Main > ...price of a working dog, got me thinking (0 replies)
by wscott00 on 02 April 2008 - 18:29
a lot of the folks a the top of the schutzhund world have raised many pups and have proven thier training ability time and time again.
the only time ego isnt involved is when you go out fail tracking, barely pass OB and maybe get an 82 in proection. if you do this smile, and say well i had fun anyway. then ego is not involved. if you are dissapointed in the scores then id say ego is involved.
personally i enjoy the competition, im not a big fan of a large trianing club, or holding the hand of beginners, nor will i gamble 12-18 mo's on a pup. i purchased my last dog at 2yrs old and had just as much fun and worked just as hard as someone who started w/ an 8wk old puppy. IMO starting w/ and puppy and taking it to a sch3 is an accomplishment but a bit overated as a measureing stick of training ability.