There are way too many Pit Bulls that end up in shelters because of ill-prepared and careless owners not knowing what to do once their cute little Pit Bull puppy grows up and starts asserting his personality. Properly trained, exercised and socialized Pit Bulls are wonderful family pets, but there are certain breed characteristics that Pit Bulls often possess which can make them a troublesome breed to deal with for an inexperienced or inattentive owner. You can never do too much research when considering raising a Pit Bull, or any bully breed dog for that manner. While this article is a good place to start, you will want to explore other resources and talk to other owners about their experiences before making any sort of commitment you may not be able to keep. [Read more…]
Welcoming a new baby into the family is a very exciting time, and it is important for parents to make sure that their canine companion(s) are ready for the changes that are about to take place. Instead of waiting a week before your arrival home from the hospital with your new human to start instituting harsh changes and new rules, it is important to start making gradual changes in your dog’s routine to get them adjusted to the idea that soon they will be sharing the house with another person. The sooner you start, the easier the transition will be, and less unsure you will be about your new family dynamic. [Read more…]
I used to think PETA stood for “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, but the more reading I do, the more it becomes apparent that their moniker should actually read, “People Euthanizing Terrific Animals”. Feel free to read through their official policies yourself here – PETA’s Position on Pit Bull Bans (this link has been removed by PETA & replaced with this one). [Read more…]
** UPDATE 2019 – It appears that some Camp Bow Wow locations have changed their policies and now allow Pit Bulls. Please contact your local Camp Bow Wow for more information on their specific rules and regulations.
Sorry guys. If you were planning on taking your dog for a puppy adventure at your local Camp Bow Wow, think again if you have a Pit Bull breed dog or any kind of dog that might resemble a Pit Bull. Here is a copy of their official policy. [Read more…]
Dogs metabolize food differently than we do and because of this there are some foods that may be harmful to dogs if ingested. While some of the foods may only cause mild digestive upset, others can cause severe illness and in some cases, death. Here is a table of common food items you should avoid feeding to your dog. [Read more…]