Be Polite Break Sticks
A Break-Stick or as we like to refer to them a "Polite Stick" is an efficient tool that can be used to "break" the bite of a tenacious, determined Pit Bull.
Pit Bulls have a great love for people, are affectionate and intelligent. They may live amicably among other animals for their entire lives and never experience a fight. However any dog of any breed can get into a fight. Unintentional, accidental dog fights do happen. Even the most well behaved, friendly, docile dog could find itself in a fight. Dog fights are scary events, many people think it will never happen and many times it doesn't, but it only takes one time for it to be a disaster and even scarier than fights is not being able to break them up.
A Pit Bulls instinct is to bite and hold which is very typical of terrier breeds. Pit Bulls have been bred for decades to ignore pain, even though they do feel it. Pit Bulls do not have any special locking jaw, their jaw is the same as any other dog, but what they do have is an enormous amount of determination and tenacity, the true nature of a terrier. "Pit Bull" is not an official breed of dog it is a generic slang term used to describe the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and any mixes there of.
Most dog breeds bite erratically and blindly - snapping, biting and releasing. Pit Bulls tend to bite and hold when fighting. If a dog is biting and releasing a break-stick will not be of any use, but if a dog has a grip on and won’t let go a break-stick can facilitate a break. A break-stick helps give you the leverage to open a determined dogs jaw. (For this reason and for your own safety you should not use a break stick on any other breed of dog).
With Pit Bull breeds, the break stick is one of the quickest and safest ways to break up a fight. Keep calm, straddle your dog, grab the collar with one hand, and insert the break stick in the opening behind the molars and twist. The leverage will cause them to adjust their bite onto the stick allowing you to pull them away so that you can regain control. This is of course much easier with two people, but one person can accomplish this by tying one of the dogs to a stable object if need be.
The first step to any good dog owner is to understand the breed, know the breeds history and the characteristics of the breed. Responsible owners must be vigilant to do what they can to prevent any fights before they start, but they should also be prepared and capable of breaking up an accidental fight, should one happen and to be able to do it as quickly as possible. Any time a Pit Bull gets into a fight, even if started by another dog the Pit Bull will be blamed for it.
Why purchase break-sticks from Pit Bull Hill? a portion of the sale will be donated to non-profit rescue organizations that help these dogs. You can be comfortable knowing you are not supporting breeders or dog fighters. Most other vendors found online are breeding kennels. We support rescue efforts and our dogs have been adopted from rescue organizations.
Our break sticks are hand crafted from solid hickory handles from the US and include a hanging cord. (cord may be different than pictured).
Break sticks are $30.00 a pair (two sticks) - includes First Class Mail Service typically 3-5 days in the United States - (we try to get them in the mail the day after order) and includes a $5.00 donation from each set to a non-profit Pit Bull rescue. Our selected beneficiary is
PittieLove Rescue located in Framingham MA.
We have recently added Kenway's Cause who supports the dogs of the Hartford Shelter in CT.
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