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Old 12-22-2007, 10:18 AM
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he's such a good looking dog, dan! looks like he's having a great time working.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:23 AM
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Of course my wife is totally against it! She wants to get her CGC and then a TD certification. I imagine she could pass the CGC right now without any more training than she's had. She's very stable around other dogs and people when we are out in public. I'd still have concerns about Gunnar passing the "get close to another dog without reacting" part of the CGC.
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I think I would be really intimidated to do that sort of training with my dogs. I admire the work you do.

Do you think that Daisy could do both the CGC and TD while also doing protection work? I don't know enough about it, obviously, so if that was a stupid question, just lemme know.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:32 AM
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I don't see why a dog can't do both. It's all about obedience, just one is done in high drive mode and the other isn't. I wouldn't really want her to do all the protection stuff. She's too immature at this point to handle it. With young dogs its more about building up prey drive and stuff- fun for the dog. I can see her doing that. As far as the requirements of each, CGC and protection both need good obedience, but the protection dog has to be at a higher level because it's working in a high drive, excitable state where it is harder for them to maintain their obedience. I learned fast with Gunnar, who has pretty good obedience, that when he's turned on and locked into the decoy, his ob has to be stepped up a few notches. Things like a down/stay with a relatively high level of distraction like throwing his ball and him not moving, vs a down/stay with a decoy 20' away agitating him, are completely different games. It's MUCH harder for the dog to stay calm and focused on the handler with the decoy there.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:15 PM
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Oh awesome pics!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:15 PM
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*needs to get back into a training class*

I wanna have cool pictures to show...
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