Everyone, go back and read the original post. Ture was not bashing Pitbulls. He was not bashing dogs. He made a simple, reasonable, respectful request: do not leave your dogs unattended at a place like the WW park.
I am a dog person. I believe that a dog is often a part of the family, rather than simply a pet.
Would you take your infant to the WW park and leave him or her unattended on the rocks? So why would you leave your dog unattended? OK, the infant is ever-so-slightly less likely to attack somebody... but you should get my point. If youre going to bring a dog to a WW park, bring a dog-sitter. Otherwise, the dog should stay at home.
If there were only two or three dogs, that would be fine. But the fact is there are usually a lot of people at the WW park, many of them dog owners. So who is to say which river-rat may or may not bring a dog?
Save yourself the trouble. If you care about your dog, you will leave him at home. If yourwell-behaved dog is on a leash, tied to a tree and somebody's obnixious kid starts pulling on his tail or his ears, the dog is going to get pissed. He may snap. If he bites a kid, you may face fines, medical bills and you may lose your dog. Is all that really worth it for the opportunity for your dog to watch you paddle?
Now as for the attack on Pitbulls. Yes, they are bred to be fighters. Yes, they are more prone to violence than many other breeds. But if they are raised properly, the majority are good dogs.
"Believe me, my young friend, (said the water rat somlemnly), there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing...." -The Wind in the Willows