i'm hoping to socialize him quite a bit, but i've read so much about pits and socialization that i'm a little worried. apparently it's a common pit behavior to simply not pick up on, or not care about another dog's aggressive body language. so the pit ignores the other dog's cues, and the other dog eventually snaps, and in the worst case scenario the pit wins the fight because apparently they don't back down. it's hard to believe this gentle dog would do something like that, but really he's new to our family. you never know. we saw his first aggressive display this morning when someone came to our door. he barked, growled, and then when the cable guy was in the backyard, the hair on Dog's back raised. i have mixed emotions about that; good that he's protective, not good that he's aggressive to someone who *should* be in our backyard. he's going to have to be more discerning about threats and non-threats.