Also, many now realize that you need handler hardness in a dog to deal with the stress of high level OB. You need a dog that will not fall apart and bounce back willingly to work and learn.
why do you think malinois have become so popular? many have lower threshholds so many more trainers can reach their threshhold and thus achieve titles. Plus their work ethics and speed is amazing.
Case in point. Most of the dogs in our club are very good dogs. When they get corrected with a pinch, they just simply go up in drive. Even worse, when you bop their heads hard...they wag their tail. So different than what a non working person would expect.
The training is getting better, imo.
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"