MR PITBULL SAYS: USE A BREAK STICK OR BREAKING STICKS TO SEPARATE THE DOGS
This is a multi-page article were I tell you how to stop a dog fight with a break stick.
A break stick should only be employed to break up a fight involving a pitbull. A break stick is generally in-effective with non-pitbull breeds as they do not tend to "lock on". Trying to break up a fight with a break stick when dogs to not have a firm hold, will likely result in a dog bite.
MR PITBULL SAYS: THIS IS HOW TO BREAK UP A DOG FIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE HELP
Once you have the easiest two dogs separated and put away, then move to the next two dogs. The confidence you gained and anything you learned will be helpful when trying to separate more powerful dogs.
If you do not have a break stick, another way to break up dogs fighting is to choke them out. When dogs are fighting, they are gasping for air. If dogs can't breathe they can't fight. You can try twisting their collar by hand. It is better though if you have something like a hammer handle, that you can slip under the dog's collar and give it a twist like a tourniquet. Use caution however, you don't want to kill the dog, and you don't want to use so much force that the collar gives way. From my experience, it does not take long with ample force is applied for them to run out of air, and let go. Much caution is needed. But without a break stick, this may be your only option.
MR PITBULL SAYS: MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED TO STOP A DOG FIGHT
If you are taking your dog for a walk, I hope you are prepared for such an emergency. You do well to carry with you a can of HALT! DOG PEPPER SPAY . This is the same dog pepper spray used by the US Postal Service since 1966. It will stop many dogs from attacking. I am not completely confident that it would stop a PitBull, but I believe it would stop most dogs. It would certainly stop a dog that was simply running over to your dog to sniff. Stopping that dog before he reaches your dog, would certainly stop your dog, if a Pit, from attacking the approaching dog.
I will mention this about Halt! Pepper Spray for dogs; it is not a very powerful formula. Dogs do not have the same kind of tear ducts that humans have, and are not as capable to wash away pepper. Regular pepper spray can result in permanent damage to dog's eyes. We might first say, "who cares, better him then me". With a charging Bear, this is true. Especially since if you spray a Bear, you are not likely to get sued. Spray someone's Beagle that is simply running over to check your dog out, and you are very likely to end up with a lawsuit.
MR PITBULL SAYS: WHAT IF A DOG ATTACKS MY DOG WHILE ON A WALK?
Some People will carry a large umbrella. They use it like a walking stick and when approached by a stray dog, open the umbrella suddenly. They say that doing so can startle an approaching dog and act as a deterrent.
You may pay a little more for this Brown 6 Way European Multifunctional Leather Dog Leash, Adjustable Schutzhund Lead 49"-94" Long, 3/4" Wide but it is worth every penny and then some. This is Police dog handlers leash. It gives you a lot of adjustability and has several clips on it which makes it perfect for fastening a dog several different ways and at the same time can be secured to a fence or a tree to tie the dog off. If you ever have to break up a dog fight by yourself, you will be very happy you have this leash.