The P Word isn’t only about the dogs we know or identify as “pit bulls”. It’s about the controversy, fear and emotion that is conjured up by muttering those 2 simple words. When someone says “akita” what happens? When someone says “german shepherd”, “doberman pincher”, “rottweiler” or “chow” what happens?
All these breeds and several others are on various lists of dangerous dogs. But for some reason the only one that people talk about are the “pit bulls”. They’re the only ones that make the headlines. The only ones overwhelming shelters nationwide. The only ones being targeted specifically, and occasionally completely banned, in cities and towns throughout the country and around the world.
The P Word is about continued positive change for BOTH pit bull type dogs and the communities they live in. Advocates have made great progress in the last 10+ years using non-emotional, knowledgeable, and compassionate advocacy strategies. The only way pit bull type dogs can truly be looked at as individuals, as a just another dog, and not be subject to mass discrimination - is through mass education.
2019 P Word schedule:
January 13th Minneapolis, MN
January 26th Kenosha, WI
September 15th Sheboygan, WI
September 28th Appleton/Green Bay, WI
Keep checking back to see if your city is on the list!
Don't see your city? Want to bring The P Word to YOU? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how!
Why is there a need for a seminar about pit bull type dogs? Aren’t all dogs individuals? Aren’t dogs just dogs?
Don’t we want to move away from labels? No special treatment for any particular breed or group of dogs…
In a perfect world we wouldn't need labels for anything. We'd all just sing Kumbaya around the campfire and exist in all our individual glory and greatness!
But we don't live in a perfect world... we live in the United States of America. And no one loves a good label more then we Americans! Sad, but true.
The "pit bull" label is especially in need of serious explanation and rehabilitation. It's the most misunderstood label in the canine community and one of the most within the general public.