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Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 253
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Posted By martemchik
Debbie...It's not that I don't believe what you...

Debbie...It's not that I don't believe what you said, it's the total number I don't believe. Almost 89%?!?! Everyone's current dog is their "heart dog?" It's hard to believe. It's even easier to see...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
I'll add that once in a while they are asked to...

I'll add that once in a while they are asked to protect the homestead against dangerous intruders, so far...they've come out unscathed...

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But word on the street is that...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
Get ready for the wrath!!! How dare you call...

Get ready for the wrath!!! How dare you call these people pet owners?!?!?!?

They're the ones that feel bad for my dogs who are worked 3-4 times a week, get fed a raw food diet, get to live...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
Sorry chip, I forget how on this online forum we...

Sorry chip, I forget how on this online forum we don't allow differing opinions.

Btw, never once have I had to defend my dog, or has my dog had to defend me. I make pretty awesome life choices...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
$5000-$7000 is not really "life changing money"...

$5000-$7000 is not really "life changing money" for most people.

I think it's like g-burg said, people know that no one in their right mind would offer them a $100,000+ check for their dog, so...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
I just find it unbelievable that basically...

I just find it unbelievable that basically everyone has said that they wouldn't sell their dog for any amount of money. I just can't believe that 99% of people wouldn't sell their dog for stupid...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 03-27-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By martemchik
It will be closer to what his adult weight will...

It will be closer to what his adult weight will be. Especially with a puppy you'd rather over feed than underfeed.

Also just knowing how much you'll eventually feed...around 1.5 to 2 lbs a day...
Forum: B.A.R.F./Raw Feeding 03-27-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 230
Posted By martemchik
If you're talking about a GSD, you'll need way...

If you're talking about a GSD, you'll need way more than 9oz.
Forum: Take a Poll 03-26-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
And this thread isn't a joke and complete...

And this thread isn't a joke and complete hypothetical? I don't see anyone with a checkbook out offering to buy dogs...

Didn't realize there was a "joke police" on the forum that will tell the...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
Again...you've clearly survived losing a dog. So...

Again...you've clearly survived losing a dog. So it's not the end of the world.

If someone pays you a life changing amount of money for your dog...you can pretty safely assume that they're not...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-26-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
You say that now, when no one is actually making...

You say that now, when no one is actually making an offer.

A few weeks ago you were thinking about getting rid of your current dog because he doesn't bark at the door.

So what I'm saying is,...
Forum: Take a Poll 03-26-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,594
Posted By martemchik
I think most people are kidding themselves if...

I think most people are kidding themselves if they would say no to a life changing offer. I'm talking about a real offer, not a joke from someone or a "blank check" that once you kept writing zeros...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
An even better question David, is why Aiden will...

An even better question David, is why Aiden will never be bred...IPO3, FH...and not a breeding in his future.

The idea behind titling is that it gives the handler the opportunity to learn...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
I work on whatever I need to work on. There are...

I work on whatever I need to work on. There are days I don't heel my dog on the field at all. It's rare that I'll work every single exercise on every single training day.

In protection, very...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
Equality to be able to compare dogs. You...

Equality to be able to compare dogs.

You just going to ignore the fact that I told you no one good pattern trains?

Pattern training is a very old and outdated method, the most successful...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
I didn't need to go to a seminar to know that...

I didn't need to go to a seminar to know that people cue their dogs...most of the people I have worked with do that. Put on a special collar, say a certain phrase, do a certain routine before each...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
Were you one of them? Name dropping isn't going...

Were you one of them? Name dropping isn't going to impress anyone.
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
So you pointed out two dogs/trainers, and now...

So you pointed out two dogs/trainers, and now everyone does pattern train? Hmmm...you just ruined your own point about "all dogs being different." If those two do it, everyone else must.

Doing the...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
In AKC...there isn't a set pattern but it stays...

In AKC...there isn't a set pattern but it stays the same for each and every competitor. Same with the article search, the judge puts it in the same place for each dog. The jumps are always in the...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
At the end of the day, OP is talking about when...

At the end of the day, OP is talking about when people can’t accept their dog for what it is, and when they get the title, they are basically being told that they were correct all along even though...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
If its not used as a comparison of "dog to dog"...

If its not used as a comparison of "dog to dog" why do it?

What is the benefit of showing your dog, possibly having it fail, and then having to answer questions?

There is no need to prove a dog...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
Please name the dog and give proof and not just...

Please name the dog and give proof and not just anecdotal evidence.

Even the person that said they saw an "IPO dog" hide behind the handler during the attack from the strange person. I'd love to...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
The dogs are fit...but even if a dog is capable...

The dogs are fit...but even if a dog is capable of running 12 blinds, when that dog is expected to run 6, and another dog only has to do 4, it's not fair because the dog that ran 4 will be fresher no...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
To add to that...if you think that a dog that can...

To add to that...if you think that a dog that can withstand and successfully complete the umbrella test is guaranteed to be able to get a Schutzhund title (or any other bite sport title), then you...
Forum: Other Protection Sports 03-25-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,696
Posted By martemchik
I know what the umbrella test shows you, I've...

I know what the umbrella test shows you, I've passed the umbrella test with my dog, I've gotten my dog temperament certified. Unlike the people that are trying to convince me that this is the end all...
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