Lol, exactly... every dog IS different, but I've been around dogs my whole life, both family pets, neighbors, everyday strays, and of course volunteering and fostering.... IMO positive training works for ALL dogs, it may take longer with some dogs, but honestly, if you dont have the time and patience for that, you really shouldnt have a dog, I know "Dominant training" CAN work, and once upon a time my family used that method, but sometimes you gotta modernize, positive training focus on communication, all dogs, regardless of breed or temperament, CAN communicate with people, even HA dogs or feral dogs... they WANT to communicate with people, its more or less what they are bred for (Border Collies are bred for herding yes... but they are bred for communicating with people to get a job done) Im good enough at reading dogs that I can walk in a dog pen with a dog I have never met before and have the dog evaluated in less than 5 minutes.... I've been criticized for this... because I have walked into the pens of a feral dog and said "don't euthanize him, he will come around" or with a HA or DA dog and said the same thing... and in BOTH cases, once I had the dog out of the shelter, compete turn around, I dont do dominance training because I work with dogs that 9 times out of 10 NO ONE knows anything about them, I firgure it out, I evaluate and begin working with them, I own a "feral" dog, an aggressive dog, and a bully breed.... no such thing as a dog who can be trained, I trained ALL with positive training, I rarely use treats once a dog is over a year old unless its a special case (ie feral dogs... fast way to get a feraly dog to trust you, spread diced hot dogs around you and lay down and read a book out loud ;) )
Lol "ust because a breed is stronger... doesn't mean someone's "sweet lil' pomeranian" cannot be a mean little engine"
Are you talking about my Pom ;) she is DA and HA... and people don't realize that, they are greeted by a almost 70 pound pitbull.... but they want to pet the little dog... I have signs around my apartment
"Pitbull LOOKS mean but little one will bite" and "WARNING: Pomeranian is temperamental, do not touch, look at or feed, please pet the pitbull"
People have an image of dogs, big dogs, especially bully breeds are deemed "mean" while little dogs... especially ones with lots of fur, are thought of as cute... I've actually had people who, after being bitten by my pom or a small dog I was working with go "its no big deal he/she is to tiny and so CUTE"... they would be singing a different tune if my pitbull or a large dog bit them, a dog bite is a dog bite, a lot of the statistics LOOK bad... because no one reports little dog bites.... I know Im guilty, I have never reported a dog bite and I never will (dogs that have bitten me) but I DO take responsibility when my pom bites someone.... not that I need to, the signs are up to warn people, and legally, as long as there is a warning, Im good
Sorry for the rant... Im tired and annoyed, had a nice conversation with someone about BSL and why its wrong, to many people jump to the conclusion that bully breeds are aggressive by nature...
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