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Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 07-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,462
Posted By LifeofRiley
I disagree. The OP lives in NYC, in Chicago I...

I disagree. The OP lives in NYC, in Chicago I have seen Agility classes -from very well respected agility clubs/trainers - specifically announce that they can accomodate dogs that may be reactive,...
Forum: Police K-9 07-29-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By LifeofRiley
@gsdsar… thanks for sharing! Here is one of...

@gsdsar… thanks for sharing!

Here is one of my stories:
A colleague and I were returning from a trip to Asia. We had passed through passport control and were awaiting our baggage before going...
Forum: Aggression (the good, the bad & the ugly) 07-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 4,462
Posted By LifeofRiley
@Lalachka – If I were you, I would take my focus...

@Lalachka – If I were you, I would take my focus off of “fixing” a specific problem and focus my efforts/attention on building confidence in the dog and on building a foundation of consistency and...
Forum: Health Issues 07-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By LifeofRiley
OP, you have gotten a lot of great...

OP, you have gotten a lot of great information/advice from Magwart and many others on this thread.

My dog arrived into rescue HW+, I was his foster home so I took care of him after he received the...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-28-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By LifeofRiley
One thing that has always been a head-scratcher...

One thing that has always been a head-scratcher for me on this forum is the disconnect between the insistence that breeding for color is a sign of bad breeder, yet the same insistence is given in...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By LifeofRiley
Hi Magwart, I just tried learning more about the...

Hi Magwart, I just tried learning more about the AGSRA through the link you provided, but I kept getting error messages. Can you re-post the link? Thanks. I really do think that at least one...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-21-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By LifeofRiley
Nice post, as always, Magwart : ) I have to say...

Nice post, as always, Magwart : ) I have to say that I have never heard of the AGSRA grant program. Maybe that is because I have never been involved in any type of breed-specific shelter/rescue...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By LifeofRiley
I do believe that it is wrong-minded, and harmful...

I do believe that it is wrong-minded, and harmful to overall breed health to narrow (cull) based on looks. That was the thrust of my post.

My point with the last paragraph was to suggest that, for...
Forum: General Information 07-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,928
Posted By LifeofRiley
:thumbup: And, the only way to do that is if...

:thumbup: And, the only way to do that is if efforts are made to collect data and then analyze that data. There are a lot of groups working to standardize data collection procedures across shelters...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-20-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By LifeofRiley
Okay, let’s be clear… purebred dogs are a very...

Okay, let’s be clear… purebred dogs are a very recent cultural construct. One that has taken root in our culture to such a extent that people don’t realize that the for the vast majority of the time...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,928
Posted By LifeofRiley
If you think that that the average person who...

If you think that that the average person who relinquishes their pet to a high-kill shelter is even aware of (or cares) that there are rescues who pull and foster dogs, I think you are sorely...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,928
Posted By LifeofRiley
Selzer, do you honestly believe that the...

Selzer, do you honestly believe that the existence of selective intake shelters and rescues is the root cause of people seeing their pets as disposable?

If yes, that really does make me laugh out...
Forum: General Information 07-18-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,928
Posted By LifeofRiley
For those of you who are “disgusted” by...

For those of you who are “disgusted” by shelter/rescue opinions of breeders, I think you need to take a moment to understand how they may have arrived at that opinion.

And, just for the record,...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,027
Posted By LifeofRiley
Re: my last post... I have only volunteered for...

Re: my last post... I have only volunteered for all-breed/all dog rescues. So, it is very possible that breed-specific rescues operate very differently.

ETA: We seemed to have posted at the same...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-11-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,027
Posted By LifeofRiley
You are describing your experience. In my...

You are describing your experience. In my experience, you can go out and meet the rescue founders/volunteers at adoption events and elsewhere. I have fostered many dogs. I invite anyone who is...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-10-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,027
Posted By LifeofRiley
If you are submitting applications to every...

If you are submitting applications to every breed-specific rescue with the mindset of proving a point – in other words, as a passive aggressive means of settling a grudge with a certain...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,027
Posted By LifeofRiley
Yes, this is very good advice. I read your...

Yes, this is very good advice.

I read your other thread and it is tragic. Based on what you describe, I really don't know why you would be put on a "Do Not Adopt To" list. It may be as simple as...
Forum: Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! 07-09-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,647
Posted By LifeofRiley
Re: the bolded part: Yes, I have also noticed...

Re: the bolded part: Yes, I have also noticed that about Mary Beth’s posts. And, like you, I think that is wonderful! :)
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-09-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By LifeofRiley
Okay, I will also add a personal story. About...

Okay, I will also add a personal story. About 1.5 years after I adopted my dog, I fostered a cat. I told the rescue that I wasn't sure that it would work about between my dog and the foster cat as...
Forum: Rescue, Foster & Adoption Information (General) 07-09-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By LifeofRiley
Can you bring the foster dog to the potential...

Can you bring the foster dog to the potential adopter's home to introduce the dog to the cats? If you know the dog, and dog's behavior, you will likely get a decent read on whether or not it will be...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 07-08-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,309
Posted By LifeofRiley
Re: the bolded part, for the most part, I agree...

Re: the bolded part, for the most part, I agree with you.

However, if this piece were to be purposely directed at buyers vs. novice people contemplating breeding their dogs, I would probably like...
Forum: Thinking About Becoming A Breeder? 07-08-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,309
Posted By LifeofRiley
I found the piece to be engaging, informative...

I found the piece to be engaging, informative and, of course, well written. Nice job, Merciel.
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,925
Posted By LifeofRiley
Very true. And, I had a little fun imagining the...

Very true. And, I had a little fun imagining the types of responses they would likely get if they did start a thread like the ones you mentioned.

Here’s what sprang to mind once I got beyond the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-07-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,925
Posted By LifeofRiley
Nice post. And, re:the bolded part - good point...

Nice post. And, re:the bolded part - good point :)
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,925
Posted By LifeofRiley
Hi Dani, it sounds like you have a great dog and...

Hi Dani, it sounds like you have a great dog and are having lots of fun with him... love it! I also love the photos you posted :)

Having said that, I want to take a moment to comment on the...
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