If a hound will tie into a mountain lion, you can bet your skivvies he will take on a man.
Granted, a dog ain't so stupid to think that cat is a prey animal. If that is your only tool, then the CORRECT way to phrase it would be, "I am not smart enough to teach this hound how to take on a man".
If you piss off a dog, they will bite your ass. It is just that simple. The mass majority of dogs I see out there, are confused. They lack a clear understanding of what is expected of them. In our rush to see what we want of this dog, we put idiots in front of him, because they are handy. No agitation is far better than putting a decoy in front of a PROTECTION prospect. This muddies the water from the beginning. A bad guy is not your sparring partner.
If you are feeding a dog that pisses down his leg, at the site of his own shadow, then that is your fault.
The reason JWV is sold on this crap, is because he has seen it with his own two eyes. That tends to make converts for life.
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
The time when screech owls and Bandogges howl and spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves.
Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"