by Baerenfangs Erbe on 01 June 2018 - 06:06
Between running my shop we've been busy training and venturing out in sports. His son is alrady going for the Ring1, we'll be shooting for the Brevet first. There is a Mondio Brevet coming up in July. Let's see if we can get ready for it.
by Centurian on 01 June 2018 - 12:06
by Baerenfangs Erbe on 01 June 2018 - 15:06
by yogidog on 01 June 2018 - 15:06
Now for your dog what I see is a dog that is very open to learn has power but can control himself i also see a dog that is working for you and not for himself and that shows me the bond between the 2 of you is very strong. I'd also say Very stable and level in his drive love a dog with this ballance. Best of luck in the future
by susie on 01 June 2018 - 16:06
by Gustav on 01 June 2018 - 16:06
by ValK on 01 June 2018 - 17:06
looks good and seems you both doing well but that music overlay somewhat did ruined video.
how the dog is barking/growls can add plenty about the dog itself.
b.t.w. just my opinion - shot outside at beginning, decoy petting the dog during dog's attack.
that is very common and quite absurd gesture i really hate to see.
by Baerenfangs Erbe on 02 June 2018 - 00:06
I am not sure what you mean, there wasn't much barking in the video and he doesn't growl on the bite. During the defense of handler there were a couple frustration barks but that was about it. Thanks guys, it means a lot. He's one hell of a dog. He's just got it all. I'm super happy with how we are progressing. Today, for the first time I felt really good about our obedience because he was super flashy today. We've basically got all the elements now we just have to get the reliability in and make sure it sticks even in the trial picture. The best part about this dog is that despite doing bitework, his task training is so generalized that he will still pick up my crutch from the ground and go right back to bitework.
I have no video from today but I've got one from the day we did the long bite and whistle recall for the first time. :)
by Centurian on 02 June 2018 - 12:06
BTW . in many protection sports there is not a lot of barking . In defense of handler the dog is not even required to vocalize or bark .
Personally , that is one reason I don't like Sch/IPO - the bark and hold. To me that is a foolish exercise. I know all about then theory of that exercise .. I know .. and the judges want to see an expression of power. To me stupid thinking ! My biased opinion . I look at how fast and powerful the entry into the person is The fullness and strength of the bite and the grip . THAT is the power I want to see , not an exhaustive vocalization that zaps the energy out of the dog with very little action of purpose. just saying ... dog can guard with diligentence and with a vengeance, silently . One time someone came to my house , an acquaintance. Some of my dogs came running to the pen fencing . One dog was trained in personal protection . The man pointed him out and said , 'gosh , I thought he was going to go through the wire fencing ". I said : " you think he is fierce ! , See that female standing there quiet , she is THE one to worry about . More than he is .. she is in stealth mode just waiting to take a piece out of you ! "
There is an expression in English for pet dogs " barking dogs don't bite ': meaning worry about the dog that bites first and then barks later ...
BE... I wouldn't worry about someone hearing your dog bark ... he has a good enough bite :-)
by Baerenfangs Erbe on 02 June 2018 - 16:06