Welcome! Let’s train your Purpose-Bred dog.
Your dog is not “stubborn” or less intelligent.
Frustrated and to want to do fun things or compete/participate with your dog? Think there’s no hope because your dog is not the “right dog” or does not “behave” the right way.
Believe it or not, a dog’s breed or in-bred instincts can affect his ability to focus on certain activities.
Dogs of breeds at #40 or higher on the so-called Dog Intelligence List are said to be of only average or less Working/”Obedience” intelligence. Is it true? Nah.
These breeds considered to be “stubborn”, less intelligent or “hard to train” are actually the complete opposite. They are very intelligent (as are all dogs), and are very often reactive to something. Instead of classifying their intelligence or behaviour, it’s more productive to use modified training methods to help them focus.