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BadRap pit ed classes

So, BadRap is offering pit ed classes in Vallejo, which is only a 1/2 hour from me. We had our first class Thursday sans dogs. Next week, Mina gets to show off her sass. There are only two of us in the class plus the two teachers, so it's small. We'll be able to get more one-on-one attention, which is nice.

I also got to meet Audie (one of the dogs confiscated from Vick's property) who is so clearly a Staffordshire Bull Terrier knucklehead. I wonder if Mina will think he's sexy-cool?

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dragonvyxn
Aug. 11th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
sounds interesting... what's the training philosophy of the class? i don't have a pitbull to take to one, so i haven't checked any out. really cool that you get to meet one of the vick dogs... did you read the article about them in the most recent bark magazine? it was nicely done.
rinalia
Aug. 11th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
From the initial talk, it is all positive based using a lot of food rewards and vocal rewards to redirect. They don't flood the dogs if they are really reactive - the dogs just start further away and work their way closer.

I brought up the prong. The trainer (who does the other pit ed classes in Berkeley) said to use the head halter if it works with Mina. If I could just use a flat buckle effectively I would prefer that. Mina's just too much of a sassy-mama on leash. We'll see how she does with the head halter. I'll definitely share how it goes Thursday.

The BARK article was really well done and nice. :)

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