As a trainer, do you feel unsure or unsafe training?
As a trainer, do you feel unsure or unsafe training a troubled dog? A fear aggressive dog? Or a dominant dog? Or a disobedient dog? Or an unsocialized dog?
What about when you put a fear aggressive dog or an unsocialized dog in a position where they might hurt someone or another dog for the sake of training?
I think one of the reasons Zeeva isn't very well trained is because I can't put anyone else or their dog in danger for the sake of training her. Even something as simple as adding a distraction to recall training makes me feel unsafe.
I guess this is why we need a professional.
So tell me, how do you set up a dog that needs training in an unsafe situation and still 'feel' safe about all of it?