Originally Posted by MineAreWorkingline
Think of it this way, some people give ridiculous advice about controlling other people because they can't control their dogs while others offer constructive advice about getting a dog under control before exposing it to distractions that are beyond their and their dog's scope at the present.
Hmm the word "Stump" suddenly comes to mind.
The term I claimed, "Bubble Dog," actually was first used here as a "derogatory term" from another member with views similar to yours?? He felt that dogs that had uh "issues" should just be kept away from triggers because they can't cope, wrapped in a protective Bubble as I it were??? I liked it ... I just viewed it as a mobile bubble.
I build a dog's faith and trust in "me" by keeping "triggers" out of there freaking face! They get that, it works find with my dog and works just fine with dogs I worked with in rescue, "FEAR OF PEOPLE ISSUES" comes to mind. And with him we walked through a crowd of hundreds just fine. And if we did get stopped I would stop "Five Feet" away. And explained about him. Only had one issue when someone decide to step forward to "Pet" while I was ponder yes or no?? And the dog pressed into my thigh (I had seen no issues thus far so he was between and tigger) and I looked down and his eyes were big as saucers??? And my hand went out! Stop he's in training and we were outta there! My dogs my rules, I don't care, about people, it's my job to keep my dog safe and it's responsibility to keep "fools" from harm! And my "Bubble Dog Protocol" can do both, "Thank You" very much.
All a dog under my care, cares about is me. And it's my job to keep "People Out of There Face" if that is there issue. And they get that. I've had my share of hand picked prima donna puppies with perfect temperament ...no big deal. But not everyone starts with a "perfect pup??"
It's your "assumption" that a "Dog" with "issues" is automatically wild and out of control??? I've never had a dog with "issues" Bang against a collar??? We get our walking on a loose leash issues solved first, before they get exposed to "triggers," just to be clear.
But hey feel free to "Make Crap Up" and I will continue to "keep people out of a H/A dog's face! I will continue to use a "Muzzle" if required?? And to not do distractions and to not use treats, with dogs with "people issues." I will use stand off distance and body block as required in public if approached with questions as we work on learning to ignore people! A "Zero Bite Policy" as it were and if I get pressed hard ... yeah one would need 911! Cause my dog would suddenly become the least of there problem! I don't play, but if this is to much for folks ... then just call it a day and "Find a Trainer!"