It has been incredible to bring positive awareness to our dogs. Even though we only began back in August, we love getting together with such a diverse group of people demonstrating responsible dog ownership.
Our group is composed of PhD's and PhD candidates, lawyers, chefs, business professionals, teachers, artisans, and grad students, just to name a few.
I think it's easy for people who haven't met our dogs to make assumptions about us, but getting out there and allowing them to see us, and how amazing our dogs are, can show the bigger picture. We hear so many positive comments.
Positive socialization is important for all dogs, and many of us who own pitbull-type dogs feel an extra responsibility knowing people will judge the entire breed based on what they see from our single dog.
It's hard to miss us with our 20+ pooches. And I'm always amazed by the dedication of everyone consistently waking up early on a Sunday morning to spend quality time with our pups. (Trivia: Anyone recognize the belly in that photo??)
Our highlight of this week was when a woman driving her car stopped, and yelled out "If I had known you were walking here, I would have brought my Westie".
And of course knowing that even though we walk together as a group, each pup and owner is individually setting a good example of responsible ownership by modeling this in their respective neighborhoods.
seen from Mr. B's camera, the pooches even seem to pick up good habits from one another:
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