PHOENIX - We've all seen the horror stories about pit bull attacks, like the tragedy last month in Gilbert when a two year old was killed after he got too close to pit bull mix dogs fighting.
Attacks do happen, but Jennifer Mazzocchi with Mayday Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy said if you do meet a mean pit bull, you should know who to blame.
"Stop blaming the dog for the problems that happen and look to the owners," she said.
Jennifer pointed out any dog can be aggressive. She said it's all about who's holding the leash.
"So if you're seeing those kind of behaviors in any breed, not just pit bulls, you have to look at the owners to understand why that's happening," she said.
Here's something you probably didn't know about pit bulls.
"They've always been known as nanny dogs, they absolutely adore children," Jennifer said.
For more information on Mayday Pitbull Rescue and Advocacy, visit their website.
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