Not a decoy yet but when I get some time planning on getting the training done. Joe blow doesnt understand the ART inherent in every part of dog training.
Its like your creating a masterpiece. First you must have the right canvas, then the right quality of paint, then a goal/s, the skill and tenacity to complete the piece. Not to mention the clean up and polish at the end.
Dog training is like that, you must have the right dog, tools, goals, mentors, helpers and patients. Then you start your foundation, teach the behaviors, add distractions, teach more behavior, rinse and repeat. Then you put it all together, add more distractions and continue to polish and improve for the duration of the dogs life.
The Helper is one of the pillars to success in creating your training master piece. Joe public will never understand this.
Its no accident that the best trainers and competitors are often helpers as well, and good ones at that!
Such shy animals are in all circumstances an encumbrance to their owner, who must be ashamed of such a dog, and a disgrace to their race. Under no circumstances whatever must they be used for breeding, however noble and striking they may appear.