1. There is no such breed as a pitbull (according to the AKC), it is an umbrella term for 20 or so different breeds.
2. Dogs considered by most to be "pitbulls" are like any other dog. You raise them with gentleness and love, that's how they'll be. The ones taught to be aggressive are raised by idiot owners that don't see any dog as a living being.
3. All of this crap about pitbulls was started by the media to give them something to warmonger about. Did you know that chihuahuas bite a lot more often than dogs considered to be "pitbulls"?
Going with my heart on this. What they're doing to me and my pup (who was being trained for my PTSD, then when he was done growing, I was going to train him to help with my balancing issues) is wrong.
I have the right to train my own dog.
I have the right to have one in the first place.
Any breed can be a service dog.
I should have the right to train him in my home.
SDiT are protected in the state of California.
I need to know what I can do about it that's not going to jeopardize the roof over my kid's heads.
Because the law only applies to fully trained dogs. You are not going to find a law that allows for the training to be in your apt/house. And considering that you just moved in ...to risk your home...your childrens home... over this is ill advised.I just moved into the place 2 weeks ago after being homeless for 2 years. There never was a lease.
Nevermind, though. I feel like you all are giving the same responses as Google... Only about fully trained dogs, and only what the ADA says.
Second, breed bans do not apply to assistance animals:For purposes of reasonable accommodation requests, neither the FHAct nor Section 504 requires an assistance animal to be individually trained or certified.
However, housing providers may refuse to allow assistance animals that "pose a direct threat of harm to others or would cause substantial physical damage to the property." This determination must be based on the animal's actual behavior, not its breed.Breed, size, and weight limitations may not be applied to an assistance animal.
And pitbulls are one of themHere's the thing. I have trained dogs before. I'm just not certified. Plus CALIFORNIA LAW PROTECTS SERVICE DOGS IN TRAINING. Regardless of the fact that as an insurance agent you'd question my ability, it is my right.
Besides, why don't they ask that dogs Not serviced have a temperament test done, no matter the breed. There are not certain breeds that are more likely to bite than others.
But...but...why didn't you post links to all the stories about killer Chihuahua's out there. I bet there are dozens of articles about the vicious beasties!!And pitbulls are one of them
Just a small selection from last week.
OP has neither insurance nor a lease.Why can't you train a different breed to be your assistance dog? One that is allowed by your insurance?
My home insurance took photos of my dogs prior to issuing coverage (beagles are also not part of a no-coverage ban), and this was prior to any issue *I* had with him.Our old basset hound once bit a clown (the clown deserved it) but our insurance has no coverage-ban on the basset hound breed.
Our insurance does not, however, cover several other breeds based on dog bite statistics. Most insurance companies have similar breed-restricted coverage.
To have insurance to cover the listed breeds, a separate special policy is required.