A dog trainer reveals five breeds he’s never had before

A Sydney dog ​​trainer has revealed five dog breeds he's never owned, including ones he finds “stubborn” and “boring”.

In a video posted on TikTok last week, Elijah Boateng, who has been a dog trainer for four years, shares that huskies and the popular Cavoodle are among the ones the pet avoids.

“First, we have a husky,” he began in the video, which has garnered more than a million views.

“It's quite a stubborn dog, I don't like the temperament they have, they feel like they still need to be in the wild and not in people's homes.”

Speaking to news.com.au, the 24-year-old said that while he loves all dogs, the husky will be the last breed he will own.

“I wouldn't have one of these dogs if my life depended on it,” he said.

“I don't like their personality, I train a lot. They make life very difficult for my clients… They are not the toughest dogs in the sense that they have the highest energy levels, but they are the most dominant.”

He said there were two occasions when he was training the huskies and they started howling uncontrollably as soon as he attached the leash to them.

“As soon as they thought they couldn't get away and get away, they started screaming and howling like they were going to die and that literally never happened to any of the dogs.”

As well as the husky, Mr Boateng said he never had Maremma sheepdogs, which are “serious dogs”. [that] It's not fun to exercise” or pugs who may experience breathing problems.

“I don't want a dog that I have to operate on to keep them alive. I want a dog that can survive on its own. I just don't like it [pugs]. What they are like, how they breathe, it seems a little funny to me,” he said.

Controversially, he also named the Cavoodle on the list, saying that while they are great first dogs, they are also quite anxious.

“They're manageable, they're not going to kill anyone, they can't do much damage, they're very motivated by food and they're willing to exercise. But for someone like me who wants a dog that I've trained properly with a really good temperament, they always have a tone of anxiety. ”

Finally, he said greyhounds are “boring” dogs that are great “for lifestyle but not for exercise”.

“Greyhounds are awesome…but they're not the kind of dog you want to train and do anything with.”

Mr Boateng's video sparked mixed reactions online, with some disagreeing with his decision.

“[I’m] Greyhound owner [and] I'm so disappointed in how people are reacting to this breed,” said one person.

“My greyhound learned sit, stay, paw in 5 minutes!” said the other.

“Honestly, pugs are the best dog breed. Love their personality. I just have to make sure you get it from a good breeder or rescue,” said another person.

Others, however, agreed with his view of Huskies.

“As a husky owner I knew a husky would be on this list, they're not for everyone, but the breed is pretty incomprehensible until you own one,” said one person.

“Huskies can be more stubborn than other dogs, but they are absolutely easy to train and fun. Mine definitely wouldn't survive “in the wild,” said another.

Asked which dogs he preferred to have, Mr Boateng said as a dog trainer he chose working-type dogs, including kelpies, golden retrievers and Labradors.

However, he cautioned that he often sees working dogs end up in the pound and advises those looking to invest in a first pet to consider lower-maintenance options, including Australian bulldogs.
Although he said he never personally owned a Cavoodle, he admitted they were good dogs to have as a first pet.

“What I see all the time is people get a German Shepherd or a Kelpie and they don't realize how many dogs there really are. People say, “I can't handle it,” and then the dog goes to the pound.

“The dogs I see that don't go over a pound are Australian Bulldogs or Cavoodles. They are rarely in shelters because they are manageable and easy to handle, they are the breeds I recommend.”

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