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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    I agree with everything everyone before me has said. I do want to add that there are way fewer bully's in rescue than a lot of other breeds. For instance, we have several boxer rescues in North Texas (I love boxers and have always had some in addition to my bullies). One of them is Legacy Boxer Rescue and there are probably ten times as many boxers in that rescue alone as are in our bully rescue group (Lone Star) here. Labs--same thing. It's just heartbreaking. Some of the reasons people ditch their dogs just make me so mad I could spit! Some of the worst? "We're expecting a baby and have to get rid of the dog," and "we're moving and can't take the dog," and "don't have enough time for the dog." Some people should never have dogs (any kind) in the first place! Sorry for the rant.
    I agree, and it's so heartbreaking I absolutely LOVE boxers!!!

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    Annie, you just made me cry a little. Sorry about your little fella.
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    I volunteer at the local animal control center and regularly work with people who are giving their dogs up or work with dogs that are very timid. The most common reason for giving up the dogs is due to health issues that they don't want to pay for or because the dog is poorly trained. The majority of the dogs are pitbull mixes along with lots of terriers. It's extremely hard to sit there and listen to these people b@#% about how bad the dog is when really all they need to do is give them a little TLC.

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    I cry a little for every dog that is left alone...

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    Am I naive to believe that if a dog has behaviour issues, it's the owners fault??? We've exhausted ourselves at times in the past 10 months for Molly. Like probably most of you, I could write a book on effort we put into her. I feel like she's amazing as a result (Hyper as all get out and I sometimes wonder if the breeder pulled a fast one cause I didn't think even a bulldog puppy could hang like this little nutball). But she's our first puppy. The few incidents we have had with her, I could clearly see my part in it if that makes sense. But maybe she was just easyish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mugginsmama View Post
    Am I naive to believe that if a dog has behaviour issues, it's the owners fault??? We've exhausted ourselves at times in the past 10 months for Molly. Like probably most of you, I could write a book on effort we put into her. I feel like she's amazing as a result (Hyper as all get out and I sometimes wonder if the breeder pulled a fast one cause I didn't think even a bulldog puppy could hang like this little nutball). But she's our first puppy. The few incidents we have had with her, I could clearly see my part in it if that makes sense. But maybe she was just easyish?
    I don't think you're naive at all for thinking that. I feel the exact same way. There are a lot of people who have dogs that just enable the bad behavior and don't even realize their doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugginsmama View Post
    Am I naive to believe that if a dog has behaviour issues, it's the owners fault??? We've exhausted ourselves at times in the past 10 months for Molly. Like probably most of you, I could write a book on effort we put into her. I feel like she's amazing as a result (Hyper as all get out and I sometimes wonder if the breeder pulled a fast one cause I didn't think even a bulldog puppy could hang like this little nutball). But she's our first puppy. The few incidents we have had with her, I could clearly see my part in it if that makes sense. But maybe she was just easyish?
    I don't think all behavioral issues are the owners fault. Not at all.

    Blue's toy aggressive. We've been working on it for over a year. He will always be toy aggressive. No amount of training will change that. It's improved (a little) and only when we're constantly on top of him and watching him, but it will never go away.

    After his neuter, he also decided he doesn't like intact dogs . We didn't do anything differently, in fact, we've gone out of our way to socialize him since he was a pup.
    But now I keep hearing how it's our fault, we didn't train him properly. Uh huh.. it's all us.. everything's our fault..

    Sure, many things are the owners fault, but I definitely don't think all are.

    Oh, and their personalities change once they hit 1.5 -2 years old. That loving pup you once had comes into their own and all bets are off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoimangos View Post
    I volunteer at the local animal control center and regularly work with people who are giving their dogs up or work with dogs that are very timid. The most common reason for giving up the dogs is due to health issues that they don't want to pay for or because the dog is poorly trained. The majority of the dogs are pitbull mixes along with lots of terriers. It's extremely hard to sit there and listen to these people b@#% about how bad the dog is when really all they need to do is give them a little TLC.
    My hats off to you Matt, I cant even imagine what you have to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    I don't think all behavioral issues are the owners fault. Not at all.

    Blue's toy aggressive. We've been working on it for over a year. He will always be toy aggressive. No amount of training will change that. It's improved (a little) and only when we're constantly on top of him and watching him, but it will never go away.

    After his neuter, he also decided he doesn't like intact dogs . We didn't do anything differently, in fact, we've gone out of our way to socialize him since he was a pup.
    But now I keep hearing how it's our fault, we didn't train him properly. Uh huh.. it's all us.. everything's our fault..

    Sure, many things are the owners fault, but I definitely don't think all are.

    Oh, and their personalities change once they hit 1.5 -2 years old. That loving pup you once had comes into their own and all bets are off.
    See that's some of what I wondered. I feel like we haven't had any big issues...and I wonder if it's just cause of her personality. I also tend to blame myself for everything that might come up. Like she's not very aware of people's personal space and I feel like I let her climb on me cause I love it and that was bad (?).

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