Administrator & LOTR Addict
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
If the trials are not testing the dogs then shame on the helpers, shame on the judges and shame on the clubs that allow this in their club.
YES, I HATE that passive, neutral nonsense that some of the judges are really pushing for in the blind. For some reason they got it in their heads that actually noticing that the dog is there is helping the dog.
I agree. I train GSD and do IPO because that just happens to be what is the most easily available. I do other stuff with my dogs because it is fun. I like to do well, but won't change how I train and stop doing the other stuff I enjoy doing with my dogs just for points. Plus, I don't feel you should have to.
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