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Harvey and Sadie are two inseparable rescue bullies. Our Instagram explores their struggle with reactivity and aggression, the journey of dog ownership, controversial pet topics, and science-based pet care. I (their owner) am a biochemist who does meticulous research on topic that tends to come up regarding our dogs, including pet products.

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I created a highlight for muzzle info, detailing the muzzles we own, how much they cost us, and whether or not we had to modify them. It also includes any posts we've made about muzzles and training in the past. That way I have a nice central location that I can direct people to when they have questions! . . . . . . . . . . . #chihuahuamix #shelterdogsrock #supermutt #ambully #bichonfrise #HarveyBirddog #americanbullypocket #aggressivedog #AttorneyAtPaw #blackdogsrule #pitbull #muttstagram #happytails #cutedogsofinstagram #amstaffmix #mixedbreedsofinstagram #adoptandsavealife #modeldog #bully #PitbullsOfInstagram #reactivedogsofinstagram #muzzletraining #dogintraining #reactive #muzzleupproject #reactivedogsunite #dogtraining #muzzlemondays #muzzleup #dogtraininglife

We're gonna take a second to participate in @mr.kobrabubbles' challenge and share our #humblingdog experience. . I was convinced that ANY dog could be trained using just treats, and anyone who thought otherwise just didn't know how to train properly. Sadie was the dog that made me realize that not all dogs can be trained with treats. I can place the treat right in front of her, tell her "stay" and walk out of the room, and if she decides she doesn't want to stay, she will just walk away and leave the treat, regardless of how high value the treat is. . I subscribed to the "it's all in how you raise them" fallacy for a long time, and Harvey was the dog that taught me that I can't just "love" the fear aggression out of my dog, and that training it out of him is not nearly as simple as some would make it seem. He taught me that I should always be proactive as opposed to reactive and be prepared for the worst case scenario. . They both taught me that every dog learns differently, that there is no "one-size-fits-all" to training. . The Dunning Kruger effect is strong on the internet, especially in the online dog community. It's so important for people to recognize and admit when they were wrong and how they learned. . "You think you know everything until you get the dog that shows you you don't." . . . . . . . . . . . . . #WantedOutpaw #ambully #aggressivedog #fitdog #americanbullypocket #shelterdogsrock #boxermix #whitedog #supermutt #HarveyBirddog #boxersofig #americanbulldog #heterochromia #AttorneyAtPaw #bichonfrise #blackdogsrule #chihuahuamix #pitbullboxer #reactivedog #SadieAdfur #muzzleupproject #muzzletraining #muzzleup #reactivedogsunite #dogintraining #muzzlemondays #reactivedogsofinstagram #reactive #dogtraining

I don't like drama. At least, I don't like being involved in it. I can't say I hate hearing about it, though. . And sometimes a girl just has to drop a gorgeous photo of her dog in her new muzzle in the Dogspotting Society group on Facebook just to watch the group implode. It's almost therapeutic. . I regret nothing. . But also, I feel very strongly that everyone needs to see Sadie being a bombshell in her gorgeous new custom sized clear vinyl @trustyourdog muzzle 😍 . . . . . . . . . . . . #SadieAdfur #BoxersOfInstagram #WantedOutpaw #boxer #blueeyeddog #pitbullboxermix #heartnose #fitdogsofinstagram #americanbulldogsofinstagram #reactivedogs #reactive #reactivedogsofinstagram #muzzlemondays #reactivedogsunite #muzzleupproject #muzzletraining #muzzleup #dogtraininglife #dogintraining #dogtraining #MuttsOfInstagram #adopteddogsofinstagram #dogisgood #pnwdogsofinstagram #pitbulls #wigglebutt #muttsrule #pibblemix #bullybreedmix #rescuepup

Harvey barks at strangers through the window all the time, but it's just a tough guy routine to cover up the true source of his anxiety: nuclear proliferation. #NicksFridayFunFacts ~ Nick . . . . . . . . . . #aggressivedogs #pocketbully #bichonmix #americanbully #shelterdog #chihuahuasofinstagram #HarveyBirddog #AttorneyAtPaw #ambereyes #browndog #rescuedogs #muttlove #instadogs #dontbullymybreed #pnwlife #petfluencer #pitbullsofig #rescuebully #amstaffsofinstagram #pitbulllove #bulliesofig #rescuedogsrock #pitbullmix #gooddog #seattledogs #rescuedogsrock #dogsofthepnw #mutts #bullylife

