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by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New pit mix owner :)
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Re: New pit mix owner :)

Hiya Chelc4, I can't quite condone how you went about things. Hiding your dog from the landlord sure can backfire. But I understand about not wanting to see a good animal put down; and it's not like I'm the Ethics Police or anything. Anyway, good luck; and welcome to PBF. I applaud you for your open...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Here
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: New Here

It's a manual process, Moni. Sometimes there's a bit of a delay; but it helps us keep down the riffraff ratio.

Gorgeous dogs! Thanks for rescuing!

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by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: AT LONG LAST! JESSUP SPILLS ALL ABOUT THE "OUT"!
Replies: 69
Views: 40199

Re: AT LONG LAST! JESSUP SPILLS ALL ABOUT THE "OUT"!

Well, we generally don't erase threads just because some advice is antiquated. It's more or less an open forum, within the limits of civil discourse. For deleting outdated info, we'd want a different format, something like a Wiki perhaps (with its edit wars and other limitations... nothing's perfec...
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Motorycycles and Pit Bulls
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Motorycycles and Pit Bulls

Is it the noise they make that sets him off? Try making a recording with a tape recorder or an ipod, play the sound at very low volume -- low enough so he notices it but doesn't freak out. When you see him notice the sound, click and treat; build up a tolerance from there. He shouldn't be able to ch...
by MikeInTacoma
Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Martingale, pinch, other options?
Replies: 36
Views: 549

Re: Martingale, pinch, other options?

Hey Maverick, have you read the sticky on headcollars?
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=77551
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Martingale, pinch, other options?
Replies: 36
Views: 549

Re: Martingale, pinch, other options?

I prefer a harness too, ever since Rufus took off after a rabbit and pulled his choke chain tight, and spun in a 360 two feet off the ground. That terrified me, and I bought his first harness a couple days later. Now I too find that I prefer it in an environment where he might be near dogs, since I ...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How many think this is worth a laugh?
Replies: 59
Views: 1701

Re: How many think this is worth a laugh?

Kudos to you, highflyer. Thinking back, when I joined PBF, I might have found the video funny. It's hard to remember. For me, it points up the injustice of discrimination against Pit Bulls. If that dog were to bite his owner, the general public foolishly would dismiss it as incomprehensible, a one-t...
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Good age for the invisible fence/shock collar?
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: Good age for the invisible fence/shock collar?

This is a sincere question because I know next to nothing about either: why is a hot wire ok with some folks while an invisible fence is not? Isn't it the same concept - dog gets zapped if they try to cross? Wouldn't, by the same logic, a dog be willing to cross a hot wire just as much as an invisi...
by MikeInTacoma
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: cooling jackets?
Replies: 15
Views: 843

Re:

We bought the crate mat of the Zentek: http://www.zentekclothing.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I think it really helps Frany cool down after racing AND it doesn't need soaking or freezing like some other coats. I talked to the owner of Zentek last year at a dog show. It's spen...
by MikeInTacoma
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Barking, BARKING & more, bark*ing, shaping better behavior?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Barking, BARKING & more, bark*ing, shaping better behavi

This one comes up a lot. (Hmm -- maybe we need a sticky.) Unfortunately, I don't have time right now to do it justice. Best I can advise is, search at Google with site:pitbullforum.com as one of your search terms, and you'll get some useful hits. Such as: http://www.pitbullforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 0
Views: 529

Re: Hello Everyone

Welcome Jo

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by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs
Replies: 106
Views: 33741

Re: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs

Sharing your experiences with PBF -- good. Disagreeing (politely) is good, too; if we all were already in agreement, that would be dull and there'd be nothing for anyone to learn. Calling names, like this -- oh and for you misunderstanding turds Impolite. Bad. Don't do that, kthx. Back to breaking u...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs
Replies: 106
Views: 33741

Re: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs

[...] I did get them broken up, by slapping the bully's ear with my hand cupped. [...] Wait -- that worked?? Wow. I admit that, the one bad fight I've ever broken up, it didn't occur to me to try that. I don't think Rufus would have let go though. Wish I'd had a breaking stick then. (Hope I never n...
by MikeInTacoma
Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs
Replies: 106
Views: 33741

Re: Breaking up a fight with 2 or 3 dogs

I walk my 3 dogs almost every day on leash. I have 2 yorkie mix and my Pit/Cur 73lb mix. Recently a neighbors dog who looks to have a bit of Pit in him walked up to my dog. I had seen this dog numerous times and he had never seemed aggressive so I thought he was just going to smell, check my dog ou...
by MikeInTacoma
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: How many think this is worth a laugh?
Replies: 59
Views: 1701

Re: How many think this is worth a laugh?

I'm thinking that with a few more seconds of that nonsense, we might have seen an airsnap, or even an "unprovoked" warning bite. Did I imagine it, or did Denver give a hard stare just before the owner sent him to the kennel? And I swear that Denver looked relieved on being sent away, thoug...

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