finally making some good progress with training Cargo to go to her mark
Only within the last week we’ve been working on sitting at the mark when shes there but the biggest issue we encountered was the fact that she thought she had to be near me in order to receive a treat (which is obviously my fault) but now shes finally staying at the mark and sometimes needs a minute to remember to sit once she’s there
Despite the fact that Cargo gets at least two hours of running time a day, 2-5 training sessions a day and play time throughout the day, I always worry that she’s bored or something. And I mean its not like she seemsbored, she’s just snoozin or playing with the kitty, but I think about all the stuff I do in a day and feel like she must be bored even though shes probably not.
Men who can’t cook, clean, or even do their own laundry are not “cute” and “in need of a woman to care for them”. They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.
Women who can’t build, repair or even defend themselves are not “cute” and “in need of a man to care for them.” They are spoiled brats so dependent on gender roles that they never bothered to learn the minimal skills to take care of themselves.
Who are these men who are literally too stupid to cook or clean because its not rocket science and I dont know anyone too dumb to figure it out.
Male circumcision was introduced at a time before they had proper cleaning methods, it was done so that a man would not give his wife diseases. (infidelity in marriage is a different topic altogether) Nowadays male circumcision is not much necessary in the West, but it's still very much needed in third world countries. As for the sexual pleasure, all the male members of my family have been circumcised, and none of them have complained about it.
Just because they’re not complaining doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be questioned.
Rescues lying about the breeds of dogs to get adoptions. Cheap move, dangerous, and irresponsible. What really got me was the following quote: "We want to get New Yorkers comfortable with the fact that there’s no one type of pit bull. That’s just a name. It’s not a breed, and there are many different shapes and sizes and they are terrific, terrific companion animals.”
They’re intentionally confusing people by making them believe that the Pit Bull is not a breed, buying directly into the actual definition of the “pit bull” that is set out in the BSL laws:
A Pit Bull is a breed, a Pit Bull is a breed of dog that is fought in dog-fighting pits. If dog-fighters could grab up any bully mutt off the street and have success fighting them in dog-fighting pits, would the American Pit Bull Terrier even exist? Why wouldn’t they fight other dogs, like Bloodhounds or Basenjis or cute little Shelties? I’m not a fan of the tactics shelters use to get dogs adopted, and the outright misinformation spread by NYCAC&C is just disgusting. I will assume that these dogs are not HA or DA, because they likely would NOT be allowed to adopt those dogs out, but do not mislead people by pretending that this breed is not naturally DA. The behaviours of a bully mix or a lab mix is NOT representative of the behaviours of an American Pit Bull Terrier.
On top of that, the only dog from this picture that I could see being an APBT or APBT cross would be the bottom-right one. Maybe the bottom-left.
By using “it’s a pibble!!!!!!” as a tactic for getting dogs adopted, you’re encouraging the irresponsible ownership of American Pit Bull Terriers and are one of the main causes of dogmommy attitudes: "It’s not my fault, he’s only a baby", the dogmommy said after her Staffy ripped the head off of a Pomeranian.
Can we please take into consideration that the Second Amendment was written before the time of assault rifles? Can we also take into consideration that the Second Amendment isn’t the only Amendment in the Constitution?
I really appreciate all that you're doing to stop misinformation about the APBT, but based on your posts,I'm curious about some things. You seem to really dislike "dogmommies," but isn't it a good thing for people to love and care for their pets? Also your derisive definition of "dogmommy saviour" has me wondering why you seem so upset about these specific things when you seem to care about APBTs so much.... also, what do you think about dog fighting?
There’s a big difference between loving dogs and dog breeds (or hell, even being a dog fancier who has Sheltie figurines covering every square foot of their house) and being a dogmommy. A dogmommy is an incredibly irresponsible person. They don’t believe that dogs can do any wrong and because of this, often neglect training their dog or socializing it properly. This is cruel, this is abusive, and this is certainly not caring. I’ve linked an example already where a Staff (can be quite DA) ripped the head off of a Pomeranian and the owner literally said “it’s not my fault, he’s just a baby” — this is the human definition of a dogmommy. They don’t like to take responsibility for the things their dogs do, and any attacks or forms of aggression are “completely unexpected”.
