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by dawgdays
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Getting my BADRAP girl Saturday 6/23/07
Replies: 38
Views: 3879

Ohhh. What a nice photo. I *heart* me some Cowboy. 8)

Ann, I don't know Hula's weight but she's between 55-60lbs.

Tina, your check's in the mail. ;-)
by dawgdays
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Getting my BADRAP girl Saturday 6/23/07
Replies: 38
Views: 3879

Hey Ann Congrats on scoring this wonderful girl. Sorry I don't have many photos - you snapped her up so quick that we didn't have time to build up her little porfolio. But I'm sure you'll take care of that once she's home. Here's a pic I do have on file. Sweet Abbey! http://www.badrap.org/rescue/img...
by dawgdays
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: Canine Legislation Conference-Calling All BSL Fighters!
Replies: 22
Views: 2025

Great to know that this conference will be back, bigger and better.

All best luck for a sold out event!
by dawgdays
Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23920

GG, You're assuming we have the luxury of time. Educating kids (which should be done and in some places is starting to happen) means we don't start to see a pay-off for about 10 years, if we're lucky. I don't think we have 10 years. But if you think we do, then I'll happily take the summer off. 8) W...
by dawgdays
Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23920

The pit bull overpopulation problem (20,000 euthanized each year in Bay Area shelters alone, according to BAD RAP) has to do with a bunch of factors: poverty, class, gangs, popular culture, criminal activity, perceived status, a lack of education, the fear of crime Poverty, status, gangs....OR is i...
by dawgdays
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Here we go, Indy BSL
Replies: 25
Views: 3100

If I remember correctly it was the director of one of the local animal shelters that helped co-write the bsl they initially tried to pass. Yep - She was one of the people I met this week. It sounds like that area is a hellhole for the breed. She expressed a keen interest in making things better for...
by dawgdays
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: Here we go, Indy BSL
Replies: 25
Views: 3100

I know it was a horrible few months when St. Joe County was looking at restrictions, and I know if this goes through South Bend and Mishawaka will take their restrictions to Bans. As they mentioned wanted to do when St. Joe was looking at restrictions Pat - I met some people from St. Joe's Humane S...
by dawgdays
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23920

Misidentification is a problem with every breed, and 'tis true --- lots of the shelter dogs (bcs, acds, aussies) really are mixes. But this is a pyramid problem ... every mutty little wanna-be working dog comes from a full breed parent or grandparent, right? Their blood isn't any less red because th...
by dawgdays
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Sorry to sound "stupid'... would this only be related to having contact w/a "bad" human, or could this also happen after being attacked by other dogs? Or could it be a combination of both? Or does it all depend on how the dog perceives the situation? Not stupid at all... Dogs that ha...
by dawgdays
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Wow, that is an interesting thoery... would this happen anywhere, or only if the dog was stressed out while being in an unfamiliar situation??? No, not normal stress - pit bulls can generally handle an impressive amount of physical stress. Look at Katrina -- many of the non-pits fell completely apa...
by dawgdays
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

Of course you can give a verbal correction to your dog, Lycan. The key is that you give it exactly when it's needed and only enough to help steer the dog our of making a bad decision. This is why finding a good trainer is so important --- you'll learn about timing of both rewards and verbal correcti...
by dawgdays
Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: survey: LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIGINIA shelter kills all pit bulls
Replies: 13
Views: 3237

Back to the Loudoun County deal for a quick follow up: Their recent newsletter lists the names of the shelters that attended the workshop on pit bull adoptions. If your shelter is listed, you may want to drop them a letter of (sane) encouragement and support. Keeping shelters on your side is importa...
by dawgdays
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

It really stinks to think that she might not trust me as a owner/handler. If that's the case (and we don't know if it is) it might just be that *you don't trust yourself.* Dogs are so sensitive to what their handlers are projecting. And again - if that's the case - then you both have LOTS of room f...
by dawgdays
Thu May 31, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

I have a suggestion. Something that works for us when we have dogs that have been through a bad experience while with their current owners (usually a shock collar experience): See if your trainer is willing to take over working your dog temporarily with the purpose of developing a really good bond a...
by dawgdays
Thu May 31, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How to correct DA
Replies: 41
Views: 2698

chewbecca, what happens if somebody else handles Ella? ...especially, if it's someone who's comfortable with dogs?

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