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Old 04-04-2017, 02:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
rick smith
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Re: Testing or Training The Lines Blurred

prob a lotta ways to do that to a dog
some that come to mind
- not really evaluating the dog's potential before they start "working it". iow, does the dog really LIKE bitework ?
- is prey drive a valid indicator ? sometimes i think NOT
- and if prey drive doesn't get a result a LOT of folks will try to tap too quickly and deeply into the defensive side
- lots of backyard helpers will take someones dog and start agitating it after giving it a flyby 10 min eval which in my opinion is NEVER enough time to evaluate a dog for any level of serious bitework expected later
- many think swingin a young pup around while it clamps down on a rag shows grip potential. i've only seen that A FEW HUNDRED TIMES
- my advice that i listed is the same for trainers who will be doing bitework
- some people just don't understand how to build confidence and a desire to grip.....they just mimic stuff they see on youtube
- if you can't CLEARLY see exactly how a helper is actually HELPING build up the pup....they SUCK as a helper

is this the kinda stuff you were asking about
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