Our Journey


This is a page to share with you all what we are going through right now; what we are learning, and what we are struggling through, in hopes that we can inspire some of you to research new ways to work through the issues in your own lives.  

Browsing Archive: October, 2009

Food and Dog Aggression in Giant Dog

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Friday, October 30, 2009, In : Foster Care 

This morning I went to pick up our new foster Rocco. He is a 230lb Bullmastiff. When I picked him up, I knew that he was food aggressive and was becoming dog aggressive. When I did an evaluation at the shelter I found out that he was eager to please, and had a very calm, stable personality. I thought that his issues were probably from lack of leadership and direction, and that he had a good prognosis of overcoming these issues with patience and the right approach. So I brought him home. We ha...


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Code of Ethics Trouble

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, In : Foster Care 
 

So, lately I have been running into trouble with wanting to follow my code of ethics when it comes to picking the family for my latest foster dog. In my code of ethics, I list that it is not my job to "pick" the perfect owners for my foster dogs...that is God's job. It is my job to care for and teach these dogs to the best of my ability, and then advertise for new owners and portray the clearest possible picture of the dog's good and bad behavior and personality traits. Then the first fam...


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Learning about deaf dog training

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, October 12, 2009, In : Dog Training 
The new, although temporary, member of the pack will be arriving in just a few hours... her name is Pepper. Pepper is actually my parents' dog, but she will be coming to "Mandy Camp" for around 7 weeks. Pepper is a Puppy Mill rescued American Cocker Spaniel momma, and is now around 10yrs old. She is deaf, and is going blind, and has had very little training. While my parents love her, they, like many owners, have figured out how to work around their dog's issues, rather than face them head on...
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