Of my lifetime I have had several dogs. A few were untrainable just too wired, in general I have had good luck with them being loyal, trainable and all around good dogs. I currently own 2 pomeranians both were adult dogs one suffers from seperation anxiety the other really doesn't care just give her food and she is happy. The puppy is now 7 months old a Black Lab, I got him when he was 8 weeks old he follows me everywhere even to the privy. My biggest hurdle is to get him to stop jumping on people when the come to the door.
I have the best dog in the world, Border Collie, loyal, great guard dog, great with kids, keeps the foxes away from my hens, easy to feed, easy to clean and groom, just an all round great dog, however, it took some work, firm discipline makes a playful pup into a good dog
Among others we have a shitzu. Well named dog that! He is an arrogant little bugger who thinks he is the size of a horse and bullies people, cats, anything or one he can lord it over! We love him though he is a little bugga!
I used to watch Cesar Millan all the time-you know, The Dog Whisperer- and I still don't know the answer to that question, but he is pretty cool although the show is probably all dramatized! Still you could learn from his books, shows or similar personalities and/or subjects! Good luck!
I had the best dog when I was growing up. She was a Miniature Schnauzer named Misty. The day I met her, she tried to eat my hair. But I fell in love with her all the same and insisted SHE was the dog I wanted. She used to walk me to the bus stop every morning, even tried to get on the bus with me a few times. She never wanted to leave my side and, every day, like clock work, as the bus pulled up to drop me off, I would see Misty eagerly trotting down the sidewalk to greet me. She accompanied me everywhere, my family joked that she was my shadow. She slept with me in my bed. I would even sing a lullaby to her on some nights, which would soothe us both into a deep sleep. When I was sick, she'd refuse to go outside. She was almost like a second mother the way she'd worry and watch me. The day I got off the bus and she wasn't there was probably the worst day of my 9 year old life. I sprinted home, looking off in every direction trying to find her. She had been hit by a semi that afternoon. My mom said she thought that Misty had mistaken the semi for the school bus. She was gone... That afternoon, I went to the park and sat on the basketball court, crying my eyes out. That was also the day I decided I would never own another dog again because none could ever measure up to her. Of course, my family got another dog and I cared about it, but I didn't love her like I loved Misty.
So, to answer your question, I think a good dog is a dog that feels like part of the family.
you're not innocent, and you can stop playing stupid.
In that statement another dog implies you're calling me a dog. As in my opinion, if one canine can sit next to another canine for a picture, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that and is showing traits of a good dog.
I think that a really good dog, is worth it's weight in gold...I have had alot of pretty good dogs in my life,...but those dogs, that are special and connect with you, are the really good dogs...you dont get them everyday...I have one now, but he's old, and has cancer...a good dog, not only shows loyalty, but concern, love, and heart....they are they ones that work their way into your very soul...
Right now a tiny tiny chiahuahu, older guy is the best friend ever. He eats very little. make tiny messes outsde. He can be a goo watch dog and barks only a couple times. He is an only dog so is spoiled thinks he is human most of the time. At night sleeps in a tiny wicker basket next to the heat vent and waits for someone to get him in the morning. Now that is the perfect forever puppy dog