Originally Posted by Dead Rabbit
thats a fine and good umbrella statement (post) works great in a perfect world and perfect scenario. But rarely is this the case.
I ask you to,,,how to make a flock gardian dog work in this manner? Seriously. I want to know. Universal statements like "train them" doesnt truly address the problem or give a true answer. I can't fix the "wrong I've done with mine" but perhaps in the future when this one dies and I have to replace her. I can go another route.
As for the statement about men.......whaaaaa???? You got to be kidding? I can safely say im not the only vain male on gods green earth.
What is the dog doing wrong? If he's doing his job what's the problem? I honestly believe animals should do the jobs they were built to do, it's when we take them out of that element that the problems start.
What's the problem maybe it can be worked out? Dogs like that seem to be more active, more vocal and more protective by nature- that's the way we made them, so you need to accept that's their nature and work within their abilities.
I'm not saying that animals can't do well outside of their chosen jobs, but those are exceptions usually caused by quality training.
As for the comment on men, I'm glad to say the guy I'm engaged to isn't as vain, neither are any of my male friends. But that's probably why they're my friends - they aren't vain. You're right there are far too many vain men - but having lots of something doesn't make it a good thing. Just because it's commonly accepted for men to be vain doesn't mean it's a good trait to look for. And honestly, most men who are like that wouldn't admit it in the presence of women, only with other guys.