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Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-28-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By martemchik
I talked about it earlier in this thread...the...

I talked about it earlier in this thread...the control necessary to heel a dog at attention when a helper is on the field, or in the case of a transport just 5 yards in front, is extremely hard to...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-28-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
** rude comment removed. The rest is pertinent...

** rude comment removed. The rest is pertinent to the discussion. **


As per the rule book under the "back transport section"

Incorrect conduct includes: "dog is inattentive to the helper."...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 113
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Posted By martemchik
What you are describing isn’t attributed to the...

What you are describing isn’t attributed to the correct way to do the training method, it’s just incorrect training. Prey OR defense can be done wrong. A dog trained the wrong way through prey, shows...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-27-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 113
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Posted By martemchik
I don’t believe that the going after the ball/tug...

I don’t believe that the going after the ball/tug instead of the helper is an innate/genetic trait of most dogs. The training is the issue in those situations. When done incorrectly, or possibly...
Forum: Current Dog Affairs 07-24-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,167
Posted By martemchik
Most of this has to do with how opinions are...

Most of this has to do with how opinions are shared today. Most people ask opinions from either complete strangers or “fringe friends” on Facebook. It’s much easier to say something controversial and...
Forum: The Breed Standard 07-24-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By martemchik
First you have to understand why there is a slope...

First you have to understand why there is a slope in the back. Second, yes, a dog with proper rear end angulation can trot faster and conserve more energy than a dog that doesn't. This is easiest to...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training 07-23-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By martemchik
I think you have to consider that breeding...

I think you have to consider that breeding practices in other counties are quite different than in the United States and in Germany. Some of the other European nations with strong working dog...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-23-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Over the years most dogs get bored with the...

Over the years most dogs get bored with the routine and will lose strong barking and I’m sure at this point someone will post a video of a dog at 10 barking strong but I’m talking national level...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-23-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Your whole last sentence is completely incorrect...

Your whole last sentence is completely incorrect and would shift any competitive balance there might be. You cannot bring a handler in early if you're going to make a different one go longer. If a...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-23-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Lol is that what they told you? The judges call...

Lol is that what they told you? The judges call the person in before 50 because they see the "true power" after just a few barks? That's definitely not how it works. Judges have a certain time frame...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-23-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
People get stuck on one way of training, they...

People get stuck on one way of training, they can't think outside the box. Mediocre is good enough.

How can you tell they know their method isn't as good? They can't prove it with results, they...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-22-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Defense drive is quickly exhausted when the dog...

Defense drive is quickly exhausted when the dog doesn't feel the threat any longer.
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-22-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
If taught correctly…a hold and bark can easily be...

If taught correctly…a hold and bark can easily be transferred to any passive “target.” It’s hard to understand when you haven’t seen it, and I have a very strong feeling you’ve probably not seen it...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Not sure what trials you’re going to…pretty much...

Not sure what trials you’re going to…pretty much every dog I’ve seen over the past year has no problem looking at the helper during a transport. None of the dogs I’ve trained with have an issue doing...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
With proper genetics, and proper underlying...

With proper genetics, and proper underlying foundation, a solid dog will react properly in any situation. The training is what you allow the dog to do and what you don’t allow them to do. You have to...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Turning on a guy…or barking…should be very clear...

Turning on a guy…or barking…should be very clear to a properly trained IPO dog. Going in for an initial bite? That’s different. But that’s also two different types of training which is why I don’t...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
And I'm sure there are tons of dogs that will...

And I'm sure there are tons of dogs that will bite a man hidden under a blanket that they've never met before that doesn't present any threat. Don't need to ever see that scenario. Seems like it...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Why would a dog need fight drive to protect you?...

Why would a dog need fight drive to protect you? Or go after a passive threat? What does "fight drive" actually bring to the table in regards to engaging a threat?
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
So we just ignore the fact the guy has a suit on?...

So we just ignore the fact the guy has a suit on? That's not a "cue?"

What does "fight drive" have to do with PP?

Do you guys know a lot of helpers that are willing to test your dogs without...
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Also, in regards to PP, why would you need your...

Also, in regards to PP, why would you need your dog to go after a person walking away and not posing a threat?
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
So the definition of "passive" is walking away,...

So the definition of "passive" is walking away, no sleeve, and all the other stuff you mentioned?

What do you call a helper in the blind not doing anything?
Forum: Personal Protection Dogs 07-21-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,462
Posted By martemchik
Why would sending a properly trained IPO dog onto...

Why would sending a properly trained IPO dog onto a passive decoy be confusing?
Forum: General Information 07-20-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By martemchik
If your dog doesn’t stop barking at stimuli, you...

If your dog doesn’t stop barking at stimuli, you have to be there to make it quiet down. My dogs will bark at things that go by the yard. They will also stop as soon as the thing removes itself from...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-19-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,281
Posted By martemchik
Or is the male, who silent guards (prey...

Or is the male, who silent guards (prey behavior), that is supposed to balance that out somehow?

Guess I'm missing where the "balance" is coming into the picture with such a breeding?
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 07-19-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,281
Posted By martemchik
Do tell where you see the "balance" in the...

Do tell where you see the "balance" in the female...
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