by nick3981 on 21 November 2018 - 16:11
by Vito Andolini on 21 November 2018 - 16:11
Hold off on getting a dog or puppy. Go visit a few local clubs. See which one fits for you and them. Be honest. Tell them you are going to get a new dog , but would like to come out to learn, help and see what is needed to succeed in the sport.
Odds are, you will be pointed in the right direction by members of that club. Still give it some time. Remember, the only thing two dog trainers agree on, is what the third trainer is doing wrong. Take your time and watch their dogs. Get an idea of what you like and ask that person to help you.
by Hundmutter on 21 November 2018 - 18:11
Between these two approaches, you will pick up info you might be missing (not clear from your OP) as to what health checks you need to do etc before you hand over your money for a pup. Good luck.
by Rik on 21 November 2018 - 23:11
very good advice from Vito and hund.
you should also realize that you are an unproven talent (don't mean that in a bad way) just that the most honest breeder in the world might not risk their best pups.
everybody starts at day 1. many of us have been taken advantage of.
mostly in my case because of good advertising, impatience and not going to look at what I was buying.
I think you make a good start just asking.
by Prager on 23 November 2018 - 16:11
by Q Man on 23 November 2018 - 17:11
Also remember that Puppies are a Crap Shoot...If you want to get something your more sure about then get a young adult...
by bladeedge on 23 November 2018 - 18:11
by Jenni78 on 24 November 2018 - 00:11
Additionally, this site can be a good resource. Where are you located, are you willing to ship, what's your experience level, what's the problem with your current dog, etc. etc. More info will get you more info ;)
by Vito Andolini on 24 November 2018 - 01:11
References are great, but look for breeders that have a track record for results and breeders that actually work their dogs. If they don't work their dogs, you have to ask why? And how do they know? I'm not saying that you can't find an excellent pup from someone that doesn't, but some people just buy a couple dogs that are titled and put em together.
by Jenni78 on 24 November 2018 - 01:11