Hopefully some of the good folks on here that can clear up a question that I have. We all know what guys like Richling/Morrison etc think of Clicker Training and Positive methods, so they don't count imo lol. But for those who compete and/or train for Sch, Ring Sport and Protection what is the general opinion from Trainers/Handlers on Positive Methods/Clicker Training? And not how these methods work or don't work as they would pretain to their sport or job but in general or for other sports etc. Do most of these trainers think it is bribing a dog by using food/toy rewards? Do most of them feel the methods are ineffective in general or just not for what they do with the dogs? I think sometimes those of us that use these methods get too defensive because of the belittling that comes from such guys as Richling. And that it is a misconception that we are all veiwed as bribers, lurers and too soft and generally useless at training a dog lol. At least I would like to believe that it is a misconception....... NOTE!! I DO NOT WANT THIS TO END UP AS A DEBATE OR ARGUEMENT ABOUT WHICH METHODS ARE BETTER OR WORSE THAN THE OTHERS!!!!!!