@blkwoodpetfood gifted us a couple of bags of dog food to review! . These are some of the claims mad on their website: . - Natural ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 3: Natural, Artificial, and Single-Ingredient") - Family owned for 3 generations (nice sentiment, tells us nothing about the quality, safety, or efficacy of the product) - Slow cooked . That last claim is the one they push the hardest. The idea is that slow cooking dog food increases it's digestibility and nutrient retention by maximizing starch gelatinization [2,3]. It is true that research shows that the more starch is gelatinized, the more digestible it is [1,4], however I have not been able to find any studies on the benefits of slow cooked pet food that don't have the Blackwood Pet name on them. . I sent several messages through several means asking for CoAs for the lots we received and asking if their manufacturing facilities are SQF certified (because their name does not appear in the directory) but have not heard anything back. . As for the food itself, the dogs (who, if it wasn't obvious by now, are not particularly picky) enjoy it and the kibble is small enough that I can put it in their enrichment ball and make them work for their meal. So that's neat I guess. . . . . . . . #shelterdogsrock #aggressivedog #bichonfrise #supermutt #fitdogsofinstagram #blueeyeddog #ambully #BoxersOfInstagram #reactivedogs #pitbullboxermix #chihuahuamix #heartnose #SadieAdfur #WantedOutpaw #AttorneyAtPaw #blackdogsrule #americanbulldogsofinstagram #boxer #HarveyBirddog #americanbullypocket #blackwoodpetfood #blkwpet #slowcookedpetfood #madeintheusa #naturalpetfood #adogslife #bullylove #mixedbreed #wadogs #pupfluencer

We were gifted some Bone Broth from @BrutusBroth to try! . #BrutusBroth is a small female-owned company here in the US. Here are some of the claims highlighted on their website: . -Human-grade (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 2: Human Grade") -Natural with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 3: Natural, Artificial, and Single-Ingredient") -Promotes detoxification and boost immunity (not a thing, will have to do a post in the future) [1,6] . Let's talk about some of the claims made that do matter. Brutus Broth claims to be fortified with glucosamine, chondroitin, and collagen to support your dog's joint health. In humans, most studies say no, it doesn't work [2,7,8]. . However, there are actually a surprising number of studies out there (I read like 20 different studies, and just picked 3 to cite) that back up the claim that the combination of these three chemicals has a significant impact on the onset of arthritis in dogs, and has shown to significantly reduce pain from arthritis with long term use [3,4,5]. . Most studies used 10mg of collagen and 1000-2000mg of glucosamine and chondroitin a day. According to the guaranteed analysis on the package, 2L of Brutus Broth contains 0.5% glucosamine (~10mg per package based on the ~1.01g/L density listed on the CoAs), with the other chemicals being in too small of amounts to be listed. . What we really need are studies showing the lowest effective concentration for these chemicals before we can draw a conclusion on whether or not the amounts present in Brutus Broth could achieve the same effect. . As for the company itself, they seem pretty solid. I was able to email with the co-founder of the company, Sue, who provided me CoAs for the specific lots that I received as well as dates for their most recent SQF/FDA audits. Their broth is produced in an SQF certified facility that exclusively produces human foods. The CoAs were a little vague, only saying that the lots had passed biological testing, but Sue was able to inform me that they test for general aerobic plate count, E.coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. . Finally, the dogs really liked it. So that's that.

