Amnon Ben Itzhak - sakemannikentän toisinajattelija
Vihdoin alkaa tapahtua sakemannien ummehtuneessa ankkalammessa.
International Working German Shepherd Dog Club IWGSDC:n perustaja israelilainen Amnon Ben Itzhak on sakemannikentän toisinajattelija.
Allekirjoitan joka ikisen sanan hän artikkelissaan The goal - German Shepherd Dog.
Tässä kiteytettynä Itzhakin näkemys hänen omin sanoin:
The significance of Schutzhund and IPO is not real; they are carried out without any disturbances and in sterile conditions that are well known in advance. Also the tracking part of the test is not realistic; preparation of the track is not natural, the dog carries his nose too low, so that he can not perform tracking in a true manner. I would like to emphasize that I am not against the sport of Schutzhund, IPO, and others. I am very much opposed to those that claim that Schutzhund is a test of working dogs and/or defense dogs. These tests do not show the following
1. The mental stability of a dog in conditions of stress
2. Defense ability
3. Obedience in real life conditions
4. Complex nose work
7. Ability of the dog to deal with unfamiliar situations