Join Date: May 2011
Location: St. Thomas, Ontario
Dogs Name: Kelly
Titles: CD Obedience & Therapy
Dogs Age: puppy
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3 FM since 1977
First 2 - related lineage in breeding...Canadian breeders, from Ontario & Quebec.
- 1st two easiest to train and smartest
- 2nd one was my heart dog / super intelligent & she loved her family, we came first in her life (as she lived to please)
- knew 100's of English words / we could baby talk to Amy followed by full sentences, she understood all
- Amy was low prey drive, but still submit a bigger German Shepherd/Lab mix from biting my wife
- she analysed every situation, in her life
3rd one from Bruda kennel, in the States.
- pup was aggressive and dominate, hackles up at 11 weeks old...for 2 years riding in my truck, she still wanted to attack a mother pushing a baby carriage, on the sidewalk
- and independently stubborn
- took me over a year to bond and get her to expose her belly for rubs / using a horse whisper technique
- no off stitch, red zone outbursts so frequently...early on // brain slow to mature, because she had no processing logic, in her modes of rage
All 3 pups from top show breeders, with 50 plus championships in Canada & USA.
- so why the night & day differences
I know the 3rd breeder let the pups impose and bully each other during feeding & play times...this is wrong IMO, pups acting on "survival of the fittest", and the weak will die mentality.
- at breeders place to pickup pup, we find our Kelly with her teeth around another male pups throat / we saw way too much fighting & scrapping, winding each other up.
- breeder one and two, exercise different controls...and 9 week old girls, picked up calm
- I think the last breeder, gave us a dangerous pup in the wrong untrained hands / but she knew we were experienced
- I learned to decentralize her natural guarding, without fear of getting wounded
- because I teach "soft bite//muzzle control", from 10 weeks old
- Kelly would have been a surrender (before she turned 9 months old) or put down, if sold into the wrong hands
- so we didn't get the easy pup, like we asked for / rather the one, that needed us
Pick your pup wisely, none are the same.
- I like the ones that liked to be handled and kissed on the face / and a pup that likes to kiss back
- training falls into rapid position than // when they need their master most
------------Kelly & (Amy - RIP @ 11.7 y/o)
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