Or chipotle hot sauce?
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On the dog subject.
I like my labs because I like to hunt. I also find them trustworthy and I know what a lab will do all the time. I know if you are reaching into my truck, and the dogs are there, the white lab will have you for lunch, she is very protective of her truck. The black lab would give you the keys to the truck.
I think any dog can be trained. I am not a German shepherd guy, but I like all animals. I even like little dogs if the owner is gone so they will behave. We have some friends that got a fancy German Shepherd. All they do is complain about how stupid she is and how she will not listen, She is maybe 4-5 months old, a teenage dog,
I used their treats on her, not a high value treat but a treat none the less and had her sitting. laying down and leaving the treat on the floor until I said take it in about half an hour. I told them I thought she was a genius and they should look at a different being in the equation for the dunce part.
I am sure two weeks with her and she would be a great dog. Most dogs are good to start with, people make or break them. When you tell a dog to shut up, the dog has to know there will consequences if they don't and rewards if they do. A pat on the head is a reward once trained.
BTW aussiegals dogs are sweethearts, Heck they liked me, and most people don't even do that!
Hot sauce works too. We should have saved all the giblets in one batch and had a giblet and beer party!
Lot of reading today Scandiafowl. I was lazy and the weather was bad so I spent the day typing. We could make 2nd place even! or not.
I think you need a priest that does exorcisms.
Aussie I have one for you to train at work then. As much as you are an Aussie girl I am a Labrador girl. A co worker brings his to the office once in a while and that SOB hates me and will growl and nipp you in the A**. He has already bit a contractor that was visiting with the owner and also bit my boss in the A**. My coworker now keeps a shock collar on it. So the next time he came after me coworker put some current through him. Now the dog is scared to death of me. I realize these are socializing issues, but I beg to differ on your statement for my own personal experience. I will never be afraid of walking into a yard with Labradors and golden retrievers. Walking into a yard with shepherds...well I'll be sure to find a stick right away and it won't be for fetch. My humble opinion only.
That most likely is the fault of the human. Most people should NOT own herding dogs unless you are going to keep them mentally & physically active. Herders need working partners that challenge them to be better or else they will develop some really bad behaviors. Your co-worker NEEDS to get that dog involved with a behaviorist. Negative reinforcement training is the worse for an Aussie, it will completely break the dog.As a working dog they have to be given rules to work within & freedom to make decisions within those rules. What most people forget about is their job to herd, but also to guard their "flock". Aussies are extremely sensitive to tone of voice & body language; they are complex dogs and not for beginners. I guess that is what I like about them. My old man, Paddy, used to run the agility course only 2X, after that he would look at me with disgust that I didn't yet get it. His favorite thing was to run far, run fast. We would go 8 miles regularly. My Zadie is really lazy and my Bandit is my right hand farm dog. He has been going downtown with us while DH is in tx, Bandit & I are walking Mlps. He's turning heads because he's perfect on leash, even though he very seldom is on leash. My next do I'm planning to do nose work or search & rescue, It really depends on the dogs strengths & interests.
It is worse than you think, finding a priest that does chicken exorcisms is hard to do. You could be forced to find a reasonably priced private exorcist.