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  1. I don't know what your lay out is like but this is just a thought if the chicken wire she went through is the side of the run and she sqeezed out on the ground - get some QuickCrete from Lowe's or a Home Depot or such. It's pretty darn cheap and you can mix it and take a showvel or something a dig a trench along the side of the run, poor in the concrete and push the chicken wire into it so it's not loose. If the chicken wire is on top - I know some dogs climb up and push it open so I thought I'd share this idea too. Get slip ties. Basically big trash ties - the plastic kind not the twisty kind. Pretty cheap too. YOu can attach the chicken wire to the top of the kennel walls so she can't get out that way. Like I said I don't know how your set up is so these are just thoughts, hope it helps! Oh, if you do tie her out until you get the fence fixed make sure she is no where near the other one. Some people think of these things and others don't so I thought I'd share that too. Once we had a GSD and a Husky/GSD mix and a big 20X20 fence for them when we were not home. Well, they dug a huge hole out of the bottom. This was on like a Wednesday. My husband at that time worked in concrete and knew they had a job that Sat and would have enough extra concrete to pour a slab under that fence so we put them on leads in the fence for the rest of the week where they could not reach each other. While we were at work the little girl, about 12 or 13, next door came over and decided they needed to be closer so she moved their leads so they were side by side. We came home to our Husky mix dead with the GSD's lead wrapped around his neck. So sad! Just thought I would share our sad story. Good luck with your fence!
  2. What beautiful dogs! Love Cay and Lucy! Wish I could help but we are full right now. If there is need for transport with Cay going southward please let me know. I am in SC but will be heading to Lynchburg Va Labor Day weekend and could help if the need arises with transport coming back this way. I know that is a long shot, just wanted to throw it out just in case. Hope they have better luck finding those guys a home. Beautiful dogs!
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    Pit training

    Sensation harness is great, just make sure you get one that will be nice and snug on him. And the treats are great!
  4. Another wonderful view from Peta members - Let's save the lives of all animals so they can live wihtout us terrible humans - But - first let's kill all of the Pit Bulls, or at least weed them out by doing free spay / neuters on Pit Bulls - to control the population of them so they will eventually all die out. What a great point of view, so happy there are so many card carring members to support that cause, Lord knows we want the cows and deer to be happy and the chickens to live in piece but all the Pit Bulls can die, what the hell kind of logic is that? I have read this before on a Peta site and have been told this by Peta members and the Peta member running the little van that does the spay / neuter in Chesapeake Va said this flat out and that it was Peta' way to deal with such terrible creatures. Bunch of crap.
  5. Ok, sorry, but lmao - just picturing someone doing this at the local park! Not that it's a funny thing to do, but just the visual. Pick the puppy up and bite it! Oh my! :drinking:
  6. I know just how you feel. At work I have to constantly defend my Pittie to my boss, who has an English Bulldog. He always mentions it when there is something on the news anywhere about a Pit Bull attacking and hates it when I analize the situation. But his last English Bulldog (dropped dead in their back yard, still no clue what happened to him, very sad!) tried to bite my daughter once, of course he will never mention this, but is dead set that my pittie is going to turn on me! We are trying to have another baby, already have a 10 year old daughter, and he says that our dogs will have to be outside dogs if we have a baby ??? Why?? I asked?? He has his english pup inside with his 2 daughters who are about 2 and 3. He says his oldest is terrified of the dog and screams and crys whenever the dog moves. ?? And what does that have to do with me?? Umm, not a thing. Sounds like he has problems of is own to deal with! Sorry, turned into a vent! It's funny at our vets office, Piper lived there for 5 weeks before we got her so everyone knows her and loves her, so people will give her ugly looks in the vets waiting room and then everyone peeks over the counter and then comes around to make sure they get their visit time in with Piper whenever we are there and the other people don't get quite so much attention and then they look like their feelings are hurt - oh well, don't give ugly looks to my pupper!
  7. Personally I have no problem with a Prong collar used in training IN THE RIGHT HANDS, as long as someone has training on how to use it and isn't using it in a harsh way then I don't have a problem. We have used prongs at some point with all three of ours, one of those is a foster pup who has had no leash training and is pulling very bad. With the prong she is doing much better, never has she benn hurt and never ever would we pull on her with the prong, if used correctly they should not ever put the dog in pain, just uncomfortable. As far as the shock collar, we recently bought one and will be working on some training with it. This is after tons of training with our dogs but one of them has major recall issues so this is a last resort. This shock collar will be used, probably briefly, on one of our dogs and then used on the other for probably a bit longer than the first because of his temperment. It will never ever be used on our foster at all because I know it would cause her to regress. We plan on trying it only on vibrate and not shock, or on the tone without the shock and will hope that works first. If this is the person I think you are talking about I believe she has talked to the lady she is getting the foster from before deciding on any method of training for him. Also, she has put the prong and shock collar on herself before ever using either one on her dog to make sure it would not hurt her. The shock collar was being used I believe, to fine tune some responses from her dog and help with off leash training. If this is who I am thinking of.
  8. I e-mailed that person last night and hopefully will hear something back from them but I'm not overly hopeful. There is only one person in this county that trains for agility and that is the trainer we are currently with - he has been training for about 10 years and has only had one dog, other than his own, that ever competed in agility. Not very promising I think. Hopefully that lady is still doing something around here and can help us out.
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