Meet Oscar. He is a very well -behaved schnauzer. He is 5 years old and knows all the basic commands: sit, stay, come, shake. He is a good boy. His parents love him.
Now meet Spike. Spike is a terrier mix. He is also 5 years old and knows no commands. He really isn’t all that well behaved. He pulls on his leash and is definitely a handful. Spike’s parents also love him.
You would think such a good boy like Oscar would have the world by the tail. His parents dote on him and he has a great life.
Spike, well, he is Spike. His parents know he tries to be a good boy but somehow, he just can’t, probably due to his high energy level.
Two different dogs, two different behaviors, and unfortunately two different levels of parent consideration for others.
You see, whenever, Oscar goes for a walk, his parents never pick up after him. They let him relieve himself on public and private property and guess what? They don’t carry bags, they just leave it there.
But, Spike’s parents, now they always carry bags and they immediately clean up after him. They dispose of Spike’s creations properly.
The tail of two dogs is that no matter how great, or well behaved the dog is, he can be judged by the action of the parents. The neighborhood never wanted to get to know Oscar. They saw him as a problem.
On the other hand, Spike may be a little unruly, but his neighbors love him. They are happy when they see him walking because they know he will leave nothing behind.
Remember there are no bad dogs, only bad dog parents…clean up after your pet. Dispose of their “creations”.