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Forum: Breeding - General   08-04-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By Chris Wild
When we've used outside studs, there has always...

When we've used outside studs, there has always been either a written or verbal agreement for a minimum of 2 or 3 pups. If the female doesn't get pregnant, or the litter is less than that, a return...
Forum: Training Our Puppy (basic)   07-29-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,693
Posted By Chris Wild
This is a 7 MONTH old dog. Essentially a child. ...

This is a 7 MONTH old dog. Essentially a child. A dog of that age is not going to have the level of training or life experience, or be able to exhibit self control in all situations, to be perfect...
Forum: General Information   07-28-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,519
Posted By Chris Wild
You won't fit more than one GSD sized crate in an...

You won't fit more than one GSD sized crate in an Escape unless the seats are down.

I have an Explorer (the pre 2010 truck style, not the current crossover type thing) and can fit 2 400s in the...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training   07-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Chris Wild
You say he knows what the command means, but it...

You say he knows what the command means, but it certainly doesn't sound like he does or he would be doing it. It needs to be taught separately before you ask him to do it out of heeling. Yanking on a...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder   07-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By Chris Wild
I would not recommend purchasing from ANY breeder...

I would not recommend purchasing from ANY breeder who's primary focus is on color, or anything else so minor. Focus should be on temperament, health, and preservation/improvement of the breed as a...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
This truly is getting ridiculous. You said...

This truly is getting ridiculous. You said "wonder why the real work people are going to other breeds". The context clearly inferring that they are moving FROM the GSD to others (and also implying...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
He did use the quote feature. I asked the same...

He did use the quote feature. I asked the same question.

I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with a dog who can remain in drive for 30 minutes or more. There is nothing wrong with that. ...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
You probably don't realize it, but now you're...

You probably don't realize it, but now you're arguing part of my my point. There is NO value to the ADHD dog in real work because there isn't a venue where that level of drive and energy is required...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
No where have a I said that the majority of IPO...

No where have a I said that the majority of IPO dogs are one way or another. I have spoken of trends I have noticed in training over the years, and the sort of dogs being selected and rewarded...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Max, yes, let's talk real work. You, know, dogs...

Max, yes, let's talk real work. You, know, dogs who have to be able to perform 24/7 at any time called upon, not dogs asked to do 15 minutes on a sport field. Please tell me ONE real work scenario...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Yup, it's supposed to be that way according to...

Yup, it's supposed to be that way according to the standard and every single historical text about the breed that you would ever care to read. And frankly, most of the general population. It is the...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Lisa, I've trained with you for years. Your...

Lisa, I've trained with you for years. Your heeling is gorgeous, but it is also natural. It is flashy, without looking like some stilted, artificial creation where the dog is moving in nothing...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
<sigh> I give up. I don't know how much more...

<sigh> I give up. I don't know how much more clear I can make it than to say that the GSD is a breed that is supposed to be able to switch back and forth and have enough intelligence to recognize...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
They are also the dogs who burn themselves out...

They are also the dogs who burn themselves out quickly. The ones who can't handle a long search because rather than pace themselves they "blow their wad" in the first few minutes. The ones who...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
No, I'm speaking for the points and the judges...

No, I'm speaking for the points and the judges and the people who train with that goal in mind. Far from one single person.

Look at heeling. What is it supposed to be? A dog walking naturally...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
And then there is obedience.... Contrary to...

And then there is obedience....
Contrary to what a lot of people think, food and toys are nothing new. They've been used for a long time. But in a different manner than they often are used today....
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
The problem with training "progressing" in some...

The problem with training "progressing" in some areas is that the dogs progress along with it, and often in the wrong direction.

Let's ignore protection for a moment... it always gets the most...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-19-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Thank you Wes for chiming in. Yes, that is...

Thank you Wes for chiming in. Yes, that is essentially what people have been trying to say. I was beginning to wonder if we really were so deficient in our communication that it was impossible to...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Thank you, Anne. Yes, that is what I am talking...

Thank you, Anne. Yes, that is what I am talking about. Almost seems like different languages being spoken on here some days.

And this certainly isn't limited to SchH either. Twice I have had a...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
No question today's training is more humane, more...

No question today's training is more humane, more fair to the dog and a whole lot more enjoyable for the handler as well. But choosing to get away from older, harsher methods doesn't mean one can't...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Talk about a sweeping generalization to assume...

Talk about a sweeping generalization to assume how people train, and how their dogs are tested based on them putting a different importance on points than you do yourself.

Also worth pointing out...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
I remember a few years ago sitting in a friend's...

I remember a few years ago sitting in a friend's kitchen having morning coffee with Helmut Raiser as he went on a rant about the same sort of discussion.... that IPO has become useless as a breed...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
Or, since this did start as a breeding thread,...

Or, since this did start as a breeding thread, you do the 3rd option and train to learn about the dog and allow the dog's innate traits to be brought out.

I think there has always been a split...
Forum: General Puppy Stuff   06-18-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,052
Posted By Chris Wild
Agree that most legitimate breeders wouldn't have...

Agree that most legitimate breeders wouldn't have agreed to sell littermates in the first place. Going then on the assumption that this breeder probably isn't a very good one, I'd say to prepare...
Forum: Breeding - General   06-18-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 24,892
Posted By Chris Wild
I don't think I agree with the statement that...

I don't think I agree with the statement that "IPO isn't enough". At least not without examining closely what is meant by it. I would agree that the mere presence of a title doesn't necessarily...
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