Scholar Saturday – Stubborn?

That Stuart. He was one stubborn boy. BoBo was, too. Hey, wait a minute! THEY WERE SCOTTIES for gosh’ sake!

Whew. Glad that’s settled. They weren’t stubborn, they were just being Scotties. And if you’re considering adding a Scottie to your household, you need to know that.

And that’s your Scottie Scholar Saturday tip of the week.

in the alley

I will walk at my own pace, so don’t ask me to speed up or slow down.

My Look

What? You didn’t bring any treats? Well, then I’ll just sit here until you pull one out of thin air. Or walk all the way back home to get them.

yard work 2

Why did you wake me from my nap? You know how I hate to be disturbed. Don’t do that again.

me and Sniglet at the fence

It’s time to see Sniglet. Come over and OPEN THIS GATE because you know I’m going to sit here ALL DAY until you do. No matter how many times you tell me to come home.

Yes. You gotta love a stubborn Scottie. And don’t even think about getting a Scottie to take a pill easily. Or to do something they don’t want to do….or to do something you want them to do (well, to be honest, Scotties can be trained because they’re smart as whips)…and don’t ever try to fool one (because you’ll never do that).

But you wouldn’t have it any other way, would you?


About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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24 Responses to Scholar Saturday – Stubborn?

  1. indyandlucy says:

    Always our terms😊😊

  2. scotties are brilliant… they egg-sactly know how to train humans that they do efurrything the scottie-way :O)

  3. Boy, you got that walking down right. That’s why I get my walk first, then Mama has hers, then she cools down by taking me again. She’s into that 10,0000000 step dealio. Like I give a rip.

  4. theguster says:

    McDuff here. Stubborn? I prefer ‘persistent’, which isn’t always a bad thing. There’s nothing wrong with ‘my way or the highway.’ My peep had Basset Hounds. Now THAT was stubborn! 😠

    McDuff & Mom

  5. Gail and Kipper says:

    Wouldn’t have any other way with my Scotties!

  6. rjkeyedup says:

    The Oz man says all is good when mom does it my way! Callie agrees…

  7. WestScott says:

    Our Finnegan knows that by doing what he wants, when he wants, and how he wants, he will very quickly train us to do it his way, which is, of course, the only way and the best way, right? But who can argue with someone who means the world to us, and brings us so much happiness, and is truly good, and really doesn’t do anything bad, and is so darn cute, and who we love so much that we always ask ourselves “What more could we possibly do for him, because he deserves everything we can give him” (even though there’s absolutely nothing more he could possibly need)? So when he decides he needs to sit at the fence forever to stare at the cat next door, and won’t come in or look at me when I call (even if I need to leave for work), it turns into “just another cute thing Finnie does”. (Plus the neighbors have mentioned how cute he looks when he intently stares trough the fence,) Anyway, if you own a Scottie and are reading this, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

    • nordhuesn says:

      Absolutely! Our 94 year old neighbor, Mrs McClarin, says she gets a kick out of “that one who sits in the middle of the yard and won’t come in until we go out and get him”. She said she laughs every time she sees it.

  8. nordhuesn says:

    You hit it right on with that trait! When we are “walking” (I like to stroll or dawdle), Mom must say my name a dozen times and tug on the leash. I don’t know what she says after that because I’m busy reading peemail or observing things. I also like to just lay down and not move if she gets to be too pushy. Andy, on the other hand, loves to walk fast. He lays down every once in awhile, but not as often as me.

  9. Kismet says:

    Kyla could have worked at Burger King. She did it HER way.

  10. Pam says:

    We have a compliant Scottie and a traditional independent Scottie. One comes running when she is called and the other doesn’t even turn her head. One will walk right behind you off leash and the other you wouldn’t even open the door unless she was leashed up tight. Gotta love em!
    Traditional Bonnie and Compliant Kenzie.

  11. Toby and Banks says:

    There is a big large field out our bank fence. Kinda new to us. My pointer bother, Banks, runs right through the middle of it and has a good ole time. Me and my Scottie sense, walks all around the edge of it SLOWLY, looking for all the critters in the brush lining the edge of the field. Did I mention it takes FOREVER to walk all along the edge of this field, at a good slow Scottie pace? I love every step and am taking my sweet ole time. Why wouldn’t I????? I know I am stubborn but it’s me and I do let them pet me, so it’s worth it, right?

    Toby and Banks

  12. Donna says:

    Scotties are willing to do what you want up to a point. Then they draw the line and that is all they are going to do!! You have to be willing to understand that if you want to add a scottie to your family. However the scottie I have now is very sweet and does what you want. After 3 traditional Scotties this one makes me love the breed all the more. I just love both kinds of Scotties and couldn’t imagine my life without one.

  13. OMD, those looks are priceless!!! I thinks us Airedales are too easily distracted by the possibility of a squirrel…or a cookie!
    Butts, if I don’t wants to do somethings…I ain’t doin’ it! And just thinks…moving 60lbs of terrier is much harder than 20! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  14. I would probably love having a Scottie because Shelties are quite stubborn too!! I’m used to it! Heck, I’M stubborn! lol

  15. None of the three Scots I have had have been stubborn ~ guess I have just trained them from day one that in this house I am boss. Today SWTS was with me around dozens of people and news media and he was the perfect gentleman to everyone and not a peep out of his mouth.
    Sweet William The Scot

  16. Several years ago I decided we need a Scottie because my husband is Scottish and plays the pipes. I called a respected breeder and after talking a while she told me that she didn’t think it would would be a good match. She was right, of course. We bought Standard Poodle because I have always loved them and are extremely happy. What a wise and wonderful breeder she was!

  17. Fozziemum says:

    I must confess to loving a stubborn pup..the more so the better..kindred spirits 🙂 Lovely to see Stu ..ahhhh..Stu 😦 Loves Fozziemum xx

  18. gentlestitches says:

    I admire someone who knows what he wants! 😀

  19. lauramarec says:

    Yup, you said it, Dear PeepSTRESS! We are truly BONE-headed! We are Scotties by God! So Love da Scottie–Love da Stubborn-stress Heh-heh! Just kidding—We love every thing about Scotties!!
    Riley-Puppy’s and Tessie-Girl’s Mum

  20. people we see who see me or mylate great brother Angus “oh, what a cute dog! I want a Scottie”
    My Hooman: “NO YOU DON’T”

    me thinks I should be insulted

  21. We sure wouldn’t have it any other way!

    Edgar and his mum

  22. corkscot says:

    I don’t know how I missed this fabulous missive. You have them down pat. It is amazing to think that I had 5 at one time and maintained my sanity. It is my way or the highway with this wonderful breed.

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