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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Alexandra Mitchell with her blue-nosed pit bull Tia Luna at her home in Makakilo. Mitchell says pit bulls are active dogs that require a lot of exercise, but can be well-behaved.
KRYSTLE MARCELLUS / KMARCELLUS@STARADVERTISER.COM Sit Means Sit Hawaii dog trainer Leonard Letoto, right, works with his dog Spice to help train Jill Tanaka’s 4-year-old pit bull mix, Mahina, at Hoalauna Park in Ewa Beach. Mahina was adopted from a shelter and was fearful of other dogs
before training with Letoto.
COURTESY ALEXANDRA MITCHELL Alexandra Mitchell with her pit bull Tia Luna as a puppy.