Bad Rap


Rating: 4.9

Average rating from 14 reviews.

(4.9 out of 5, based on 14 reviews)

P.O. Box 320776San Francisco, CA 94132

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Reader's Reviews (14)
Anthony G.
Rating: 5

Badrap training and educational programs

posted 7 years ago

My wife and I attended the second and third Pit Bull Conferences held by Badrap out in Berekely, Ca. They were both two day conferences which Pit Bull Lovers and Advocates from all over the country and Canada attended. W'ere from New Jersey and we weren't the furthest!

These folks really know what they are doing and really know Pit Bulls. The conference was a warehouse of knowledge that included great talks and presentations, Pit Bulls brought into the meeting room for various reasons, and a demonstration of the skills and training they do at the Pit Ed camps. It didn't hurt to rub elbows with other Pit Bull lovers either. There were even attendees and a presenter from one of my favorite animal welfare organizations and the first animal cruelty prevention society in the Western Hemisphere, none other then the ASPCA (est. 1866).

Badrap offers Pit Ed and CGC training classes. In addition they are involved with a number of informational programs throughout the country as well as webinars. They have a bunch of videos on Youtube that you can check out to get a feel for them and their dedication to the breed.

In addition to all of the above, they have great information on the breed on their web site at

In you are intereste in learning more about their training programs go to their web page and click on the link at the bottom "BAD RAPs Programs". If you are interested in their seminars, click on events.

Their Pit Bull Hall is a model program that is nothing less then outstanding and a great mechanism for promoting Pit Bulls and developing breed ambassadors. This program was funded in part by Animal Farm Foundation another outstanding Pit Bull rescue.

Donna Reynolds and Tim Racer are the founding members of BADRAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls) and are truly wonderful people. It was both a pleasure and an honor to meet them at their Pit Bull Conferences and to have an opportunity to speak directly with them. It was also outstanding to have the opportunity to work directly with a Pit Bull in Tim's demonstration of what they do in their Pit Ed classes, even thought the first year we went, my demo Pit eliminated on the meeting room floor. Talk about a dedicated bunch. To my embarassement, it was cleaned up before I even knew that he went. In fact, this very episode is documented in Ken Foster's book "Dogs I have met and the people they have found" published in September 2007. Thankfully, he didn't include my name in his description of the incident, which in my opinion, wasn't very flattering, but no offense taken. The point is even an author attended their conference. How cool is that?

If you are a Pit Bull enthusiast, or just want to learn more about Pits, you won't want to miss their web site and I'm sure you will enjoy attending any of there professional and well prepared seminars.

I give them 5 stars, only because I can't give them more.

Pros: Valuable information on Pits and educational programs

Cons: Not a one

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Rating: 5

Hooray for BAD RAP!

posted 7 years ago

My dog literally owes his life to the good folks at BAD RAP. He is very thankful that he gets to roll in the grass, munch on tennis balls, sleep in my bed, and go on long meandering walks, and that he got out of the shelter, where his previous owner never picked him up, and where nobody wanted to adopt him. I am even more thankful to them than my dog is-- I got my hilarious sidekick, my handsome model, my foot-warmer, my motivation to exercise, my steady confidante, my face-licker, and my best buddy... Booker!

Pros: Ethical, knowledgeable, helpful breed advocates!

Cons: None!

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