Originally Posted by onyx'girl
I drive 2 hours to train. There are clubs that are closer, but sometimes it is better to not just train at a place that is convenient but go where the training is good!
Evaluation is basically watching a puppy's confidence level and how it plays with a rag/flirtpole...at a young age, that's about all that can be evaluated. And if you get barking for the toy...bonus!!
Nearest place would be Baltimore and from what I can tell, there aren't any CLUBS. Just a training facility that I'd have to hunt down again. Driving 2 hours is pushing it really badly financially, even if I drove the van instead of the truck for the better mileage. I could pull off an hours drive but even that is stretching it.
Also because I'm not sure exactly what kind of confidence levels we're looking for exactly, I'd feel better with someone that actually trains in IPO evaluating him. I think he's confident but I need the outside opinion since he's my dog lol. he'll bark for a toy but it really depends on the toy too. He barks to get into the truck he loves rides so much!
The more people I meet and talk to,the more I love my dogs and their intelligence.
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