The problem I actually had with my dog was that she was VERY scent driven, even more so than a lot of other beagles I'd meet, I just had to find a way to make that work for me. I think the trainer and the methods they use play a big part in how good the dog is.
Actually, here is my dog working off leash in a novice run out, this was our first time doing a run out under trial conditions. She wasn't working as well as she can, she certainly can give more focus and drive, but it wasn't bad and we had a lot of shocked spectators who didn't expect a beagle to be capable of working well
YouTube - Daisy's first mock trial (novice)
Last edited by Bec; 01-08-2011 at 02:27 PM.
It has to be Border Collie for me
my 5 month old female keeps me on my toes and stimulates my excersise abilities every day at the local off leash dog park.
i love beaucerons ive fallen in love with them while in france
rottweilers and leonbergers are my other favs
and anything that resembles a wolf
its got to be rottweilers for me.
i completly understand why people think they are aggressive but for instance as i am typing this i am being snuggled by 2 (not much room left for me on couch) but they can be so gentle and friendly like any dog its they way you treat them.
My Bruno was so devoted to me & people used to laugh at how he'd just sit & idolize(look lovingly) me. He was a sook but if he thought I needed protecting he would turn from sook to insanly protective.
Funny story, Bruno was a typical rottie in that he was very vocal & went around grumbling etc, anyway I had a new partner & he'd been living with me & the dogs for a few days & was getting on well. So I left him home whilst I nicked out for milk & when I got home he was sitting in a chair with Bruno & Bubba(tibetan mastiff) sitting either side of him. He says I've have been stuck not allowd to move because everytime he moved an inch both boys would grow at him, lol. I think Bubba & Bruno had probley growled at each other because he was patting them & they where always so competive & he toke it as growling at him. Dare say the dogs caught on real quick & made a bit of a game of it, the buggers.
Bruno also once got into bed with a teenage boy visiting my brother & poor kid was so scare he gave the bed up, lol.... I found him curled up on the floor next to the bed & Bruno sprawled on his back head on pillow in the bed, lol.....
true rottie character,
if im doing housework or something not watching the pups closely when i realise they are gone without a doubt they will be on my bed. little black hairs everywhere and those eyes praying that you havnt seen them. they then turn to rubber while you try with all your strength to pull a dead weight of 55kg rotty off your bed.
they are very loyal dogs, i would not consider my dogs guard dogs and i would never want them to be. they are pets and family and thats all.
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