I had this issue briefly with Ari.... the whining and vocalizing on the field (during protection). Two very experienced people gave me great advice. The first said, You are making him crazy with obedience. The second said, Remember, obedience is highly overrated. <Grin>
Neither meant not to do obedience or not to have an obedient dog in protection. I think they meant that "capping" and obedience need to be introduced when the dog is capable of performing the task.
I let my dog work "higher" and come out on the field hot before asking for control...... and the whining went away.
Now my old Kenju always whined. we had a plaque made for him that said "Thou Shalt Not Whine." Never worked.
Last edited by gagsd; 01-24-2013 at 11:52 AM.