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by Pit Chick
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Dock Dogs Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Dock Dogs Questions

That would be nice for the climate control, but bad if the pool broke. :wow
by Pit Chick
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Dock Dogs Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Dock Dogs Questions

These dock dog events are held in the wrong part of the country at the wrong time. They should hold it in Houston and other hot southern states in the spring or fall and in cooler parts of the country during the summer. But what do I know? :dunno:
by Pit Chick
Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Dock Dogs Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Dock Dogs Questions

Not sure about other parts of the country, but in Houston, Texas they hold Dock Dogs in the dead middle of summer in a park with no trees around the pool area. It's scorching hot so the water is very welcoming even though it probably warms up to about 80 degrees give or take. They even set up little...
by Pit Chick
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

Birth control has to be given repeatedly. Not only would the medication cost a lot, but paying someone to do it would as well. Plus, it doesn't stop the hogs from destroying land and crops.

Feral cats is a whole other argument for another thread.
by Pit Chick
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

I'm sure more dogs are killed hunting hogs than doing police work, but the main point is intentionally putting dogs in harms way and K9 units are in harms way daily taking down bad guys when humans can't. The bad guys in this case are hogs. And how about bomb sniffing dogs? That job title alone scre...
by Pit Chick
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

Dogs can just do a lot of things better than humans. I wonder if the same folks opposed to them being used for hog hunting would be opposed to them being used in police work or search & rescue? Those are dangerous jobs also, but probably more noble so that's ok? And please don't generalize all o...
by Pit Chick
Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

The man that tested my dogs said the hogs were brought over from Spain as a food source, but some got loose and/or released and reverted to feral ways since this country is ideal habitat for them.
by Pit Chick
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Adult Male Pit Bull for adoption/fostering-check the ears!
Replies: 11
Views: 6089

Re: Adult Male Pit Bull for adoption/fostering-check the ear

Well, she did love him, but he was too much for her to handle. He knows his basic obedience, but he needs someone to be firm with him and she just wasn't firm enough or confortable enough in her handling skills. He's very strong and she's not strong enough. So, no go this time.
by Pit Chick
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Treat em' right rescue in houston
Replies: 25
Views: 11674

Re: Treat em' right rescue in houston

I was just informing the local Houston forum posters of a rescue that is constantly asking for free help (vols) and donations; that also has a history of not manning up to their responsibilities. Like rescuing and boarding dogs they can not afford, or neglecting medical bills resulting in maulings ...
by Pit Chick
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Adult Male Pit Bull for adoption/fostering-check the ears!
Replies: 11
Views: 6089

Re: Adult Male Pit Bull for adoption/fostering-check the ear

Adoption pending. I have a good home lined up for Boston and we're doing the meet n greet today. The whole process is taken care of and everything is go as long as she falls in love upon meeting him. Say a little prayer for Boston today. I'm sure he'll put on his usual, goofy charm and seal the deal.
by Pit Chick
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: 2 Pit Bull mix PUPPIES for adoption
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Re: 2 Pit Bull mix PUPPIES for adoption

Dallas has been adopted! However, Bubbles was returned. *sigh* We are going today to meet someone interested in her so keeping fingers crossed he falls in love.
by Pit Chick
Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

pblove wrote:so did the rescue sway on the hunting home?


No and I don't expect them to. "What one doesn't understand, one fears."
by Pit Chick
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

merriterrier and megan, EXACTLY!
by Pit Chick
Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

There are tons of videos on Youtube. No, it's not a glorious thing to watch, hence why I'm not a hunter. But it's a thing of beauty to watch a dog doing a job it was made for, whether it's a Lab retrieving, a Border Collie herding, etc.
by Pit Chick
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Dog Sports
Topic: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?
Replies: 74
Views: 1619

Re: Hog Hunting--too dangerous for rescue dogs?

Different dogs require different homes. A pet home just isn't always suitable for all dogs, even those in rescue. We owe it to the dogs we rescue to find homes that are the best match for them.

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