Rudy Actually Is a Very Good Dog

So, I realized something this week. I guess I always knew it, but sometimes you just need a simple reminder.  My epiphany this week - Rudy really is a good dog!  I have spent the two years since I got Rudy focusing on all of his issues.  They are...

Please, Keep Your Dog on a Leash!

Now, today's blog is more of a rant than it is a blog, so I apologize in advance if I offend anyone.  But here goes - lots of people really need to start keeping their dogs on a leash!!  Now, don't get me a wrong, I have been working very hard to...

Why Train?

I am always suprised by the stupid things some people say to me about my pit bull.  Once, in Petco, someone said to me, "how can you bring that monster in here?"  I looked down at Rudy, who was sitting quietly by my side, carrying the bully stick that...

Training with Uncle Vinny

As some of you may know, Rudy is definitely a ladies dog.  He generally is more relaxed around women, and it definitely takes him a little longer to warm up to men.  Just ask my husband :-)  However, there was one man that Rudy met when we first got...

Learning The Hard Way

It's been 12 weeks since we started the hard core training program with Rudy.  Rudy was doing so well that I had finally gotten to a point where I let my guard down.  I was beginning to feel like I could trust him again, that I could take him places,...

Rudy Runs Humane Society's Doggie Fun Run!

So, not long before I signed up start training with Rhonda Bilodeau, I signed me and Rudy up to do the Humane Society's Doggie Fun Run on June 9.  Rudy was attending Vermont Dog Socials with Rhonda and Nickie and I was hopeful that by the time our...

Day 4 Sucked and Rudy is Stubborn, Stubborn Boy

So, I thought I would blog every day while training, but so far that hasn’t happened.  First, I wrote up the second day of training, and when I went to post the blog, it froze, and wiped it all out!  I was so irritated, I just couldn’t come back to...