I didn't say "try it", I said "take advantage of it" thus alluding to your own comment. Just because a method is not electronic doesn't mean it is neither effective nor efficient. I had a conversation with someone who has two FC-AFC dogs. I told her that I noticed that she was taking advantage of more than just one method of training. Her comment to me was "Why not, can't you use more than one?". This person uses clicker, choker, and ecollar.
"Wasting time with something like clicker training." I also felt just as you do. I ridiculed the method. Then I saw its effectiveness.
I also respect anyone's accomplishment playing the games. I also respect anyone who has a thorough understanding of behavior modification and applies it to dog training.
Again, I am also playing devil's advocate.
"I love the rod and gun and where they take me."
Certainly that shows that he and "Laddie" were becoming a team. Very nice ..that is a big deal no matter HT, FT..or level of competition. Congratulations on that...a great achievement..so hope to see more from this Team in 2013!!!
He has a FT bred Golden Retriever if anyone cares to look:
http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=257111 (love that hip clearance..congrats on that, too)
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Choctaw's Piscataquis Sebec CDX MH CGC WCX ***
UCDX HR SR Sand Dancer's XX MTB Ranger UDT, MH, WCX **
HR SR Scarlett's Andi O'Malley CD SH OA NAJ CGC (OAJ-2 Placements)
Great accomplishment. To play consistently at the Q level with those methods tells me its a good dog and a very good trainer. I would expect that trainer to be very proud and satisfied and thats what its all about!
there are quite a few accomplished trainers out there that do not have a titled FT dog...but they are good enough to judge and they have the respect of their fellow dog persons