|06-13-2014 01:59 PM|
No doubt, IPO might not be what it was years ago but I would venture to guess that more dogs and/or handlers fail than find success in the sport. Particularly if you look at regional and national competition. A person finds out a lot about both the dog and the handler in this sport.
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|06-13-2014 12:57 PM|
|lhczth||Only if the dog bites the right part of the suit. It is also easier for the dogs to avoid some pressure by biting farther away from the pressure (i.e. legs).|
|06-13-2014 11:51 AM|
|06-13-2014 10:19 AM|
Oh, how true that is........
|06-12-2014 05:56 PM|
IPO is still challenging despite being watered down. If it wasn't, all dogs would be passing.
IPO tracking tests not just tracking, but the dogs ability to maintain focus and intensity. It is also a good foundation for SAR work.
Why the sleeve and not a suit? Probably because it was easier for the helper to control the dog, do the drives and put the dog into a stressful position (when done correctly the drive puts a lot of pressure on a dog).
IPO also tests the character of the people and many people fail.
|06-12-2014 04:33 PM|
Freddy how was the question insulting to you My opinion maybe Thanks for the english lesson very cosmopolitan of you
Ayoitzrimz I have done lots with dogs in my days compound dogs full attack dogs sar dogs therapy dogs
I am just white trash red neck with a grade ten education When I was 16 to 21 I was in the airborne
Thanks to everyone else for thier ideas on the sport
|06-12-2014 03:39 PM|
And if you are looking for something more "real life", you could try to get involved in personal protection training.
|06-12-2014 03:06 PM|
You are asking to be what it is not. It is not personal protection training, military training, or what have you. It is a specific sport that most people do for fun. But it is also used as a breed survey. If a dog can succeed at a high level in sch it shows the dog is capable of producing some offspring that will contain the qualities required for PP/K9/Military.
Essentially what your question comes down to is why do any dog sport? What good is dock jumping....oh so my dog can retrieve a ball by jumping off a dock! woohoo! But maybe with some additional training and proper breeding it could be used to develop some great hunting/retrieving dogs.
|06-12-2014 03:05 PM|
|06-12-2014 02:56 PM|
For one thing, it's a great bonding experience for you and your dog, and it's fun. You meet people, go places, etc.
Although some of it has been watered down, it is still a good test. The journey will tell you what you need to know about the dog, and the result will tell everyone else.
You might get more answers if your grammar, sentence structure and spelling weren't so poor, and the question wasn't so insulting........
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