The dog trainer came last night. How do you think it went?
This trainer is highly recommended by my day care, and by several people. Not to mention, I have met the dog trainer's dogs, and you have never met such ridiculously obedient Stepford Wife dogs in your life. And yet, was she flummoxed by my dog? Did she say, "Your dog has really unusual responses"?
Could she mean, for example, the way my dog would just lie down like roadkill and absolutely refuse to learn anything no matter what we did? How she wouldn't even look at us, like she had no idea who we were and she wasn't related to us in the slightest?
You have to hand it to the trainer. I'd have started crying and gone home. She persevered, and eventually Tallulah gave up and learned all the things she was supposed to learn, and once she learns things, she really does them consistently.
The trainer said, "What you have on your hands, here, is a really smart dog who is also really stubborn and obstinate. She is too smart and scheming for her own good."
I do not know why this makes me a little proud of Tallulah, when I am not actually trying to WORK with Tallulah. But whenever anyone says, "Are you sure there's no Lab in that dog?"
Yes. I'm sure.