German Shepherd Dog > Good nerves? (30 replies)
by KellyJ on 16 July 2012 - 22:38
Now I understand "nerves" in a whole new light. Bad nerves is the dog inabilty to deal with its own drives. (spinning, teeth clacking, ect.)
Would a dog that is calm before the bite (no barking) while the decoy is present be an example of very good nerves?
by desert dog on 16 July 2012 - 23:08
|I love his fight on bite. I'd really like to see him under pressure. Tail strait, ears back, low growl you are gonna git bit. I like him|
by KellyJ on 16 July 2012 - 23:13
Hi Hank. This is one of my favorite dogs! I hope to get a pup from him.
More pressure :)
by destiny4u on 16 July 2012 - 23:14
|its good but i want a good barker and i like a dog that snaps its jaws trying to get a man that is wearing shorts and t shirt rather than a equipment orientated prey monster. Depends what you want out of your dog and the purpose. Id want my dog to act like the dog in the video after it does the whole barking routine. It should be able to do everything. These are not gsds though either. Id never want a mal for pp.|
by desert dog on 16 July 2012 - 23:52
|Ask and you shall receive. LOL|
by macrowe1 on 16 July 2012 - 23:54
|I'm with destiny. I like those who see the person and immediately start the bark, and who aren't afriad to hit somewhere besides an arm. The mother of my pup is one who has tremendous fight drive, who will hit you square in the back to bring you down, or in the shoulder, or chest, anywhere to bring you down. Not just in the arm. I'd like to see this dog in a realistic setting, where the guy doesn't just offer him the arm, and see how he reacts. But hey, that's just me. I'd like to know that if someone attacked me or broke into my house, that my dog isn't looking for a sleeve. And I'd like to know if my dog would alert me to someone strange.|
by KellyJ on 17 July 2012 - 00:02
LOL, I didnt mean for this thread to be about Ivo, but hey, I love this dog.
Here he is in muzzle, passive attack.
by KellyJ on 17 July 2012 - 00:12
Im sure he would bark if asked, but for tatical police work would it be important to have a dog that was able to stay calm, still and quiet?
Not like this, lol.
by desert dog on 17 July 2012 - 01:00
|That dog will hit body as qwick with out suit as fast as with one. He doesn't have any problem biting the body. Good grief should a person be ripped to shreads to see if a dog can demolish a decoy. I don't think that would be a pretty sight. The videos were good KellyJ|
by minro on 17 July 2012 - 01:59
|I'm the complete opposite. I'd like to see a dog that goes "dead" on a bite -- being hectic and fighting while on the bite, just in my opinion, is an example of a dog that is not as clear-headed as I'd like to see, and can often be a bit nervy. |
Going dead on a bite while the decoy is fighting, screaming, flailing, shows solid nerves. No chewiness, no re-adjusting (aside from maybe an initial rebite) - just staying on the bite until told to out.
This is just my preference. I'm sure someone is just dying to say I'm wrong. ;)
by darylehret on 17 July 2012 - 04:04
|Not necessarily wrong, but not really right either.|
by Gustav on 17 July 2012 - 10:17
|Many excellent patrol or police dogs do not work like that......some do and some don't....still they are excellent at what is asked of them in bite work......hardgrip iis more important than fullgrip for me.|
by djc on 17 July 2012 - 16:43
|anyone else having trouble with the video links? It's just a black box on my pc and am not able to click.|
by judron55 on 17 July 2012 - 17:12
|me personally....likes a dog that will fight back....some head shaking and body torguing is great in my book....not just hanging on...IMNSHO! Hard grips prevail:-)|
by susie on 17 July 2012 - 17:35
|Biting "besides an arm" depends on training not on good or bad nerves.|
"Civil" dogs had different training, a lot of them are only prey ...
by Chaz Reinhold on 17 July 2012 - 21:48
|Judron, that's what I call a tick. They bite, sink their teeth in and go for a ride. You barely know they're there.|
by Gustav on 18 July 2012 - 00:54
|And they get rewarded for it if the grips are full!|
by Chaz Reinhold on 18 July 2012 - 01:09
|Only in training with the slip. In trials, they don't. The handler may with points. How often do you see a dog that hangs, not out? Nah, most of the time it is the dog that want the fight, OR the dog too scared to let go. I don't like luggage for a dog. Just not my bag, baby.|
by Gustav on 18 July 2012 - 01:53
|Too me points is a reward!! You take a dog that hangs on with full grips but goes for the ride....and you take a dog with hard crushing 3/4 grip.....and the full grip dog will get better score if all things are equal. Not necessarily the better dog in my view.|
by Chaz Reinhold on 18 July 2012 - 01:57
|"If all things are equal"...well how are they equal when you give the other dog a 3/4 grip?|