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Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 12-16-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,692
Posted By Tim Connell
Many people train this first with obedience, with...

Many people train this first with obedience, with no decoy, just as a conventional heel. Some people train it from the get-go as strictly a bitework exercise. Preference of the handler/decoy taking...
Forum: Police K-9 10-09-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Tim Connell
Indeed. Lots of armchair commandos out there...

Indeed. Lots of armchair commandos out there willing to speak about things they have no knowledge of. I'm in agreement with you in this fight, Sir.

Don't even get me going on the people out there...
Forum: Police K-9 10-09-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Tim Connell
Not to you, David. More of a blanket statement....

Not to you, David. More of a blanket statement. I'm talking about the "experts" who talk about things like that the dog can only work 20 minutes, etc.

Just like every other topic. there is always...
Forum: Police K-9 10-07-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
No one uses bark and hold that I'm aware of,...

No one uses bark and hold that I'm aware of, anywhere in my part of the country.
If I were a criminal, and had a dog sent to "bark and hold" I would certainly have a greater opportunity to defeat...
Forum: Police K-9 10-07-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By Tim Connell
Lots of alleged "subject matter experts" out...

Lots of alleged "subject matter experts" out there delivering advice on things they know nothing about.
A dog that is ready for "real" work needs to be able to work all day. Physical and mental...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 07-20-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By Tim Connell
Like Sue said, I think it is great for anyone who...

Like Sue said, I think it is great for anyone who has the interest and motivation to get involved.
Good decoys come in all sizes and varieties...good luck to her!

Usually the naysayers are the...
Forum: Herding 06-21-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Tim Connell
I would message LadyLaw203, one of the...

I would message LadyLaw203, one of the moderators...she is from Beaumont and may be able to help point you in the right direction.
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
Agreed. OB and control is very important, and...

Agreed. OB and control is very important, and should be present. With most police dogs, it is not at the precision of a sport dog, nor is that level necessary.

Many police dogs are dual purpose,...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
Maybe I should be anonymous, I could be so much...

Maybe I should be anonymous, I could be so much more controversial. :)
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
As Renee says above, we have no problem being...

As Renee says above, we have no problem being questioned.

In fact, many of the police on here are plenty used to being held accountable, and questioned. Probably why we actually use our real...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
Typically, they will be in your state statutes,...

Typically, they will be in your state statutes, and other guidelines as recommended by your state Office of the Attorney General, or County Attorney/district Attorney. They are further delineated by...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
No, I am just saying people should obtain...

No, I am just saying people should obtain accurate information before leaping to conclusions.

If you read the original post, it appears to me that the OP formed an opinion of all K9 use by...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
Sarcastic, perhaps- arrogant, I would have to...

Sarcastic, perhaps- arrogant, I would have to disagree. It is in fact a factual suggestion.

I defer to someone's expertise in their profession, whenever necessary, and for example, would not...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
Because most police officers want to make the...

Because most police officers want to make the decision when to bite, and when not to, not the dog.

If a suspect is immobile, the dog gets sent for a "guard", do you really think that most suspects...
Forum: Police K-9 06-12-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,015
Posted By Tim Connell
I usually ignore the posts that question law...

I usually ignore the posts that question law enforcement, since it's usually derailed into a post filled with negativity...seriously, enough is enough sometimes...so before I begin...

Good points,...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 06-10-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By Tim Connell
Start here: American Kennel Club - Special...

Start here: American Kennel Club - Special Registry Services (http://www.akc.org/rules/special_registry_services.cfm)

I see that the Japan Kennel Club is recognized by AKC, so perhaps your...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 06-02-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,153
Posted By Tim Connell
Sport dogs are like boxers...it's a physical...

Sport dogs are like boxers...it's a physical sport, but with very clear rules and parameters. There are penalties for not playing nice.

A real protection dog at work is more like being in a street...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 05-29-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,461
Posted By Tim Connell
Dogs, trainers, and their level of competence and...

Dogs, trainers, and their level of competence and quality come in widely varying levels.

A *properly* trained dog is just another security layer in the master plan. Do your research. As stated...
Forum: Police K-9 05-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Tim Connell
Are you perhaps talking about a USPCA PD1? ...

Are you perhaps talking about a USPCA PD1?

Obedience
Article Search
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Here's your certification rules:
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 05-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,034
Posted By Tim Connell
For protection work, we use a leather harness,...

For protection work, we use a leather harness, like the ones sold by Bridgeport Equipment. We don't track with harnesses, but it's certainly well made, and would serve you well. The one we use is...
Forum: Breeding - General 05-10-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,574
Posted By Tim Connell
Yes, breeding for the total, versatile dog that...

Yes, breeding for the total, versatile dog that Capt. Von Stephanitz envisioned.
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic) 05-10-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Tim Connell
For obedience, we use frozen Bil Jac, hot dogs,...

For obedience, we use frozen Bil Jac, hot dogs, or if you wanna have them go berserk, buy one of those greasy pre cooked rotisserie chickens at the grocery store.
Forum: Other Protection Sports 05-10-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Connell
You can also make a homemade one by the use of a...

You can also make a homemade one by the use of a commercial truck inner tube with a leash looped through one side and secured to whatever you're tying off to and a long line looped through and...
Forum: Tracking 05-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By Tim Connell
Hunter, PM me with contact info, and we will get...

Hunter, PM me with contact info, and we will get you in the loop with what we have discussed between us already.
Forum: Other Protection Sports 05-10-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Tim Connell
Bungee is great for working frustration, and...

Bungee is great for working frustration, and commitment to the bite. Also good if you have inexperienced handlers that don't understand the concept of when tension on the bite is necessary. It also...
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