Resident V.S. Family Dog
Resident dogs are treated as a possession, NOT as a companion. These dogs live outdoors either chained or allowed to roam unattended, in the basement or other confined room, or in a kennel. They have limited interaction with humans, are often neglected, abused, and suffer from malnutrition and other illnesses and diseases. Resident dogs are NOT given the opportunity to learn appropriate behaviors through daily positive interaction with humans.
Family dogs are treated NOT as a possession, but as a companion. Theses dogs live indoors with the rest of the family, are a part of everyday activities, and spend more time with free range of the home (with restrictions if needed or desired) than in the backyard, basement, or kennel. Family dogs are given the opportunity to learn appropriate behaviors through daily positive interaction with humans.
The Importance of Waiting to Eat
It is important that YOU are the "leader of the pack" in your home. One of the ways you can practice and prove this leadership is by having control over food. You may use a simple "wait" command, or change it up to suit your preference! Paula, Rocco, Bella, and Tito pray for all of the homeless doggies and kitties before they eat, their release
The Importance of the 'leave it' command
"Leave it" is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. This command could save your dog's life!
Imagine you come across a puddle of anti-freeze one day on a walk... this stuff smells delicious to dogs and they want to lap it right up! But Anti-freeze is deadly. By teaching your dog a "leave it" command you can avoid a possible life-threatening situation, and have more control over your dog.
Practicing "Leave it" can be fun for you and your dogs, and you can show off to all of your friends and Family!
Casey (Former Fighting Dog) working with baby chicks to get over the last of her prey issues. She is now in a loving home that includes cats and other dogs and a 30 year old mustang horse named Lucky. Thank you, Jennifer Akes!
Just finished watching this video of Zak training Mojo to "leave it alone." Great video! Very helpful tips, and reminds us that it is SO important to spend time teaching and training your pit to be a great family dog! Thank you to our friend, Jennifer Akes, for sharing!
We know...this is a little late to talk about Cesar's "Pit Bulls of the Year" (as in, 2011), but there are so many inspiring and wonderful stories about amazing pit bulls, that we just had to share.
(click on the photos to read their individual stories, and you can also scroll through all of the entries once you're there!)
What a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL family story and even more beautiful photos to capture it! You can see Sarah Beth's work here:
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We just can't get enough of these POSITIVE pittie stories...especially when they involve keeping our children safe! Check them out, for guaranteed warm fuzzy feelings! :)