hates bus commuters.
Mr Y brought
a beautiful well-structured trained adult rottweiler from
overseas. He must have been over a 100 pounds. Everything looks very
good except that the dog had a serious disposition flaw. He
hates people standing at the bus-stops. The dog could do all
the Novice exercises
flawlessly when he was isolated from other dogs with the leash
on. The new owner did not want to take the risk by keeping him
on the leash always. I told the owner that the dog needed
obedience training. I had to explain to him that just because
a dog can sit, down and do all the rest of the exercises mean
that he is obedient. Far from it! Obedience means simply
responding to the owner’s command. No arguing, protesting or
excuses. When a dog is on the down-stay; and the owner goes
into a store, the dog should remain in the same position until
the owner returns and released him with the command,
“Okay.” Should a dog or even a cat pass by. It is not the
dog business to get up. This is what we can defined as an
Rocky (the rottweiler) out early in the morning on a longe-line.
Irregardless of his previous training, I want to instilled in
him the foundation of attentiveness.
Yes, you heard me right. Rocky was bought with the
purpose of protecting Mr Y and his family. He needed to keep
his eyes on the family members all the time and go into action
if he sees something amiss. Therefore he must have a solid
foundation of attentiveness.