I get comments like this:
“Oh, you’re so lucky. Labs are so simple to train.”
“Ace is so easy. My dog won’t do that.”
These comments don’t piss me off, however they make me feel like all my hours of work (like, actually countless hours) with Ace mean nothing.
These comments suggest my dog is obedient just since he’s a lab mix or an “easy” dog.
Have any type of of you experienced anything such as this with the type of dog you own?
For example, perhaps you have a border collie, as well as somebody stated something like, “Oh, agility must be truly simple for you.”
Ugh, frustrating, right?
How to Piss Off A golden Retriever Owner
The blog Something Wagging This method Comes, written by Pamela as well as her dog Honey, had such an fascinating publish on this topic. You can checked out the whole publish here.
From Something Wagging:
It occurred again.
With a hand signal, I asked Honey to lie down on the ground quietly. The person I was speaking to said the one thing guaranteed to piss off a golden retriever owner: “Aww, aren’t goldens great? My dog would never do that.”
Read the full publish here.
Have any type of of you experienced anything like this?
As a Labrador owner, I am really concerned for all the Labradors as well as golden retrievers available dealt with with such high expectations. I’ve written about this here.
These breeds are spoken so extremely of that people really believe retrievers are immediately friendly, sociable, obedient as well as gentle.
They’re frequently suggested as very first dogs or as great dogs for households with kids since they’re “so great.”
But, as you all know, retrievers are far from perfect!
Retrievers are frequently high energy. They’re usually strong as well as exuberant.
They frequently like to jump on people, as well as to get or bring things in their mouths.
They generally like to dive head very first into open water.
They’re understood as chewers, particularly as puppies.
Ever had a golden jump up as well as slam into your chest? I have. It’s not fun.
My lab mix knocked me flat on my back one time in quest of his ball. I believe I even cried. My dog didn’t even notice he hit me!
And immediately friendly? Not necessarily so.
There’s this golden in our apartment complex, as well as for a lack of a much better term, that dog is genuine A-hole! He’s walked on a retractable leash, as well as whenever he sees us, he lunges as well as growls at Ace. We really joke about him sometimes, like, “Oh, God, right here comes that asshole again.”
I’m sure he’s truly wonderful when he’s not around other pets, as many reactive dogs are. however the point is – gasp! – golden retrievers can be reactive too, just like any type of breed.
And one more thing … my dog IS easy!
In all honesty, my dog IS easy.
He IS simple to train. He picks up on new ideas almost immediately.
He’s treat, praise as well as toy motivated, almost in equal amounts.
If I ask him to sit, it doesn’t even cross his mind to ignore me. He sits, as well as then gazes up at me, like, “I’m a great boy, right?”
But Ace doesn’t act this method since he’s a Lab. He acts this method for all kind of reasons like his private personality, a great upbringing, great deals of like as well as exercise as well as socialization as well as of program hours of training over many years.
He’s 9 years old now, as well as we still train every single day since it assists my dog as well as I be the very best team we can be.
We communicate. We trust one another. We have fun!
That’s what dog training is all about for me. That’s what having as well as loving any type of type of dog implies to me. Breed has extremely bit to finish with anything.
How about you guys?
Have any type of of you ever got similar comments about your dog’s breed? What does training as well as working with your dog mean to you?
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