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Are Some Breeds Harder to Train Than Others?

By Rosalee Kaschel

Have you ever heard or said, "My dog knows how to sit. He just doesn't want to do it right now," while at the park? Meanwhile kids are screaming at a blaring ice cream truck, a Chihuahua is yapping at them or someone has just pulled out doggy gold: a.k.a. a tennis ball. Still, most owners don't realize the enormity of what they're asking from their dogs because we don't live in a dog's world. We often ask too much too soon. New places, new smells and situations are all incredibly distracting to your dog. This is especially true for some breeds from the hound and terrier. By human standards, all dogs have an incredible sense of smell. These breeds are the Olympians of scent. There is so much information coming in from their noses that it may be challenging for them to give you their full attention.

Most dogs are not really "stubborn"; they're distracted. If your goal...

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