For those who think they have a canine prodigy because their poodle or minature dachshund knows what it means to “go wee-wee” or “find a toy,” how about a dog that recognizes more than 1,000 nouns?
Actually this article about an intensively trained border collie is pretty enlightening for accomplished trainers, too.
Click HERE to take a look at one of the neatest stories I’ve read about dogs in quite a while.
I’m always amazed at how deep the “help the pack” instinct is in most breeds.
It’s more amazing how few people understand things like the alpha/beta relationship.
Ditto how few take the time to give their dog the ultimate in peace of mind by giving them a job.
And that can be as easy as cruising with the pack every morning (a walk) or learning the names of a few hundred toys and other items.
(Thanks to Cheryl Miller for the link.)