A Question about the purpose and intent of ScH?
If a ScH dog is truly being trained in protection - why would the training be so sleeve oriented to the point where the dog (in the local club that i am in now) is trained to be pretty much oriented to the sleeve (even when the helper sheds the sleeve and the dog then runs off the field or sometimes just carries it around the field)?
Is it simply more of a game now than true protection work?
Would a ScH trained dog be more (or less if the perp doesn't have a sleeve on) or less likely to really protect the owner?
I am assuming with this question that the dog itself has the courage to fight and is not shy or soft or a spook, of course.
I have recently returned to ScH after an absence from it for over 25 years and it just seems much much different. I.E. no temperament test of new dogs for one thing to begin the bite work