If you're an Airedale and you're reading this post, go take a nap or go play outside. Let your mum or pop do the reading. This post is not for Airedales.
I don't know if you follow Patricia B. McConnell's blog, The Other End of the Leash, or not. She is the author of a book by the same name as well as a few others. By training she is an applied animal behaviorist, which means she studies behavior in dogs. She knows dogs! And she writes interestingly and has a great sense of humor.
These two posts address problems we can have with our Airedales:
And this post addresses those second thoughts we may have after fostering or adopting a dog:
Be sure to read the comments on these posts, too. She has very knowledgeable readers.
It's just my humble opinion but I think she shares great information.
Your Airedale doesn't bark, you say? And comes every time you call? Either you are an amazing trainer or your Airedale is a super-'dale.
I just thought I'd share (and also keep a reminder for myself for whenever the need may arise).