ma reply to: Peeple
That breed of dog looks to need work put in by the owner to keep it balanced and productive.
Drives me wild that people go "brain dead" in picking the wrong type dog for the lifestyle the owners live. Like people who choose working dogs, but
themselves spend most of their time sedentary, then wonder why their dog is chewing the woodwork, disassembling the sofa, and bouncing off the
As for talking to the guy...
You know how a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, maybe look into if there is a local group of Kuvasz on FB an maybe see if you can possibly
invite a couple of them to join you for an outing where everyone gets to see how great the breed is without the bad behavior? The Guy is going to have
a chance to talk to others specifically and I'm sure he'd get called on his laxness with his own dog.
Plus, an this sounds a bit nuts, it'd do his dog good to be around others like himself!!!
Know it's prolly more of an investment than you'd intended, but worth a try?
my guy had been dumped off and for 3 years no one even knew what he was. Not the Vet, no one. While camping my husband saw a identical dog & thought
it'd be great to tell me ours had gotten loose, enjoying watching me try to go apparently kidnap another campers dog!!!
Turns out He was a Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier mixed with Pittbull. 90lbs of sheer muscle and ALL the Terrier smarts. Because he looked like a
giant carnival stuffed toy people underestimated him. Hence all the work in getting his behavior in hand and patience in waiting for him to "get it".
Because his original owners had obviously mistreated him, collar grown into neck & matted beyond belief, he needed lots of consistancy.
Knowing what he was helped immensely!!
Working dog, overly sensitive to discipline, and the "Wheatie Welcome" that no amount of work from us was ever going to stop. They are also "runners"
so mixed with smarts we had to change exterior door handles to ones he couldn't open.
Also had to change his grooming. Puppy cut in winter. left long in summer to dissuade him from rambling off too far if he did get out.
Every animal has a personality, it's not just dicipline or training, sometimes you just have to use your brain and figure out how to do work arounds
that both of you can live with & make sense.
This is turning out to be a great thread!