I fully believe an abpt should not be "breakable".... so in reality... if the dog is going to hurt itself on a springpole, it has no real need to be here.You really should have his back feet on the ground no dog should be hanging in the air like that ever.
So be it your dogs, I guess you would not have owned honeybunch either right because as you say she was "breakable" right? Can you imagine the dogs she could have produced if her owner had just used common sense? I guess some people lack thatI fully believe an abpt should not be "breakable".... so in reality... if the dog is going to hurt itself on a springpole, it has no real need to be here.
I have put my springpole 6 feet up in a tree many of times and my dogs, for the most part do not even wipe out.
and when the odd time they do, they just get up like nothing happened and "right back at it" these are dogs from traditional lines.
this springpole was set up on my fav. hiking trail. its super easy. just bring your spring and rope with you and a few metal clips and walla... springpole action!
im going to be doing this a LOT more.
a leap then they will naturally bring the animals head down and be at a natural angle with 2 if not 4 feet on the ground, if a dog is just hanging off the face of a bull they cant do as good a job of controlling it and if it is hanging off the face of a bear and dont pull the bear onto all 4s the bear will slice it open thus dead dog.Great video!! thanks for sharing, all my dogs leapers and hangers as well.. To each his own, for me I want the dog that can bring down a bull a bear or a moose just give em time.. which some of that is air time I imagine.. LOL
I thought you might bring that up... lmao.So be it your dogs, I guess you would not have owned honeybunch either right because as you say she was "breakable" right? Can you imagine the dogs she could have produced if her owner had just used common sense? I guess some people lack that
also, I forgot to bring up that she was used for fighting. that would also cause some stress too.I thought you might bring that up... lmao.
how old was honeybunch when she hurt her back?
how many litters did she pump out before hurting her back?
that causes stress.
next time I post a clip ill put it really high just for you infact I think ill post some pics i have from the years and years I have been doing springpoles.
this is a great debate, good work discusing this topic.I can see everyone's point on this and i'll add only that the one dog that got hurt is only one dog of how many thousands that do this, I understand we live in a society that tries to prevent any harm to anyone but sometimes their are other factors at play as was stated. With that said I wouldn't have my dogs feet not touching the ground because I believe the same type of training can be done without him dangling plus I do think we'll be wrestling any bulls or bears to the ground in my backyard and unless you live on a farm why would u need this training?