Join Date: Apr 2009
Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V L1E RATI SOG WAC
Dogs Age: d.o.b. 7/13/2012; d.o.b. 12/6/2015
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I'm going to say this in the nicest way I can - it's hard to convey tone online.
Since only Melissa and I posted trial videos, it definitely "feels like" you're criticizing either her or me (or both) of us and how we train. Given that we both have titled two dogs fairly significantly in the sport, I feel pretty comfortable saying we're not doing too awfully bad in our training. While I know both of us love to train, and in fact, are always doing more training and seminars, it can feel kind of...off-putting to have someone watch your videos and give you unsoliticited training advice that tells you they think you're doing something wrong.
I think this would have come across a little better if you'd posted it instead as "here's a way I train to have dogs really stick to odor" instead of "in the trial thread I see dogs not sticking to odor and here's how to fix it". I hope that was your intent, and I'm going to try and read it that way.
I love talking Nosework and different (general) training ideas...I'd like to continue to do that. I didn't really think the purpose of the trial video thread was for people to offer (unsolicited, specific) training advice.
Richter & Sypha
Glengate's Mountain Fortress CAA ORT L1E L1C NW2 L2V L2I ACT1 RATI SOG WAC
& Sirai's Golden Masquerade ORT L1V L1E L2C L2I NW2 RATI SOG TKN WAC
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