German Shepherd Dog > Can you find a fault in this dog? (32 replies)
by SportySchGuy on 19 January 2011 - 17:32
|Yes, hopefully it is a trap! Please please be a trap. I am losing all hope for finding intelligent life on this planet.|
by Ruger1 on 19 January 2011 - 17:45
I get such a kick out of Pirate posting his videos, I love a person who can take criticism with such a light hearted attitude...IMO it is a sign of good nerves and strength of character( good temperament).........Go Pirate....
by Elkoorr on 19 January 2011 - 17:49
|Nice show off (sarcastic). Dog didnt take the decoy down, he went down on his own. Looks like they just put a man in the suite. The dog is regulated by e-collar. The guy has it in his right pocket. One could probably get more out of the dog if trained better.|
by nonacona60 on 19 January 2011 - 17:51
|If you look under the video you will find this: "Solo teaching a newbie the ropes|
... (more info) "
Perhaps that is the reason why the dog is not as intense as some of you would like to see him....Perhaps the trainer is letting the newbie learn how to crawl before he walks and runs....When learning, one must start at the begining instead of at the end....Its obvious the newbie looks as though he is not really sure about what is going on.....
This dog has been seen in other videos and is way more intense and serious than in this one....What the dog appears to be in this video, is no wheres near what he displayed he was capable of in the othe videos....JMO
by Ace952 on 19 January 2011 - 18:44
nice observation nona
by Ruger1 on 19 January 2011 - 18:57
by Felloffher on 19 January 2011 - 19:03
|I will tell you from personal experience that Solo's grip is far from weak. No I'm not the decoy in the video.|
by nonacona60 on 19 January 2011 - 19:06
|Thanks Ace952 and Ruger1....Thanks for understanding...|
Just trying to be fair and not always quick to judge......There is a reason for everything..
by Jenni78 on 19 January 2011 - 19:18
| Lighthearted attitude, Deanna????Good nerves??? Have you read his prefaces to his posts? Did you see the parts where he brags about how he doesn't have to advertise (not sure what you'd call this stuff then) and we couldn't afford his dogs anyway? Did you miss all his posts yesterday? Apparently you're not aware of the PMs he sends those who fail to see his brilliance. Personally, I blocked him from sending me any more PMs. |
by SportySchGuy on 19 January 2011 - 20:01
|He can still PM me!|
by vhleigbiter on 19 January 2011 - 20:31
|He'd hit harder if he had a rocket launcher for sure.|
by frankm205 on 19 January 2011 - 22:54
| I think the dog has a nice top 1/2 of the pedigree. Not all that excited about the bottom half which has some show lines but hey that's just me. Yea the decoy is new and I rember when i first took some long bites in a suit I ended up on my ass also as did a bunch of you guys I bet. it takes fast foot work to get your legs under you to leverage yourself against the dog. |
The dog comes ok has a decent bite, remember this is not a bite bar sleeve so the grips won't always be so full all the time especially with a new helper. Yea his obedience is a bit sloppy but that's just poor training.
He does a nice hold and bark and he outs ok. Overall my opinion is he is a nice dog, nothing super special , not a piece of junk, just a nice dog.
by troublelinx on 22 January 2011 - 00:29
|I would say the dog needs to be tethered on a bungee and worker in defense. Take it back to sleeve work. The helper should use a padded stick or whip. Make the dog take it serious. On more OB during bite work. Probably a handler/decoy soft dog. Do OB seperate from bite work and do OB in drive, use a tug toy. As of time of the video the OB is weak, at the very least the dog is not ready to train w/o a prong collar and leash. The owner looks proud of his dog though I guess thats all that counts|
On the positive side I like how the dog uses his body against the decoy. I would have to believe that the decoy is falling tensionally to teach the dog how to knock down bad guys.