Home & Family Pets
Home & Family Pets
Sporting Group Dogs Make Fantastic Family Pets
For families or individuals hoping to find a dog that is easy to train and fun to live with, they should consider one from the Sporting Group classification. Dogs in this group include: pointers, retrievers, setters and spaniels.The extraordinary attachment between Sporting breeds and people is virtually magic. Being exceptionally biddable, Sporting breeds thrive on the challenges and interactions, of working with and pleasing their people.
What Is Home & Family Pets
Dogs in this group are known for their intelligence, energy, pleasant disposition, and willingness to do whatever it takes to please you. This renders them easier to train, than most dogs. They have been bred for their tireless, working drive and their desire for human companionship.Canine behaviorists consider their neoteny, meaning retaining their juvenile characteristics even as adults, as one of their most endearing characteristics. This is what makes the Sporting group of dogs especially suited for families with energetic children. Their enthusiasm, playfulness, responsiveness to positive reinforcement, devotion, loyalty, affection, combined with proportionate protectiveness, makes them an amazing family pet.
Ideally, starting with a fresh slate is what many people would prefer. For them the puppy stage is important. It is strongly suggested, to get your puppy off to a good start. Enroll in a positive reinforcement, punishment-free Puppy Kindergarten as soon as possible. Generally, puppies in this group are easier than most to train... however, the real point of enrolling in a class, is to teach you, how to successfully communicate with your puppy.
The plus side of dogs of any age in this group is almost by instinct, they bond rather immediately with their new people. It's remarkable how quickly most adjust to their new home, surroundings and family. Their gratitude for being part of a pack is heartwarming. Enrolling in a positive reinforcement, punishment-free obedience class would help to bolster the relationship.