I think the notion of being initially brief and concise when meeting people out and about is that no one wants to be beat over the head with a new idea. That's the quickest way to turn a person off and lose them. When someone asks me directly, or seems generally interested in my training techniques, I like to offer just enough to keep them asking more questions. That way they are engaged in the conversation, not being lectured to by me. This approach has worked well for me in that most folks have been very receptive and even those who don't quite get it are at least polite and pleasant..Noobs wrote:But how much of that will actually stick? People come to this board and are willing to hear this AT FIRST and then they leave when they realize their "reward" of a well-behaved, pleasant dog doesn't come as fast as they want. How successful does anyone expect to be when they are trying to be brief and concise with someone in person?
Also, never discount the benefit of time. Some folks might not seem to "hear" you at the moment, maybe even scoff at your techniques, but you've still planted a seed that over time, might just germinate in their minds and get them looking into positive training somewhere down the line.