Naughty or extra naughty? That is the question!
I continually ask myself this question as I watch my puppies grow up. It’s like a fun game to see who can be the craziest – and the baddest! To dogs, it doesn’t really matter if they shred the newspaper into a million pieces, knock over the garbage can and go through all the goodies, or munch on a brand new pair of shoes (even if there’s an assortment of toys laying around.) From the dog’s point of view, being mischievous is just way too fun!
Sometimes going into the ring with a first timer can seem like a rodeo with a wild pup, but I’d much rather have this to deal with than a shy, “I don’t wanna walk” puppy. In the end, it’s always the so-called “naughty” puppies that have more fun. In my opinion, being a little crazy and wild just shows more of the personality that meshes so well with the show ring.
So, let’s remember not to discipline our puppies for being bad to the bone as they grow. Don’t sweat the little things, since every moment is a learning experience. Whether a pup is being good or horribly misbehaving, sometimes we just have to laugh and take a picture or two.
DFR! Dogs Freakin’ Rule, my friends – even when they’re naughty!