behind the molars where the gap is. If the gap is small, you may need to work the stick in slightly. The stick should be inserted into the dog’s mouth between 1/2 and 1-1/2 inches.

Turn the stick in the same way you would a motorcycle throttle. This causes the dog to re-adjust its grip and bite onto the stick, releasing the other dog. If both dogs have a hold on you, you’ll have to separate the second dog from the first.

pittiehill@gmail.com


© copyright 2022 all rights reserved Pit Bull Hill