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  •  Never did care about AKC (11+ / 0-)

    because I don't care about having a pure-bred dog.

    And dog shows are such a bore.

    But never knew they were protecting puppy mills. That is a new low.

    I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but please get yourself a rescue dog whenever you want a new dog!

    I have 2 and they are the 2 best dogs in the whole wide world.

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: Right-to-Work/Right-to-Live(?)

    by JayRaye on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:39:47 AM PST

    •  Rescue dogs can be great... or a real problem, (1+ / 0-)
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      especially for an inexperienced dog owner.  As a dog trainer, I have to agree with Miss Blue -- rescues can have socialization problems as well as the dog equivalent of PTSD.  Experienced owners may be willing to take on such challenges.  But for those who can't assess the possible problems in a dog they're thinking of adopting, or who don't have the know-how to deal with such problems, the results are sometimes heartbreaking.  For first-time owners, I usually recommend getting a dog from a responsible breeder that they have researched thoroughly -- AFTER they've researched the breed and know it's a good match for their lifestyle.

      Pe'Sla isn't safe until the loan is paid off. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe could use some help with that.

      by Kay Observer2 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:07:44 PM PST

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      •  there is some truth here. (2+ / 0-)
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        My Rusty had been abandoned and left to starve in the back yard. He had a lot of problems. Also he was untrainable, and I have been training dogs for years.

        I got help from a professional trainer. Put him thru beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

        Food problems, aggressiveness around food with my other dog. I hand fed him for about a month sitting next to my other dog. He's fine now.

        Better than fine. He's a great dog. Loves people. Loves to play. Happy all the time.

        It was all worth it.

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: Right-to-Work/Right-to-Live(?)

        by JayRaye on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:36:24 PM PST

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