Many years ago, a young dog trainer moved to northern Illinois (close to me). We became good friends and I trained with him once in awhile. A couple of years later, I called him and discussed an "issue" with my dog Taffey. The end result was , "Bring her over and we'll take a look." I did and he said "Work her a bit and I will watch". After a time, I asked "What do you think?" He quietly paused and asked "What do you want to know?" I told him I was looking for advice. He did not answer, but did continue to watch as we worked some more. This went on for several minutes and he asked the same question a few more times. My reaction was, "You know I did come over to get some kind of input." He asked, "Are you sure about that?" Well, I was getting a bit irritated and said "I would not have come over here if I did not want to know." He paused, looked at me and said "It is not the dog." I laughed at that, paused and then asked, "Why did you wait so long to tell me something I already knew?" He said, "Most of my clients......that ask that question......don't want that answer."