|Barked: Thu Nov 7, '13 11:38am PST |
|Scooter, How do you know that my idea of well trained is not the same as yours? I happen to have extremely high standards for what I consider we'll trained, and even higher standards for my own dogs. I just happen to also have a firm grasp on reality and a higher tolerance for the fact that a team could be in training or simply be having a bad day. Our dogs are NOT robots and WILL break training at some point, no matter how well trained, no matter who trained them. What is important there is how the team recovers.
I'm not concerned with, nor do I care, what other countries do. If a handler plans on traveling across the boarder, then yes, that must be taken into consideration, but not all of us have those plans. What works for one country doesn't always work for another in just about everything.
I never said that an OT (especially a first time OT) should attempt to train without the guidance of a proper trainer. If you've ever seen me give advice, you know my FIRST advice is to get a trainer, often before the puppy/dog is even acquired. I'm confident in my skills but am using our trainer for Makeda, probably more than I did for Harley bc my circumstances have changed.
Don't make the mistake of thinking you know anything about my standards or my dogs (which admittedly you haven't said anything...just throwing that out there) from forum posts, and until you have actually seen my dog work or had a real conversation with me.
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