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I took Odin with me to a local pet expo yesterday where Shorty Rossi (Pit Boss) was a guest and was taking pictures with people in exchange for donations to pitbull rescue. The line was insanely long, and i've never seen such a large gathering of intact pitbulls (and just outright terrible BYBs).. I think most of them missed the entire point of what this man does. :crazy:

I've never been so proud of my dog for his behavior, we waited about 2 hours in line and not once did he behave badly. He had all kinds of kids and people coming up to pet him and he had no problem walking up to people, when someone crouched down to pet him he'd even lick them while wagging his tail. We even had people taking pictures of him because they were so impressed by how nonchalant he was with all the chaos going on around us. :laugh:

There were a lot of people walking their dogs in front of us, behind us, and at one point even over Odin as he was laying on the floor. After a while this is how Odin was waiting in line:



Some kid accidentally stepped on his tail and all he did was lift his head, accepted an apology pet and went back to lounging. The attention hog even got 5 minutes of belly rubs from an elderly lady that was waiting in line with her family.

It was so nice to see the training and socialization really show, we got a lot of compliments not only on how handsome he was but how well behaved and quiet he has in such a huge crowd of people, even when a few not so friendly dogs would drag their owners over, barking in his face. It's really making me consider going past the CGC and trying for therapy dog certification.

He may be a booger sometimes but at least he behaves well in public. :wub:
 

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Congrats to both you and Odin! It is well trained and well socialized dogs like him, with responsible owners like you that are the best ambassadors of the breed. It is always nice to see our hard work pay off. Congrats again!! Did you get to meet Shorty after waiting in line for so long?
 

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Thank you! We did finally get to meet Shorty and Hercules, and got a signed picture with the two of them so it was well worth the wait. :D

 

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good job!
 

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COOL, love Odin, taking a little siesta in line LOL...Neat pic with Shorty and hercules..

I got to meet Casey Anderson a few weeks ago, he's on nat geo, with his grizzy brutus?? was kinda cool:)
 
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