The "I'm not dead yet" Administrator.
Join Date: May 2002
When I was working Nix on sheep he got a bit too aggressive. My trainer used a long bit if PVC pipe, about 2 inches thick, to correct him if needed. It was needed. We got to the point that she would correct him and he would grab the pipe and growl and bite at it.
We stopped. She said that he showed great potential, and she could get him to " respect and yield" to the stick, but to do that may cause issues with stick hits in IPO. So she told me to get further in training for IPO and then bring him back if I wanted to.
This instructor was great, breeds and shows and herds her GSD to national levels. I trusted her and her honesty.
"So that others may live"
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