No Perfect Dogs
You got that right, at least my 3 aren't perfect in anyway. But I knew that when I adopted Nakita and Dakota that they were going to tear things up. I knew that when I adopted them that they would be killing small animals that wonder into the back yard, and digging crators big enough to break a leg in, that is one trait of their breeding. I knew that when I bought Ceasar that he was going to have accidents in the house. When Nemo was alive he ate Ken's truck(yes he tore it to pieces). I knew that it was going to cost a great deal of money to feed and care for them.
I have never used anything but Non-Violent training for my animals, they are trained with postivie reinforcement and love. People that train with violence should be shot.
Louse76, you are right cats are near prefection, but I have got to admit that neither one of my boys are perfect. The Sammycat had to be taught that it isn't okay to sharpen his claws on my oak cabinets. Oscar had to be taught that it's not okay to climb to the top of the windows and shred the curtains.
There are no perfect dogs or cats for that matter, but if you are willing to take them into your home, you should be willing to understand that there will be issues that must be addressed. If you aren't willing to take the time and deal with them in the proper way,I mean with gentleness and love, than it would be best if they were not adopted at all. Well let me restate that, it would be best not to be adopted at all by someone who has unrealistic ideas about what that animal is all about.