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Forum: Stories Today, 11:32 AM
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Posted By martemchik
Actually no. The more likely thing was that just...

Actually no. The more likely thing was that just like today 95% of dogs are fine with people and other dogs. So if they ran around, it's all good. But then there's the other 5% that people let run...
Forum: Breeding - General Today, 11:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
IPO needs space. Cities don’t have that space....

IPO needs space. Cities don’t have that space. With real estate as expensive as it is, you have to be out in the middle of nowhere. You also don’t want people asking questions. Truth is, the public...
Forum: Breeding - General Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
On that thread…it was one person, who doesn’t...

On that thread…it was one person, who doesn’t know anything about how Schutzhund works commenting that your dog shouldn’t do it. She’s established herself as an idiot.

IMO…Schutzhund is the...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 05:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
I can guarantee you that 50% of the dogs aren't...

I can guarantee you that 50% of the dogs aren't going to be amazing IPO dogs. It's just not possible. Most people have a dog, start training, and just do it. The chances a club has even ONE national...
Forum: Stories Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By martemchik
Where do you live?

Where do you live?
Forum: Stories Yesterday, 04:54 PM
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Posted By martemchik
I mean...don't get all upset about it...but if...

I mean...don't get all upset about it...but if you're going to rant about it, you should understand that you were wrong...not the jogger.

It doesn't matter how friendly YOU know your dog is...the...
Forum: Stories Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,038
Posted By martemchik
No offense...but I'm a dog person, and I'd be...

No offense...but I'm a dog person, and I'd be pissed if your dog ran up to me. You probably don't realize what your dog looks like to someone that isn't used to having a GSD run at them...it's not a...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
I think your idea of the range of dogs is very...

I think your idea of the range of dogs is very broad. The dogs aren’t that different. A good breeder, will have a lot of very good dogs. All the puppies will be good. It’s just that some of them will...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
I'm with echo... If you know where and when...

I'm with echo...

If you know where and when they train...just show up. What's the worst they can say?

I can guarantee you the club has dealt with countless people that have emailed and been...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
Not being mean or anything...but do you? You...

Not being mean or anything...but do you? You don't currently belong to a club, you don't want to go longer than a certain distance to get to one? You have to prove that kind of stuff rather than just...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By martemchik
I mean, not judging...but was it a hard enough...

I mean, not judging...but was it a hard enough check?

I know a prong will amp up most dogs...but a good enough correction with one will still get it through to them and if they have enough drive,...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 03:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
Sometimes you also have to consider not what...

Sometimes you also have to consider not what sport people want...but what sport people can deal with. Sport people have a higher tolerance for "bad behavior" or over the top drive than a pet home...
Forum: Schutzhund/IPO Training Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 621
Posted By martemchik
I would send him in straight into the blind (not...

I would send him in straight into the blind (not around like a regular search), and have a long check line attached to something that will correct him (lets say a prong). As long as a hard correction...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
Basically…the more time you spend around dogs or...

Basically…the more time you spend around dogs or puppies, the easier it is to see the differences and the easier it gets to figure out what you like and what you don’t like. Puppies show their drive...
Forum: Breeding - General Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,477
Posted By martemchik
You can test pups at around that age. And the...

You can test pups at around that age. And the more time you spend with them, the more you see which ones have certain levels of drive. Like…throwing a ball or another prey object and letting them go...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By martemchik
Although it would help…I’m not sure that having...

Although it would help…I’m not sure that having Schutzhund titles three generations back in the pedigree will give you any idea of the dog’s guarding ability. The best bet is if the parents have...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
Castlemaid...you're very right! It's really...

Castlemaid...you're very right!

It's really nice to have both...the forum and real life. Which is what a lot of people need. You see through the BS on the forum because of real life, and the...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
But it doesn’t matter if everyone agrees. It just...

But it doesn’t matter if everyone agrees. It just matters that enough people agree which are buying your puppies. And hopefully, those are “knowledgeable” people who know what they’re looking for and...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
Yes, people do it. It’s really not that...

Yes, people do it.

It’s really not that rare. The fact is, the world of IPO is very small, and the good dogs get known really quickly and the bad dogs get known really quickly. The sport is...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
It’s got nothing to do with it can/can’t. If your...

It’s got nothing to do with it can/can’t. If your dog has its equipment, it CAN be bred. The titles, the health checks, the other stuff, just shows how dedicated you are as a person, and how much you...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 08-27-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By martemchik
A lot of times when we get people to ask about...

A lot of times when we get people to ask about protection/guard dogs, they are talking about dogs that will lay down their life for you. So your idea is different than that. You’re looking for a...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
As the person on the “male” side of things…if...

As the person on the “male” side of things…if someone calls, if I think the female will offset my dog’s weaknesses, I’ll probably still go ahead with it. The way I personally think about it is, “will...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
To quickly answer the IPO3 question… From...

To quickly answer the IPO3 question…

From what I’ve seen, if a dog is at IPO3, it’s proven to have “enough” nerve. That’s where it gets subjective though, someone might think it’s good enough,...
Forum: Bloodlines & Pedigrees 08-27-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By martemchik
Nothing except going out and working dogs will...

Nothing except going out and working dogs will help you with that. You have to understand what qualities are important and highly valued, see them for yourself, start to understand how those...
Forum: Weekly Discussion Topics 08-27-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,817
Posted By martemchik
I was trying to relate it more to what the OP...

I was trying to relate it more to what the OP was. Why do we shoot down any breeder that doesn’t do it exactly perfect like some of the ones on this forum *claim* to do? Or someone you know, or even...
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