Many of the breeds in the Non-Sporting Dog Group are still very true to their heritage. The Lhasa Apso is still very much a guard dog, but the Poodle is bred to have a multiple skill set, why not be in the Sporting Group? The Bulldog doesn’t fight bulls and the Dalmatian isn’t running under a firetruck. But the Dalmatian is very capable to do other forms of work so why not be in the Working Group?
This is a very diverse group that dog trainer and breed expert Steve Diller discusses.He talks about a few of the more popular dogs in the Group and helps you understand how to work with them better.
In this insightful discussion of the Non- Sporting Breed Group, Steve delves into specifics in 5 areas so you can better understand how to work with Non-Sporting Dog Breeds:
- Intentions of the Breeding Goals
- Drive fulfillment and Enrichment for those specific breeds
- Specific health issues
- Behavioral tendencies
- Training approaches
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Part 3 – Non-Sporting
Dog expert Steve Diller leads a discussion about the main differences of each AKC Breed Group. Using the 5 topic points above you will gain a better understanding of how knowing what those differences are can help you in your training.
This is the third in a 7-Part Series of the AKC Breed Groups
STEVE DILLER has been training dogs for over 45 years and as he tells it, when he was 8 he knew all the AKC breeds and was “born to be a dog trainer.” He started out with a career as a licensed vet tech (one of the first in New York State) and has taught canine behavior at college level to vet tech students at Mercy College in New York. He ran his training facility in Elmsford, NY, The Center for Applied Animal Behavior and Canine Training, Inc. for 12 years where he had a dog trainer program many of whom have gone on to have successful dog training careers. Steve was also the President of The Society of North American Dog Trainers whose members included illustrious trainers such as Captain Arthur Haggerty. Steve’s current dog training business is http://www.stevediller.com/