I recently started a new job, as the Canine Behavior Education Coordinator at Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA. My role includes running training programs for the public and training and enrichment programs for the dogs in our care. Long story short: I absolutely LOVE it! One of the things I am finding is that my donated treat supply can’t keep up with demand! Here’s the thing: shelter dogs don’t love Milk Bones. A […]
I was somewhere between Omaha, Nebraska, and Rapid City, South Dakota, when I checked the rearview mirror for possibly the fiftieth time since beginning this road trip to see how Theo was doing in the backseat. He was stretched out and snoozing, head resting on a stuffed horn I had tossed him after our last rest stop. We were about halfway through a nearly 3,000 mile cross-country trek to meet up with his adopter, […]
The answer to that question is very simple: Yes. In my biased opinion, we do. For those immersed in all things pit bull, this likely seems obvious. For others, who may not be actively involved, whether personally or professionally, in their day-to-day lives, with pit bulls, it may seem that we’ve come so far we can rest on our laurels, think it will never touch us (as I naively did) or think that we […]
We featured you in your role as Manager of Behavior and Training for the MD SPCA a while back. What’s been happening in your career since then?
Gosh, it feels like tons! After several years of making some pretty dramatic changes to the shelter culture in Maryland, I decided to spread my wings a bit, and focus more on keeping animals in the homes they already had.
You’ve recently started your own business called “Oscar Winning […]
Continuing on our theme of “I…Pit Bulls”, we are super stoked to reveal our newest design, “I Reward Pit Bulls”! This design was inspired by a fun hashtag from our good friend, John, at Rescue Pit, based out of Rochester, NY. #treatpride is a way of sharing our commitment to reward-based training and letting the world know that we believe in the power of rewarding the behaviors we want to see more of from […]