Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

pitbullEmily's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)



  1. anyone have any suggestions for supplements or topical treatment for the seasonal very dry skin/shedding of my 2 pit bulls? I have always given fish oil capsules, but apparently they could use something else? thanks
  2. [quote name='Seijun']Is it common for mixed breed dogs with no pit in them to be accused of being pits or part pit? ~Seij[/quote] In the Denver Post, you can count on it. You can count on them to make a big deal about aNY incident with any dog that might be a pit bull. When the pit bulls killed the lady last year, the Post screamed the story across the TOP HALF of the front page. Traditionally, that's the place newspapers put the most important story of the day. The Denver Post does NOT headline any of the 50 or so murders that occur in the city each year that way. (unless it's something sensational like JonBenet). They hate pit bulls.
  3. PETA are despicable scum and the Holocaust comparisons are beyond tasteless. But I believe in free speech. PETA has the right to express their views (In fact, in this case, the expression of their speech is more likely to drive away potential supporters than attract them) and should have been allowed to hold their demonstration. In the US, the ACLU defended the right of Nazi's to march in Skokie IL, a location the Nazi's chose precisely because of a large population of Holocaust survivors.
  4. teach her to call the police, since you seem to be reluctant to do it yourself! sorry that sounds bad... but seriously, this guy sounds dangerous and if nothing else, you need to be on record with them if his behavior escalates. You might also look into any self defense courses available to you (these deal not just with martial arts stuff you won't want to do, but with confidence and other protective issues). Check with your campus women's center, or ask the police.
  5. [quote name='Edgar']First off I'm not trolling, second of all this is the first time an Aggressive dog has attacked me/Blitz.... I knew he was trouble right away and tried standing between him and Blitz yelling commands. The Pitbull was standing stiff, neck tense, posturing for a fight. The owner managed to call him away. I should have known better and left. ... He says sorry again, I continue throwing my ball like nothing happend. Blitz retrieves like nothing happend. Fortunately Blitz's confidence seems okay and nobody was hurt. It could have turned out very differently though. Irresponsible owners really really p*** me off. One of my best friends has an aggressive dog the difference is that it is never off leash around other strange dogs..[/quote] scary experience! It sounds like you handled it very well, except *I* would have left the park after the incident, just to make sure both me and my dog were calm and the pit bull and his clueless owner were completel gone. Dog parks can be trouble, and most especially almost all pit bulls don't belong in them.
  6. [quote name='Net_Kitten']I personally have never tried the prong collar, but recently purchased a shock collar for my dobie. In doors shes easily trained..very food motivated. But watch out if she gets a few inches between the door and you, youll be off to the races. At first she was just running around the neighborhood and we could eventually catch her. Now she ventures off and crosses major roads :( The last time she crossed 3 times, ignoring all of my commands. I.../i][/quote] I'm not sure you were being fair to your dog. It doesn't sound like you ever taught her a "stay" or "come" command. Yet you expected her to obey in very challenging situations. That's not the best way, in my opinion, to build a relationship with your dog. Sure, you can now get her to obey, having "shocked" her. For some dogs, this kind of correction is not a problem. For others, it would be a real abuse of trust. So I don't think ecollars are the first place to start with 99% of dogs. I don't think prong collars are abusive, used properly... certainly no more abusive than head halter type set ups which many dogs absolutely hate. Clicker training (operant conditioning) is a fabulous way to train and build a relationship with your dog, for those who have the patience and commitment to stick to it. But I've never been convinced that it works for aversive situations ("no, you may NOT do that"). And most sensible clicker trainers don't believe in "purely positve/no correction" training
  7. I was just looking at a Denver dog magazine. There's an ad for a "Dog friendly" apartment complex. The list of banned breeds is almost the same. Except you can have an airedale. But not a Weimeraner. WTF?????????????
