I would love to see VS try the Husky or Malamute (can't remember off hand which breed it was) that came up the leash at Cesar in one often quoted show.
Wonder what treat she would have given that dog?
OMG - I had to LMAO when I read this - Thank You!
it that there are different training methods. IMO, I don't think people should be bad-mouthed because they don't use strictly positive methods like treats & clickers. Which is what commonly occurs here. From what I've read, the general consensus (in our new society) is positive-only training.
That's part of the reason we no longer work with local trainers. Thousands of dollars spent between 2 of them & it was worthless. When a K9 handler offered to evaluate - & then work with - our Big Rescue, we jumped at the offer. 1 - Because he knows dogs & specifically, GSDs. 2 - Most (not all - don't bite my head off) K9s are trained under a variety of circumstances. Not even close to 100% positive training. Additionally, no one wanted to tackle our 90 lb baby's biting problem. And, if you think I was gonna give her a steak dinner after biting me, you're wrong. He worked with her - including getting her to come up at me, mouth open, teeth barred - for a few weeks. He included some tips for her basic obedience, like my pet peeve - a dog pulling on the leash.
It's been a few months & she's MUCH improved. She's learned her boundaries. Only once has she come up at me & that was easy to stop. Now, had we adopted a new, young puppy, this whole process would've been much easier. Maybe clickers tickers & treats would've worked.
All I'm saying is that, unless you've dealt with a huge, aggressive, biting dog - please don't bad-mouth another's way of training. After all, there were years & years of Basic training that involved nothing more than a choke chain & a leather leash. No abuse, just rules.
As we've become more complacent (IMO ONLY)
in our rules for child-rearing, we have followed that thinking down the ladder for our dogs. I even read (somewhere today, can't remember where) that the countries having the worst-behaved kids also have the worst-behaved dogs. The U.S. ranked pretty high on that list. I don't want ill-behaved kids OR dogs & don't like being around either one.
As a side note - I don't care if CM is "certified" as a "behaviorist" or not. From what I've personally experienced, that shingle hanging outside an trainer's home means little more than Ziva's turds to me. I want to see results, not someone patting themselves on their backs.
I would REALLY like to see VS work with the dogs that CM has & see which method works better for high-strung, stubborn dogs that bite.