So as I was watching some more training videos, I kept thinking about how a lot of the dogs they were using as examples, were much 'further along' than the video was trying to go through. For example, a video about teaching a dog to heel, but they're using a dog who already knows how to heel perfectly to 'show' the method.
How many people would be interested in something like this:
Say a trainer took one or multiple dobermans (since this is a dobe forum!) and recorded their progress from puppyhood up to their first trial and so on. Just for example sake, say from a few months old, to the BH, to the IPO1 if we're talking schutzhund. Or for obedience, puppyhood until their first CD trial or open trial (sorry I don't know all of the akc ob milestones.) Or even a ring dog. Most people can't just get a DVD and end up with a finished dog, but even for people actively in a club, it may help them see the whole process if they are a 'newb' and just starting out.
For schutzhund, would you be interested in a 'complete' video as in tracking, ob, protection? Or individual videos like just the tracking or just the obedience? Obviously if it was individualized, the videos could cover more in depth for each phase.
I also completely understand the fact that every dog is different, every dog has their own personality quirks, drives, maturity rates, and of course handlers. However, I think it'd be cool to watch the same dog go through the process rather than just little tidbits of dogs that you have no idea where their level is at the time of shooting.
There are also hardly any dobermans in the videos I have watched (which is quite a lot). And the dobermans do mature slower and are very different than the Mals for example, which seem to dominant the protection sports videos.
Anyways, I'm curious to hear people's opinions on this. And no, its not like I'm thinking about doing it
I have no idea what I'm doing 99.9% of the time!