"Your dog learns as much by doing his work right,by your praise and encouragement, as he does by your displeasure and correction." DLWalters
As someone else said, it's summer time. People are out training dogs, taking the family on vacation and such so participation is down. Happens every year.
In the winter more people post, there's more content but there's also more snarkyness as people get cabin fever.
I agree that some needed to go. I also agree that RTF is not what it once was, both for experienced training advice and just the atmosphere of the place. In part, IMO, because some have left for one reason or another that added content and flavor to the board, a handful of classic/mainstays of RTF have passed, and there are WAY more thin skinned members over the last couple of years that sick the mods on posters at the drop of a hat.
Like everything else, there is an ebb and flow to RTF. You either ride the tide or get out of the water.
Rick Curtis ~ Currently in Ontario, CA by way of Spokane, WA and Northern CA.
Little Man Caught It On The River SH ~ "Ace"
Handlers Handle, Dogs Dog, Judges Judge
"If you train a young dog for momentum, precision will arrive. If you train for precision, demanding perfection, momentum will depart."
Waterspook Sables Dark Secret, MH (Sable)
Trumarcs Bankshot Bandit, MH ( Fats)
Waterspook Tomfoolery, SH ( Tommie)
IN MEMORY OF::
Waterspook Bankshot Whiz Bang,JH (Jesse)
Waterspooks Girl Named Bill, SH ( Billie- my princess.....)
Waterspook Kickin' Gunshot, SH ( Boom)
Waterspook Kickin' Good Time MH(Kick)
Waterspooks Partner In Crime, SH ( Bouncer)
Brush Creek Waterspook, JH, WC- my first girl.(Spooky)
This is perhaps the most useless thread of all time.
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Snake River's Banana Cream Pie QA2 MH
"Junior Modding", "Backseat Modding", or "Forum copping" can refer negatively to the behavior of ordinary users who take a moderator-like tone in criticizing other members."
I have noticed more than a healthy amount of this going on by a few...........So from now on when you see me post BM to a quoted passage...be carefull you don't always confuse it with the generic BS which of course it may also be
"i guess the old saying 'those of us that think we know everything annoy those of you that does' " --bobbyb 9/13/06
"A Good Dog is a Good Dog"
That being the case, the 96% would fall into the 1% side leaving us with 97% for amnesty and 3% against. A complete landslide for amnesty.
My finance guy hates me...
Black Ice Retrievers
Too many dogs to list (By some Bitch)
"Helping Hunters Train Their Dogs"