My personal opinion is that guarding should be that important, that a dog can only barely get good if he guards weakly, is correct.
However, I can see where they are going to have a whole lot of trouble making that effective when the rules clearly state that the silent guard is to be treated equally with the active guard after all the outs as far as the points go.
Plus the next two judges that can agree on what intense is will be the first. Some favor a fast barking whatever drive it represents, some will take a slow strong bark, some feel that jumping is not as intense no matter the character of the dog. Trying to get any consistency here is just going to be another nightmare. I'm getting a little tired of hoping my dog is trained to show what this particular judge is looking for in order to get a better than passing score.
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