Colorado Senators to Intorduce Bill to Require Cops Take Dog Training

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    http://www.denverpost.com/ci_22701621/colorado-senators-introduce-bill-require-cops-take-dog


    I really hope it passes. The Chloe incident was just awful, and unfortunately, not the only one.
     
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    I hope this passes in every state. I've heard of so many friendly, but vocal dogs getting shot and harmed, when all they really wanted to do was to be pet or left alone. Hopefully this will get passed, and these terrible incidents can be avoided in the long run.
     
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    Doesn't Denver still have extreme BSL?

    I worry about this type of thing an absurd amount. Police came to our house a few days ago and I let them search the house voluntarily so that I could control the situation and make sure the dogs were out of the way, so that they weren't compelled to come back with a warrant, kick down my door, and shoot my dogs. My boyfriend has his license to possess medical marijuana, and we think it was something related to that, but everything checked out with the officers.
     
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    Unfortunately, yes. BSL is still a thing here and you can't have a pittie or pittie-mix. There's talk of them revoking it due to costs and lack of people actually following the rules, though there seems to be little follow-through.
     
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    I guess I just wish they'd put effort into chnging he BSL if dogs is something they want to make a priority. More are dying because of their breed than are being shot accidentally.
     
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    I know. And the thing that sucks is there are a lot of people not following the rules and getting pitties right now. The cops kind of don't care at this point. But in general, the people getting the dogs are the ones who probably can't handle that kind of animal whereas the ones who are choosing to follow the law would often make for a much better fit. The idiots who shouldn't be owning a pittie but do anyway give the dogs a bad name, BSL steps in, and we're right back were we started. :(
     
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    Great initiative! Too often have dogs been shot when cops don't know how to handle a situation correctly. They get scared and often shoot or abuse the animal who may just be in the wrong place at the wrong time
     
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    "The bill includes exceptions for using force, such as when police are responding to a dangerous dog call or violent crime."

    So since most calls about "Pit Bulls" wandering loose/around neighborhoods are deemed to be "dangerous dog calls" I guess that means cops can still roll up and go open-season on loose "Pit Bulls" regardless of the dogs' actual demeanor?
     
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    Probably but I am hoping (and assuming their hope is) that by taking some classes and learning about dogs maybe some officers will actually realize the difference between a dangerous dog and one that is manageable in the moment, pit or not.

    I understand leaving it open....would never pass without. I do think the intent is good though and that it could help
     
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    I'm sure some people would take it that way, unfortunately. Especially since Colorado sill has a lot of pit bull hysteria caused by BSL.
    What would be nice is if people would call animal control instead of the police. But that'll never happen.
     

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