Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Don't really like it, prefer the dog to fight until I say out. In fact I think I'd rather have a dog that is like "aus!" (count one one thousand) and the dog outs, than a dog who is thinking about outing and waiting for the helper to act like he's locked up. You can always work on a faster/cleaner out on command. In what context is the dog outing before the command useful or desireable? I believe in some sports (SDA?) the dog MUST fight until the out command is given. Similarly in SDA when doing the alerting exercises the dog MUST remain barking/alerting until he is recalled (even if the decoy is walking away and going back into a blind). You turn the dog on, you turn the dog off. Makes sense to me.