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by tommyt
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Ideas for a sturdy tie-out chain
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

The idea is to take a rear wheel drive axle (can be found at most auto junkyards) and drive it through the ground. Take the O-ring (pictured as the RED ring) and place the axle through the ring into the ground. This allows uninterrupted movement and prevents entanglement. Use lap links to seal the O...
by tommyt
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Ideas for a sturdy tie-out chain
Replies: 47
Views: 1334

I would never consider a cable tie-out for a bulldog. I have tried them in the past and bought extremely expensive cabling used for towing and they still failed. Regardless of what some people say, chains are the safest way to contain a bulldog. They will not tangle if they are put together correctl...
by tommyt
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Learning off-lead boundaries
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Are the other dogs APBTs? I wouldn't recommend anyone to let their dog off leash. It may be OK at times, but it can easily lead to trouble. Just because your dog hasn't attacked dogs before does not rule out the chance that it will happen. There are too many negative scenarios that can be played out...
by tommyt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

This was one of your earliest statements in this thread: "As you said, it is possible that something could go down. Being that there is a chance, why would you be willing to put the dog in that situation? I do not see how keeping your dog away from situations is "handing over reasons with...
by tommyt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

I never said that you shouldn't compete in your sports. Please, do not put words in my mouth. You are being overly dramatic, once again. The statement you made did not imply sarcasm. I took it literally. That is not my fault. If you imply sarcasm in writing, it can easily be took literally Which is...
by tommyt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

"If I can't take my dog to Petsmart, we are just handing them over to BSL" is overly dramatic and to me As it is to me. Never once did I say that if I couldn't take my dog to PetSmart, I would be inviting BSL into my community. I said that since I have a pet bull with mild, controllable d...
by tommyt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

However, the comments regarding "If I can't take my dog to Petsmart, I might as well get rid of them." . That comment was, as I said, heavy sarcasm. The point of it was that my dogs are used to being around other dogs, that this is a large part of what I have them for, and I'm not going t...
by tommyt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

I commend you all for trying to do a good thing. Obviously, there are alot of you that go to Petsmart with your dog and haven't had a problem. I am used to very DA dogs and I have never known of any dogs that could be cold enough to be trusted around other dogs. It is a learning experience. I still ...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Also, I still do not see the difference between a dog park and Petsmart. Ok, here goes: Dog park: a bunch of off leash dogs running around interacting at will :run: while owners sit on a bench talking and ignoring their dogs' behavior. No control whatsoever. Petsmart: A dog or 3 being walked around...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

All the socialization with other dogs you can possibly do will not make as much of a positive impact on a person and their feelings concerning the breed than a truly positive experience with the human. Well, last time I checked, therapy dogs worked with people. Someone check me on this. But the not...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

I take Pixie to PetSmart all the time- She takes training/CGC classes there. She is low key & not exceptionally dog aggressive. She is also MY dog, & I know HER limits. I respect her limits & I do not push them. Never once have I encountered an offleash dog at PetSmart. Accidents can ha...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

I understand some of the points you are trying to make, but I agree with what most people here are saying. Also there is a big difference between petsmart and the dog park... Usually people will have their dogs leashed there because they can get into stuff they are not supposed to or go and try to ...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

To me, the difference lies in the fact that letting your dog in your backyard is unavoidable. Taking your dog to Petsmart is avoidable. You can better see your surroundings, for the most part, if you are walking your dog in the street versus the loose dog on the next aisle over in Petsmart. A fight ...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

As you said, it is possible that something could go down. Being that there is a chance, why would you be willing to put the dog in that situation? I do not see how keeping your dog away from situations is "handing over reasons within our own community for BSL". In my opinion, it is being r...
by tommyt
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Petsmart VS Dog parks
Replies: 43
Views: 1892

Petsmart VS Dog parks

Can someone please explain to me what is the difference between taking your dog to Petsmart and dog parks? Dogs are supposed to be leashed in Petsmart. However, I have seen many instances where dogs get loose. Also, when you are letting your dog meet face to face with another dog, it really makes no...

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