Friday, November 21, 2008
Something looks very familiar with that logo and we are loving it!!
We had to give a plug to HugABull's own Executive Director who is now also the owner and lead trainer behind Dizine Canine
Shelagh Begg is a graduate pet dog trainer, having received her certification through the International Academy of Canine Trainers. She is a member of the CAPPDT, APDT, as well as Executive Director of HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society, http://www.hugabull.com/.
Since her involvement in the canine community nearly five years ago, Shelagh has become passionate about her ability to not only teach canines, but their companions as well. Having spent over 20 professional years in customer service, Shelagh has a unique ability to connect with owners to help instill the confidence they need to have a well trained pet. Her volunteer hours of instructing HugABull’s “Pit Ed” classes have garnered successful results with handlers and their reactive dogs.
We could not be happier for her and wish her all the success in the world.
So if you are looking for someone to give you a hand with your dog, Pit Bull or not, she is the one you want to call.
What is Pit Ed you say?
Hugabull's Pit Ed Classes are designed specifically for your reactive pit bull. Our classes help dog and handler develop a confident, and cohesive working relationship using distraction and re-direction techniques to avoid the reactive behaviours many of these dogs display.
Total of 6 sessions, 1 hour each - Free for HugABull Alumni and only $30.00 for any Pit Bull owner.
Instructed by HugABull's Executive Director Shelagh Begg and Owner of Dizine Canine
To enroll please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're sad to report that due to unfortunate circumstances, this handsome boy is again looking for his forever home
Who could resist that face!!?? Bronte is one handsome boy, with a pure joy of life. His goofy antics, such as his grunts of happiness, or playing with his 'Cuz ball', has his foster mom in stitches more often than not. He loves his daily outings and is a lively ball of energy when he's outdoors playing fetch (and brings the ball back perfectly), swimming or jogging with his foster mom, but is the biggest couch potato once he gets indoors, prefering to snuggle right beside you! If you're looking for an active canine companion, but one that understands "down time", Bronte is your dog!!
Bronte has got the basics mastered, sit, down, stay, and his recall is pretty good too! He thoroughly enjoys riding in the car, especially in the passenger seat. He's got perfect food manners, and is very gentle when taking treats... which by the way, he LOVES! Bronte has got a typical pittie coat, soft and short, with very little shedding, and definately needs a coat for the outdoors during those cold winter days, and wouldn't mind a raincoat for the wet ones!
Bronte would make a great companion for an active family, who will appreciate his bully exhuberance!
If you think Bronte might be a good match for you, please visit our website and fill out an application form.
Poor Jane is still waiting for her forever family. She's not too sure why she hasn't found a home yet, and neither are we. Jane is everything you could want in a dog: affectionate, obedient, playful, and compact. With her small size, lovely house-manners, and wash-and-go coat, Jane is a ready-made companion, perfect for a single, couple or family (yes, she's great with kids!) with an active lifestyle.
Weighing in at under 40lbs, this totally portable pocket pit has tons of personality in a tiny package. This cuddly, kissy girl has a playful side too, and loves stuffed animals. She's an expert face washer and foot warmer, who longs only for someone who can appreciate her talents!
Jane is three years old, housebroken, and knows her basic commands. Jane doesn't like meeting new dog friends, and would be best as an only dog (she prefers people). However, with the right match, Jane has and can live with another dog. Jane has been making progress in our Pit Ed classes, and will benefit from having this continued by her adoptive family. Jane would also prefer a feline free environment.
If you think Janey might be a good match for you, please visit our website and fill out an application form.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We want to take the time to remember those who fought and are still fighting and those who have paid the ultimate price for our country.
We are so thankful for all the sacrifices you made and continue to make so that we may have all that we have. Our sincere thanks and love.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
We can't forget to remember Sgt Stubby
Monday, November 10, 2008
We where nervous about what we would find, was he a going to be a dog that was able to put what happened behind him and trust people or would we find a scared, tormented animal? To our delight in spite of receiving burns to almost 30% of his body, resulting in the amputation of his right ear, Tigger put his trust in the people that saved him, and has shown nothing but love and affection ever since. His continuing faith in humans in spite of what he's been through is a true testament to the Pit Bull breed.
Now that Tigger has had some time to heal, he is ready to start looking for his forever home. Tigger has been in foster care and has his basic obedience mastered. One of the most amazing things about Tigger is too see his love of meeting new people when going to new places. He enjoys sipping coffee at starbucks with his foster mom where he gets lots of attention from curious onlookers.
To think that someone took pleasure in causing so much pain to this dog is unbelievable, but what is remarkable is that this dog holds no grudges and is showing the world the true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
American Pit Bull Terriers
Their love is like no other; their heart is pure as gold.
Yet while going on a friendly walk, they're faced with stares of cold.
They're so very close to human, in how they act and what they do.
Unless you've known their devoted love, it's impossible to explain to you.
They are greatly more MISUNDERSTOOD than any other breed.
We tend to punish this loyal dog, instead of mankind's deeds.
They are always and forever clowns, with a wish for center stage.
Yet while displaying this sense of humor, most people disengage.
They, oh, so want to make new friends, and run and jump and play.
yet when they happily approach, most people shy away.
Often I've seen children poke, or hop on for a ride.
And when I felt they might get mad, they've only beamed with pride.
I've seen these children yank and pull, with nary a reaction.
Yet media's not interested, unless they've put someone in traction.
They love to snuggle up real close, to give lots of loves and kisses.
Yet they suffer more than any, from unfair prejudices.
What animal do I speak of, whose love is so unique?
If you've truly known one, you know of whom I speak.
There is no creature on this earth who will ever make you merrier.
The animal I do speak of, it's the American Pit Bull Terrier.
Author: Patty Letawsky
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
While we are sad to see him returning we are dedicated to helping him find his new forever home.
Who could resist that face!!?? Bronte is one handsome boy, with a pure joy of life. His goofy antics, such as his grunts of happiness, or playing with his 'Cuz ball', has his foster mom in stitches more often than not. He loves his daily outings and is a lively ball of energy when he's outdoors playing fetch, bushwacking, swimming or jogging with his foster mom, but is the biggest couch potato, once he gets indoors, prefering to snuggle right beside you! If you're looking for an active canine companion, but want one that understands "down time", Bronte is your dog without a doubt!!
Bronte has got the basics mastered, sit, down, stay, and his recall is pretty good too! He thoroughly enjoys riding in the car, especially in the passenger seat. Bronte has got a typical pittie coat, soft and short, with very little shedding
Bronte gets along famously with his fussy foster sister, but is selective in who he likes when it comes to strange dogs. He would do best as the one and only dog or as a second dog with proper intros, and supervision, and the off-leash dog parks aren't for him. Bronte needs a breed experienced owner who will truly appreciate his bully exuberance!
For Halloween there was nothing else we would do then show our support!! See our pics of hug-a-bull.
The McKnight-Chalmers Family.