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Forum: General Information Today, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 187
Posted By martemchik
First off...if you will be training in IPO or...

First off...if you will be training in IPO or protection, you'll need him in a crate. A lot of dogs will get very hyped up after a session and will destroy whatever they can get their teeth on.
...
Forum: General Information Today, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 187
Posted By martemchik
Trust me…I know. I used to have a MINI Cooper and...

Trust me…I know. I used to have a MINI Cooper and tried to think of everything. I ended up removing the rear seats, buying a thing to cover the hole that remained, and then putting a kennel on top of...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Today, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 154
Posted By martemchik
Not sure if your personal trainer is also going...

Not sure if your personal trainer is also going to work in bite work...but I suggest sticking with one helper at the beginning. You won't have the experience to explain to the other helper what you...
Forum: General Information Today, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 187
Posted By martemchik
You're probably talking about something like...

You're probably talking about something like this...

Variogate dog car safety gate (http://www.mightymitedoggear.com/dog-supplies/variogate-dog-car-safety-gate-cargo-barrier)

But I'm not sure...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Today, 10:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,271
Posted By martemchik
I think OP was saying that the majority of highly...

I think OP was saying that the majority of highly competitive dogs and people are now more in IPO than they are in AKC. If you go to an all-breed AKC club show…you’ll be lucky to see one or two GSDs...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By martemchik
Right...but I was just pointing out that an IPO...

Right...but I was just pointing out that an IPO dog is probably unlikely to do that. I know you train in other things and do a lot of different work...where as IPO people generally focus on preparing...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By martemchik
A couple of hundred dollars to a lawyer and then...

A couple of hundred dollars to a lawyer and then taking this guy to civil court...although I'm not sure "papers" or a pedigree have any monetary value. You got a product, and a receipt for that...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 852
Posted By martemchik
Ha! Too bad it was all the way out east. I...

Ha! Too bad it was all the way out east.

I know a guy that makes custom crates in my area, I should ask him what one would go for. He's a welder, and I've seen his work. They're really nice. Just...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,001
Posted By martemchik
I personally wouldn't do flirt poles and rags at...

I personally wouldn't do flirt poles and rags at home if you're looking to get into titling for IPO...you need someone to set the grip, even with a rag. If you teach the dog from a young age to bite...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 852
Posted By martemchik
That's why I can't wait to get one of these... ...

That's why I can't wait to get one of these...

http://www.transk9usa.com/5Wagon.html (http://www.transk9usa.com/5Wagon.html)
or...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 852
Posted By martemchik
Actually...I don't believe many of them even held...

Actually...I don't believe many of them even held up in a moderate speed car accident...so the dog still ended up flying through the car.
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 852
Posted By martemchik
There was a study done by some company about the...

There was a study done by some company about the harness restraints in regards to accidents. None of them passed. Unfortunately...the way they work (where they clip in) it makes sense why they don't...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) Yesterday, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 852
Posted By martemchik
The best reason to do it is so the dog is...

The best reason to do it is so the dog is contained and you can leave windows/hatches open during training without worrying about the dog doing something.

I'm debating between two of the heavy...
Forum: Guide, Therapy & Service Dogs Yesterday, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By martemchik
The dog senses a change in body chemistry that...

The dog senses a change in body chemistry that occurs before a seizure. I'm pretty certain most dogs can do this (their sense of smell is crazy and not 100% understood yet) but the key is a dog that...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 09-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,001
Posted By martemchik
A helper should also NEVER learn on a new dog....

A helper should also NEVER learn on a new dog. There's just too much to worry about. Unfortunately...this game is all about timing, it's all about the helper rewarding the dog with a bite at the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 09-15-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,001
Posted By martemchik
My issue with this idea is that it’s really hard...

My issue with this idea is that it’s really hard to objectively look at what you’re doing, and what your dog is doing, without that experienced eye. So…you’ll watch a video, go out and do things, and...
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 09-12-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By martemchik
Yeah...less about spreading yourself thin and...

Yeah...less about spreading yourself thin and more about...if you have 3 hours a day to train, you'll advance much quicker if you spend all 3 hours doing sport X. If you spend 1.5 doing sport X and...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 09-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By martemchik
It sounds like he did very well with that...

It sounds like he did very well with that exercise. But the fact is...the was still a suit there. A lot of dogs actually don't get whigged out by a suit from what I've seen. The dog's I've worked...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 09-11-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By martemchik
The helper had a suit on? Or a sleeve? Not...

The helper had a suit on? Or a sleeve? Not completely passive then...the dog had a signal there.

You'd be amazed at the confusion when you do it to a helper that doesn't have anything on.
Forum: Training Theory & Methods 09-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 909
Posted By martemchik
No you don't. The only "required" titles...

No you don't.

The only "required" titles are the CD to move onto CDX and CDX to go to UDX. Same with the RA (Rally novice) title to move onto the other ones.

They've got some "optional title...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 09-11-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By martemchik
I don’t think that’s so. If you think about what...

I don’t think that’s so. If you think about what a “sport dog” is taught to bite…it’s a presented sleeve. The motion of presenting a sleeve, turns the dog into prey, and the dog bites the moving...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 09-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 5,393
Posted By martemchik
No...I think the dog will be fine. I just think...

No...I think the dog will be fine. I just think it’s almost comical to worry about an extra gram of pressure on a prong collar from a "heavy leash" and not worry about the possibilities of what can...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 09-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 5,393
Posted By martemchik
See...I really could care less about the going...

See...I really could care less about the going off leash thing in an on leash area. It's just the part where OP decided to attack some of us for the way we own dogs and then is trying to defend...
Forum: Equipment (how to use/where to find) 09-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 5,393
Posted By martemchik
I think its funny...any time you get a "my dog...

I think its funny...any time you get a "my dog got attacked at the park" thread...people DESTROY the owners that allow their "possibly aggressive" dogs to go off leash knowing that they have those...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 09-10-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By martemchik
Actually...not sure if most people committing...

Actually...not sure if most people committing robbery are armed.

But...I train with a cop and he's said that if you have a holstered weapon, there is a 21 foot rule. If a human comes at you from...
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