I hope the new forum is a success. It would be nice to talk dogs without all the attitudes and free flowing criticism you see at some of the other sites. As my new pups grow I am sure I will have many questions.
Nice to see you back on a forum Julia! Be sure to post some pics of Marsha in the bio section... oh oh and the puppies!!! Wow time sure does fly, I can't believe she's so close to her due date already!! Looks like you get your litter before I get my pup so you got me beat there :lol: :lol: :lol:
Hi All. Hopefully we can get some other quality posters to come here to discuss various issues pertaining to working dogs. I am looking forward to having quality discussions without all of the constant negativity and insults that are so pervasive elsewhere, especially, you know where. :roll:
Greg, you are such an...outlaw :roll: . Isn't that what people in Oklahoma say ? You won't be banned, unless Mike let's me be moderator :lol: . I think this forum will be nicer b/c the people who will end up here are sick of the egos/attitudes on the others, so we should all be able to keep things civil...human terms, not K9.
I have looked into agility as another drive venue for my female & all the trainers that I have spoken with use ALL motivational training & treats for training agility. There is absolutly not compulsion used at all in the sport. I fact that won't even allow a prong or e-collar to even be on the dogs that are in training. I feel that I agree with this aproach for this type of sport training. My dogs have been almost all motivationally trained. My female had no corrections until she was almost 1 year old. They do eventually stop treating & use praise & the love of what they are doing as their reward. At least this is what I was told by the agility trainers that I have interviewed as prospective trainers to work with that came highly recommended by people that I know doing high level agility competetion.