Seriously, are you even reading my posts?
I did not say training was difficult. I am a dog trainer, I have never had a problem training any dog, it is very easy and comes natural to me. It isn't rocket science.
Dog obedience classes are for making friends, socialization, relieving boredom, etc.
I am talking about being good with all ethnicities of people, being good with machinery, loud noises, and learning the ability to calm themselves. I am talking about being dog friendly towards all dogs (which yours obviously aren't from other posts) and more.
My girl was trained beautifully. Came on a dime even with distractions, sat and stayed in the middle of busy pet stores minus the leash and me out of view, got along with every single dog, knew over 50 commands, etc. She was trained for her CG_ and to be a therapy dog. So no, I don't have trouble with this. And yes, the socialization and consistency of going to class with the distractions helped her become that.
THAT'S what I am saying.
I agree with everything you have said so far. Deaf dogs are harder to train, plain and simple. Deaf working dogs that are high energy are even harder to train.
Not all dogs can be trained using the same methods. That is why each person you talk to is going to claim that their method of training is the right way or that it is easy to train dogs. Actual certified dog trainers go case by case when working with their clients.
Also no dog should be kept outside all day long, especially a deaf working dog that lived in a house. This will lead to serious behavior problems (digging, barking, aggression ect..)
Breeding dogs with no background knowledge on genetics or the pedigree of that animal is irresponsible. Why? Because you could get a litter full of birth defects. To bring a litter into this world without being 99% sure that they will be healthy is cruel.
And no animal will ever just cost you just $300 or just initial cost. My dog, from a breeder, cost me $300 first, but then for all the supplies, vet visits, and licenses he actually cost me $1000. I adopted a kitten for $50, two weeks later she got an abdominal hernia and I wound up spending over $1000 just on vet care.
I love dogs. I want to become a shelter vet and I also volunteer at my local animal control in the clinic. Right now most of the animals they get in are Staffys, most of them get a month and then they are euthinized. The shelter has very limited room and is high intake. Breeding more Staffys, because they " are blue-blood" or whatever is irresponsible, just like laughing said. Shelters are full of them.
Also getting a dog from a breeder is fine. As long as they are a reputable one. That means all the parents have their eyes, hips,and elbows checked by a vet, the parents pedigrees are known, the breeder shows their dogs, the breeder breeds for health and not looks, the breeders knows their breed inside and out, the breeder knows the genetics of their breed, the breeder will take back their dogs (better if they require you to if you can't keep them), the breeder plans litters a head of time, and the breeder keeps their litters till they are 12 weeks old.
I could go on and on, but I will spare you because I feel like laughing already touched base on mostly everything. And also because you already got the dog and none of this matters anymore