We moved the teeter up today. Love this boy!!
I experience the same thing too! I don't underestimate the intelligence of my dog al all - but I know that the same dog was destructive, uncontrollable and rather messed up in the head (because of boredom and no training in her previous home) which ended up with her being dumped in the RSPCA. But with the right mental and physical exercise and the correct training she is turning into a dog that turns heads and makes people take note and say 'oooh, intellient, lovely dog you have', no mention to me or the hubby and the hours we've put in (very willingly and happily I would add). They didn't see the sad, wather thin, destructive, uncontrollable dog that was stuck behind those bars in the rescue centre...!Recently, at a dinner with relatives, someone was talking about a problem dog who won't even come when called, still pees in the house, etc etc,
and then another relative piped up how smart Buddy is. Not how well *I* train him,
but how smart the dog is!! True enough, i agree, my dog IS smart,
but, my dog does NOT often learn brand new tricks by himself!!
^MY POINT THERE IS,
some ppl tend to view well-trained dogs,
as just "very smart dogs". Maybe your dad is giving Rucker all the credit, as being a super smart dog, instead of you?? lol, that happens with MY relatives anyway!!
I think we've both (all) caused a derail for a good cause here!!!! Jordy is obviously a great trainer and although in the other thread we have all put done some 'down to earth' issues on BC puppy training if Jordy is determined and goes about it like she has with Rucker then her Dad should see that and she should follow her gut instinct on this one!WELL, Ripleygirl, lol, i guess it is a derail, but, see, Jodie is trying to sway her dad to allow her to get a puppy, (on a different thread)
so when watching her most obvious skill at dog training,
it just made me wonder if her family notices Jordy's amazing talent, and commitment,
if maybe pointing THAT talent out to her family, and emphasizing that skill of hers, might help sway them to go along with her wish for a puppy.
but that IS a different thread altogether, so the derail is MINE, not yours, Ripleygirl!!
(who ME? cause a derail?? nah, go on! never happens... )