Friday, August 20, 2010


Humans domesticated dogs to be of service to humans. Dogs were selectively bred to perform a certain type of work that was useful to us. We continue to breed these dogs although many never are given the opportunity to express those natural inclinations. The inevitable result is a host of behavioral problems. Failure to release the excessive energy can result in destruction. The dogs are often simply bored.

Our dogs are not bred to lay back and relax in our home. They are not a plant that needs some nutrition and water. Dogs need to be exercised and mentally stimulated. If your dog shows signs of boredom here are a few awesome dog jobs available to you:

  • Agility
  • Assistance
  • Competitive Obedience
  • Herding
  • Police K-9 work
  • Protection (Golden Retrievers may not do so well in this!)
  • Schutzhund
  • Therapy
  • Tracking
  • Scent work
  • SAR
There is an alternative job for every breed if you cannot provide the job they have been bred for. Contact your dog trainer for more information.

Resources: Joy Tiz

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