urg OKAY here is a bloody rant for me today.
The dog howls. And cries. And whines. And barks. FOR ATTENTION. I refuse that attention because it is a BAD habit and THAT is how you get separation anxiety in a dog. You coddle the darn thing. Well guess what, I don't coddle. I don't "awww" I don't "poor thing" the dog it's tough love for training.
Then what does Dean do? He comes home, the dog whines, I correct him, no problem. Dean goes downstairs, the dog freaks out "ohhh no abandonment!!!!" I correct him and he calms down. Dean comes upstairs, the dog whines and Dean "awwwwws" him, gives him attention. I correct HIM on that, and he says "well he just wnats attention" EXACTLY!!!! WHINING for ATTENTION! I know dogs who DO NOT WHINE and they know how to get attention!
If this dog gets separation anxiety, I'm out. Dean can keep the dog and I leave. I actually get severe head aches and migraines because of the pitch the whining is at. My dad's dog did it, and I am not about to let THIS dog start it.
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.