by juliedon on 03 April 2022 - 09:04
If a dog is barking but backing off from the hide, but will bite the sleeve, is this nerves and should be written off as no good to continue for protection.
by Baerenfangs Erbe on 03 April 2022 - 12:04
by Sunsilver on 03 April 2022 - 13:04
by bladeedge on 03 April 2022 - 15:04
by Klossbruhe on 03 April 2022 - 16:04
If it is a pet dog, the dog should be having fun. If the dog is not having fun and is stressed out, either the training has been bad or its temperament is not suitable. I have seen many a good dog ruined by helpers who did not know how to train any dog but the hardest kind. They would put too much pressure on a dog without the proper foundation work. I have also seen dogs that in the beginning did not look especially great, but with the proper training, turned into very good dogs in protection.
As a very well-known German trainer once told me, "I can chase any dog off the field. But my job is to build the dog's confidence so that it believes it can chase me off the field." Good training requires patience and Fingerspitzengefuhl , i.e. a feeling for dogs.
Finally, besides not saying whether the dog is male or female, or the age, or what build up education it had going into the blind, it is impossible to give an answer.
Also you do not say, how far the dog backs away from the helper. If it is only a step or two and continues to bark at the helper, this is certainly fixable.
by Rik on 03 April 2022 - 20:04
but I'm an industrial electrician, robot expert, not a professional dog trainer.
by Hundmutter on 05 April 2022 - 03:04
Klossbruhe makes a huge amount of sense (to this member, who does not do IGP but knows her GSDs well). My first reaction on seeing your OP, Julie, was "How on earth are we supposed to respond to that ?" There's no video (a still shot would not help); you tell us nothing else about your dog. Or who you are working with, whether a pro Trainer, or someone else.