I can't think of another breed of dog who deserves the nickname 'Goofball' more than a poodle. It's part of their charm.
LOL! We call my mom's "dumb" greyhound Britney Spears. She (the dog) is actually very smart and obedient, and catches on faster than her brother... but because she is so compliant, and her brother is such a brat, my mom says she's the dumb one.I aways say he is like Jessica Simpson plays dumb but is smart enough to realize the dumber he plays the more he gets loved on by everyone cause they feel sorry for his lack of brains
LOL! We call my mom's "dumb" greyhound Britney Spears. She (the dog) is actually very smart and obedient, and catches on faster than her brother... but because she is so compliant, and her brother is such a brat, my mom says she's the dumb one.
I've always felt this way about breeds like Goldens and such. Just so eager to to whatever you ask once they understand I thought they were kind of dumb. Of course they aren't dumb, they are really smart it's just that they don't question WHY nearly so much as other breeds. I feel like my poodles fall into this group as well, smart and eager to please 90% of the time.
Other breeds, like a lot of terriers I've been around kind of give you the doggie equal to the finger. I think this is super smart. You say Down and they say Why.. or even more commonly MAKE ME. I had a tibbie who was a fantatsic dog, SUPER SMART but if you were out of motivation, (toys or cookies) in a training session she was out of time for you. I guess some dogs are smart enough to realize you're going to feed them and probably love them either way so whats this sit, down, and stay business all about?
I don't see myself getting bored with Saleen's training anytime soon, it's rather refreshing to have the big happy goofy dog to work with rather than the snotty I don't feel like it today kind that I've always had in the past. I just hope I don't get used to it and forget that all the rest of the dogs I'm working on can and will try to outsmart me given the chance.