Great resource for rescues to help potential owner surrenders find ways to keep their pets. Includes possible solutions for problems from behavior and house training, moving, kids, and lack of time for the pet.
my poor LEXI (a #100 female red nose pit bull) plays like the black dog and a lot of folks think she is trying to kill their dog…sigh!!!
I hear ya! One of the main reasons we formed our own little play group (the wolf pack, we call it) is that our dogs play ROUGH. We always joke that the people passing by probably think we run a dog fighting ring, especially when Goofy (the black dog) and Ginger (a stocky black lab) get into it- they sound ferocious! Whenever we go to the local doggie day care’s play group, all of the little dog owners get scared and leave. Some people just don’t understand how dogs play, and when bully breeds are involved, people let their prejudice take over.
Typed up walking guidelines for the adoption events. Can anyone read over this and let me know if it sounds pretentious? Or if there are any spelling/ grammar mistakes...
For the safety of our dogs, volunteers, and store customers, please adhere to the following guidelines while walking dogs:
1. Always use a choke chain, and make sure it is pulled up behind the dog’s ears. This not only gives you more control over the dog but prevents the dog from slipping out of his collar and taking off. If a dog does not have a chain on, extras can be found in a clear bag on the table near the applications.
2. Always keep the dog on a short leash. Never give the dog the full length of the leash, especially when walking near others in front of the store. The more slack you give the dog, the easier it is for him to pull you, and the less control you have over him running up to other dogs or people.
3. Avoid nose-to-nose contact. Even if two dogs know each other or are from the same foster home, allowing them to get in each other’s faces can quickly lead to confrontation. Always keep a safe distance from other dogs while walking and in the potty area.