When I lived on 11 and B I was in the park a lot more often than now when I'm on 2nd. I used to see the young boys baiting their pbulls in the park by putting a rag up in a tree branch just out of jump range and just commanding the dog to go for it for, like, an hour. Those maulers would never even get winded even though the task was futile. But one trick if a pit gets your dog in their jaws is to throw your cup of coffee or your soda right on their face. It shocks them and they freak out just long enough to let go. I saw this done once right outside the park when a pit had a lovely small collee in a death grip. The pained howling of the collee was excruciating to hear. A young girl ran all the way across the street from her building with a small bowl of water and tossed it right on the pit bulls face and poof! She was an angel.