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My feelings will not be hurt eaither way -- I just want the \"rule\" !

Is it OK or not to post to threads where we have no experience at all, if the post is a question? Or is it preferred that we stay on threads where we know whereof we speak?

In particular, PPD and dominant-aggressive dogs threads* are sometimes viewed as threads where inexperienced trainers should NOT give opinions (for excellent reasons), but what about questions?

Just makin' sure!


*As far as police dogs go, I wouldn't even venture a question. :)
 

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i know what i would like the answer to that question to be. i would hope it's \"all opinions are welcomed\" and people can decide for themselves what to do with it...
 

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You can ask what you want, if the advice or information you get is very clearly bad information, and I mean BAD/Dangerous information, then it won't be tollerated, but other than that, I'm with Tim.
 

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Personally I like to preface some of my comments by stating that I am NOT a professional and then I share my thoughts. Regardless, anybody reading an internet message board needs to exercise a little bit of common sense and not take what they read in such a board as \"gospel\". But I for one would still like the opportunity to participate in a discussion on a topic for which I do NOT have expertise, provided I do so in a responsbile way, meaning I don't make outlandish and dangerous recommendations. That's my 2-cents.
 

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Patrick Murray said:
Personally I like to preface some of my comments by stating that I am NOT a professional and then I share my thoughts. Regardless, anybody reading an internet message board needs to exercise a little bit of common sense and not take what they read in such a board as \"gospel\". But I for one would still like the opportunity to participate in a discussion on a topic for which I do NOT have expertise, provided I do so in a responsbile way, meaning I don't make outlandish and dangerous recommendations. That's my 2-cents.
My 2 cents is that I hope we all do exactly what Patrick said!

Sometimes I even like to preface something with: \"This is all based on reseach only\" or \"I've had experience with only 3 dogs on this subject\" or \"I have had a lot of experience here\" (and say how much).

I think Patrick's assessment seems exactly right.
 

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I think another thing to remember, relative experience is the old adage: The only thing two dog trainers can agree on is, the third one is wrong. Disagreement among trainers does not necessarily mean one is wrong. Trainers use the techniques that have been successful for them in the past, though they may be different than another poster. Wrong is certainly wrong, however that does not necessarily translate into, different is wrong.

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Good points David.

I just hope we can have open debate about different philosophies without getting nasty.

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I think we'll get along fine......as long as everyone realizes my way is best. :wink:
ANYONE who claims to have the only, one true method of dog training, will never truely become a dog trainer. Every dog I've ever owned has taught me something new. I came to this board so I could continue learning.
 
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I just noticed you're in Missouri! You win! You're the closest dog person to me! Do you have a lot of people in your area to train with, or did you have to really search and find clubs?
 

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Bob Scott said:
I think we'll get along fine......as long as everyone realizes my way is best. :wink:
ANYONE who claims to have the only, one true method of dog training, will never truely become a dog trainer. Every dog I've ever owned has taught me something new. I came to this board so I could continue learning.
great post and yes I agree there bob 100%
 
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