You really gotta be careful about how high a pedestal you put your method, your accomplishments, your dog on. There's usually someone who's done more, somewhere. And they may have used a different method than you did! Chris Atkinson 2013
get your dog out and TRAIN! caryalsobrook 2013
I really think training has evolved over time, and our pedigrees have evolved... haven't really heard a definitive response as to why it is even a necessary part of a force program except maybe someone feels their dogs is recalcitrant. I still think there is a geographic acceptance of this method. The one dog i own that was marble fetched was trained in Texas. Or maybe it's based on the style of dog... certain pros do attract dogs of a certain style. It could have been an interesting discussion.
But, it's hard to have a discussion when certain people only want to be agreed with, and if you don't, disparaging comments are made. Pontificate. Yes, that's the word.
Last edited by JusticeDog; 03-13-2013 at 10:17 PM.
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