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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I have one of those. We often refer to him as being autistic. He isn't but the drugs he is on and his seizures have done their damage and he is a little different to the norm.
    Im sorry if I hurt your feelings.. I tried to say without being rude..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Im sorry if I hurt your feelings.. I tried to say without being rude..
    No thats fine. My grandparents last dog was on seizure medication and it messed him up, so I know what you're talkin about, but Hollie is just different.

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    I haven't read the entire thread so I hope I am not off target here.

    We have a maltese shih tzu cross as a house dog for my daughter.

    She has put hours and hours of training into this dog and gone to puppy school that a friend runs... bottom line is, this dog cannot learn anything. Anything. Ever.

    We have sort of house trained it, it took a couple of years. This dog is unbelievable. Yes it is cute and a great house dog and we love her to bits but her stupidity is only eclipsed by her stubborness.

    A friend of mine had similar problems with a maltese shih tzu and eventually rehomed it, it nearly drove her crazy.

    As I said we really love ours (you can see a pic on our doggypants post) but she is as dumb as doggy doo. Don;t expect much frm one of these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soverencraft View Post
    I haven't read the entire thread so I hope I am not off target here.

    We have a maltese shih tzu cross as a house dog for my daughter.

    She has put hours and hours of training into this dog and gone to puppy school that a friend runs... bottom line is, this dog cannot learn anything. Anything. Ever.

    We have sort of house trained it, it took a couple of years. This dog is unbelievable. Yes it is cute and a great house dog and we love her to bits but her stupidity is only eclipsed by her stubborness.

    A friend of mine had similar problems with a maltese shih tzu and eventually rehomed it, it nearly drove her crazy.

    As I said we really love ours (you can see a pic on our doggypants post) but she is as dumb as doggy doo. Don;t expect much frm one of these.
    Sorry but I take offence to this - I have a maltese x shih tzu and she is extremely intelligent - she is 2nd best in her obedience class (our other dog - pug x cav is number 1!).

    Perhaps you - and your friend - should re-assess your training methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soverencraft View Post
    I haven't read the entire thread so I hope I am not off target here.

    We have a maltese shih tzu cross as a house dog for my daughter.

    She has put hours and hours of training into this dog and gone to puppy school that a friend runs... bottom line is, this dog cannot learn anything. Anything. Ever.

    We have sort of house trained it, it took a couple of years. This dog is unbelievable. Yes it is cute and a great house dog and we love her to bits but her stupidity is only eclipsed by her stubborness.

    A friend of mine had similar problems with a maltese shih tzu and eventually rehomed it, it nearly drove her crazy.

    As I said we really love ours (you can see a pic on our doggypants post) but she is as dumb as doggy doo. Don;t expect much frm one of these.
    I understand dogs have different IQ levels, and your dog may just be dumb, but I have another maltese x shih tzu and she is 1 smart little cookie. We have had no problems with her learning anything. Hollie's problems are not from lack of IQ I assure you. Hollie was very smart as a puppy and was picking up training easily, this happened later on.

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    One of the only dogs in our obedience clubs to go from grade 1 to 5 in the shortest possible time of five months, graduating first time every time, was an Afghan hound.

    The thing is - a smarter dog like a BC or kelpie will question stupid requests like walking in a small circle and randomly sitting or become bored and decide to make its own fun like tug with the lead. So then it is up to how much the dog is willing to put up with to please its owner.

    What I'm saying is "obedience classes" especially below the competition levels - isn't much of a guide to doggy intelligence. Personally I'd rate the problem solving abilities and communication skills of search and rescue dogs as a much better indication of intelligence. Ie they have to work out what to do without being told. Similar deal with sheep dog trials. If the handler had to tell the dog when to cut the sheep off - it would be too late.

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    Sorry but I take offence to this - I have a maltese x shih tzu and she is extremely intelligent - she is 2nd best in her obedience class (our other dog - pug x cav is number 1!).

    Perhaps you - and your friend - should re-assess your training methods.
    Sorry if you are offended, it was not my intention. In fact I can hardly imagine a more innocuous post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Huh? I'm confused. It doesn't offend me to think of Monte as being dumb because he is. He's simply gorgeous as well but he certainly isnt the brightest spark in our pack. Olivia runs a very close second I can tell you! Pugs aren't an overly intelligent breed really.
    Mine is a genius I'll have you know

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    Bandit is the smart one here (Blue heelers) the two bitches are not brilliant me thinks, maybe just a tad untrained.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Yep..Ollie helped me with the housework today. He followed me upstairs and supervised me putting away the washing..made sure I put it all away neatly. Then he kept himself cool under the wet towels hanging on the washing line (genius) and then followed me into the toilet to supervise (he doesn't want me to drown).
    All the while Miley snobbed me off and stayed in her crate

    *sigh* I love my puggles.

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