I'm Nate. My wife and I own two "pit bulls." We've been involved with them for almost two years.
Zuki(our girl) was adopted from a rescue in grand rapids Michigan at 9 weeks. She's now almost two years old. We do a lot of positive reinforcement and tried to find a lot of things she is interested in to no avail. She doesn't have much work ethic, she loves to cuddle and nap. She is food motivated, so we're in our first(not counting half a puppy class) obedience class(sept 16) and we plan to do Obed/rally/agility titles if she seems to enjoy it. She will be taking her CGC test in October and she may have a future as a therapy dog but we'll see! For now we just do obedience/trick work for fun and about 1.5 mile bike rides daily. She's the dog that wiggles hard for new people and babies, loves to meet new people and dogs, and thoroughly enjoys being in the public eye.
Oberon( our boy) we got from a rescue in Dowagiac, MI. He's about 4 now. We saw him on pet finder about a year ago, we wanted Zuki to develop a bit more to see if she would show any signs of DA. We fully understand they may show less tolerance of each other as they age, but for now its nice to have the girl in the yard sun-bathing while I work the boy. He is very drivey and loves long bike rides(~3 miles) alternating days with frisbee work. He was "advertised" as a frisbee champ in the making. He showed little interest in discs and not much ability to catch them when we got him, but now hes on his way. He's catching 75%+(so long as I throw it right) and works very hard for me. He's not very food motivated, but loves the springpole, so that's what we used to motivate him - catch?!=spring pole time, 2 catches in a row?!=spring pole!!! ect ect.
We also have a cat that loves to instigate, His name is Rocket and he picked us when we visited a shelter about 4 years ago.
My wife and I actively watch the boards and news for bsl talks in our area and we wrote letters and spoke at the animal ordinance discussion in Elkhart indiana recently. We just want dogs to be judged as individuals and responsible ownership to be promoted.
I enjoy working on cars and bicycling, training the pups, and researching stuff on the internet. We found this site through a link on st leathercraft's site when we were looking for a nice leash for our first obedience class.
Sorry for the long post, I just love these animals.
I am excited to learn more about these dogs and get to know you all and your pups!