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Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by MaloreyAnimal, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Doberluv

    Doberluv Active Member

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    Interesting. She sounds kind of hard to work with. (?) Or did you just need to learn to push the right buttons? I had a horse like that. LOL. Seriously. I know with Lyric, he was easily distracted and easily bored. He loved working with me, but he always had a "better" way of doing things. LOL. I had to learn to be more creative with him. Once we got on the same page, he was a dream dog. With my Chihuahuas, they are all about me and what I want. It doesn't matter what I do, they're game. (except when a bear comes on the property.) Then all hell breaks loose with Jose`. Talk about drive. LOL But I'm lovin' this breed.
     
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    She's definitely not easy. Would someone more experienced find her hard to work with? I don't know. She's really not that difficult as long as I get it right. ;) And if I get it wrong, I just have to quit and try again some other time because I haven't figured out yet how to fix it on the fly.

    It does help that I've seen several other dogs with similar needs, so I get it and I've watched their handlers bring out the best in them so I have an idea of what she needs from me. Actually doing it? That's where it gets tricky. :p

    But she's very tuned in and in some ways surprisingly easy to live with if that's all you want out of her. The difficult stuff is with actual training - which in my world is oriented towards competition level.
     
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    That's fair. I meant that it still manages to surprise me how much he picks up and how much he seems to understand on his own.

    I remember one of the first times I noticed it -- he was pretty young and we were playing fetch with one of his squeaky toys and I was tiring of the game (and he was not!), so I said "you should give your toy to grandma." (The "hint" was really for my mom -- I wanted her to take a turn!) Anyway, he ran right over to my mom with the toy. I didn't even know he knew what a "grandma" was, let alone how to put together the words to figure out what I wanted.
     

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