PICK A GOOD DOG FOR ME! *smile.smile.winks*?

1.) I want a SMALL-MEDIUM DOG (min. size of a BEAGLE max. size of a DALMATIAN)

2.) i have a JOGGER kind of ACTIVITY LEVEL.

BUT sometimes i need a dog that can sit quietly next to me in a room when i want to get away from people.


Why don’t we start by ruling out the dogs that do not fit your criteria above: Several of the breeds far exceed your “maximum” size limit for example (St. Bernard, Great Dane, Mastiff). Husky’s can never be off leash trained. A lot of the breeds you’ve chosen have considerable grooming requirements and a majority of the breeds you chose fall under the “aggressive dog” category (doberman, bully breed, pits, huskies, bulldogs, rotties etc)

American Bully
American Eskimo Dog
American Pit Bull Terrier
Basset Hound
Belgian Malinois
Bull Terrier
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chinese Shar-pei
Chow Chow
Doberman Pinscher
Dogo Argentino
German Shepherd Dog
Great Dane
Neapolitan Mastiff
Saint Bernard
Shetland Sheepdog
Siberian Husky
Staffordshire Bull Terrier

I’m ruling out the following breeds that will not fit a “jogger” lifestyle either they cannot breath and cannot exert themselves due to their squashed nose features or all they require is a walk around the block to be sufficiently exercised.

Basset Hound
Shih Tzu
Yorkshire Terrier
Boston Terrier
French Bulldog
Bull dog

The following dogs are smaller than your min size of a Beagle:
Min Pin
Yorkshire Terrier
French Bulldog
Boston Terrier

These are the only dogs that will fit your criteria, all are low on the grooming scale, easily trained and can be trained to be off leash, as long as the dog is sufficiently exercised and tired out then it will have no problems laying quietly while you “get away” from things.

Labrador Retriever
Springer Spaniel
Westie (still needs to be groomed)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier they are loving, loyal, beautiful, strong but soft and very compact. They are known as the “nanny dog” because of their amazing temperament with children. They are so child friendly it’s untrue, they are nicknamed the “nanny dog” for a GOOD reason.
They are energetic but given half the chance they will lay down and sleep all day and at night will just lye in front of the fire.

They have a very balanced temperament and are the only recognized breed that’s temperament is described as “totally reliable” they are an all purpose and an all round great family dog.

I can’t praise them enough they are just truly wonderful dogs, people friendly, dog friendly and they are 1 of the only breeds that can take the rough play of children and not react badly.
If well trained they are dog friendly and are just the most beautiful, gentle and most welcoming dogs anyone could wish for, as said by the head of the Staffordshire bull terrier club “they are a gentleman of a dog” and are so tame!

The Staffordshire bull terrier breed standard – http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/87

Don’t listen to ‘TROLL Season has begun’ TRUE Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Am’ Pit Bull Terriers do not have any aggression problems I think we have a stereotype on our hands.

Also I am guessing you are from the US Staffordshire Bull Terriers are rare and have not been badly bred as they are not that popular in the states.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong but I am 95% sure they are not popular and do not attract bad breeders in the States.

There are a lot of factors here. My first Border Collie came from a rescue that believes the dog picks its owner. We looked at several dogs before we met her, and all of them were fun but not what we were looking for. When we met Maizee, she ran to each of us with a confident wagging tail, licked our faces, and began bringing us tennis balls to play with. Did she pick us? Sort of. The reality of the situation is that we had the final say, and we decided that she was the perfect dog for us. But it was based on the fact that she seemed so keen to all of us. Some of the dogs we had looked at were merely half interested in our presence. Were these dogs waiting for a different person to come along? My second Border Collie was adopted sight-unseen from a shelter in Georgia (I live in Connecticut). A rescue pulled and fostered him for a week, then sent him on transport to my area. He is the perfect dog for me and the best dog I’ve ever met. Who picked who? I can safely safe the third dog picked my family. I was fostering a Xoloitzcuintli that had lived in a home with a dog savvy woman who said he wasn’t improving- unfriendly, very scared, and after several months had not come out of his shell. A few weeks in my house, and my family (who had said “No more dogs!”) was smitten by his loving, outgoing personality.

