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Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By martemchik
Thanks for the explanation of how to work a dog...

Thanks for the explanation of how to work a dog in DEFENSE.

I haven't seen a single helper "jump around like a monkey" at any of the Schutzhund trials I've been to. Club, regional, national...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
Can you explain how a helper puts your dog in...

Can you explain how a helper puts your dog in "fight drive" without fighting your dog? How does your dog, enter a blind and get into "fight drive" without being allowed to touch or dominate a helper?...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
Hard to know how things really are when all...

Hard to know how things really are when all you're doing is imagining them.
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 03:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
To each their own, if you believe that all prey...

To each their own, if you believe that all prey work is misses and tossing sleeves, that's your opinion and you can run with it.

"Reading the dog" becomes an issue when you decide to run the dog...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
Feel free to point out where I said that my dogs,...

Feel free to point out where I said that my dogs, or dogs from 40 years ago are so much better than the dogs today, and I'll be more than happy to post a video for you.

I don't make blanket...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
Nope, not a bad thing at all. It's actually nice...

Nope, not a bad thing at all. It's actually nice to see a helper that understands what the dog needs and that more pressure isn't it. Defense work is much easier when it comes to helper work. Anyone...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
This is not a bubble for so many reasons…most of...

This is not a bubble for so many reasons…most of all, it’s that people are paying what the dogs are worth and after they’re bought, the dog’s value generally decreases. Dogs aren’t being purchased...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
The public isn't as unsuspecting as you think....

The public isn't as unsuspecting as you think. Most buyers have an amount they'll pay for a dog. They'll look for a dog within that price range. The issue is that in general, people don’t look at...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
Until the general public accepts some...

Until the general public accepts some responsibility, and accepts that they need to be prudent, no amount of regulation by any NON-GOVERNMENT agency will change anything.

In Germany...there is an...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 05-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
There is a constant, unnecessary spreading of...

There is a constant, unnecessary spreading of information without much back up or proof behind it. The only way to learn some of these things is to get out there and get into the world of...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
Yeah, the reason I interjected into the thread...

Yeah, the reason I interjected into the thread was that I felt like the advice given on the first page wasn't very helpful. It's really not the way a flirt pole should be used for training. A dog...
Forum: How do I (teach my dog to)? 05-21-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,227
Posted By martemchik
Get out there, work some dogs, watch other dogs...

Get out there, work some dogs, watch other dogs get worked. You'll figure it out. Don't just believe every word you read on the interweb.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
OP is just beginning this. My responses were...

OP is just beginning this. My responses were based for someone just starting out. Not an advanced dog that can then be taught more advanced commands. Even with "very high drive" dogs, I don't...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-21-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
This. Everyone is complaining that there isn't a...

This. Everyone is complaining that there isn't a "minimum standard." Well set one for yourself, spread it to others, and find breeders that adhere to that minimum standard. Unfortunately, people...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
The best analogy I can use, is that if you were...

The best analogy I can use, is that if you were to play basketball, and instead of letting you play, the coach controlled everything you did. So…the reward in basketball is taking a shot, what if you...
Forum: Health Issues 05-21-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By martemchik
How do they gauge "significant improvement?" ...

How do they gauge "significant improvement?"

With pennhip...just seeing higher numbers each and every generation, doesn't necessarily mean YOUR dogs are improving. It might just be that the...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
Here is a thread about what IMO is an incorrect...

Here is a thread about what IMO is an incorrect way to play tug...

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum/training-our-puppy-basic/514257-tug-war-if-anyone-interested-my-method-nilif.html

...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
The dog shouldn't have a "take" command. If...

The dog shouldn't have a "take" command. If you're using a tug toy as a reward, and your dog has natural drive for that, you need a marker word, and a release word.

So you'll mark the behavior you...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
All these things should be taught at a lesser...

All these things should be taught at a lesser level of drive. With a tug or something that you can control much easier.

A flirt pole will be a lot of stimulation for that, and your dog isn't...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 05-21-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 657
Posted By martemchik
What is it that you want to train with the flirt...

What is it that you want to train with the flirt pole? Or what is your end goal with it?

The advice you've received so far, is using the flirt pole as a reward...not really teaching your dog...
Forum: Health Issues 05-20-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By martemchik
There is no best. At this point, buyers are more...

There is no best. At this point, buyers are more likely to know what OFA is and that's one of the first questions you'll get as a breeder, if you don't already have the rating posted. So even if you...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
My place huh? Interesting I'm still here and he's...

My place huh? Interesting I'm still here and he's the one banned.
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
Lykoz? Is that you? I'm just sick and tired...

Lykoz? Is that you?

I'm just sick and tired of you reaching and grabbing for analogies to prove a point. You can't compare dog breeding to random other industries. They aren't the same. What...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
I’ll use your example of a vet…and equate it to...

I’ll use your example of a vet…and equate it to dog breeding.

Let’s say we follow the SV system, where an IPO1 is the minimum to breed your dog. So that means, an IPO1 is what you would consider...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 05-19-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,155
Posted By martemchik
Lol...no, you just think that. It would be pretty...

Lol...no, you just think that. It would be pretty easy to figure out that you weren't qualified to do any kind of medical care. It's also not hard to figure out if a breeder raises, trains, trials...
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