  8. [quote name='gentle_peace']I have a 4 yr old lab/border collie. ok she sits, stays, rolls over, lies down... what else? i need to keep training her as she is becoming less obedient these days. i need some relatively easy training exercises. any tips ???? :D[/quote] any kind of obedience/agility/herding/flyball etc class would be good to get involved with. Both those breeds need lots of hard exercise or they will go crazy... and make you crazy too! If you don't like the traditional tricks, take a look at a new book "BEYOND FETCH" by C. Coile
  9. [quote name='ESSlover']Wow :o ! Three weeks for the whole she-bang! My goodness! We dog-sat for our friends last week, but it was odd, cause we kept calling her Mocha.....[/quote] My mom loves my dog Lulu (whom I've had for about 5 years now), but she still sometimes calls her "Sunny", the name of Lab owned by our next-door neighbors when I grew up. Sunny was a wonderful dog, but she died about 35 years ago... :o
  10. why do we need pictures when we have so much of the real thing? Now, maybe if the picture had "smell o vision"... :silly:
  11. [quote name='mouseatthebusstop']I want my meat killed in a humane way I will pick it up from the supermarket I do not agree with hunts- our MP has been trying to ban them in our area There are other ways of entertainment[/quote] You might want to examine your assumptions. Many slaughterhouse techniques are far from humane. A clean kill done in a fair chase hunt, with the animal used for food, leather, etc is at least as humane a death and is at least as moral. If you're not a vegetarian, you really can't argue against doing the killing yourself as opposed to buying meat neatly packaged in a way that distances you from the animal whose death sustains you. I personally don't hunt, but I know many people who do. Many of them are staunch environmentalists and care more about the animals they kill than many people who oppose hunting. Sadly, there are also the cretinous macho morons whose only interest is in mowing down God's creatures for blood lust and/or a trophy on the wall.
  12. [quote name='science_doc']I... Anyway my point is that preditors like wolves don't really seem to enjoy that kind of close proximity to people. If you think you want them in all up close and personal I think you better get the cats, dogs, and children in off the streets first. How often do we hear stories of mountain lions killing people and pets in California? ...[/quote] mountain lions are extremely effective predators of deer. I actually think California has fewer problems with pest deer than folks in the midwest and east. While mountain lions have become a small problem in California as humans have increasingly invaded their habitat, they really are NOT a huge problem for people (less than dogs, to be honest) despite the few highly sensational cases of lion attacks.. As for pets, coyotes are probably a bigger cause of vanishing pets anyway.... they don't hesitate to come in close contact with people, while lions generally don't. Wolves are the other effective predator of deer and they are much much more elusive than either coyotes or lions. There are only a very very very few verified wolf attacks on humans in North America. The biggest threat to us and our animals is probably raccoons, since they carry rabies and are very bold/adaptable.
  13. well, in the long term, absent extreme influences, wildlife populations do self-regulate. They ebb/flow in accordance with habitat and food availability as well as climatic conditions. This does not mean, of course, that populations are static. In the real world, humans constitute an extreme influence! Deer populations cannot "self regulate". For one thing, there are no natural predators in most places (certainly not enough to impact their populations). For another, white tail deer have adapted extremely well to human settlement and have reached pest levels in many places (like Canada geese). There's nothing "natural" about the population abundance of this species in rural/suburban areas. If there were no humans (or only native subsistence hunters) there wouldn't be any problems. There would actually probably be fewer deer. The consequence of not controlling deer population is... more fatal car accidents, more tick-borne diseases, etc. HOW to control deer is controversial, since they are living in heavily populated areas where hunting may not be safe. But this is yet another example of the biological illiteracy of PETA... as if we needed another one.
  14. I don't know about those recall proofing skunks... I know that recall-proofing porcupines are ineffective... my girl is SURE she can figure out how to get at one despite a quilling... :evil:
  15. [quote name='Sarahstaff']The laws dealing with rabies are pretty archaic, hence the mandatory quarantine even in cases like this where the reason for the bite is fairly obvious. ....[/quote] and the dog was (surely) vaccinated, making the possibility of rabies about 0% I assume
  • Create New...