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2014 Pit Bull Awareness Day

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s coming up quick! October 25, 2014 at Crescenta Valley Park we will be spending the day celebrating our amazing pups! We will start the day with a pack walk and then on to a picnic with agility equipment, contests, raffles and a great time with our community of responsible pit bull owners (all breeds are welcome)! We can’t wait to see you there. To RSVP go to our Meetup Page! To see what we did last year look below: the 2013 Pit Bull Awareness Day Pack Walk The 2013 Pit Bull Awareness Day Picnic Special thanks to Josh Liddy from Swaylove for the...

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Changes in behavior must be explored

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An interesting story came along that we would like to share with you.  Often when dogs are acting “out of character” there is an organic reason.  It doesn’t always present itself as a limp or a bump or something visual and sadly, our dogs can’t tell us when they don’t feel good.  ANY abrupt change in behavior should be taken seriously and looked into.  Here is one dog owners story:   My dog, Karma, became extremely agitated and aggressive on Sunday– she has NEVER, ever been that aggressive. After an altercation with another dog, I was beyond mortified and I contacted my dog’s behavior specialist and my dog’s vet. Like I said, my dog has NEVER been aggressive. After talking to the vet and Karma’s trainer, we finally figured out what her issue was. Karma is on a strong medication for her allergies and some medicines (like hers) can raise a dog’s “cortisol” levels. Karma’s levels were through the roof. What does that mean? Cortisol is a way that vets can determine stress and other reactions in the body. It is normally produced at very stable levels in dogs, but medication can raise the levels. If the levels are too high, the dog can be in an elevated state of agitation. This can cause...

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Protecting Our Four-Footed Companions in a Vehicle

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Good to know, Resource Library | 0 comments

by Jody Mumcian As a pet owner, have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if you were involved in an auto accident with them in the vehicle, and you were too injured or incapacitated to call someone or to be able to give instructions to the paramedics, or police? Do you already have a plan? Well, let me tell you, did I have an experience recently with my dog that has made me wonder about these...

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Troy Smith makes cover of American Dog Magazine

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you don’t already have a subscription to American Dog Magazine now’s the time. Our founder Troy Smith appears on the cover and has a 2 page spread in the magazine in their latest feature “Real Men Love Dogs”. He’s in great company as he’s joined by Josh Liddy from SwayLove and Ben Dunham who is the human guardian (servant?) of Boss the Surfing Pit Bull It’s great to see men who not only love their dogs, but prove...

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LARPBO dog becomes Therapy Dog

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Emily Hansel and her gorgeous boy Ollie are now doing therapy visits at Children’s Hospital. We got Emily to give us a little insight into how they got there. Why we did it I was looking to do some charity work and since Ollie loves people so much, I thought therapy work could be a nice way to give back. I had never seen or known anyone to do this, so it took quite a bit of online research...

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Fix Long Beach Pet Expo!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LARPBO loves the Fix Long Beach program and is excited to share their next event! They are celebrating their first anniversary with a with a Pet Care Expo and Fix Fest! The event will be held in Silverado Park on May 17th. If you, or someone you know needs to get their dog spayed or neutered this is your chance to get it done free! There will be giveaways and lots of assistance available from vets, trainers and others....

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LARPBO will be attending the NKLA Adoption Weekend

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Continuing on with our mission of keeping dogs out of rescue and in their homes LARPBO will be attending the NKLA Adoption Event this coming weekend. When you find your new family member we will be here to help!! From NKLA: In less than a week, NKLA Adoption Weekend will bring together NKLA coalition partners, Los Angeles Animal Services, County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, animal rescue groups and passionate animal lovers all eager to match shelters...

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Cesar – Love My Pit Bull

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cesar – Love My Pit Bull

Last year LARPBO had a great pack walk and picnic for Pit Bull Awareness Day We were very excited when a producer who works with Cesar Milan showed up wanting to get some footage of our dogs for a new show they were working on. Well as most of you know that show premiered last weekend on Nat Geo Wild and is called “Cesar Love My Pitbull”. A great show that had some tough scenes acknowledging the reality of...

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LARPBO at the OC Pet Expo!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on LARPBO at the OC Pet Expo!

LARPBO will be attending the OC Pet Expo once again this year. It is a huge event with lots of fun things to see and lots of great products for all your pet care wants and needs! We are looking forward to once again showing the public what LARPBO is all about and encourage others to join us in Responsible K9 Ownership. We would love to see lots of LARPBO members at the event. Please note a couple things-...

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

From LARPBO member Ann LeShay: NOT ALL DOGS CAN SWIM! There, I said it! People often ask why Rosie trains with LARPBO, an organization dedicated to responsible pit bull ownership. Clearly, she’s NOT a pibble! Aside from the obvious – Rosie is learning good behavior conducive to passing a CGC test and she has canine BFF’s who are members. There are opportunities that extend beyond training class. Classes like dock diving / swim classes. Yes, swim class! Let me...

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