Of course..one must have the raw material to work with at the start...but you should try to keep an open mind..there are plenty of 'sport' people who don't aim for a pattern trained dog..they seek balance..they use schutzhund in the manner it was originally used..as a breed suitability test..but of course..it's just one tool in the bag to work with..sport work just enables the rest of us schmucks to have a format to train and measure our training against a set international standard..
A visit to a good schutzhund club might open quite a few of your eyes..there is a whole lot of muzzle, suit and hidden sleeve work that goes on in most serious working clubs across the country..
I am curious..why is it..the same people that will bash sport training are usually the same ones that turn around and rage about how 'great' all their dogs are and how many titles they earned?
knowing who MaTi has trained with..I can guarantee you that those people know how to finish a dog up nicely as well..and it will bite very much for real..and stay in the fight..and they would be handling 'sport dogs' at the time..
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"