In a recent post some one referenced Rex Carr I believe in stating that dogs donít lie, we donít read them properly.
I was watching the Rorem handling DVD and he made a similar statement re: the cues they send us and how we need to be attentive and pick these up to be good handlers.
So question is this: How do we explain whistle refusals, cast refusals, and bad lines to marks?
Assuming a well trained dog knows to sit on the whistle, when it does not is not this a lie? Same thing on a cast refusal. Dog sees you, and knows which way to turn and goes a different direction on a cast. Can this be explained by suction and factors only or is there another explanation?
And then at the line on a mark, I would think that most (I have) have had a dog give all the correct cues that they are locked and loaded and then hunt all over 40 acres on a relatively simple mark.
Lie, no lie or just being dogs?