What equipment does your dog need, to be taught how to sink his teeth in a raw beef steak?
What equipment do your newborn pups need, to be taught how to suckle on a teat?
When two dogs get into a fight, what equipment is needed to teach them to bite the living shit out of each other?
A pissed off dog will bite your ass, because that is the ONLY tool God gave him, to deal with his anger. The stupid dog, has no other options. (I personally train, using emotions. That is why you will not hear me talk about drives) I tried drive training, and ruined some good working dogs making them manic, for my efforts.
I have never taught a dog how to sit in my life. God already taught that to my dogs, before I got them.
I have never taught a dog how to lay down in my life. God already taught that to my dogs, before I got them.
My dogs sit when I ask them.
My dogs lay down when I ask them.
I have no need for a STAY command. You do the last thing I told you to do, until Hell freezes over.
I have never taught a dog how to bite in my life. God already taught that to my dogs, before I got them.
My dogs have to totally different commands, for using their mouths. Each enlists a totally different mind set, and attitude from the dog.
One command is for catching, whatever I point at. Once it is in his jaws, it stays there until I say otherwise. I don't care if the bull stomps the piss out of you, or the boar unzips you. You hold on, or get culled on the spot! Even a stupid dog soon figures out, that this command is only used on animals.
The second command is mainly used in the very beginning, and enlists rage, and meant for total destruction. Once I get him there mentally, I make it clear to him, that this is what I expect from him, from now on. This becomes his default attitude, so then I only need to turn him OFF when I choose. Here again, even the dumbest of dogs figure out that this is only for humans.
I don't spend ten minutes in the lifetime of a dog, doing what you think that you must do, to train him.
Dogs enjoy mind numbing, stupid ass repetitions, just as much as you do. Once you have sufficiently bored him to death at the current level of stimulation, you have to up it.(pick your gimmick of choice) To the point that the only relief he can get, is mind numbing, repetitious compliance. That dog will NEVER work because he wants to, only because he has to! (here is where you make the dog manic, so he has no choice, but to act out with drive training, to mask the resentment issues that you created)
How well do you think you would care for that approach being used on you?
If you were treated as such, to learn "thing x", how good do you think you would ever be at "thing x"?
Is the any way in Hell, that "thing x" would ever hold ANY enjoyment for you?
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"