Responsible Owners Equal Respectable Dogs.A well-trained, well-socialized pit bull or bully breed is a loving and devoted member of the family and a respected member of the canine community.
It is up to dog owners to train, educate, prepare and be aware:
Our Obedience Program for Pit Bulls & Bully Breeds is now well into its' 3rd year of providing Southern Maine pit bulls, bully breeds and their owners with quality instruction and a uniquely specialized training experience.
Our goal to improve the quality of life for both bully breed and owner through training, education and awareness. Our program Instructors are highly experienced bully owners, all of which have had the honor of competing in the ring with their own dogs and earning numerous titles and awards.
Our brand new 4,000 square foot training studio is the ideal location to introduce our students to the world of dog-sports and to provide the opportunity to further their training in preparation for any adventure!
PLEASE NOTE: This program is not meant to limit options for pit bulls, bully breeds and their owners, but to provide specialized services and additional opportunities.
Looking for a training class for your bully?
If you're a first time bully owner or if you're looking for a class to take with an old friend, call to speak with the trainer. Experience working with these breeds is a big deal, so be sure your trainer is more than just a bully enthusiast.
A reputable trainer will happily answer your questions and provide references, upon request. Here are just a few questions to ask that should give you a fair picture of their experience and the quality of instruction you can expect to receive:
What is their professional experience with bullies? Don't hesitate to ask for specifics on their level of experience with these breeds. How long have they worked with bullies and how many bullies have they trained?
What is their personal experience with bullies? Be sure to ask a potential trainer about their own dogs. How long have they lived with their bullies and to what level are their bullies trained? Simply owning a bully doesn't make one an expert, so use caution if your trainer is new to the breed.
What activities do they do with their bully? Pit Bulls and Bully Breeds are natural athletes, but it takes training to prepare them for competition sports. If you're looking to compete with your bully, be sure to find a trainer who has experience in the ring. There's no better way to understand a bully than to see one in action!
Always ask a potential trainer if you can meet their dog(s) and see a demo of them at work.It's important to choose a class that works for both you and your dog. If you're interested in our classes for Pit Bulls & Bully Breeds, give us a call and we'll set up a time for you to stop by and watch a class!
Pit bulls, bully breeds and their owners are in the spotlight. Here are some dog and handler teams making a difference in how these dogs are viewed by the public:
Brina spent the National Pit Bull Awareness Day 2011 with the lovely people of the MSPCA at Nevin's Farm in Methuen, MA to educate the public on the many wonderful qualities that these dogs possess.
We're commited to helping local bullies become well-mannered dogs. We offer Canine Good Citizen Testing events, practice groups and many other opportunities to be posted on our EVENTS page.
What is a 'Pit Bull'? What is a 'Bully Breed'?Ryder, CGC, TT. Photo Compliments of Danielle Cyr
Roughly defined, the terms pit bull and bully breed are often used, interchangeably, to describe a group of dogs with specific physical features and behavioral characteristics.
"Pit Bull" is an umbrella term commonly used when referring to a small group of dog breeds, which includes the:
The slightly broader term, "Bully Breed", loosely applies to any dog with a stocky, muscular build and broad, square head (including "pit bulls"). A few additional dogs that may fall under the heading of 'Bully Breeds':
Why do you offer special classes for bullies?
Bully breeds tend to be enthusiastic, physically strong and highly determined dogs with an intense eagerness to please their handlers. Due to these qualities, bullies are best suited for homes with experienced dog owners and training is a necessity.
Due to their muscular physique and energetic personality, 'bullies' require a fair amount of physical exercise and sufficient mental stimulation. When these needs are not met, bully breeds make their way into animal shelters at alarming numbers.
Interest in a commitment to these breeds often comes in waves of intense support, commonly spurred by salacious media reports. But regardless of what is happening on the news, now is a great time to get your bully trained.
Offering specialized classes for bully breeds provides bully owners with the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of clear, consistent leadership and how to care for their dogs.
Working with area shelters and rescue groups, we have enjoyed the company of bullies awaiting new homes and are happy to offer a space in each round of classes to a bully in shelter or foster care. We've enjoyed the challenge of building the program and are pleased by the response we have received.
Our Favorite Pit Rescues & Resources:
Bad Rap (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pit Bulls)Shannan.
"Some ask, with all the problems we face, what matters the fate of dogs? But to me, the question is, what kind of society do we become if our children lose their humanity?"
-Sergeant Steve Brownstein, Chicago Police Dept.
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