The dogs in your life are all designed to look a certain way.
And that means a certain type of dog can look like the bulldog, the bull terrier, the labrador retriever, the collie, the poodle, the golden retriever or even the American Staffordshire terrier.
But can these breeds still be good looking?
Can they be good pets?
That’s the big question.
“Bulldog, bull terriers, American Stafford, Staffordshire and a lot of breeds have been around for many, many generations, and it’s still important to be aware of them,” says David Purdy, owner of Purdy’s Dog Training and Performance in Long Beach, California.
“So we’re all familiar with the characteristics of those breeds.
So they’re all good.
And some of them are good.
But I think a lot, a lot are not good.”
Purdy says some breeds are good in certain situations, but not others.
He calls them the “good dogs.”
“In certain situations where you want to make a statement, I think that’s a great thing,” he says.
“It’s the same as when I’m walking my dog, when I see my dog is acting a certain manner and I want to say something and it turns out I didn’t mean it.
And I want it to come across that way.
I don’t want to be in a situation where I feel like I’m giving the dog something bad, and then they turn around and say, ‘You don’t mean to say that.'”
Purdy’s dog training is all about helping dogs become better people.
He says he trains them in various ways to help them become more caring, less judgmental and more responsive to their owners’ needs.
“It’s about being able to give them the same things that we give other animals, just in a different way,” he explains.
“I mean, if I can give them some more respect in their interactions, if they have less stress in their lives and are able to be more relaxed, that can be beneficial.
And when they’re able to play with a toy, they’re more likely to be able to have fun with their toys.
So that can definitely be beneficial.”
Pounding the bull, the dog trainer says, is just another way of working with a dog that helps to create a positive environment.
“The way I train my bulldogs is with the exercise,” Purdy says.
“They have to be very disciplined.
I just try to make sure they’re very focused on being a good dog, a good person and a good companion.”
And he says the more time and patience you invest in a dog, the more you’ll develop the confidence to teach them what you’re doing.