Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Valdivia, Chile
In SchH as in PP it is all about control, and that is more than just obedience training. Sooner or later you will reach a point where no praise, treat or toy will compete with the desire of the dog of doing what he wants to do and the dog NEEDS to learn to obey just because you say so. It is a matter of safety and liability.
If you want, you can see it as any sport. When you are walking and hit your toe it hurts like... but if you are playing ball and having fun there can be a lot of physical contact and bruising and you do not even notice. Same happens to dogs, if the dog has the right temperament for protection training, you will see a lot of the pressure Liesje talks about and the dog still enjoys the training. Same happens with corrections, my dog doesn't have to bear with me a fraction of the corrections I receive from my training director, yet I still loves the training so much that I don't fall apart every time I receive.
Diabla Boroluz, my Daemon; IPO-A1, RH-T A
Akela de Poputchik, my Direwolf; IPO-2, Kkl1
Calais vom Adler Stein; IPO-A1, Kkl1