2019 P Word schedule:
January 13th Minneapolis, MN
January 26th Kenosha, WI
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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…
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 for 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 completely banned in cities and towns throughout the country and around the world.
The P Word is about bringing on 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 education.