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5 Books Every Pit Bull Lover Should Read

Posted by Erik McManus on

5 Books Every Pit Bull Lover Should Read

In case you didn't notice, we love pit bulls over here at Forever Home Friends! They are such an underrated dog breed and we like to talk about them and share any information we can to help bring them into the spotlight. So we have curated a nice little list of books we think are essential for pit pull lovers to read! 1. Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Pit Bulls (image from Goodreads) Are Pit Bulls the vicious people-eaters the media portrays them to be? The stories submitted by loving families who have adopted and rehabilitated Pit Bulls in Lost...

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Interview with a Pet Portrait Artist!

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Interview with a Pet Portrait Artist!

Do you love your pets? How much do you love them? Enough to get a portrait done of them? In that case, you should meet Brittany!  We sat down with Brittany from B Thrasher Studio and talked to her about her pet portrait art that she turned into a small side hustle! She was great and here is our interview with her! First off, tell us a little bit about yourself! Here are some fun facts about me: I was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, and I absolutely love living here. Growing up we always had pet cats,...

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Teaching Consent with Small Dogs

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Teaching Consent with Small Dogs

Welcome to the newest member of the Furever Home Friends team: Jordan Kendrick! We've decided to bring a professional dog trainer to our team to create some blog content and resources for our readers, especially those who have young kids or are considering adopting for the first time. Jordan has been training dogs in her own family since childhood, and later went through a dog training certificate program. She now specializes in training dogs in counter surfing, barking, reactivity, and pulling on the leash.  Happy Chihuahua Appreciation Day!  Chihuahuas, among other small dogs, tend to get a bad rap as...

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5 Reasons Why We Love Pit Bulls

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5 Reasons Why We Love Pit Bulls

Pit bulls have such a stigma of being big mean dogs and there are many reasons why people think this but today we want to talk about reasons why we love them to break that stigma/stereotype. 1. They are actually really sensitive. (picture from https://www.maxandmaude.net/) Pit Bulls have a very high sensitivity rating amongst the dog breeds which means that they are easily affected by things around them. They can become very happy or very sad based on actions taken to them which shows that they are actually big sweethearts and they have feelings too. This is why they are recommended...

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Dogs

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Dogs

There are so many things that dogs do and have you ever wondered why? Well, we are bringing you some facts about dogs that we are sure some of you didn't know! 1. Dogs can smell you feelings! Their sniffers are way better than ours (100,000 times stronger) and can notice a difference in you if you get afraid or upset. This is because these emotions cause you to perspire and even if it is just the slightest amount, your dogs will notice. 2. Dalmatians are born white. They start out completely white and the spots form as they grow older. (Image...

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