Posts tagged with: pit bull

I recently wrote a blog entry addressing the fallout caused by the absence of regulatory controls and licensing requirements in the dog training industry. It was hardly the first to highlight the glaring discrepancy between fact-based information from learned animal...
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I was somewhere between Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, when I checked the rearview mirror for possibly the fiftieth time since beginning this road trip to see how Theo was doing in the backseat.  He was stretched out...
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The answer to that question is very simple: Yes. In my biased opinion, we do. For those immersed in all things pit bull, this likely seems obvious. For others, who may not be actively involved, whether personally or professionally, in...
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  Most of us in animal welfare have a pretty negative conditioned emotional response to the word “tether.” It evokes images of emaciated dogs in filthy yards attached to heavy chains. In most cities, animal laws preclude owners from keeping...
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Dogs are natural problem-solvers. They are also hard-wired to work for their food, and Kongs provide an excellent outlet for this need. These hollow toys can be stuffed with a variety of dog food and goodies, and a thoughtfully-stuffed Kong...
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When this weekend brought yet another fresh layer of snow, I forced myself to try to come up with one positive thing to say about it. Because, wow, have I had enough of this winter. A positive spin was incredibly...
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Words matter. They are of particular importance when we use them to ascribe meaning to certain events. In the case of dogs, the words we use to ascribe meaning to their behavior can give us a clearer picture of their...
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This episode has two alternate titles: “Opposites Attract” and “Asha’s Turn.” When Jamie and I adopted Asha, it was a pretty big deal for us as a couple. Asha would not only be our first dog together, but Jamie’s first...
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Jambo- The Staffy Bull Terrier has been a good friend of ours almost since day one! He and his person Louise have done so much amazing work together- they are true inspirations to us! They have even inspired one of...
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My newly adopted senior pit bull is Puma. My name is Jacqueline. I am 22 years old and from Pinckney, Michigan. Here is our story: Before volunteering with Villalobos, I had worked at a couple different shelters with many dogs...
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