11-19-2011, 08:41 PM
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Training my first dog, I'm learning a lot. The more I learn (either by videos or books or online forums) the better I get at communicating what I want. The better I communicate that, the more quickly Lenny learns. The human error definitely plays a big part.
Even still, I wouldn't consider my dog 'brilliant'. He's not 'too stupid', but he isn't the brightest bulb on the tree. We manage though, and we've learned a lot in the past year.
I don't hold that statement against all dog owners who have uttered that at one point or another. I think some are just exasperated, at lost as far as what method or approach to use to teach there dog whatever it is they're trying to teach them. And I think some people are impatient, their dog may be right on track but their expectations are just too high. As long as people don't hide behind that as an excuse, I can't blame somebody for saying that statement. I've said it once or twice when I'm frustrated.