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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A dog is only as good as the person who owns it?

I know we have certain breeds but, I think an animal is capable of and not to what and how a person can handle it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My daughter took that pitt in some time ago, I had her fixed and shots. I let her out with three of my germanshepherds and she is really good, the one I have to keep my eye on is my ole female shep that can test at times but still they all listen
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Harmony! I was just thinking of you today!

I think that answer is yes. Our dogs are often limited by our training ability.
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I didn't see a poll to vote,but I've seen more often that other things definitely come in to play as far how good a dog turns out. Yes, the owners have a big part in it,but it also depends on that individual dog's internal 'screws' too.
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Let me say right though that there are crazy people, dogs and horses = it happens to all forms of life.
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Hey Harmony! I was just thinking of you today!

I think that answer is yes. Our dogs are often limited by our training ability.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey Harmony! I was just thinking of you today!

I think that answer is yes. Our dogs are often limited by our training ability.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the word "good" is imo stupid and meaningless when discussing dogs in general, good for what, by who's criteria, what are the qualifications of the judge judging the criteria.

i think my dogs are more than good i think they are the best dogs on the planet - in a greyhound race they would not be "good", if i took them in a schutshund trial they would be disqualified, they would get a duck in a gun dog trial but keep swimming across the lake and eat the duck - not so good....

to me they are still good dogs - yr not going to convince me otherwise.

see the problem using words like "good" without any further qualification.
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the word "good" is imo stupid and meaningless when discussing dogs in general, good for what, by who's criteria, what are the qualifications of the judge judging the criteria.

i think my dogs are more than good i think they are the best dogs on the planet - in a greyhound race they would not be "good", if i took them in a schutshund trial they would be disqualified, they would get a duck in a gun dog trial but keep swimming across the lake and eat the duck - not so good....

to me they are still good dogs - yr not going to convince me otherwise.

see the problem using words like "good" without any further qualification.
It takes two basic words to train anything, so what is your point?
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