Neil and others
who try and discredit the facts I have presented only show yourselves to have limited desire to learn. It also exposes the fact that you have done no actual research on dog phycology or dog training. None of what I have stated is my opinion and it all is well documented in most science based books on dog phycology and training. I would give you a list of citations, but I can tell by your comments that you have no desire to learn anything about the subject.
So keep up the babble so those of us that have done the reading, research, and reading know who you are all that have not!
What many do not understand is how truly amazing dogs are! They can learn to retrieve, use their nose, quarter, honor, etc. etc. even if the trainer has limited knowledge and experience providing that their owner takes the time and effort to train with the dog.
But-- a well trained trainer will take that same dog and add style, consistency, dependability, and help the dog become as good of a gun dog that it can become. If you want your dogs to be all they can be.....become a student of training learning all you can learn....
Question is, what kind of a trainer are you?