I have a pit bull terrier and would love to eventually get another dog. How can I make sure my pit bull won’t get jealous or aggressive?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
Pit bulls have gained a bad reputation in recent years due to poor management and breeding practices enacted by a relatively small percentage of people. The reality is that the majority of bull and terrier breeds -- such as your pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire bull terrier and more -- make well-mannered pets as long as they come from a reputable breeder and have been properly socialized. Ideally, your dog was exposed to other people and animals in a positive, nurturing environment starting at no later than seven to eight weeks of age.
However, your expression of concern over your dog potentially getting jealous and aggressive is a hint that your dog may not have been properly socialized or that it needs an obedience refresher course. Such classes allow you to introduce your pet to unfamiliar people and other dogs under very controlled, supervised conditions. Local humane societies, pet stores and other places often hold these classes.