HNTFSH wrote:Come on over and run some master tests or field trials. And we have dogs finding their own healthy game in the field not bush beaters. Tower shoots aren't common. Best I can tell we have apple and orange requirements both in field and in trial venue. I think most who care understand your point on breeding, don't think you understand the whole concept on collar and FF.
A good trainer can make a bad dog seem good, does that make it a good breeding prospect? i think not! Force fetch will hide inherited faults to say otherwise is totally off the chart.
RNT_MAN wrote:A good trainer can make a bad dog seem good, does that make it a good breeding prospect? i think not! Force fetch will hide inherited faults to say otherwise is totally off the chart.
I totally disagree with this statement. A good trainer will bring out the best in a dog's potential. There is more than one way to train a dog to perform a task. I have personally seen a dog begin training at 4 months old have absolutely no drive or retrieving desire and after completing force fetch become a high drive retrieving machine and complete his MH title at 26 months. Do I believe that force fetching this dog hides the fact that he initially had no drive or desire? No, force fetching this dog gave him the tools required to bring out the desire he never had used. You can cannot create drive or intelligence, only bring it out and maximize a dog's potential. So I would definitely say that the trainer did not make a bad dog look good. It's all about finding what will turn the light bulb on. Only good dog's look good. I'll bet you a cup of tea on that...
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