For centuries, humans have bred certain dog breeds to perform specific tasks. Deep within those dogs is the drive to perform

Nikki Ivey joins the podcast today to talk about how some dogs are genetically predisposed to act a certain way. Whether it is a golden retriever who just loves to play fetch or a border collie who can’t stop chasing cars, certain breeds just like to do certain things.

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