Dogmommies are a danger to APBT and dog breeds in general.
I don’t support dog-fighting, I don’t like dog-fighting, and I don’t believe that it is humane, okay, or justifiable in any way. I respect and admire the product of dog-fighting that is the game American Pit Bull Terrier, and I understand that dog-fighting is necessary to produce the courageous, tenacious traits in this breed, but I don’t think even that justifies dog-fighting.
Cargo gets all sorts of crazy when she gets her fur wet
It was raining while we were out for a walk
gets in the house and starts wiping herself off on cardboard boxes and the kitchen floor runs 6 laps around the main floor then 3 more laps in the opposite direction runs up and down the stairs 4-5 times jumps from couch to couch countless times runs back to me with a stupid look on her face and I can finally take off her damn harness while she wiggles her little nubbly
The reason why I created this blog was because I was getting increasingly irritated by the amount of people claiming that their bully mutts were “pit bulls” and that the fact that their dog has never growled at another living thing before is “proof” that “pit bulls” aren’t aggressive. An example…
People really underestimate the power of genetic predisposition. I think a lot of it comes from people in North America just not being accustomed to much else than companion dogs anymore… there are good reasons I’d say why the average person shouldn’t have an APBT and most of those reasons are surrounding myths/lies that are perpetuated about the breed, as described in the post. To me its the equivalent of trying to describe LGDs as harmless nurturers that would never hurt a fly… they were bred for literally thousands of years to kill predators that came near their livestock, or any strangers for that matter that they couldn’t trust. I can’t imagine how quickly they would get banned if the average joe started owning more Kangals, CAOs, Tornjak & COs and frankly I’m glad they don’t. Same with people and real pitbulls.
I am getting nervous seeing the increasing interest by 20-something suburbanites in CAOs and Kangals. stahp it. stahp it now.
yep Dont get me wrong, I want an LGD so badly.. but Felix and I have agreed its best to wait until, you know, we have an actual job for it or at least the right property for it. There’s lots of things people don’t realize about some of these dogs either. Their genetic predisposition is far more powerful than most people can imagine and the average person attempting to train them will have little success. If you’re planning on keeping them outside of a working environment and instead as a companion, you have a very small window of time to adequately socialize them- seriously. If you don’t get them within the 8-12 week period and give them positive exposure to other people and dogs, you’re going to have a very hard time attempting to readjust them to the life you want them to live. Some are renowned diggers. They’re independent thinkers, stubborn and strong willed. Some are fantastic at getting over fences. Many will kill small animals if not properly shown how to interact with them just because of their size alone. They are well known barkers. They respond very poorly to heavy handed training. They require absolute consistency in their training. And most of all, they were bred to do one job and by all means they will do it- whether its protecting livestock from predators or protecting you from the person across the street. They are not to be reckoned with.
I still vividly remember to this day the demeanor of the LGDs I saw in former Yugoslavia. It was the first time I had seen a dog used for something other than companion purposes. I was more happy to approach strays than I was to come within 100ft of one of these dogs. There is something so indescribably powerful and terrifying about them that I had never again come across in a dog in north america and I genuinely hope they do not become a popular item in city/suburb homes.
I rescued a Maremma x Great Pyrenees mix out of working parents in college. They are not fluffy, adorable loves. I knew this, but I thought I was prepared. I was not prepared.
A strong balance of the time, they are placid, affectionate, sweet and easy-going. But that 2%, when they decide they need to take care of a threat, is terrifying and it CANNOT be shocked out, slapped out, alpha rolled out, redirected with treats or dissuaded in any way, shape or form. It is hard-wired in. I literally have to pick up a 70 lb+ dog that is snarling, slavering and snapping at whatever she has decided to annihilate and carry her to a crate. Sometimes the picture changes enough that when I let her back out, the ‘threat’ is no longer an issue and she ignores whatever dog or animal she original considered a threat. But sometimes it’s not enough, and she will go right back after the individual.
I’ve worked with Nordic Breeds, feral dogs, German Shepherds, wolfdogs… Nothing is like an LGD. Nothing. They are amazing, spectacular, terrifying animals. I have an enormous amount of RESPECT for them. They are not pets. They are companions and independently thinking beings with very strong instincts that they will act on.