I understand that PSA & ASR are protection-based sports. But does that mean that a real-world, bona fide PPD dog can go in and compete, get titled and even win a trial? If not, then the program is more about sport than actual real-world protection; is it not? I have no doubt that the PSA/ASR dogs would protect; that's not an issue or a question to me. It is my impression that certain training that would be done to build a PPD dog would not be used with an ASR/PSA dog as that training might inhibit their scoring in a trail. Again, that is my impression and it may be a mistaken impression. To me the ideal protection based \"sport\" or certification would be based first and last around real-world protection and nothing would be done to deviate from it. Does anyone have anything to say on this subject?