10 dogs. Closest to perfection - puppy who, first time on a leash, walked through the airport like she was born walking on a leash. Show her the bell to ring to go out - Got this. Listen to someone at club - if they are too excited when tacked up to go for a walk, just stick them in the crate until they calm down - yeah, ok, bye bye harness is under two minutes. more club info - if they are not retrieving the two toys when playing with you outside, leave them (if it is safe to do so.) Yeah, well, I don't quite remember how but that didn't work either. .... She was not left out of the crate unsupervised for many months. Because I remembered how pre-crate dogs worked--- oh yeah. (destroyed clothing, reconstructed library books on dog training.) Just driving to club in the front seat (no air bag in that old truck, no back seat in that truck) she chewed my shirt as we drove (and I was wearing it!). Then there was the "clunk" - she had been modifying the boot jack as I drove. Right. Next. To. Me. And she was "worked" and "played" twice a day when I was working full-time. Oh yeah and as a pup she wanted to eat moving cars. That made me work with her to change. (We worked and it worked.) And now at nearly 10 we haven't been able to do our training because the yard has been under two feet of snow. And she's restless, needing something to do besides chew up things. So the snow is going and my dogs, "perfect" as they are (someone ingested something during this hiatus that I discovered as it exited in excrement), will be happy to be back to work.
Perfect dogs need practice to be perfect === and they still do things like regard your horse as something that should not be on the property, bark like fools when you pull into the gate, bark even more when you get to the house and park.
So yeah there's how I lucked out with "perfect" dog. All handler error, I am sure.
OP - please do find your dog a happier home. He deserves it. And when you decide to get another dog, decide to work with that dog, decide to enjoy what that dog offers. Know that the dog is not going to be something you take out of the box and it "works". Dogs "work" but that happens best when you "work" too.
Last edited by middleofnowhere; 03-19-2019 at 12:17 PM.