|Barked: Fri Nov 23, '12 7:05am PST |
|"I used to have a stunningly beautiful, absolutely drop-dead pure bred Golden from a very reputable breeder. She was fantastic. Incredible, lovable, placid dog IF (and this is a huge IF) you wanted her to do what she wanted to do. Very fortunately most of the time she wanted to please and all was good. But if you ever, ever dared to want her to do something she didnt want to do, she was IMPOSSIBLE. The absolute most stubborn creature I have ever seen. She would plop herself down on the ground and not budge. Nothing, nobody, no-how was ever going to move her when her stubbornness kicked in. No bribes, no calling, no trickery, no treat would get her backside moving. We used to call her "concrete dog". Impossible to move. Impossibly stubborn. Drove me bananas and then drove me right back to mixed-breed mutts"
Ahhhhh, the classic Golden passive resistance! When people would attempt to get some Goldens (even my own boy sometimes) in the tub at my self-service dog wash, they would pull a Gandhi and become dead-weight. We would just have two people pick them up and drop them in the tub. Luckily we never had to worry about them getting upset with us picking them up. Their ploy didn't work! I never had that issue with Selli, my agility dog.
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