#1 it's probably more important to the family that the dog doesn't jump on them than having sport style OB. Particularly disturbing is how the training session ended with a reward of jumping up on the "trainer"in the chair. Teaching the dog to jump up on the handler. Which in my eyes was the stuped-est thing he could of done...but he wants it to look all lovey dovey and like the dog loves him. The behavior itself is completely innapropriate...not only because the dog worked so that it could lay on the handler and show dominant behavior...but that the people don't need the "dog trainer" rewarding the dog for putting its paws all over the handler. I bet a soon as he walked out the gate the dog tried to come back and jump on it's family like he taught it.
#2 It's probably more important to show the handlers performing with the dog than the "professional" dog trainer. As dog trainers...it's easy for us to take any individual and make it look good in a couple short sessions...but if you're going to take peoples money and tell the public "you've been practicing" ...lets see the true value of the dollars spent and all the hype invested in the hoopla...and lets see the TRUE results of the progress and "practicing" that the owners actually have done. Let's see the owners having obedience over the dog. They seem to be observing in awe...like that's not how it is when the dog is home alone with them.
To me, it looks like the owners are standing back like.."damn he looks good. he don't do that shit with us."
Who's been practicing? Why wasn't that shown?
So where's the real value..where's the proof...that the sessions he's done have transferred to the actual owners having an actual language with this dog that is effective and comforting for them....vs. "hot shit" coming in to do some basic posing for the camera.
If the family cannot employ these methods themselves...it's just more hollywood useless bullshit where this dude draws all the attention to himself...not the dog or the clients.
The information was regurgitated..like the article he wrote many years ago basically quoting Helmut.
I see the same ol cheese I always saw. Nothing changes I guess.
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
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