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    Question Happy to live with your dogs faults ??

    I am...

    My dogs arent perfect...far from it. But thats why i love them so much. They have character.....no robot slave dogs for me. That would be boring.

    For one example ...'Tucker time', and the 'my dog bit me' thread got me thinking about this.

    Both my boys sit and watch me make their dinners at the same time (Bronx drooling like a leaking tap) but during this time Mojo HATES to be touched or patted.
    "Dont touch me, just make my dinner Dad !"
    When the bowls go down the race is on !!!...even though they are seperated i'm sure they scoff it down so the other one cant steal thier food.
    I cant drag them away from thier bowls and if i reach for the bowl i get bumped out of the way if i'm to slow....but they dont bite,...well they dont bite me anyway.

    Another example...Mojos recall sux.... stubborn breed and poor trainer (me) is the blame. Bronx is always there...like a jealous stalker who cant live without me LOL !!

    Theres a few more that would loose them points if they where getting scored but ya know what ???? I dont really care....as long as my dogs are not a threat to anyone else i'm happy to live with my dogs Quirks....somtimes it makes me laugh....other times it drives me crazy.

    My dogs are my mates. Imagine if your human mates did exactly what you told them and didnt think independently ??

    Each to thier own i guess but how boring that would be !!

    What are your dogs "Faults" that you are happy to live with ?? or do you prefer your dogs to wait and obey your every command ??

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    Hooch's faults in better days: I can only think of one.. when he sees another dog, we do not exist.
    He starts crying and barking doing whatever he can to get to that dog.
    It looks like he wants to kill that dog but really all he wants to do is play play play.
    He doesn't have an agressive bone in his body, he doesn't even know he can bite. Not even during play. He NEVER bites.
    It scares everyone, people who don't know him do think he is going to kill them and their dogs which is a pity because he is missing on many play opportunities when people run for their lives with their dogs.
    I usually try to yell he is OK he just wants to play but they dont believe me. Can't blame them.
    That is why we always have to have him on a lead even at dog parks unless an owner shows courage and lets his dog play with my pooch. He plays so nicely!
    He just loves other dogs more than he loves us.
    I can live with it. Right now I miss it!!!

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    Bernie's fault is he's still raring to go, no matter how much time/energy/effort i put in. That is his down side. His thyroid sits 'just' inside of normal range, slightly revved. We go camping in the bush, hundreds of acres of woodland, go nuts, and he does. and STILL has to be walked sun up/sun down. Its 'his' time, and i appreciate that need individual need of his. I roll with this. Other family members say he's too high maintenance?

    Pohm's fault. im thinking...... hang on......im sure there IS one? I actually cant see anything. She's stubborn, but i accept that as her god given right, being half mastiff breed? So nope. Hang on. Got it, her disgusting regurgitating i have rabies thang! That's been a down side to her i wont miss!

    Brian. the things he gets me doing during training..... like having to leap around like a sodding idiot to get even a glance outta him, then he just goes back to nose on ground and busy mode. Turns into a bloodhound when out. Stone deaf, 44kg of 'oh i think you'll find its this way"

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    Faults... erm. Where to start.... Neros obsession with certain toys would be one. One of our usual rounds includes a small dam where we often meet a lady with her elderly Bernese mountain dog. This dog was the proud owner of a squeaky toy Nero loved too. He would do anything to get it. Anything! Including stealing it from the elderly Bernese who was just a bit to slow for him! A few times he actually followed them (the toy) all the way to the car park when they left, despite me yelling for him to come back. I hate feeling like an idiot and I'm sure he would have happily moved in with that family just to get this toy! Anyway the obsession came to an end when he killed the lobster. It had been the Bernese's toy for 7 years - but Nero killed in within a couple of months and we couldn't replace it because they don't make them anymore It's always a bit awkward now meeting them ...

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    Banjo's thing is her complete disregard for personal space. She still tries to lick my face every time she comes and lies next to me. She will still mouth when she is excited sometimes too.

    And she will still jump up like a compete lunatic when a stranger says hello to her.

    It's funny because she isn't a needy dog at all. She doesn't need to be right near me to feel content, like my staghound x used to.

    It does annoy me, but she is such an easy dog to live with otherwise. So my daughter and I make jokes about it and accept her for who she is.

    One thing I am less willing to accept though is her issue with other dogs. Because it impacts too much on where I can take her or who we can invite to her house. So that will need more work in the future.

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    Faults?

    You mean training opportunities? Or training accidents?

    I'd really like really reliable recall and for some reason - I do not yet have it - despite 5 years of trying and studying and trying some more. We can do some really cute tricks though.

    We've got mostly good enough recall coupled with a dog that does not like me to be out of her sight. Unless she's home and then sunbaking in the back yard is ok while I'm playing on the computer. Until dinner time... and then she's yelling in my ear. Cos if she didn't - I'd forget.

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    Sal's fault is definitely that she's too smart for me and I'm too lazy to worry if she's nudging the boundaries...(hang on, maybe that fault is mine). So she decides by my tone whether or not I 'really' mean OUT before she'll go. "how far mum? this far?" "OUT!" ...."OH, you must mean to THIS door.... you get my drift. I've allowed her to make me repeat my command, but I don't care cos it's my fault and she's perfect

    Abe's faults are too numerous to mention. But he does a sterling sit, thinks I'm wonderful, and looks at me like this DSC07072.jpg so I forgive him all his pushy, bulldozer, in your face, on your feet ways
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    Glad to hear you guys can admit it......no robot dogs here by the looks of things.

    I thought i was going to cop it for not getting of my lazy arse and training them constantly. You know...2 x 40+kg dogs doing as they please LOL.

    This arvo Bronx reminded me of another.....i tried to mow the lawn. Kinda hard when the stupid dogs got a mouthfull of lawn mower wheel !!

    LOL Margoo....RIP Lobster toy !!


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    Maggie is very obedient ... at home. Also comes every time unless some other dog or person is at the park too. HAS to go and have a look, run round them at least once just to check them out, nothing else, just a sticky.The she comes back.
    Now if there are lots of others like at an obedience class she is lost to me, becomes a party party party pooch and hears and sees nothing. Its like I would have to go for weeks without anything just to de sensitize her enough so she can hear me..lol So we gave up at intermediate as she is expected to do things OFF LEASH!!! OMG not yet.
    Yet 99% of the time she is a gem. Off leash anywhere but the beach and the park would be crazy as she spooks and runs at strange things or scary dogs ( like the black dog on the corner or who runs over with hackles up every time he is out the front off lead, spooks me too, always seems a short jump to a fight attitude from the black dog).

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    Riley has quirks – not necessarily faults – though really depends on the situation !

    He is generally quite easy to live with – though last week it did enter my mind - just for a moment - to give him away to the best offer !

    Late last week, we had just been to his most favourite place in the world – the butcher shop. The boys really spoil and make a big fuss over him. They carry the bags out, show Riley what I have bought – he licks the packaging and then the boys’ faces. He knows that he can’t touch their hands or uniforms – so he doesn't try - does his woo woos – everyone is happy !

    Well now he is ‘souped up’ and had a wonderful time – this is when the devil/turd starts to appear. We are on our way home trying to exit the car park – nothing is moving – all roads stopped – no accident – just really busy !

    Riley is looking around, full of mischief, tail going a mile a minute, paddling his front paws and then he starts doing his special woo woos (sound like wolf whistles) for all the pretty ladies walking past !

    I couldn't go anywhere – just had to sit there !

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