Question from the Owner: Why don't you listen to me?!?
Answer: There are lotsa reasons I don't answer or respond to ya, most of the time, I gots no Idear what you're saying. I don't speak the same language ya do, and ya don't speak mine (which includes lots of body language), so naturally there is a language barrier. You've only taught me certain words like sit, shake, down, outside, so when ya say "get outta the trash" I have no idea what that means. I know friends who were never taught the simple word "come" before, they get in lots of trouble for not listening, but no one ever told them what it entails.
We dogs can be quite a lot smarter than ya think we are too; just like some human children we aren't going to do something if we don't think it will benefit us in some way. You wouldn't work for free would ya?
If I said your name in an angry tone (not that I can) ya probably wouldn't listen to me, who wants to confront someone who is mad at them for unknown reasons. I may not always understand your words, but your tone of voice usually says it all.
Finally, I hang out around you ona daily basis, and sometimes you're on tha phone, watchin' TV or talking to the family. Guess I accidentally learnt that ya aren't always talkin' to me.
We're all just a bunch of dogs who just like humans have different personalities. There isn't always a 100% correct answer.
My name is Kim, I've grown up in this beautiful place we call Marquette, MI. I have always been a lover of animals and my love for them has only grown stronger with age. I love all animals from mice to cows, to pigs and frogs. Of course as dogs are the ones living most closely among us they have become my passion. I worked for a kennel for 2+ years, and I loved caring for the dogs all day. Being a kennel worker significantly benefited me while I was studying dogs however the time came to follow my calling. In April 2010 I graduated with my diploma in Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor from Penn Foster Career School, and have since begun building my experience in the field. I am currently owned (along side my husband Rick -who is also in the dog business as a groomer, and plays an active part in TacoMo as well) by 2 dogs named Rico Suave a 50lb adorable mix (His DNA came back as one parent being 1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/4 Pomeranian, & 1/4 Dachshund, the other parent while not confirmed is potentially an English Shepherd which honestly makes the most sense) and Smorzy a 50% Australian Shepherd/50%Shetland Sheepdog. They are a crazy duo and are not perfect by any means but I love having the tools to control their behavior whenever I need to. I love my dogs so much that TacoMo was named after them (Rico's nickname is Taco & Smorzy's is MoMo)! You'll learn by meeting me or reading my posts that while I can be a quiet person, I can also babble on forever!