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You know, Mosby is a crazy, energetic, lively goon, but I have never once thought he was a bad dog. As a puppy, he never once destroyed anything, chewed on something that wasn't his; he never was a nippy, bitey puppy (granted, we work from home and supervise him constantly, and we worked on soft mouth exercises from the beginning). Even when he hit teenage-dom, he didn't start pulling at the leash, biting at the leash; he didn't start chewing then or marking in the house. The only real thing that he did was stop listening to us (like a typical human teenager) - we'd ask him to "sit", and he'd turn his head away as if to say "I can't hear you".
Yes, if you take him near water all manners go out the window and he pulls and yells and screams to go swimming. Yes, he has strong prey drive and can't help but chase all the rabbits out of our yard. Yes, he will 50% of the time try and jump up to greet someone (it used to be 100%) - but this is our fault as we let him jump on us. But with the proper training and exercise he is becoming the most amazing dog I could ever ask for.