These breeds may include but are not limited to:
Bully Breeds come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. However, they are best known for the unfair reputation of being dangerous and aggressive. What most people don’t know about these breeds is they are some of the most loyal and sweet animals out there! Let’s take a moment to review the history of our “Bully Breeds.”
Most people who hear the term “Bully” think negatively right away. However, that term came about because of their origin and history. They were originally bred to protect livestock and property many many years ago. Though this was their sole intended purpose in life, some people took advantage of their natural instincts and talents and started breeding these dogs for inhumane purposes, such as dog fighting, also known as a blood sport. Some folks would use these dogs for bull baiting, and others would use them for dog fights to gain a profit. Gambling on what dog would win, or in other words, what dog would live and what dog would die.
What most of society does not know is what true heroes these dogs have been. They have gone to war with us as early as World War I, and continued with us in battle during World War II. They became increasingly popular from the mid 1900’s through to the 1950’s, and were once considered “Heroes.”
Unfortunately that all changed over the course of the next couple decades when gangs and other people started using these dogs as protection, then soon to be for money. These dogs are very talented at protecting, so using one dog against another in a fight became quite popular as a way to wager and make a profit off of the winning dog. The Winner would fight another day, and most often times fight until his death. Because of this aspect, the Bully Breeds original foundation quickly crumbled into the persona of a very dangerous and aggressive animal.
It is not the breed to blame, it is the people. As with any breed of dog, if it is left neglected, abused, or undirected, it may grow with issues, and only getting worse as it ages. When these breeds are cared for properly and are left in good sound/knowledgable hands, these dogs can make a beautiful asset to any family. And quite contrary to social media and word of mouth, these dogs are very good with children (of course with proper training and guidance, and under no circumstance do we advise your children to be alone with an animal.) K9 Specialist strives to restore these breeds with the glory and respect the deserve, and re-introduce them back into society as a loyal and lovable companion.
Problems Commonly Associated with These Breeds: (not limited to)
Aggression Towards People and Animals
Excessive Chasing of Bikes, People, and Cars
Not one of these problems are too big for K9 Specialist to handle. All dogs are different, and all will be handled according to each individuals needs. An In-Home Evaluation of your dog will help you better understand and identify the underlying problem, and what it will take to control your dogs behavior. Contact us to schedule your In-Home Evaluation and get you started on your dogs road to a rehabilitated state of mind!
After 3 visits and/or 1 week or more at our training facility, no refund may be obtained. This is only valid on Basic training programs. This is not applicable to any Intermediate, Advanced, Aggressive Behavior Modification, or Personal Protection Training Programs.
For clients protection as well as ours, all evaluations are subject to being recorded.
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Aggression – K-9 Specialist will not take on any dog that shows aggression toward any internal family member. This goes for daughter, son, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, father, mother, In Laws etc. We only deal with aggression that comes from the outside in. We will teach the dog to be put under control by the handler to stay on their property at their side while being out doors. This means under complete client contained supervision!! Client must specify clearly at the signing of contract on what type of aggression they are dealing with and understand what we will not take on.
All training comes with a lifetime guarantee for the life of the pet.
Note: Please understand that K-9 Specialist LLC can only teach you and provide you with the proper tools to control any unwanted behaviors your dog may have. For example, if you have a Hound and you dislike that he or she chases birds, K-9 Specialist LLC can help you control that unwanted behavior while you are in your dogs presence only. We cannot stop your dogs natural given drive, nor can we control it if the dog is unattended. However, as long as you are trained by us and follow the proper procedures on how to maintain control of your dog while in his or her presence, you will have a well behaved dog. Please note that this applies to all behavior modification courses. Do not be fooled by others who claim they can “cure” a problem that is a natural instinct to your dog. There is no cure for a bird dog wanting to chase birds for example, but there are ways to control them. Please do not waste your time or money on K-9 Specialist LLC if your expectations are to “cure” your dogs natural instinct. If your expectation is to have full control over your dog while in his or her presence, we are the team for you. This same concept also applies to aggressive behavioral issues.
Special Example: I, owner and operator of K-9 Specialist LLC, owns a naturally aggressive Pitbull. My Pitbull is ONLY aggressive towards other dogs or animals in general, not people. As long as I am with my dog, whether I have her on or off a leash, she will respect and obey my authority. For example, if another dog walks by and I am present with my Pitbull, she will remain in her place and not move or react to that dog because I am there to control the situation. However, if I walk away and leave my dog unattended, she will most definitely advance towards the other dog because I was not there to control the situation. I am giving this very real scenario to provide the public with the knowledge that just because a dog is well trained, the training does not take the natural instinct out of them at all. It would be like taking the “dog” out of the dog…completely impossible. That’s why I offer training to help teach and educate you as well as give you the tools to maintain proper control and behavior with your dog, as long as your in his or her presence. That’s the key right there. You MUST be in his or her PRESENCE to have complete control.