Training has come far and I have 30 years experience with dogs labeled " Pit Bull " Terrier type dogs. I can speak for them because I know understand these types of dog. I am a Professional Dog Trainer and work with many different breeds of dogs. I handle 7 dogs labeled " Pit Bull" every day many are American Staffordshire Terrier/ mixes. As I continue to operate a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit organization Mecca's Pit Bull Rescue, Sheboygan, WI. this gives me more experience with the
We live in a day and age where some people really do not know much about the dogs labeled " Pit Bull" and its not easy for every owner to find an area to live in. Some find it hard to just find a rental property to live in. This is very frustrating for people who know their dog is a well balanced dog. They understand they own a dog labeled " Pit Bull" they do their best to be that responsible owner. Occasionally I get asked for help and many times even I am at a dead end of
Learning a dog's behavior is one of the first things I do by observing what the dog does and the interactions with the dog. On September 1, 2019 we took a 2 1/2 hour drive one way to get a dog. The dog was suffering from stress being in a shelter environment. I am a person who just loves taking pictures of dogs and scenery. Many times a camera can catch more than the human eye can catch, because the change is so very quick. I did get the opportunity on this to catch different
Mecca's Pit Bull Rescue, Sheboygan, WI does our best to continue moving forward and working to improve the lives of dogs. Non Profit work is intense and keeping up with a lot of things. We are always looking for volunteers, fosters and donors, all of this works together. We believe in Pit Bull Terrier-Type Dogs and will continue to help them. We are changing minds and saving lives through rescue, advocacy and training. How can you help? By sharing our information with other
Beginning of 2019, I am very pleased that Mecca's Pit Bull Rescue, Sheboygan, WI. has achieved this Gold Seal and we will continue moving forward. The year of 2018 was a challenge, yet rewarding and the rescue has a lot going on for it. This rescue believes every dog that comes in deserves a second chance and the dogs do deserve to be evaluated on its own individual basis. We foster the dogs, train them and they are observed so we know a lot about them. Our highest expense i
Kayla AKA Annie came into rescue on 8/7/18 and when I seen her picture I could not get her out of my mind. I see a lot of dogs being posted as on death row. I really have no clue why she stuck in my mind. Kayla came into rescue a very scared girl and it took me five hours to get her to come out to me. I started her on training when I noticed she did not know any cues. Someone out there really set this dog up for failure and then dumped her. Like I have said so many times peop
Going back to the past when I was in my twenty's I had moments when I was questioning myself. Why is my dog not listening to me? I have learned a lot through experience with dogs. It was me! Yes me!! It took me some trials but I figured it out. One thing I figured out was what motivates my dog. Every dog owner needs to know this. I am on my way to becoming a Certified Dog Trainer and I am so happy I have taken this path. I have even questioned myself, why did I not do this
June 29, 2018 was our first event of the year and very successful. This event had been planned for several months and I pounded away to get the word out. We are very grateful to everyone who stepped up to help us. These two Police Officers worked very hard for Mecca's Pit Bull Rescue and we have great respect for them. They have reached their hands out to help us in many ways. Our lives were brought together through dogs. As I say many times lives are brought together by dogs
My love and understanding started in 1987 when our family got this dog and his name was Stubby. We lived in a rural area and Stubby just loved being outside with us. He could play for hours. I remember a lady that always walked by our house and Stubby would always just go walking with her. He would come back home when she made her rounds. These walks with the lady went on for about three years. Then one day her son seen her walking with Stubby. Her son asked her if she knew
Most people who keep up with my blogs know, I am becoming a Certified Dog Trainer. I am also doing everything I can to help in Dog Bite Prevention. Anyone reading this most likely has a dog or the person is just curious. My studies involve a lot of reading and understanding a dogs body language. This is something I have been doing for years. If I have a question it is natural for me to go seek out an answer. The only way a person can help themselves is by reading and acting
Any breed of dog comes with responsibility . But I know if you are the owner of a dog labeled a Pit Bull - Type Dog you will face some hateful people out there. I know your what your thinking. How can she know this? I have and sometimes it best to remain as professional as possible. Set yourself at a higher standard. There really are some people out there who just love to argue and make hateful comments. Do not get caught up in the negativity of it all. I honestly hate using
In efforts to bring this rescue off the ground. I hope someone who does see this, will listen. Rescue is very expensive and this I have learned before I had to gracefully put my rescue down. #Advocate #PitBulls #Sheboygan #AnimalWelfare #Dogs #AmericanPitbullTerrier #DogBitePrevention #AmericanStaffordshireTerrier #dog #MeccasPitBullRescue #Wisconsin #PitBull
For many years I have taken the time to read the news articles of the negative they put out. One negative report can be repeated many times over the media. One dog attack will spread like wildfire. Many times consumers will buy a paper for whatever reason something attracts them to the negative news. I have also taken the time to find wonderful great stories about dogs labeled Pit Bulls. I try to keep balance between my life. I took the time to ask if anyone was a hater or ju
There were six of us puppies born two girls and four boys.
The breeder put us up for sale cheap and we all went quickly.
He did not check to see what kind of people was getting us.
In the hands of the devil we all went.
It was one big night, I knew it was time to fight.
My owner got me all ready, I did not want to fight.
Tonight I would be fighting all my brother's and my two sisters.
I headed down the tunnel with scars on my face, scarred for life and my owner doesn't
I really do believe dogs bring people together. Dogs are cute and love to take adventures with their owners. My Husband and I have three wonderful dogs. We love them very much and do what we can to protect them from harms way. We met years ago when I had an event going to help raise a little extra money to help with the dogs in rescue. I just knew this guys first name and he had bought a T Shirt to help out. Never did I think this man would want to marry me later. I can reme
I think it is important in our lives to step up and do what is right. There are so many animals needing love and protection. On October 20, 2017 I had received a phone call and one of my rescued pups needed help. The family that had adopted her was going through some very tough times. I knew we had to get active and raise funds to help this dog. She needed a surgery and it was going to cost thousands of dollars to repair her leg. We are currently still working to get all the