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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ladylaw203 View Post
Why? If the dog has drive for a toy, that is what we use for training. We buy dogs with that drive. Once the dog is totally trained for obedience motivationally, he will be solid. Independence is a necessity for scent work or you have a handler dependent dog
Totally agree - as long as the dog pays attention to you and is under your control ...

There are too many dogs that simply won't leave their handler - and the handler has to cover way too much ground to ensure the dog has covered the area. It is also nice to have a dog blow you off if you are being stupid.

It is great to have a dog where you can just about open up a lawn chair, pop open a beer, and say "let me know when you're done" -- Just kidding but you get the idea.....

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