One of my passions is to address the low pass rates in our breed water tests and why this cycle has been going on for so long. I have seen pass rates for a single test as low as 10%.
I know this is a big topic to take on, but my goal is to identify what is important to the participants and support keeping these tests viable for the future owners and the water breeds that participate in them.
I have Newfoundlands. I also have many clients with Portuguese Water Dogs. Some of the same issues cross both breeds. There are also Labrador Retriever and Leonberger breeds that will participate in these tests when opportunities are open to them.
I am not an advocate for making the current test criteria easier, I am in the camp of educating members on how to properly train the tasks using scientific methods.
I am a Professional Dog Trainer that spends time and money educating myself with the most current scientically supported training methods from many instructors...