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    Yeah...I'd use harsh terms...

    Shoes? really?

    Check this out...

    https://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store...9b9cfc1988.jpg

    Dog prams...

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    All breeds and mixes are trainable, some more, some less, depending on their personality. You wouldn't train a pug as a rescue dog would you, but it doesn't mean that little one can't learn many other things. But there are wonderful rescue mixes competing and achieving top results in obedience.
    I find larger breeds easier to train just because of that - they are large, they are physically easier to correct/adjust. But it is my preference. When I need to, it's so much easier to get hold of Ira, her head is right there next to my thigh, while I have to bend and squat for Flick.

    Many people are slaves to their toy dogs because they're just that - toys, fluffy, cute little accessories for showing off. Personally I think these dogs suffer for not being what they really are - dogs.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    Toy breeds can be amazingly trainable because they are such people focussed dogs. But if you cross them with independent thinkers such as shihtzus and lhasa apsos you start to get more of a challenge.

    Check out this video - which always makes me cry - of this amazing lady and her equally amazing Chinese Crested dog Diva. We used to have a crested and they are fantastic little dogs...

    YouTube - Inspiring Dog Video - Tribute to Lisa & Diva

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    ummmm... on the photo is an elderly couple with elderly dog who quite possibly can't walk much or at all. Dog is probably fine otherwise and they want to keep it alive, so they use a pram, and let the dog out for really short walks or to do its business. Also there are doggy wheelchairs etc. It's not Paris Hilton style pram, although I've seen those lunatics too



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    Fair enough scenario Fedra.

    Those strollers...I hope your theory is correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedra View Post
    All breeds and mixes are trainable, some more, some less, depending on their personality. You wouldn't train a pug as a rescue dog would you, but it doesn't mean that little one can't learn many other things. But there are wonderful rescue mixes competing and achieving top results in obedience.
    I find larger breeds easier to train just because of that - they are large, they are physically easier to correct/adjust. But it is my preference. When I need to, it's so much easier to get hold of Ira, her head is right there next to my thigh, while I have to bend and squat for Flick.

    Many people are slaves to their toy dogs because they're just that - toys, fluffy, cute little accessories for showing off. Personally I think these dogs suffer for not being what they really are - dogs.
    Absolutely. I find people don't take me or Bella seriously when I'm trying to train her (out on walks, in the park, etc). It's as if they think "why would you need to teach her? She's small, she won't hurt anything" Um, no, she probably won't hurt anything - but she can very easily get herself hurt! People see this tiny 3kg pup growing and barking at their dogs and they go "aaawww isn't that cute!"

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    There's a +reason+ they're nicknamed ankle biters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneygotpierced View Post
    Fair enough scenario Fedra.

    Those strollers...I hope your theory is correct
    Not for those on the photos I placed bellow - those are for morons who want their dogs disabled. But really, there are strollers designed for disabled or less able dogs
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    The original purpose is a beautiful concept.

    Dogs want to walk geez

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    You want ankle biter, and butt biter - get a heeler - they're called "heelers" for a reason.

    But they can be persuaded not to.

    Stamp Norfolk Terrier Agility Obedience Tricks

    Personally I think teenage girls are the most difficult to train. No matter how often we ask them to review what they wrote and to be as literal as possible because sarcasm and tone of voice do not show in the written word - they keep posting and typing before thinking.

    If it was my dog it would be in the crate locked away from the keyboard for a spell to prevent self inflicted injury.

    Note - I apologise for generalising about teenage girls. I know they're not all like that.

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