There a times I can seem condescending.(Well most always) I will try my best to try and explain how you have been whitewashed by sport.
Compare MMA to war, where life and death are the outcome. You don't have a gun on you, and they bad guy has one. He wants to hurt your children. He is going to hurt your children, unless your dog is tough enough to kill him before he does.
Your dog goes for the bad guys face, for multiple reasons.
1:Humans will drop WHATEVER they are doing, to protect their most valuable sensory organ, the eyes.
2:It is really difficult for the bad guy with a gun to shoot you while he is looking at your dogs tonsils, up close and intimate.
3: Since you let God to teach your dog how to bite instead of you, God has pre-programmed him to fight high on an upright target, in order to win the fight in the easiest manner possible.
4: The absolute fastest way for a dog to kill a man, is to put the frontal human facial bones in his jaws and crush.(Bulldogs understand crush)
When I say NO SPORT, I mean NO SPORT.
No lame ass scenarios.
No sterile environment to raise and train my dog in.
Life and death, every time he faces a boar.
The dog knows and understands pain, when the dice don't role his way. He understands to keep on doing his job, or die on the spot.
I have been told, that my problem is that I am a Combat Veteran.
I only know that I cannot successfully explain life and death protection, to someone that has never known it. This frustrates me, and when I get frustrated, the mean comes out.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to all those I have pissed off. Pissing dogs and people off, comes really natural to me.
Fully expect me to get frustrated and as mean as a rattlesnake again, and again, and again.
PLEASE NOTICE THAT I DON'T USE THE WORD "BITE". Hunting, Law Enforcement, and SPORT are all for detaining, and use that word.
I use the word "fight", because protection is about LIFE AND DEATH. It will be a fight to the death, for you or the bad guy.
Take a look in your state this week. Count how many people were murdered, in your state.
Do you think that those people were prepared for an honest to God life or death struggle, when they woke up that fateful morning?
Those people, did not have a gun, along with all of the training for military, and Law Enforcement.
You cannot give your 10 year old a pistol and tell him to be careful at the park. You can send a protection dog with him.
You can prepare yourself for the LIFE OR DEATH moment BEFORE it arrives.
For all of those that were murdered this week, I wonder if I could have gotten on my soap box and preached loud enough?
Could I have done anything, to help prepare them for this tragic day?
These are the questions that go through my head.
This is why I get frustrated when people still make SPORT references,(both canine and human) when talking about PROTECTION.
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"