What we're about

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

Upcoming events (5+)

Wednesday Night Walk - Hahamogna Park - Pasadena Area

Hahamongna Watershed Park

Wednesday Night Walks are a social opportunity for you and your dog. Please note that there is massive construction occurring in the Arroyo, so our route may change frequently this year. MEETING LOCATION: Meet at the first parking spaces as you enter Hahamongna. (Upper level of the park) DISTANCE: 1 - 3 miles. Depends on people attending, weather, etc. TRAIL: Dirt, concrete DIFFICULTY: Easy DISTRACTION LEVEL: Moderate. In addition to joggers, bikes, other dogs, and horses, we saw a tortoise being walked last time!!! LARPBO Pack Walk Guidelines: # 1 All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Retractable leashes are not allowed as it provides little control. #2 PLEASE NO NOSE TO NOSE CONTACT (dog to dog that is). We recommend maintaining a six-foot distance. #3 Please bring doggie poo bags. #4 Make sure you bring water for you and your dog. #5 One dog per handler. #6 Share the road. Move to the right to let others pass. * All breeds welcome. * There will be foot traffic, bikes, and several others dogs. If your dog tends to be reactive to any of these distractions, please be EXTRA mindful and prepared. * If you have additional questions, please read the full basic LARPBO rules of conduct (http://www.meetup.com/LARPBOCOMMUNITY/messages/boards/thread/10461764/0/#[masked]) in the discussion forum.

Sherman Oaks: Basic/Intermediate Group Training Class

Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys Park

This is a group-oriented class that focuses on the skills needed for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification (we offer CGC evaluations throughout the year). During class, we work on beginner to intermediate skills, including aggressive and selective behaviors. Members can pop in for a class at their leisure for $15 per class. If you want to make this your regular training session, we offer one-year training membership for $400, which entitle you to unlimited training classes through LARPBO. Bring water for you and your dog, as well as treats or a toy that motivates your dog. For your first class, please complete and submit our New Member Form and Participant Release of Liability (http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form/). While we do not require you bring these documents to class, please make sure your dog is current on the following: - Bordetella vaccination/titer and rabies vaccination for dogs 4 months and older OR Bordetella vaccination for 4 months and younger; and - Local animal care and control agency licensing requirements. Also note that by signing our Release of Liability (http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form/), you are confirming that you are up-to-date on these requirements. ***All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Harnesses and retractable leashes are not allowed since they provide little control. Contact us at [masked] if you have any questions or concerns*** We look forward to seeing you and your dog! Please call[masked] if you have any questions.

Sherman Oaks: Advanced CGCA Group Training Class (Trainer: Mari & Griff)

This is a group-oriented class that focuses on the skills needed for the AKC Canine Community (Advanced CGC) title. Participating dogs must have received their CGC and title registered with the AKC. Proof of CGC title is required. Members can pop in for a class at their leisure for $15 per class. If you want to make this your regular training session, we offer one-year training membership for $400, which entitle you to unlimited training classes through LARPBO. Bring water for you and your dog, as well as treats or a toy that motivates your dog. For your first class, please: - Bring a copy of CGC certification (must be under your name and not a prior owner) - If you are a new member, complete and submit online this New Member Form and Participant Release of Liability Before attending any class, make sure your dog is current on: - Rabies vaccination for dogs 4 months and older OR Bordatella vaccination for 4 months and younger; and - Local animal care and control agency licensing requirements. We look forward to seeing you and your dog! Please call[masked] if you have any questions.

Long Beach: Basic/Intermediate Group Training Class

Stearns Champions Park

This is a group-oriented class that focuses on the skills needed for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification (we offer CGC evaluations throughout the year). **One dog per handler.** During class, we work on beginner to intermediate skills, including aggressive and selective behaviors. Members can pop in for a class at their leisure for $15 per class. If you want to make this your regular training session, we offer one-year training membership for $400, which entitle you to unlimited training classes through LARPBO. Bring water for you and your dog, as well as treats or a toy that motivates your dog. For your first class, please complete and submit our New Member Form and Participant Release of Liability (http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form/). While we do not require you bring these documents to class, please make sure your dog is current on the following: - Bordetella vaccinations/titer and rabies vaccination for dogs 4 months and older OR Bordatella vaccination for 4 months and younger; and - Local animal care and control agency licensing requirements. Also note that by signing our Release of Liability (http://www.larpbo.org/new-member-form/), you are confirming that you are up-to-date on these requirements. ***All dogs must be on a secure collar and leash. Dogs using e-collars must also be on a leash. Prong collars should be backed up with a carabiner. Short leashes are recommended (less than 6 feet). Harnesses and retractable leashes are not allowed since they provide little control. Contact us at [masked] if you have any questions or concerns.*** We look forward to seeing you and your dog! Please call us if you have any questions: • Felix Aguilera [masked]) • Rita Vasquez [masked]

Past events (1,632)

Long Beach: Easter Pack Walk

Bixby Park

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