is it really too much work to use AnD?Mike Schoonbrood said:IPO, because thats what my trainer trains n I've learnt to like it from a decoys perspective and am also now enjoying it as a handler. I like how he teaches and what he teaches me, since we also train police dogs I get to experience the differences in training too. It's not that I don't like it, I do, I just can't stand to watch the monotony at a trial, you seen one dog you seen em all He's taught me what to look for when I look at a sport dog, n everytime we work new dogs n we see the video of the workout he'll show me how to read the dog we just worked to judge the dogs character. I can look at a video of someones dog who is training for KNPV or FR or whatever sport you like, n I will see the way the decoy is working the dog and can identify in alot of cases what they are trying to fix or work on based on that too. Fundamentally it applies to all sports, which is why I say, training is nothing more than a bunch of routines. Different sport, different routine. The pressure we put on most dogs in training is WAY more than the dog will ever see in any IPO trial, n police dogs especially are taught in a "if they are gonna run, they are gonna run in training" mentality. There is also a difference between training the bare minimum to title and training a dog above and beyond the sport you are competing in. Something that rarely happens at training clubs from what I've seen.
Mike Schoonbrood said:I'm not in English class AnD I can type how I want AnD if you don't like it don't read it
Yeah but it's fun to take our GSD to their trials and go home with all the trophy's. We have a Little 55 lb bitch that even took first in weight pullJeff Oehlsen said:You want to hear bashing, ask about that worthless iron dog crap
I think the biggest problem is very few seem to know how to train a dog. That's not ment as a dis, just an observation.Jeff Oehlsen said:Probably the most feeble and embarassing of all the dog sports. Plus there is always the really embarassing judging, where the judges buddies win.
Hard to argue with that one!Jeff Oehlsen said:Most bulldog people figure out pretty quick that their dogs are useless. Then they use lack of time to excuse the dogs poor showing. This sport caters bigtime to this, so it is pretty popular.