Provides education about force-free training and creates a network for trainers and pet professionals committed to humane, force-free training and handling. They offer excellent webinars and course work on the subject and have a list of force-free trainers in many U.S. cities.
For those of you who want to become more involved, Animal Farm Foundation’s website is essential. If you volunteer or work with pit bulls at a shelter or rescue, you should check out their internship opportunities–they are open to anyone (space is limited though, so sign up early)
Founded by Karen Delise (author of the “The Pit Bull Placebo”), the NCRC’s website is full of accurate, scientific stats that debunk the myths and propaganda about pit bulls that the media perpetuates. Founder Karen Delise’s great book, “The Pit Bull Placebo” is also available as a free download on the website!
Both DINOS and Notes are fantastic blogs to follow–funny, smart and filled with incredibly useful, sound information about dog walking, training, etc. DINOS is directed at owners of dogs who are reactive, dog-selective, service dogs, etc, giving great advice on how to manage not only your own dog, but how to manage other people’s dogs and their people! Creator Jessica Dolce, a Certified Humane Education Specialist, presents humane education programs to kids of all ages, with a focus on teaching dog safety to kids. She’s also a dog care professional with over 10 years experience and a pit bull guardian & advocate! We can all learn a lot from her!
Maddies Fund A great article outlining steps that you can take to help your local shelter increase pit bull adoption & subsequent owner retention rates. (The first steps to creating a local “Pit Crew”)
The Whole Dog Journal is a small monthly magazine with interesting and helpful tips about training, sports, food, vets, etc. Their yearly dog foods reviews are the best place to start when beginning the quest for the perfect diet for your dog.
THE UNEXPECTED PIT BULL is a not-for-profit organization that creates, markets, and sells merchandise celebrating pit bull dogs. They donate 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase to animal welfare rescue, education, and advocacy organizations in need of support
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