Working dogs like to work. Sounds obvious, buts it’s overlooked so often. If you pretend your dog is just a pet, he will remind you he is a working dog!
It doesn’t take force, pain, or discomfort to get a working dog working, they are bred to do it. What it takes is a plan, the desire to work together, and room to fly (that’s the best part in my opinion)! Most working dogs can out reason most people I know. Knowing this will keep a handler honest and humble, and hopefully respectful of their partner.
Access to work is like candy for a working dog. Truly that’s all it takes.
So here is to all of the people who are living with the Ferrari of dogs in their living rooms. They need kind and considerate care, and an experienced and knowledgeable handler… and one that is willing to go along for the ride!
Have fun, Nancy