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        01-10-2011, 06:10 PM
      #31
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    I'm afraid I must stand by what I said, having also done tons of rescue during the last almost 50 years.

    'over-breeding, crappy excuses and lazy owners' as you say, does in fact, produce the problems we see in rescues. Non-socialization, which is prominent in poorly bred, BYB bred animals, often = fear biting, runners, dog aggressiveness etc. Dogs left alone for months or years in back yards, often become diggers and/or barkers. This is what I consider 'baggage'.

    My daughter's latest rescue, is a poorly bred Cardigan Corgie. Unusual dog to find in rescue, but nonetheless, came with many problems to be ironed out. Responsible owners though, can undo much of what rescues come with, if just committed enough.

    I never wish to discourage anyone from rescue. We rescue horses and dogs and in the end, all have become quite model citizens.

    Lizzie
         
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        01-11-2011, 06:50 AM
      #32
    Weanling
    We started obedience classes last week! We will have them for 5 more weeks, so I will keep you updated!

    SLCS-Yes, we have a boarder, and no it is not a mini! I will PM you a picture. She is a 2 year old Paso Fino filly. PF is a breed I have never cared for...and I have had plenty of exposure to them. They are VERY popular in SoFla due to the hispanic population down here. They are known to be tempermental, I don't care for their body type (small and thin) and I always turned up my nose, that riding a paso is not real "riding", you just sit there.

    Well, I am IN LOVE with this filly. She is the sweetest thing ever. I am already attached and don't want her to go for training in a year or two. :(

    And yes, I made it through the holidays and I hate to say it, but I am glad they are over! How was your Christmas/New Year? Hope it was great!

    Featered and equestrian-As for the debate about rescued dogs, I would love to offer my 2 cents! I think some dogs just handle mistreatment/neglect better than others. Also, if someone found my 9 year old chihuahua somewhere, I can assure you, they would be 100% sure she was abused. She is terrified of everything. I have owned her since she was 9 weeks old and did obedience training with her as a pup, took her to dog parks, tried to socialize her, it is just her personality to be a "nervous Nellie!"

    Snooki, my rescue, really does NOT have any baggage. I cannot consider her non exposure to farm animals as "baggage." She is such a happy, well adjusted dog in general. I am pretty sure her former owners took excellent care of her.

    I do agree that when you rescue, you are not 100% sure of what you are getting. That's why I think going to a rescue organization is a good idea, because they really try to find the right fit for you and your family, the dog has been fostered and living in a home, etc. We pretty much gambled (and won, I'd say) by going to the Humane Society.

    Anyway, thanks for all the input. Feathered-I appreciate the tip about not playing wrestling or tug of war games with her. We have been guilty of doing the tug of war game with her, but we will stop immediately because it makes sense.

    This dog is VERY smart. I have no doubt she is very trainable, I just want to make sure I do it right!

    Thanks everyone!
         
        01-11-2011, 07:04 AM
      #33
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    Originally Posted by dirtymartini    
    Also, if someone found my 9 year old chihuahua somewhere, I can assure you, they would be 100% sure she was abused. She is terrified of everything. I have owned her since she was 9 weeks old and did obedience training with her as a pup, took her to dog parks, tried to socialize her, it is just her personality to be a "nervous Nellie!"

    Snooki, my rescue, really does NOT have any baggage. I cannot consider her non exposure to farm animals as "baggage." She is such a happy, well adjusted dog in general. I am pretty sure her former owners took excellent care of her.

    I do agree that when you rescue, you are not 100% sure of what you are getting. That's why I think going to a rescue organization is a good idea, because they really try to find the right fit for you and your family, the dog has been fostered and living in a home, etc. We pretty much gambled (and won, I'd say) by going to the Humane Society.
    This post makes me want to give you high fives.
         
        01-11-2011, 07:26 AM
      #34
    Weanling
    *raising hand in the air*

    Slap it high, baby!

    Lol
         
        01-11-2011, 08:10 AM
      #35
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    I have one of those dogs that people would think is abused if they found her. I have had her since she was 5weeks old. She does obedience well. She has her CGC. We dabbled in agility, rally, and tracking just because.

    But she can make faces that can melt your heart. And any time she is made to do something she does not want to do the faces start (obviously they have worked more than once, not that I am admitting it was me they worked on).

    More than once people have said to me that she must have been abused.

    :roll:


    Glad you are doing obedience. Hopefully your new dog will learn that mini's are not dog toys quickly.
         
        01-11-2011, 01:33 PM
      #36
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    Good for you, dirtymartini. It sounds as though you are progressing well. Obedience classes will no doubt, help your dog immensely.

    Your new boarder sounds wonderful too. I had Peruvian Pasos many years ago. They are a close rellie of PFs. Do I see a Paso in your future?

    Lizzie
         
        01-11-2011, 06:23 PM
      #37
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    Good for you, dirtymartini. It sounds as though you are progressing well. Obedience classes will no doubt, help your dog immensely.

    Your new boarder sounds wonderful too. I had Peruvian Pasos many years ago. They are a close rellie of PFs. Do I see a Paso in your future?

    Lizzie

    The problem is...I want *this* particular paso. :( She is soooo sweet.

    I need to google the difference between Peruvian and regular. I have no idea!
         

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