Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dog Ambition


Said an expert about the border collie, Chaser, whose owner taught her to recognize, nose, paw or fetch 1,022 different objects: "It is not necessarily Chaser or Rico who is exceptional; it is the attention lavished on them."

In other words, around the world there are millions of border collies languishing in undeveloped desperation, just waiting for their owners to get with the program and start spending four to five hours a day training them.

....Now? NOW? ....How about now?

2 comments:

Sue said...

I loved that article and sympathized with the poor man who had to go to bed to get away from Chaser and her ambitions. It was a wise decision to have Costi still in the dark about the possibilities.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I love those dogs, one lives at the stable where I board the horses. She is so marvelous and so high maintenance. It's just amazing what they can accomplish though...