The world of dogs is a wide and wonderful world. It is however fraying at the seams. The old saying of 'use it or lose it' is all to true. True too, is genetically alter it and lose it or breed in vanity breed out usefulness. We produce retrievers that cannot retrieve, working dogs that have no, or very little, working drive or physical prowess to perform the work.
Our breeding program requires the dogs prove themselves firsthand before reproducing their lines. To ensure our children the availability of good dogs, handlers and trainers, we must produce them today.
Many of us sit behind desks or in front of televisions, never experiencing the need or the desire to apply our natural abilities. Soon they are forgotten, lost forever and life's problems and emergencies become overwhelming obstacles. It is my firm belief that the dog is the last live frontier. To learn to give what he gives freely, to seek to understand that which drives such selfless friendship, this would be true discovery.
Working Service Training at Baden K9, in many ways, goes against all you may have believed in, in training techniques. Yet it works, creating both stability in dog and handler. As well, creating a dog willing and able to track and protect a lost child or to apprehend and contain a hostile fugitive. Rain, snow, fire and other types of obstacles are faced and overcome willingly and faithfully.