Dog Training = Personal Growth
Last weekend I've participated on Professional Military/Working Dog Training workshops.
That kind of training isn't for everyone, for very few selected people who have been working with dogs - to not exploit methods and quality of the training by itself. I've learned that basically there are very few "good dog training" sources, other are containing too much philosophy than actual psychological facts.
It was a bit breaking experience for me because in my field of working dogs, sledge dogs, the knowledge I've gathered for years from respected mushers and even at sledge patrol - I find that basically... they know a lot about the dogs but aren't that well aware. Of course, there is an explaining why, because sled dogs is very specific area of working dogs - strongly based on teamwork and hierarchy, so human has less significant and modified role in training a dog unlike i.e. working dogs in army or hunting.
But there I'd like to share with you guys a few basic but very interesting facts..