Hyacinth, people can be incredibly stupid. We all know that. If you have been training dogs for any length of time you will have come across a fair few who need a 2x4 across the side of the head to wake them up.
I only highlighted this post because even I took it in the wrong context, and yes, a lot of people do read these posts and do follow the advice given.
I am here because I want to learn more about dogs and there is no better place to find people providing various alternative ways to achieve the same results than on popular dog forums, so if I ask questions it is because I did not understand the angle being talked about. I have 30 years of experience but you never stop learning when it comes to dogs.
I do not think it would at all be necessary to edit or ban anybody, thats just silly, but as experienced handlers and trainers, some of us professional, we just need to think who we are aiming this advice at and ensure we are adequately clear in the directions we give.
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