We live in Portland Oregon with the newest member of our household Chloe an APBT. I found Chloe as I was heading into work. Poor thing must have been scavenging for a quite a while - given how scrawny and emaciated she was. I headed back home, gave her some food and water and waited for County dog services to open so I could bring her in...two hours later I was in love. Sooo when I dropped her off at dog services I let them know that I would adopt her if no one claimed her or did not want to adopt her.
We've had her here for a week now and I am realizing that it will take much more time than I thought to help her understand how to live in a house, sit, stay, not jump, and housebreaking. She is eager to please, so as soon as we start speaking the same language I hope that everything else will start falling into place.
Our dog of 4 years is a retired racing greyhound who is 8 years old and infinitely patient, thank goodness! He is a 40 mile an hour couch potato that prefers to relax in his bed staring at you with soulful eyes rather than go for a hike.
For Chloe, I am interested in obedience training, general information about the breed, crate training, long term solutions on how to keep her from getting bored, and what to do for her strong desire to chew-- is there anything out there that lasts more than 3 minutes!!??
When I am not housebreaking a new pet I enjoy lapidary work, board games, a good cocktail, a great meal, good friends and a nice hike in the gorgeous greenery that Portland has to offer. I'm hoping that I've touched on all the highlights of a decent introduction...Please feel free to ask questions!