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Old 10-28-2012, 10:30 PM
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I've seen that one a lot too recently. Typically hand in hand with the "you'll never be more rewarding than a squirrel"

But then again, I have a herding breed so I've also been told I really can't have an opinion on that stuff since my dogs come with a magical recall
LOL magic recall
I think it goes something like this:
- You’ll never get a reliable recall with R+
- I have a reliable recall with R+
- Sure, with no distractions, but can you call your dog away from a squirrel?
- My dog doesn’t chase squirrels, squirrels climb trees and he knows that. He chases rabbits though, and yes, I can call him off a live chase.
- He must not have high prey drive. If he had a real prey drive you couldn’t use R+
- Actually his high drive makes him easier to train R+
- Well you have a biddable breed.
- He’s a mutt.
etc. etc. etc.

Its the “yeah but” argument. “Yeah but” your dog is a herding breed with magic recall. “Yeah but” your dog is food driven. “Yeah but” you have a biddable breed.

A friend of mine once said “I could teach my dog to ride my horse side saddle while smoking a cigar and it still wouldn’t be enough for these folks.” And you know what? She was right!
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