Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Golden Employee of the Month
Well, would you look at that. This dog wants to be a little more than just man's best friend. Turns out, he also wants to be man's best co-worker too.
The dog in the video is a golden retriever, widely regarded as one of the more intelligent among the canine breed. On the whole, golden retrievers are known for being the most devoted and loving dogs. Their obedient nature not only makes golden retrievers the perfect family dog, but their penchant for learning commands is exceptional.
Dating back to the 1800s, golden retrievers were first bred by Lord Tweedmouth in Scotland along the Tweed River. Necessity being the mother of all invention, Lord Tweetmouth bred a dog with the intention of producing the perfect hunting dog, which meant retrieving was a point of focus. This would explain why golden retrievers enjoy fetching things for their masters and carrying items in their mouth. They actually have a rather developed control over their jaw muscles.
Golden retrievers are not exactly the easiest dogs to teach tricks, but their eagerness to please means that it is only a matter of time before your little friend learns to help you out with the office work. Now if they could only train a dog how to do spreadsheets...