My last obedience class under my current employer also happens to be the most challenging class I’ve ever had. All five dogs are breeds that are not very biddable and they’re all owned by people who got them because they’re “fashionable.” Two huskies, a French bulldog/Boston terrier cross, an Akita, and a beagle. Okay granted the beagle isn’t like a “fashionable” breed but they got the dog because their daughter (who is 12 btw) showed them a picture of a beagle puppy online and they thought they were cute so they went and found the first BYB beagle they could and got one. They didn’t even have any toys when they brought the puppy home.
I don’t even want to get into the rest of the people. One of the husky owners is actually trying really hard. They adopted the husky about six months ago and he’s about two years old and I highly doubt his previous owners did anything with him. It’s very difficult to get him motivated but we’re making more progress with toys and games finally.
But it’s just so frustrating that these people did zero research, got a dog they were not prepared for, and are now shocked to hear the dog won’t just listen for no reason and they actually have to work at it. Like…. get one of those stupid little toys from the 90’s if you want a robot dog. Seriously.