May 28th 2013 8:18 pm
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So Mommy was on the book of faces doing her usual thing which usually includes liking pictures and playing candy crush...never seen any real candy out of that game but, whatever. Well she was doing her thing and she saw this picture with a pitbull running and the top of picture's text says "The most public face of the bond you have with your dog." Then the bottom says "The recall is probably the most public face of the bond you have, or don't have, with your dog. A recall-resistant dog is embarrassing because her lack of response shines a light on your relationship problems. Doesn't it feel like your dog just doesn't like you when she won't come when you call? All obedience training is entwined with the bond, but the recall is the heart and soul of the training/bond connection. Want to see what your relationship with your dog is made of? Work the recall and you'll quickly find out"
Now you are probably wondering "Why would this upset your Mommy so much Missy?" Here is the answer. I do not come when called instantly or even on the first call to Mommy or Daddy. Now that doesn't mean that Mommy and Daddy aren't bonded with me or that I don't respect my relationship with them and Mommy and Daddy know that. We have not only went through training from Basic to Advanced and passed with flying colors but, I am willing to do just about anything Mommy asks me to do besides come when called. So Mommy is ranting about this pictures flawless logic. She went on to read all of the comments that others posted thankfully she didn't reply to it cause it only made matters worse. They say that if your dog doesn't come when you call it can mean multiple things your dog doesn't respect you as the leader or you are a lazy owner who didn't teach the basics to your dog. Which I can say is not the case here. I know sit, stay, down, wait, leave it, heel, around, freeze, take a bow, crawl, shake and who knows what else. I just don't do one thing well and again that is coming when called. I like to stop and smell the flowers I am also known to patrol the yard because, that is what I was bred to do. Yes Mommy sits outside for about 2-5 minutes calling me to come in but, that's not because I don't respect her that is because, I have to do what runs through my veins first. I was bred to be independent and that doesn't mean that I am stubborn or stupid it means that genetically I am bred to make decisions that will protect my flock. So when people say "She doesn't respect you because, she doesn't come running when you call her." Kinda makes Mommy want to punch something...wait a minute now I know why she is always smashing the candy. Anyways I just wanted to share Mommy's rant with you guys and let you all know that it's okay if you don't come instantly when called. That doesn't mean you don't love or respect the person calling you it means that you are independent and have a job to do because, remember you can take the dog out of the job but, you can't take the job out of the dog.
Including the picture for your viewing pleasure. http://s56.photobucket.com/user/MsTsuni/media/391423_3207767 84720164_1355616594_n_zpsac8a232f.png.html
Now why would respect have anything to do with following ORDERS? I hardly ever come when called and it's simply because I am my own dog and do as I choose. I was invited to live with the humans so I feel I have a right to make my own choices. I totally agree with your assessment...
I don't come anymore either, well I can't hear her when she calls me....
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Missy I so agree with you! Sometimes I came when called, more often I didn't. Not my fault, not lack of respect for Mom no not at all. I was a very busy dog and when in the yard I had a job to do and I took it very seriously. Had to check everything out, had to take my time about my business, after all placement is everything right? Tell your Mommy not to be upset with that article or their ideas of what a good dog is after all you are the best at what you do and one of the best dogs evah!
Hugs from another independent thinker.
Wyoming still working at the Bridge
Thanks guys. It makes both Mommy and I feel better knowing that I am not the only one who doesn't come when called. I mean Mr. Obedient (Monty) will start running towards you the minute you start to say his name but, not all of us are over achievers like him and that is what I told Mommy. When I am in public I tend to stay near Mommy so she never has to call for me which should show that I love and respect her...silly people saying things about my obedience don't know nothing.