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    Hi all,

    So I enquired with an obedience school over the weekend as we are looking to get Blue some training as she is great in the house but when we are outside she doesn't really seem to listen to us, everything else is more interesting than us!!

    I called an obedience school & then they asked what breed she was. I said 'American Staffy', they said 'is she really because a lot of people pretend that their dog is an Amstaff when they are really a pit bull' and I said 'yes I have her papers with bloodlines etc' and they said 'good, because we don't take pit bulls'.

    Now, I am not going to take Blue there for the pure fact that they have said this, what kind of a trainer doesn't take a certain breed? I mean it is like saying that a pit bull is too hard work & they can't be bothered. I don't want to take my dog to any trainer that doesn't want to put the extra effort in with any dog.

    Do you think this is a bad training school or do you think their points are valid?

    I called another school who said they take anyone & that the most aggressive breeds they have are not necessarily the ones that everyone thinks and basically said about not judging the breed. I think I will be taking Blue to this one.

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    Sad really!

    Ignorant people...the world is FULL of them!

    This is my problem with this...if NO obedience schools are willing to take on "Pitt Bulls"...what chance in hell do they have of getting some good training and become happy balanced dogs?!? AARRGGHHHH

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    That is exactly what I was thinking.

    I mean how can you outright say 'we don't take pit bulls' without even having an assessment first? The least they can do is have the dog come along, assess it & if it is too out of their depth than they should say that. For all they know it could be a pit bull that just pulls on the lead & the owner wants to stop that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    Hi all,

    So I enquired with an obedience school over the weekend as we are looking to get Blue some training as she is great in the house but when we are outside she doesn't really seem to listen to us, everything else is more interesting than us!!

    I called an obedience school & then they asked what breed she was. I said 'American Staffy', they said 'is she really because a lot of people pretend that their dog is an Amstaff when they are really a pit bull' and I said 'yes I have her papers with bloodlines etc' and they said 'good, because we don't take pit bulls'.
    Now, I am not going to take Blue there for the pure fact that they have said this, what kind of a trainer doesn't take a certain breed? I mean it is like saying that a pit bull is too hard work & they can't be bothered. I don't want to take my dog to any trainer that doesn't want to put the extra effort in with any dog.

    Do you think this is a bad training school or do you think their points are valid?

    I called another school who said they take anyone & that the most aggressive breeds they have are not necessarily the ones that everyone thinks and basically said about not judging the breed. I think I will be taking Blue to this one.
    They don't take pitbulls? But what reasons did they explain to you to even try and make their decision valid?
    I'm sorry, I find that discriminating. I wouldn't be going there. The other one sounds like my cup of tea, so I'd check that one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    They don't take pitbulls? But what reasons did they explain to you to even try and make their decision valid?
    I'm sorry, I find that discriminating. I wouldn't be going there. The other one sounds like my cup of tea, so I'd check that one out.
    I didn't ask, I should have looking back on it now.

    I just think they can't be trainers if they aren't willing to train all dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    what kind of a trainer doesn't take a certain breed? I mean it is like saying that a pit bull is too hard work & they can't be bothered. I don't want to take my dog to any trainer that doesn't want to put the extra effort in with any dog.

    Do you think this is a bad training school or do you think their points are valid?

    I called another school who said they take anyone & that the most aggressive breeds they have are not necessarily the ones that everyone thinks and basically said about not judging the breed.
    Yeh you will find that a lot of places can not take breeds that are deemed "dangerious" because of the insurance needed to cover them. Its not so much that they dont want to take those dogs but that they cant.
    I know for one that we can not take some breeds into our assistance program because they are not covered.

    It is great that you found another place that could take them but just be wary, and this goes for all places and breeds. Just because they have them there does not mean they can control them! I took my toy poodle, who was an ace at obedience, to our local club and one of the other dogs jumped out of the car and tried to attack her. Now she has a HEAP of social issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    Yeh you will find that a lot of places can not take breeds that are deemed "dangerious" because of the insurance needed to cover them. Its not so much that they dont want to take those dogs but that they cant.
    I know for one that we can not take some breeds into our assistance program because they are not covered.

    It is great that you found another place that could take them but just be wary, and this goes for all places and breeds. Just because they have them there does not mean they can control them! I took my toy poodle, who was an ace at obedience, to our local club and one of the other dogs jumped out of the car and tried to attack her. Now she has a HEAP of social issues.
    Morrel of the story... Just keep an eye on the dogs around you!
    I am going to go down to this place & have a look at him in action first. He also does a free first assessment with the dog one on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    I am going to go down to this place & have a look at him in action first. He also does a free first assessment with the dog one on one.
    It sounds like a great place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashaari View Post
    It sounds like a great place!
    Yes I think so.

    It is called VDTA (Victoria Dog Training Academy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healthy4Paws View Post
    Yes I think so.

    It is called VDTA (Victoria Dog Training Academy)
    Would they be NDTF qualified trainers?

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