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  1. abker17

    Possible State-wide Pit Bull Ban

    Oh dear, this definitely isn't good. :-? I'd definitely be up for writing some letters to representatives or anything to help.
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    Cesar Millan

    [quote]If both dogs are on lead it wouldnt be too hard too keep them apart.[/quote] :o Are you sure about that? Even dogs that aren't all muscle can show some amazing hidden strength when they want to get to another dog. Abby is (now) passive dog aggressive and I would still never, ever attempt to walk her next to another dog she didn't know, even if they were both on short leads. It's just way too risky. Even if you're using a choke collar or prong, with both hands being utilized to control the dogs it's hard to use those tools correctly and effeciantly. I just really can't fathom anyone being able to do that safely.
  3. [quote]1. Is it ever ok to buy a dog from a back yard breedeer, even if you like the dog and want to keep if for yourself.[/quote] Like others have mentioned, I believe very little in this world is black and white. Each situation is different. Like in DO's case, it's hard to turn down a dog when you're sitting right in front of it watching it suffer and knowing you can make its life better. And honestly I don't believe ONE person not buying from a BYB makes much of a difference. The public really needs some education about BYBs- shelters already play the "save a life" card, but what also needs to be happening is educating people who really want a pure bred dog on what makes a responsible breeder. It's not that people are thinking "Gee I really want a $700 dollar dog that might not even be pure bred and will probably die by the age of 5 because its parents were never health tested." They're just ignorant. The majority of people have never been told about BYBs and how they hurt breeds and the pet population in general. They don't realize that just one litter is too many, etc etc. Education really needs to be expanded beyond "Save a life because it's the right thing to do." [quote]2. Is it ever ok for a rescuer to accept a dog from a back yard breeder?[/quote] I don't see why not. If rescues don't accept the dog/puppies who knows what could happen to them. The rescuer can also then get that breeders name and put him or her on DNA lists etc and maybe give a lecture on breeding puppies and adding further to the overpopulation problem. Since not all ignorance can be cured that might not always work but the shelter worker can go "Okay, look at these adorable puppies you just gave me. We're over flowing with puppies. I'm going to have to put down some adorable puppies just like these to make room for the ones you just brought in." Emotion gets to people more. Sometimes it's what can break through that thick wall of ignorance. [quote]3. Is it ever ok for rescue organizations to accept money from breeders, good or bad?[/quote] Of course. Slapping the label "dirty money" on it is just that- a label. That money can still be used to buy supplies for animals in need. A BYB donating money to a rescue is a good thing. At least that shows they have some sort of heart and realize that shelters need help. Then maybe shelter staff can get to know the person and talk to him/her about their breeding practices. It's just another oppurtunity to educate someone who might not realize how much what they're doing hurts the animals they care about. [quote]4. If you do any of the above, are you condoneing or supporting their practices?[/quote] Condone, no. You can buy a dog from someone in order to rescue the animal from a bad situation without condoning or in any way agreeing with how the breeder handles their dogs. As for support, it depends on the situation even then it's open to debate obviously.
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    well I'll be darned...

    Hehe Abby loves getting ice from the ice maker! Whenever she hears it going she runs in and waits for an ice cube. :lol: She hasn't figured out how to get them herself though, thank god. :lol:
  5. I agree with Mal. Abby is the passive type of dog aggressive, (Or so she has become since I've worked with her on it.) like how Jessi describes her Sasha. But she loves people and she likes to go out and socialize, I love bringing her to the PETCO here when I get the chance. I have her wear a halti lead and keep her close to me, plus we avoid the other dogs in the store. I've never had any problems. Just as you should always ask permission to pet another dog you should always ask before you let your dog roam on up to some other dog you don't know. It really pis*es me off when people don't have the common sense to ask. Not all dogs are dog friendly. My dog is totally under my control, she shouldn't have to miss out on normal doggie activities because others are irresponsible.
  6. LMAO. I love it! :lol:
  7. Awww, they're all so cute! :D
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    Torn on pit bulls (again)

    CC I really don't think we should take this any further. spirallollipop realized she was in the wrong for being so quick to formulate an opinion on us. She did her research like we suggested and apologized. There is no need to start a board war by bringing her comments back up. She apologized, I see no need for a ban. She seems like a good person to me. Everyone makes mistakes.
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    Torn on pit bulls (again)

    I for one accept your apology spirallollipop. It accomplishes little to hold grudges. I hope we can put this behind us and you will enjoy your experience at dogo. You won't find another group like this one. :wink: :D
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    Torn on pit bulls (again)

    [quote]And I have posted of pbf in the past. Its freaking boring talking about pits all day long, and giving Diane Jessup handjobs every time she posts something.[/quote] LMAO. :roflt:
  11. abker17

    How Old Is The Dogomania Population?

    15 here. :wink:
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    How can you tell when a rat terrier is pregnant?

    I'm sorry if we're coming across as jumping on you. Everyone here just really cares about the welfare of the animals. In the long run it will be better for everyone if you have your dog spayed now. Less risk of the dog trying to escape to mate, less risk of cancer and other related health problems, less risk of adding more puppies to an already over-populated dog population, less stress and things for you to have to worry about. :D
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    How can you tell when a rat terrier is pregnant?

    Well I think you would know if you kept an eye on your dog. Why is she not fixed? You best take her to the vet and see. If she's not then I strongly advise a spay.