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What is a "Good Dog " #7012611
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Hummm .Just because he is yours and you like him ? Some say they are good because they like you ! I say BS . He is a good dog IF he does what you tell him to do (even if the water is cold or he wants to find another covey instead of retrieving a cripple in the icy cattails . Dogs are useful I love them but they should earn the title of Good Dog . We all have some GOOD PETS . Thats what they are .


You can ride a fast horse slow but you can't ride a slow horse fast .
Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012625
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That depends on what you want in a dog. Mine looks after the place and is a good companion. When I am away at work. The missus and house is safe. When I am home he is with me 24/7 and short of dealing cards does what I tell him


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Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012653
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I agree with G Smith, even if its the worlds best bird dog. If it runs off after a deer and can't be called off or just decides to go its own way it ain't a good dog.
A good dog is a well trained and obedient dog, just like a good wife. grin

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012672
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Originally Posted by g smith
Hummm .Just because he is yours and you like him ? Some say they are good because they like you ! I say BS . He is a good dog IF he does what you tell him to do (even if the water is cold or he wants to find another covey instead of retrieving a cripple in the icy cattails . Dogs are useful I love them but they should earn the title of Good Dog . We all have some GOOD PETS . Thats what they are .

That's why there's hunt tests and field trials.

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012725
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To me, it's all about obedience. Do what I tell you, when I tell you no matter what. It takes a lot of training and a lifetime of reinforcement to achieve that. Many people don't have a clue or aren't willing to put in the time.


Eh...wot?

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012727
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simple, A good dog has more good days than bad. A friend once told me, " yesterday you wouldn't have sold that dog for 1000 dollars, today you couldn't give em away"..

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: Lugnut] #7012733
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
To me, it's all about obedience. Do what I tell you, when I tell you no matter what. It takes a lot of training and a lifetime of reinforcement to achieve that. Many people don't have a clue or aren't willing to put in the time.


Spot on!


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Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012744
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Everyone's opinion of a good dog is is just that after 30+ years of coonhunting I only seen a handful of dogs worth even feeding and I put on alot of miles.

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012745
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Good is only relative to ones own experience. Take cars for instance, my idea of fast is different than say a race car drivers idea of fast.

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: Scuba1] #7012746
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Originally Posted by Scuba1
That depends on what you want in a dog. Mine looks after the place and is a good companion. When I am away at work. The missus and house is safe. When I am home he is with me 24/7 and short of dealing cards does what I tell him


Fun post right there.
Goodin' Scuba!

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Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: Lugnut] #7012747
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
To me, it's all about obedience. Do what I tell you, when I tell you no matter what. It takes a lot of training and a lifetime of reinforcement to achieve that. Many people don't have a clue or aren't willing to put in the time.


So true. My "good dog" - a Brittany named Grace - has taken 8 years so far to train me and says I'm coming along but not quite where she wants me to be quite yet..
I need a little more finishing.

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Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: Lugnut] #7012760
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
To me, it's all about obedience. Do what I tell you, when I tell you no matter what. It takes a lot of training and a lifetime of reinforcement to achieve that. Many people don't have a clue or aren't willing to put in the time.


He knows what he is talking about. A dog can only be as good as its owner is willing to train it, and capable of training the dog.
Mac



Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012766
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I've always said training dogs and kids is a lot alike, you get out of them what you put into them. I've always been big on obedience from my dogs and my kids, I want the proper response the first time.

Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012773
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Thatís a mouthful Mark ! It has taken me three years to realize my Jagd is slowly teaching me that he is NOT a hound, but a rather intense little bundle of muscle. He is the child with attention deficit syndrome, and canít slow down . So you learn to keep him busy, he goes for a run every day with hearing aids( e collar ) and he has an indestructible ( so far) ball in his kennel . Is he a good dog ? WE are getting there !

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"A dog is only as smart as their owner"

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Best dog I ever owned. A tank in the field, gentle and loving in the house...
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Re: What is a "Good Dog " [Re: g smith] #7012805
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My adult dog is half red healer half border collie, she is super smart and listens(especially to me) well, that being said sheís got enough healer in her she can be a bit stubborn... but 99% sheís a great dog! The new pup is an Airedale and she appears to be pretty smart sheís getting her name figured out and has almost got the sit command down.

I agree a good dog is a dog that does what itís told to do when itís told to do it

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You'll know a "good" dog when you see it wink
To me, any dog that show any aggressive behavior is not a good dog.


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A gooddog does its job to the best of its ability
It knows its job does it well and is an asset
I keep working dogs if they dont make it they are gone

A god pet eats sleeps sheds and craps


There i said it....
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Mine is in sulk mode right now as the Missus went grocery shopping and I left him inside asI was running the bush hog and thats the only time when he cant be with me. Didn't even want the cookie I offered him as a peace offering. he will come around in an hour or so and forget all about it. And then we will go to inspect what I did out there.

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