now you may have looked in on this post and think 'here we go another newbie that thinks ecollars,crops,force fetch etc.,how terrible,how can you treat animals that way!"
i assure you ive been around long enough and thanks to sites like this and access to the proper info out there i have a firm under standing of the proper and humane application of applying pressure and how the above mentioned tools of the are useful tools of the trade.thankyou rex [a true idol]
why do some of us train dogs,there is all kinds of reasons and motivations,for some it is a living as well as a passion.i think this is great,to earn money at something you enjoy to do,i can only hope that some day i may be in a position to do so myself so please do not read any sarcasm into my above statements
seems to me that in any activity that creates a money flow for those legit,reputable ventures out there,there will be those who see it as an oppertunity to make an easy buck at other's expenses.to just dupe and exploite the naivety of others for their own gain
unfortunately our game has not been spared this.puppies are bought with intentions to be trained and then resold/flipped or fast tract through a program with thoughts of coming up with the next 'lean mac' and getting washed out when they are not making the grade.there is nothing wrong with this if it is legit.there are many dogs washed out of pro programs and amature too. that make a fantastic hunting dawg,but some of these dogs are not at all what they are represented to be to a prospective buyer.they have major issues,wether it be from some very heavy handed training coupled with a very soft dog or as some may know a tuff yet sensitive dog that just becomes a basket case in the field and a myriad of other senerios[i could on]
who do these dogs get sold to.to the people with the least amount of knowledge and abilities to even begin to deal with the issues.face it,those of us who recognize a dog going out doing the spin-orama on a short 60yd blind and continually popping or can see the dog turning on a sit whistle ears down tail tucked because it's feeling so much pressure is not going to pay the 2000,4000,or even 6000 dollar price tag for this these dogs.only the newbie who was impressed because he finally got him there and who is looking to play the game with a so called started dog or that person that doesn't have the time to train a dog but wants a decent hunting dog for those times he can get out.
yes these people eventually show up at your training session or some clubs training day seeking help because this great dog they bought won't go or now won't pick up a bird etc.
now i really look forward to the responses to this thread[heck i hope people will read it]LOL
i just hope no ones responds with a "they should have did their home work" or 'if they are that stupid they deserved it"
this stuff just drags our game down