i know all too well who you are speaking of..i think that one has a deeper voice than steve
this dog is a LOT of dog..if people knew how much pressure i have put on him...holy crap..and he just rolls with it...honestly? he's waaaay stronger than what i need..but we are stuck with each other..10 yrs ago i would have sold my soul for this much dog..but i was 10 yrs younger and still had 2 good knees..reasonably good shoulders and hardly any arthritis..hahaahaha
i come off the field with him and am exhausted..in any phase..hahahaha..i'll let you in on a secret..it's been a day or two since i had the kind of dog all the big guys at dog clubs want to own..several offers on him already..but? i'm too irish to accept any of them..hahahaha..
sucks to be him....he's stuck with me..
sure guys wanted to buy my big coated boy..but for different reasons
as far as switching from helper/handler/helper..all i can say is..you'd have to be here to really understand how brilliant and talented steve is..he has taken a bunch of soccer moms and guys that didn't know how to put a leash on a dog and made pretty decent handlers out them..he's taken so many showline dogs in this area (and a couple pretty nice WL dogs too) and got them to work..almost all the dogs in his club have been kicked to the curb by other clubs..and these guys have got some titles under their belts now..so i give him mucho respect..doesn't mean he and i don't lock horns now and then..but? we can manage to scream at each other and be done no hard feelings after the fact
and yes..you are right..steve's old school...he has super presence..no need to crack a whip..yell etc..thats why my dog works well on him..he likes to fight as much as steve does steve will not give any freebies..the dog must work to get the bite or he gets nothing...no obama care at his club
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
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