The Administrator from the Great White North, eh?
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northern British Columbia
Hmm, not sure if my suggestions are in line with what you have in mind - are you thinking of breaking down the parts of different exercise and examining them closely, or are you thinking more about the dog/handler team and what how training is a balancing act between controlling the dog without squashing the joy of working.
You coud examine the many different ways a dog is rewarded in training, and how the work in and of itself, by taping into the dog's drives is a reward for them.
Raising an IPO puppy - what makes a dog a good candidate?
How demanding the OB exercises are in terms of keeping focus and staying in drive.
What "good temperament" really means in this context, and how the dogs strengths and weakness are uncovered through the incremental increase in pressure that comes from training - pressure not only in the form of the helper facing off with the dog, but the pressure of maintaining focus and controlling drives while consciously ignoring distractions in tracking and obedience.
How a puppy is developed and brought along and built up to bring out all the strength and confidence in them.
What experienced people can tell from watching a dog in training and being worked - things like working in prey drive vs. defense drive, going along for the ride vs. actively pushing the helper and actively fighting . . .
These are difficult concepts for newbies to understand, but a fun, fast paced video with examples (yin and yang again) would be so informative!
Really like your sense of humour, and the indept but easy to understand commentary.
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