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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Drive and Brakes and Steering-Suzanne Clothier

What do you think of this new article about drive in working line dogs?

Drive and brakes and steering | Suzanne Clothier

For those who aren't familiar with her, Suzanne is a German shepherd breeder, as well as an amazingly intuitive trainer. She wrote the book Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs. http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Would-Rain-Sky-Relationships/dp/0446525936

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its certainly a different way to look at it. She makes a great deal of sense about looking at the whole package instead of just a part.

Just like the Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

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Great article. That control and responsiveness can be bred for and the drive to work still be impressive. Plenty of unbalanced breeding going on, I imagine.
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I thought it was great too, but then I'm a huge fan of hers. I'd love to hear more opinions, especially from working line people - bumping this up!

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There is some unbalanced breeding going on, but more often than not I see totally unbalanced training. Making dogs as crazy as they can get just to get a bite at a rag, then after 2 years of nothing but making dogs frantic they try to add control, and other such stuff.
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