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The WFFCW was created August 5, 2001 :: we're 15 YEARS OLD!
WHAT IS THIS WEBSITE ABOUT? Some of this is a personal website containing REBUTTAL, REPLY, and COMMENT to (primarily) public statements and accusations made by various self proclaimed "internet dog training experts". The majority of the statements and accusations are FALSE, and refer to me, personally. The nucleus of this website is based on verbatim quotes of public messages, most of which are archived with their respective lists. Unless noted, nothing has been altered, other than formatting line length to screen width and changing the font style. Other parts of this site contain OPINIONS, HUMOR, PARODY, COMEDY, and SARCASM which reflect my own personal sense of humor and viewpoints. The First Amendment of the Constitution adequately, particularly, and specifically provides these rights. This site is for educational and entertainment purposes. This is emphatically not a "hate" site. There is no hate, and never was. Profanity is kept to a minimum, but it does exist. If this website seems offensive to you, in any way, please leave now. Please do not subject yourself to being offended.
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How Internet Experts Are Born
The objective: Make somebody look ridiculous. That's what it's all about.
Take about 200 people with computers and modems. Start a dog training message group. Within a few days, 180 people will fall into line behind 2 or 3 emerging "experts". As the messages flow, the put downs escalate, very selectively separating the "experts" from the "idiots". Maybe this could be called "shaping", or creating a hierarchy.
This is home territory for the "experts": the Voodoo Louie Castles, the Ed Frawleys, and the Don Yarnells of the internet dog training message world. Certainly there are more, I just haven't seen them yet, so I haven't named them yet. Self-proclaimed "experts", legends in their own minds, these internet "experts" would starve themselves for a week before missing an opportunity to attack and belittle others, especially other professional trainers or those perceived as competition.
A week or two later, 90 of the "idiots" are afraid to even post a message to the group, for fear of ridicule or interrogation from the "experts". After a few more weeks, the group is fully polarized, and the "experts" are entirely in control. 40 of the "idiots" enter the "hero-worship" stage, and read the "expert's" words as if they're absolute gospel from God Himself.
Periodically, someone posts a message which differs from the "expert's" thinking or experience, then it's time to regain total group control. This is done by a series of escalating judgments and challenges, beginning with the "expert", and often aided by one or more of the "hero-worshippers".
After awhile, the battle zones are well defined. Numerous drawn out wars, which rapidly have nothing at all to do with dogs or training, have graduated into "internet hatred". This hatred is a predictable result of the message wars that never end. The last word is always followed by one more last word, and just one more last word. The "experts" must show how they attained "expert" status by comparison. The comparisons result in personalized attacks on the individual who doesn't fully agree with the "expert". The "experts" never, ever fail to use the challenge tool: "tell us where you got all your experience", "who have you trained with, we will check with them".
The "experts" unfailingly use the words "we" and "us", as if they are a formal "GROUP" - self-appointed interrogators for the rest of "them". They pretend it's their duty to ask the questions and demand satisfactory answers. The answers are never satisfactory. Ever.
The Police Connection
A common misunderstanding in the "expert" problem is centered around cops. Many people seem to be under the impression that cops are dog trainers, and naturally, the cops don't dispel that myth. It's a marvelous ego boost to the cop to have several "hero worshippers" eagerly acting out the fantasies with him. The delusions come about because many civilians imagine police dogs to be so far superior to privately trained dogs. Nothing could possibly be further from the truth.
What is so special about a cop? Is it the uniform? Or the implied "authority" that creates "respect" or acceptance of their word? Police K9 handlers and trainers are just humans, like all the rest of us. They don't deserve any kind of special, automatic respect, simply because they are employed by an agency somewhere. They're no better - or worse - than anyone else. They're just humans. And many are also well trained, experienced liars. It's know as "CYA" - cover your ass.
If more people would make an honest, objective comparison, it would become instantly apparent that some of the worst and sloppiest training can be found with police service dogs, anywhere in the United States. Almost any dog in America with a title is under far better control than almost any police dog. The proof of that isn't very hard to find, if one just looks for it.
Extending that thought further, it would provide some amusement to research how many police handlers have been bitten, injured or mauled by their own K9s, compared to how many non-police handlers who regularly participate in bite training.
Regardless of the reasons and the excuses, no matter what kind of stories and messages they write, or how many times they discredit other people, cops aren't mini-Gods. Cops exist in their own, private little Peyton Place world, where politics, backstabbing, and power games are a normal, daily way of life. They get away with overpowering subordinates in their own departments, then try to bring the same attitudes and behaviors into internet message groups.
The problem here is, we aren't subordinates and they're not our commanding officers.
I'm grateful to the TRUE dog training experts of this world. Unlike those "internet experts" mentioned above, and others just like them, there are many GENUINE EXPERTS available to learn from and train with.
Gene England - Scottsville, Kentucky
Thom Payne - San Diego, California
Wolfgang Kruger - Recklinghausen, Germany
Siegfried Abel - Recklinghausen, Germany
Heiner Isselhorst - Recklinghausen, Germany
Ap van der Werff - Rotterdam, Holland
Remke Bravenboer - Rockanje, Holland
Jan Oudwater - Brielle, Holland
Walter Turner - Los Angeles, California
Walter Hoffmann - Wanne Eickel, Germany
Uli and Jurgen Knappe - Recklinghausen, Germany
Olaf Wiemann - Recklinghausen, Germany
Rudi Trompell - Recklinghausen, Germany
Mike Rankin - Bowling Green, Kentucky
Alfred Marcziewski and Staff - Landespolizeischule fur Diensthundfuhrer - Stukenbrock, Germany
And while speaking of genuine experts ....
I doubt that any Schutzhund trainer in the world can match Gene England's V Team. The V Team is a group of dedicated Schutzhund trial competitors who train with Gene, and who have scored at least 96 out of 100 possible points in the tracking, obedience, or protection phases of the sport. Following is a table honoring these fine competitors, and showing the number of times each has V-qualified with their trial performances. This table is at least three years out of date - I have not kept it current. The facts speak for themselves.
|Alex Holden2 x V|
|Barbara Dailey3 x V|
|Carole Bohanan-Uhler1 x V|
|Craig Wandtke9 x V|
|Debbie Zappia13 x V|
|Gail Dodd30 x V|
|Gary Putz2 x V|
|Jody Potter1 x V|
|Kari Cowart1 x V|
|Kathy Males3 x V|
|Loel Turpin1 x V|
|Louie Rossi9 x V|
|May Jacobson4 x V|
|Melodie Limpach9 x V|
|Nazarene Mondello1 x V|
|Nila McKendry1 x V|
|Patricia Pray1 x V|
|Pauline Karalia1 x V|
|Richard Cowart2 x V|
|Ronnie Hill7 x V|
|Steve Koren2 x V|
|Tammy Marshall10 x V|