The dog never chases sticks.
He does not do sticks, or balls, or haring off obediently, or doing anything very much at all on command. He’s a terrier. He just doesn’t.
You don’t get a terrier to have a yes man in the family. You get a terrier to incorporate another complex, self-contained personality to add to all the others. Terriers are not exactly no-men, but they’re not far off. Their typical agenda includes sitting on forbidden sofas, staring reproachfully and collecting dead things.
So imagine my surprise when the dog did what he was told.