mnp13 wrote:Good examples Aimee. There is actually only one hidden sleeve exercise in PSA, you could probably train him through that one. PSA is a lot of fun because it is patternless.
Connor almost got a live bite when we were working security together. I found some kids breaking into a vendor tent and we had a merry little chase. Had I not been paying attention when the kid wiped out infront of us, he would have been bitten. But that's what security dogs are supposed to do.
Equipment fixation is a big problem for many sport trained dogs. Dogs trained on sleeves will sometimes not bite anything but a sleeve and will run around the decoy looking for a sleeve to bite. If the decoy doesn't have a sleeve the dog doesn't know what to do.
odnarb wrote:I wish I had more access to it. I found out there is a club a few hours south of me, so hopefully I can hit a few trials when Harry is older. Not sure that I'll try anything with Grant. Is there much jumping in PSA? He has slipping hocks, and doesn't like to jump. So, rather than break him down young, I don't make him do it.
odnarb wrote:Harry says that's a sad story, and he's very sorry that Connor didn't get to bite the little brats.
odnarb wrote:I think a lot of it is naturally in the dog's head, too. I've seen so many dogs with the same trainers and same decoys come away very differently. There is a GSD in our club that will run over and bite a suit on the ground while a decoy attempts to work her in a civil manner. She could be brought through it, but not all of the dogs act like that. Grant does, Harry doesn't.
Romanwild wrote:Can a dog differentiate between real danger and training? More specifically could a dog like Grant do what he has to when in a real situation even though he is equipment focused when training?
mnp13 wrote:What happened to his hocks? (ok, we'll take that to another thread )
“PSA 1” This is the entry-level
protection title, where the dog must
demonstrate a combination of on and off
leash control in pre-determined
obedience and protection routines. There
will be no jumping obstacles in this
division, during protection or obedience,
and no call-off exercises are required.
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