sadly i have no video of my other dogs. as far as favorites...can't do it. they all brought something different to the table. my first dog was an excellent drug dog and would search all day for a person, but he wasn't a real \"serious\" dog. he lacked a little bit of edge. his #1 downfall was his dog aggression. a real challenge to get through that. after him i said i would never deal with that again.
my second dog was as fast a learner as any dog i've been around. this was not always a good thing! he had just about the perfect temperament for police work in my area. he would accept petting from strangers, but did not seek it out. hit pretty hard for a GSD. calm, but alert in the car. he would only bark at somebody who got close to the car. he barked at dogs from the car, but was not dog aggressive at all outside of the car. i only worked with him for about a year and a half and felt we hadn't reached our potential yet when he met his untimely death.
my current dog has that edge and sharpness to him and is very social. has much more overall drive than the other two. overcoming this drive to get him to do what i want has been a challenge, but i'm sure once he settles into what i'm asking him to do, this drive will work for us. he drives me crazy in the car. paces back and forth for the ENTIRE 10 hours we work. when i pull over to write a report or talk to someone, i make him down. hits very hard. not dog aggressive at all. i think he has the most potential of all my dogs. i don't think i would go back to GSD's after him. just personal preference...
Just love these photo's Tim, really nice dogs too, and yes I do have a favourite but I'm biased :lol: The non stop pacing sounds like a typical mal....I have 5 sets of mali feet here that do the same :lol:
Good tip from Patrick
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