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They have different goals. Won’t they stop buying KNPV dogs if word gets out they are being returned?
I think the trend of breeding highly genetically dominant dogs has significantly decreased and the issue now days is more about the foundation training of green KNPV dogs sold to the states as police dogs. The other issue is that probably the majority of K9 handlers are young , inexperienced and don't have access to good training especially how to manage dogs with a foundation of no control and some aggression. A department in our club's area sent a K9 handler to our club's main training director/decoy for help getting the dog certified because the dog sent the handler to the hospital. There is a saying that many K9 handlers go into that line of police work for the t-shirt.
Green dogs are trendy now. I only learned about them on the other forum about a year ago. If the dogs are capable, doing their own training is a good idea. It’s very difficult to get a K9 pick in our police departments. Not everyone who wants to be a handler is chosen. I’ve noticed the new ones are are on the young side. My car broke down and a K9 officer was first on the scene but he left his dog in the car. I talked to him about Mals and training and we had a good chat before the tow truck arrived. The handler looked about 18 but was probably closer to 30.
The first video isn’t available anymore. The second is awesome! He’s quick and sharp. I love how he flips right into places next to you at the end. I’m so envious. I wish I had done more with my male dog when he was younger. I knew you did jumps but the tube is new. How did you train him to race through it?
I copied the first link wrong. Teaching the tunnel is pretty easy for most dogs because most naturally enjoy it. I simply put him in front of the tunnel, went to the other end and show him his tug and said tunnel and as soon as he exited, we was paid with the tug. Then you progress to send him and remain at the entrance and time the tossing of the tug so it lands just outside the exit as he exits the tunnel. The service or flip Finnish is just the result of teaching it early with tons of repetitions and only and almost always quickly reinforcing fast comings to heel. In the level 2, I will enter the trial field with him in a down just behind the entry point with me facing him about 15’ feet away and blow the whistle and he will run to the heel position and we will heel to the first cone of the first exercise. You are not required to enter the field that way in the 2’s, but it puts the whistle recall and flip Finnish in the dog’s head from the beginning.
Wow... that crawl through the tunnel was fast... he cannot do it standing full, so had to do a partial squat to get through it... and it was quite fast too.
And finally, that 180-degree flip and sit down after he exited the tunnel was done quite fast too. I think he was partially sitting as he was turning!
Out of over 30 dogs in our club, he is by far the largest and one of only two GSDs, so he is pretty fast and agile. He is running and not crawling. He is extended when running which lowers his top line and his head is lowered.
What other breeds are going for PSA? I taught mine the flip finish but it’s not as crisp as yours is. He throws himself into a sit. It’s very cool. They also call it military finish. Other large breeds are taught to go from a front sit, to behind the handler and into heel. I used to have to argue with the obedience trainers when I want to do the flip.