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by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dispelling the Dominance Myth
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

Sorry for the double post, I can't edit here for some reason...

Because of the unique background of Pit Bulls (i.e., being bred to kill each other), I'd really love authoritative guidance on dog / pack dominance as it applies to Pits.
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Dispelling the Dominance Myth
Replies: 16
Views: 1475

bump

Did this get stickyfied? If not, I'll have to save a copy to my hd for re-reading in the future... Actually, a thread of good stuff on dominance, submission, and aggression would be :headbang: I remember reading about how "dominance rolls" resulted from a brief (one week or so) study of wo...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: If you don't have a break stick, please get one!
Replies: 33
Views: 1799

I thought all dogs had the gap between the teeth, towards the back part of the jaw. Additionally I'd read that there's no point using a breaking stick on anything but terriers, which grab, hold, and shake, because breeds other than terriers do a lot of snapping and slashing instead. (And terriers th...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Anybody else have a "Ninja Pooper"?
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

tree pooper

Rufus isn't quite "ninja," but he likes to back his butt up to something tall, like tall weeds, a bush, a big rock, or a tree. One time he backed up to a chain link fence, and actually pooped on the other side of the fence. This is the first time I've seen a dog act like that, but I've he...
by MikeInTacoma
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: Tacoma, WA "Revised dang. dog ordinance
Replies: 3
Views: 381

From http://www.tacomaweekly.com/article/1447 : There is an expanded definition of dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs. No specific breed is singled out. Instead, dogs will be labeled dangerous based on behavior such as an unprovoked attack that kills or causes severe injury to a person or dome...
by MikeInTacoma
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: Ban stupid owners!
Replies: 5
Views: 476

I like this analysis from Canada: http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Practical/Pets/PitBullProfiling.htm The strongest connection of all, though, is between the trait of dog viciousness and certain kinds of dog owners. In about a quarter of fatal dog-bite cases, the dog owners were previously invo...
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yo from Tacoma
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

The Missie -- Thanks for the welcome! Good luck with your dog. littleCloClo -- Thank you, too! Pics will have to wait till I get back from work though. :sad: ViPeR809 -- You read all of that? Egad, you must have as much time on your hands as I had when I typed it. (Actually, that was the third edit...
by MikeInTacoma
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Yo from Tacoma
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Yo from Tacoma

Hi fellow dog people, I'm Mike, male, 43 years old, unmarried but shacked up long-term, no kids; grew up in Chicago, living about 12 years now in the great Pacific North Wet. Almost a year ago, my GF and I agreed to foster Rocco and Rufus, whose house was being foreclosed with the result that their ...

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