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Old 11-06-2013, 09:17 AM
casey82 casey82 is offline
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Thanks guys! I'll see if I can watch all three sports and see what I like. Sara, I'll definately take you up on that offer. Would love to come watch!
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel View Post
I do believe bitework helps people understand working dogs and a variety of drives and aggressions far unlike other venues. That being said there is plenty more to be learned in other venues.

FWIW it's all about how to approach and what you take away from it. You'll also learn a variety from each sport, MR, FR, or IPO.
This, definitely. It will make you a better trainer in the sense that at the very least, you will gain some perspective especially regarding working dogs and the roles of drives and aggression. If/when you observe, watch critically. If you're lucky, somebody experienced will be able to talk you through what you're seeing or discuss it with you. I think every new adventure makes us better trainers in some way, personally.

If you do make it down to Chicago sometime (like to meet a certain spaniel boy...) you are welcome to come to a club practice with me as well.

Personally, bitework hits some kind of adrenaline junky nerve I didn't know I had, so now I'm addicted. Plus my dog lives for it, so that helps too. lol

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