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If he's avoiding, you're fine. Dogs come in basically two temperaments: those who fight and those who flight. Can you push a flighter to biting? Yes, probably, but it takes a lot, you really have to push it.

Just do what you're doing, socializing, and let him decide what attention he wants. If a stranger petting him is not what he wants, don't push it. "oh, he's feeling shy right now" and end the interaction. Praise and treat when he chooses to interact.

Pit bulls, btw, are another breed generally in love with the world. "Never meets a stranger" is the breed standard for temperament.
 
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