Re: forward: how to catch a fast dog
I was forwarded my post above by Sue that I made on a Malinois board.
Feel free to share as it is my opinion only. I just hope it helps to educate and keep the dogs safe.
Being an educator on my days off from the fire dept, I am very much a student of helper work and have used my experience with working several big trials as a helper to help educate newer, younger helpers. The long bite is the most dangerous time/event in a trial and training and must be taught correctly for the safety of the dogs and helpers.
I really enjoy working with new helpers to properly teach them proper mechanics and technique. All I ask for is a good attitude and good work ethic! Mentoring the upcoming and aspiring young helpers in our sport is a job I love!