Dogs that work

  • Dogs that work

     Riggan updated 3 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Tommy

    Member
    January 30, 2021 at 1:33 PM

    When horsepower alone can’t do it

    My snowmobile needed some help to day, the Huskies are always happy to help.

    I find that my dogs is extra proud when they do real work and not just do the normal workout

    Are you seeing the same in your dogs, and what type of work is your dog doing

  • Riggan

    Member
    January 30, 2021 at 2:35 PM

    When I did Search and Rescue with my golden long ago, he definitely knew the difference between a training exercise and a real search. There was a lot of excitement, happiness, and silliness for training, but a real search was serious business. He’d come out of the truck ready to go to work, and would get quite impatient if there was a delay.

    I found the same thing with our service dogs. They KNOW that they have a job to do and act accordingly. The example that really drove this home to me was a lab / Great Dane cross that we were training for balance / support work. He was a goofball in heel position when I would take him out for training. When we paired him with his partner, within 2 weeks he was walking carefully with each step at a slow pace that I never thought he would be able to maintain. But he knew his partner counted on him!

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