December 11, 2008
Pit bulls take classes to avoid muzzles
The Nebraska Humane Society is offering
good citizen classes for pit bulls to allow owners to comply with Omaha's new muzzle law.
The Omaha ordinance, which takes effect in January, requires all pit bulls in the city to be muzzled in public unless they pass a canine
good citizen test, KETV in Omaha, reported Thursday.
They have to be able to put up with distractions, loud noise, somebody running and they have to be allowed to walk on a loose leash, trainer Cathy Guinane said of the
good citizen test.
The Humane Society said 10 pit bulls have already taken the $10 class and passed the test allowing them to go muzzle-free. The society said about 40 dogs are currently enrolled in the class, which officials said they will continue to offer for the next several weeks.