Release the Ferrets!!
- Jan 18, 2008
I never thought of it that way before!! That makes perfect sense!! Thank you!!Nope.
Think about farm life: some days its work dawn to dusk. Other days, there's not much to do.
A working dog who can't moderate himself to not be a nuisance when there's not work to do is not useful.
This is not to say they don't need exercise and something to do! But they don't need it all the time. Its not good for any creature to not be able to relax and have down days. Exercise as the only answer to tire out a busy dog will give you a very fit busy dog! They need more brain exercise than just straight physical exercise, and they also need to be taught that sometimes humans are doing other things and they need to chill.
Dogs are remarkable.