RIP Sweet Dusty
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
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Wow! I am interested and envious. There is good-natured yet serious scoffing at my aversion to the ecollar around here.
No scoffing here at your aversion. I'll tell you a story. One of the ladies in our club decided to join us in our training sessions with her bitch that has several high level tracking titles. Her dog was coming along quite nicely towards her JH title. She decided to train with a group of field triallers one day. It's alwasy good to train with different people as everyone has different methods and you can pick up some good pointers. Well I guess her dog wasn't performing at the level they felt she should and encourage our friend to use the ecollar, which she did. Actually, they coerced her into "burning" her dog. As soon as she did it, she knew it was a huge mistake. It took her weeks to get that dog back on track and trusting her again. She finally did get her JH title last fall, but never again will she use the dreaded ecollar, and is only doing "tennis shoe training" now towards SH. We actually had someone tell us we would never get a SH title on Dusty unless we used it. Well D was working just fine towards it's and if not for his passing, would have likely gotten it at next years trials.
There are a lot of good books in print on field training the positive way. Don't give up!
Judie, Dusty & Nugget & Hugo
MBIS, BISS, BOSS BVSS Can CH Arandee's Gold Dust SDHF, WC JH - RIP Sweet Dusty
Kulalani's Gold Dust to Nugget JH WC (aka Air Bud), Nugget
Chantilly's Boss in Motion WC, Hugo