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Re: Hudson is an awesome dog! by sighthound on 28 July 2011 9:24pm
 
Pete, Amazon just sent me a message that they have located a copy of the out-of-print "Bandit: Dossier of a Dangerous Dog". For some ridiculous reason, they won't mail it directly to you in Canada. (They send stuff I order to the UK but why not Canada, our friendly neighbor to the north? grrrr) Anyway, I'll get it to you soon.

Have you read it, Anne? Every "pit bull type" owner should since there is so much legislation being proposed against them. Vicki Hearne was a great writer on animal topics who died much too young.
 
Re: Hudson is an awesome dog! by Lounge Trekker on 29 July 2011 4:32am
 
It IS a great responsibility having a medium sized dog who can be so large in life. I say Hudson is more dog than meets the eye and call him a large dog. His range, speed and strength make him so.

Most people in our area love him the way he is and consider that I have chosen to either have him on or off leash based on my experience with him. A few avoid us - maybe it's me!

Have you seen this site, Anne? I got some training tips here that were beneficial immediately upon their use. If Hudson growls or barks when on lead, I just turn away from the 'cause' and the growl stops. A few times and he is much more polite all round. No need to be rude, turn suideways and talk to the person holding the other dog, take but a few steps and it is perfectly effective.

Off leash takes a bit more balls. Hudsy always checks with me visually before acting and if his behaviour is off, I look away from him when he seeks approval. It works.

http://staffiezone.boardonly.com/forum

Be the pack leader is the thread that helped me most.

Pete
 
Re: Hudson is an awesome dog! by Spursfan2 on 29 July 2011 9:46am
 
I shall certainly have a look at the site, Pete.

Tosun has been to a couple of training schools - I think I told you by email? The first when he was a pup, run by the Kennel Club (he is KC registered)and he even has a rosette!! Then he went to another and finally an agility class in which he excelled, as long as he was on the lead!! Poor Zak had to go round with him, not a case of him (Tosun!) looking for fights, but more a case of there being 'something much more interesting over there'!!!

If he is 'in the mood' he will still 'stay' for ages and then come when you call. In fact he will stay for Zak when off the lead in tyhe fields, for example when Zak wants to put his lead back on. BUT if he has seen something interesting he is very blinkered, and has 'selective hearing' as we call it!!

He is SUCH a good dog, very gentle, and has NEVER stolen food even when it is cheese (his favourite) and almost under his nose!!

I do wish he got on with other dogs, he used to and had a couple of mates he played with, but not now. He does walk past without 'saying' anything unless they do, we have found - in fact it appears to depend on the other dog's demeanour.
 
Re: Hudson is an awesome dog! by suzulu on 29 July 2011 11:41am
 
Just saw the photos of Hudson. He looks lovely!
 
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