Not trying to over run Ed's vid but watch this one and tell me what you see that is wrong here. I am posing this as a question instead of an attack because I am wanting to try something here to see if we get to the end result the same way.
I saw this video for the first time just before you posted it Terry. I started wandering around youtube after Eddie posted his vid and there it was. I was going to post it in a separate thread but it's just as good here.
Lets try to look past the following things;
That those guys are not experienced protection dog trainers and are just messing around.
That the situation goes on for too long.
That the "decoy" is probably a friend of the dog's owner and is known to the dog.
That the situation isn't set up in such a way that the dog can learn what the behavior of a potential bad guy may be and when use of force on a man is acceptable.
That the dog may be coming away with the conclusion that anyone that comes in physical contact with his owner can be attacked, even a friend of the owner's.
That seeing a dog doing what that dog is doing probably naturally, bothers us a little as trainers who spent a lot of time learning the craft, in other words jealousy.
And then you're left with the fact that it's an awesome natural protection dog, with the size, power and strength of character to stop a man without any training, a great example of what I love about rottweilers. This dog has the supreme self confidence to go against a man without needing to have been agitated and his drive raised. I've watched the other videos from this guy, his rottweilers are not trained for crisp command performance, but they do listen to him, they are under control. In another vid he shows the dog running 4 miles with a bicycle and the dog is looking good.
This dog will need very little bite training if at all, and a few scenarios to be a great protection dog. That's just the way I would train my rott, mostly in muzzle, except better scenarios. If he had serious bite training this dog would be a monster. Probably not a dog to do french ring with but an awesome beast nevertheless, what a good rott is all about to me. Anybody think they'd like to mess with the owner while that dog is around?