I don't even want to think of the amount I've spent training. Fuel costs are the main factor, but I've paid to train for a few years and my focus was never the podium or national level competitions... I just love training and learning. Seminars are great, but costly, some of the competitions I've been involved in have no 'titles' to gain but more for fun.
Training with a trainer, IMO is important, because I like to be critiqued, challenged and held accountable for my techniques. I'm still learning, always will be. Thick skin is necessary.
I won't add up the weekly costs to train, I'd be found out by my husband if I posted that anywhere, lol
Lol. Are any of your dog titled in any sports?