Harvey has decided that this armchair that we put in our bedroom is his new bed. He's slept on it the last couple of nights. And that's fine. . The only problem is that he'll wake up in the middle of the night, get off the arm chair to stretch/lick/scratch himself, and then sit at the edge of the bed and whine at me until I wake up. . Why? . Because dogs are only allowed on the furniture when invited up. So if he gets off, he has to be reinvited up, even if no one is sitting on that piece of furniture. So he'll whine to wake me up at like 3am just so I can roll over, tap the chair, and tell him "up". . Have you ever implemented a rule or boundary or taught your pets something that seemed like a good idea at the time and is now the bane of your existence? . . . . . . . . . . . . #AttorneyAtPaw #americanbullypocket #shelterdogsrock #ambully #chihuahuamix #supermutt #HarveyBirddog #blackdogsrule #aggressivedog #bichonfrise #teamfloppyears #adoptedismyfavoritebreed #pnwdogs #PittiesOfInstagram #dogsofinstagram #bullybreed #RescueDogsOfInstagram #dogsofinsta #americanpitbullterrier #pnwonderdogs #adoptandsavealife #PitbullsOfInstagram #mixedbreedsofinstagram #modeldog #bully #adopted #SuperMutt #amstaffsofinsta #dogsofseattle #bullymix

I see this game go around on Facebook all the time and I thought it was fun. . If you were in a room filled with your dog and 99 other dogs that look identical to yours, how would you find your dog the quickest? . Harvey would be easy, all would have to do is ask "Do you want to go outside and potty?" And the first dog to sprint to the door is him 🤣. This dog ALWAYS HAS TO PEE. . For Sadie, I'd have to make some sort of loud noise, like stub my toe and yelp in pain. The dog to walk up to me, head down with an appeasement smile and tail wagging between her legs would be Sadie. That sounds sad, but it's actually progress. She used to run and hide at the slightest loud sound that startled her, now she'll approach it albeit steadily and visibly terrified. She's gained so much confidence in the year we've had her. . How would you find your dog? . . . . . . . . . . . #americanbullypocket #SadieAdfur #boxer #aggressivedog #heartnose #pitbullboxermix #HarveyBirddog #reactivedogs #fitdogsofinstagram #shelterdogsrock #bichonfrise #americanbulldogsofinstagram #ambully #blueeyeddog #WantedOutpaw #chihuahuamix #supermutt #blackdogsrule #AttorneyAtPaw #BoxersOfInstagram #rescueismyfavoritebreed #pibblesofinstagram #dontbullythebreed #americanstaffordshireterrier #dogsofinstagramworld #bullylife #rescuedogsrock #dogsofthepnw #pittie #mutts

Harvey is also in this picture, but it was taken with an old timey camera that uses mirrors, so he doesn't show up. #NicksFridayFunFacts ~Nick . . . . . . . . . . . #americanbulldog #heterochromia #fitdog #WantedOutpaw #whitedog #boxermix #pitbullboxer #reactivedog #boxersofig #SadieAdfur #dogsofig #amstaff #rescuemutt #pibbles #bullybreedsofig #wadogs #bullylove #adogslife #mixedbreed #pupfluencer #adopteddogsofinstagram #dogisgood #pnwdogsofinstagram #pitbulls #MuttsOfInstagram #muttstagram #cutedogsofinstagram #pitbull #happytails

We were gifted some Kitchen Crafted Chicken Strips from @fullmoonpet to try! And as you can see from Harvey's ridiculous face in this terrible photo that I absolutely love, he super digs these treats. . Here are some points we were asked to highlight for these treats: - Organic (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 1: Organic") - Human Grade (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 2: Human Grade") - All natural (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 3: Natural, Artificial, and Single-Ingredient") - No artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors (refer to "Marketing Buzzwords Part 3: Natural, Artificial, and Single-Ingredient") . They do claim to audit themselves against SQF standards, but they don't appear in the SQF directory of certified manufacturers. It's one thing to claim to follow the standards. It's another to be actually certified. . I emailed asking for a CoA for the lot we received and for the date and score of the their latest SQF audit but I never heard back. 🤷🏼‍♀️ . Overall, it's a solid treat. My dogs like them. That's really all there is to say about that. . . . . . . . . #fullmoonpet #americanbullypocket #aggressivedog #ambully #blackdogsrule #chihuahuamix #HarveyBirddog #shelterdogsrock #supermutt #AttorneyAtPaw #bichonfrise #americanstaffordshireterrier #rescueismyfavoritebreed #dogsofinstagramworld #pibblesofinstagram #dontbullythebreed #bulliesofig #gooddog #rescuedogsrock #pitbullmix #seattledogs #dogsofseattle #amstaffsofinsta #adopted #bullymix #dogsofthepnw #pittie #bullylife #rescuedogsrock

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