Once i to was Ni-eve "about what was and was not Important" when it comes to Raising a Healthy and Happy Dog that is ready
to Handle what ever Life Throws at them ! Whether you are Around or Not.
And Believe it or Not,I am 49 years old ! and just a little over 3 years ago ! I Began to Get the Picture, Sometimes things
happen in Life that No one Expects ! That is the way things work whether we like it or not.
For Instance,While Crossposting for Death Row Dogs about 3 years ago via Social Media.
I Read a Post about a Woman that had 2 Dogs that She Loved Very Much ! In Fact they were her whole Life as She Lived alone
For Many years with Only her Baby's as She Called them to Spend time with.
This poor woman had no idea what would happen to her Dogs if She was Suddenly gone from the Picture ? I Would
Have to admit that until this incident occurred Basically Right in Front of my Eyes the way it did! that I had No Clue
Whatsoever about what was best for My Dogs! And Unfortunately Neither did the Woman i am Talking about until the
Unthinkable Happened " The Woman Ended Up Dying from cancer not long after she was Diagnosed..
And the Next thing that happened is Her Family refused to keep her 2 Dogs even though the Dogs at least knew who
these people were ? and would have Probably been just fine once they adjusted from the Loss of their Human.
We never want to believe that anything like this could ever happen to us but the facts say Other wise more often then not
So How do we Prepare our Dogs! and Ourselves for the Unexpected Tragedy that sometimes occurs without warning
out of the Blue in Life ?
How do we Ensure That should something happen to us "Our Dogs are Equip to Handle Strangers" Handling them
Without displaying Aggression ?
Which in a Shelter Environment will get them Killed Quicker then You might believe Because,Aggression
is Seen as a Negative Mark Causing Most Displaying Any Hint of Aggression to the Shelter Staff to be Euthanized at the
Shelters first Opportunity ! Why Because Aggressive dogs are Not Adoptable to the General Public..
An Aggressive Dogs only Chance at Escaping the Shelter Alive is Through Rescue from a Certified 501(c) (non profit).
And Believe me there are Not enough Rescues to go around at the Moment ! Because there are Not enough Foster Homes
for the Rescues to use to House the Dogs that are Saved from Euthanasia Lists all across the Country Just about
every single day of the week.
If you are a Dog Person like i am !And you truly love and care for your Dog as most of us do! I can not Emphasize
enough the Importance of Socializing them From the Earliest age Possible.
And it is Important that most of this be done in a Neutral Setting ! Somewhere Unfamiliar to your dog works best
Because until they are Properly Socialized,Dogs are Usually extremely Territorial ! Especially with Strangers at
Home! which could be a Person or even another Dog it really matters not! as far as your Dog is Concerned A
Stranger is a Threat not to be taken Lightly.
And That is what we have to Change! Not for ourselves! But for Our Precious Dogs That so many of us in this Country
just do not want to live without.
Give your Dogs the Tools to Survive any encounter by Socializing them with Not Just other dogs,But Also with
Varied types of People"Men Woman and Children are all important" when socializing,The More Varied the Routine!
The More Effective it becomes at Training your Dogs Mind to Accept what it may not know without giving it a
In this sometimes Vile world !That is Not at all Animal Friendly in the Current day? Lets Make it a Point to Care
enough for every living thing in which we share this Planet with to actually do the Right thing!!
And in Doing so, We all Help to make a Difference for Creatures that Seem to be by No fault of their own
Fading from existence Like Americas Wild Horses or Our Wild Wolf Population is right now.