What was the toughest part of the test for your dog? I was reading through all the parts and I can't imagine my dog letting someone else do basic grooming on him. He can barely stand me brushing him!
It's not separation anxiety. I can leave the house just fine. But when we walk around and I have to leave my husband to run to the trash, Zeus has a hard time handling that the pack separated. I talked to a trainer and breeder and both said that he thinks at that point, my husband is not doing his job at keeping me close and he needs to do that job. If he runs too far at the park, he stops and waits for us to catch up. He has been herding other dogs and ducks (ducks belong in the pond according to Zeus).Interesting statement. What makes you say it is herding instinct?
Do you find that GSD's have the hardest time with the separation part or all breeds in general?The hardest parts in the tests I have done (as an evaluator) have been the grooming and the 3 minute separation. The latter is the worst.
It's def. a GSD thing but I wouldn't necessarily call it separation anxiety and honestly, I do like it that not everyone can just take my dog and walk away unless it is a trusted person.Do you find that GSD's have the hardest time with the separation part or all breeds in general?
When we tested I became nervous when it came to that part of the test. I'm sure my body language was screaming red flag to him.