I just started going to a new place that is near me and has obedience classes and other dog related things like 'day care'. They consider themselves bull breed training specialists, and the owner's kid does have a rescue pit doing very well at obedience shows. I had paid for time by myself and it was $45/hr. Not too dear, but enough that I can't do it 3 times a week, more like once, and hubby still complains. SO, there is a 'masters' class on Saturday, that I could attend and it is only $10 for a drop-in. Sounded ideal. I got there, and the only 2 dogs in class are the owner's kid's dog w/ kid (I mean like 25 yrs old). I will call her dog V. And another young lady with another dog that I will call M. Both of these are rescue pit bull females. Today the 'class' happened to be concentrating on distractions. OK fine. I brought in Bill, the dog in my avatar, and started to work on heeling. One reason I wanted to work Bill there, is he finds female bull breeds VERY distracting. M is barking. The facility owner was rolling a noisy cart around as a distraction. OK fine. V is starting to stress and become very scared and M is out on the end of her leash barking. M's owner is just hanging on with a hand signal stuck out - and this went on for MINUTES. The owner starts throwing a ball around. OK fine. Bill was a little distracted by the ball, but I just worked through it with treats and small corrections and he resumed working. We were just working through novice exercises for his upcoming first time in the obedience ring. M is still barking at the end of her leash. V's behavior is becoming more stressed. M downs for a second and gets a treat and pops back up and resumes barking at end of leash. M's owner starts giving different hand signal. Facility owner starts throwing a soft frisbee. Manages to to hit Bill in his front legs while we were heeling and he just kind of stumbled and kept heeling, bless him. Facility owner apologises. I work a couple of recalls. Stand for exam. One quick off leash heel. Figure 8 around cones. M is still barking and V is starting to crawl on the floor because she is afraid of the frisbee flying around. I ask what M's owner is trying to do. Facility owner says she is waiting for the dog to sit. She throws the frisbee over V's head and V starts crawling to the kid during a recall. I mean slinking along. It was awful. Facility owner says they expect V to work even if she is stressed. OK. I was there a total of 15 minutes. I was very pleased with what Bill had done and figured there was no further reason to subject him to such a stressful environment. Pay my 10 bucks and leave. In the 15 minutes I was there, a dog that is taking first place in novice obedience- V -starts crawling on the floor from stress, and the other dog, M, downed for a few seconds and never stopped barking, loudly. Now, these folks don't approve of the way I train. I don't beat my dogs, or anything, but I do give corrections and will use a pinch collar if I feel I need to. But WTH? I was totally surprised by what I saw compared to what they told me about how they train. Does this sound right to ya'll? Obviously I'm missing something.