If it were me I’d get a Pembroke Welsh Corgi or a Pug, but that’s my lifestyle. For you, I think you should go with a Lab or a Shiba Inu, since you’re very active. But if you want to go with something smaller I’d go with a West Highland White Terrier, they’re very active and extremelyey smart.

if you want to training your dog on your own, I’d suggest you http://OnlineDogTraining.enle.info/?3iEN

I would say that positive training is going to become even more popular than it is now!

For me, (in a perfect world) I would love to see a middle ground! I would like for dog training to become “settled” once and for all!

Purely positive training and dominance/alpha training are BOTH extremes. Neither side gets along well with the other. I can tell you right now that BOTH sides are not going to go away without a fight. There’ll ALWAYS be people standing by their chosen side no matter what.

Here is how I categorize dog training.

There are the alpha/dominance old school/traditional dog training people and the positive reinforcement dog training people.

I’ve found that the alpha/dominance old school/traditional dog training people are extremely close minded and set in their ways. They scoff at ANY and ALL positive reinforcement training. They believe that corrections all the time with a quick pat on the head as praise is the way to train a dog. They tend to be OBSESSED to the point of just borderline crazy (just my opinion) with corrections and being the pack leader. Now, I’m not saying ALL traditional trainers do this, but some of them use physical abuse as “training.” Some trainers, hit, slap, punch, spank, alpha roll, pinch, strangle, and the most popular hang their dogs as discipline. This is considered animal abuse to me and I WILL NEVER do that to my dog. To be blunt, these people are very hard to be around (I personally despise them) and I definitely would not want to associate myself with them. The end.

I much prefer the positive reinforcement people. These people really care about building a relationship with their dogs and training them in a humane way. Positive reinforcement includes training with clickers (clicker training) treats, praise and toys. The only thing that most positive reinforcement trainers DO NOT advocate are the use of tools like choke collars and prong collars. This bothers me a bit because I’ve seen with my own eyes that these tools do not cause pain or harm to the dog when used properly. Notice how I didn’t mention shock collars because in my opinion, this tool does NOT go under positive reinforcement. How can it? You can’t change the fact that you’re still issuing an electric current to your dog.

My dog has a prong collar and I do issue corrections when necessary but those corrections do not hurt her in any way. This is the only place where I differ from the positive reinforcement dog trainers.

I’ve found a middle ground between the two methods. I LOVE all aspects of positive reinforcement training and that’s how I mostly train by but I also use corrections.

I hope this all makes sense lol!

In order to find a middle ground or balance in the dog training world, PEOPLE will have to open their minds and change. People definitely don’t take to change kindly, so it will take years for the perfect balance to be found. That’s sad because I know a couple of people have already found it including me. We’ll just have to wait for the other slow pokes to catch up and swallow their prides.

What about a standard poodle.
You take it to groomer and keep its hair cut short.
Maybe a little on the tall side but they are extremely
smart and wonderful companions, good athletes and
*my only caveat as with all dogs – good training a must
all dogs can be aggressive and unsocial if not handled

I have a cockapoo, and he loves to run around and jog. He is a medium small dog. He does like to cuddle up next to me. He isn’t aggressive. I think that you should probably get a cockapoo/ cocker spaniel. They tend to be like the list that you posted. And they have hair, so if you are allergic to fur, you won’t be allergic to a cockapoo/ cocker spaniel.

go for the American Pit Bull Terrier they can be SO tamed and can be very loveable and provide excellent protection if ever needed

hey. i reccomend you get a maltese. they are great dogs and they are friendly and like big open space to run around. They have short hair and dont shed(great thing) They are pretty quiet and like to be cuddled . they also are fairly easy to train. Good luck! hope you get this puppy. 🙂

A Stschterrcorgtzuggle would be be perfect, but don’t get the micro-mini, pocketbook size they don’t jog.

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