Q: I have a 9-week-old pit bull terrier. I want to clip his ears off. When is a good time to do it?
Q: Can dogs get their ears pierced?
A: People, please. These sort of questions make Dog Lady’s ears perk up with alarm. There is no good time to clip a pit bull’s ears off unless you want to turn the pit puppy into a scared and aggressive warrior, which is unlawful and unconscionable. Don’t you follow the news? Aggressive pit bulls give all dogs a bad name.
And why pierce a dog’s ears? Sure, Dog Lady can make fun of such a thing, but, in reality, dogs don’t like piercings or wearing chandelier earrings. Do not mutilate your dog’s ears for any reason. For animals, these body parts are finely tuned instruments of survival.
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