everybody is a genius …

Nancy Tanner

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid… Albert Einstein

I think of this often, especially in regards to our dogs that live in a human world.

So often working dogs go into family pet homes, generally with families that start with great intentions. But a pet is a bit different from a working dog, and therein lies the problem and most notably, a great misunderstanding.

Sometimes it’s a great fit, especially if the family is active on a daily basis with an outdoor lifestyle, which would provide mental and physical exercise. A family that gets management, and really isn’t interested in having the dog park as the center of activity.

The hallmark of a working dog is the ability and desire to work, solve concepts and reason. They are

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