Here's What You Need To Know Before Adopting A Working Class Dog!

Here's What You Need To Know Before Adopting A Working Class Dog!

Thinking of adopting a working class dog, or dogs who have had jobs in the past? Here’s what you should know!

Working dogs are ones with a strong sense of purpose. Without that purpose, they can become bored and listless, leading to potentially destructive or hyperactive behavior. Depending on the dog you adopt, their purpose will vary – some will have strong protective instincts, while others are great at performing specific tasks.

Training a working dog can be difficult. They require lots of positive reinforcement and consistency in order to work with you, as their high levels of intelligence and stubbornness that served them well as highly focused, task-oriented dogs can pose an obstacle when training.

Here are the most common working dogs you may find as adoption options.

  1. Rottweilers. This heavy breed is commonly used for herding or as a guard. Do note that they can be more aggressive, so they need an experienced handler and trainer.
  2. Siberian Huskies. Trained to run many miles a day, these determined and energetic dogs need lots of training, a reliable daily routine, and tons of exercise.
  3. Boxers. These dogs, who usually work with police, can be very patient and loving family dogs but need to focus on socialization thanks to their sensitive and headstrong personalities.
  4. Collies. They usually work in herding, and they have lots of energy and love to be given a mission. Exercise and goals are good for them.

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