Since adding this web board to my site (I now have over 1100 members) I have only blocked 3 people from the board. These people argued for the sake of arguing and had nothing to offer new trainers. I doubt their mothers even liked them - I know for a fact their dogs all ran away from home.
The fact is I have owned GSD's for 40 years, bred 270 litters of working bloodline dogs, titled several dogs in Schutzhund and have been a police K-9 handler for 10 years with over 1000 narcotics searches. I know reasonable dog training and I have an open mind to new ideas in dog training. I consider this the beauty of my business.
But I also know bad dog training and will not tolerate stupidity on this board. There are a lot of new trainers who come here for advise. Stupid ideas (i.e like telling people not to use prey drive in protection work is bad information). I will warn people one time and then invite them to take their ideas someplace else.
Good gracious, Ed! I have certainly already asked stupid questions, without realizing it. Hope you will not fire me, I love the richness of the Webboard toooooooo much.
But one stupid remark please allow me: We have certainly a good proof that protection people like you are, without doubt must have a lot of prey drive. How else would it be possible for you to have continued dog training and teaching people for so many years?!
Hi Kelly!!! I really did not take this seriously. Seriously, yes, for certain cases. but I know myself that I am not such an horrible person. I was just joking and because I am very much in love with Ed - (don't misunderstand! don't give me away!) - I simply tried to take him by the nose.
I always trusted Leerburg, I have in between enough wonderful experience with it, and I always appreciated, when I recieved an honest answer. This is the only way to learn something. But stupid questions I certainly produced, because I'm always producing all sorts of questions around dogs. More I read,more I observe, more come up. But there will never be questions with impertinence only out of a lack of experience.
So sorry, if I left a wrong impression with my Mail, I took it all from the funny side and the happy side to have found Leerburg. Didn't you know I am a FAN???
It is so true what you are saying about the great bunch of the webboard. I already recieved such a lot of help and infos from here.
By the way, it was without doubt very good, that you set right, what might have given a deterrent impression. I too do certainly not want, that people renounce to ask a question, because they think it could be stupid.
However - beware! - I somehow feel, that in my head there is already something going on again, probably next stupid question. Don't worry, I will run the risk and submit it!
David and Bob, however we look at it, this certainly is both a fun-board and a learning-board. What has priority? Without doubt fun as long as it is connected with learning about dogs. Sometimes it can happen that we differ a bit from the planned path. Sorry if I contributed to this. But frankly I don't regret. It was always fun here and I've always been learning.
Thanks to you all. You're great fellows! (What's the feminin of "fellow"? Sorry, not really a dog question. Don't need to answer.)
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