|09-10-2013 10:06 PM|
|KZoppa||Lee, I found a club up near Waldorf which on a good day is about a 45 minute drive and according to maps online it's an hours drive. I'm going to email the person I have contact info for and see what they say. Their club site hasn't been updated since last year from what I can tell so contact info is conflicting except for a couple names. Gonna give it a shot! Thanks so much for the info!|
|09-10-2013 09:22 PM|
|Renofan2||Too high for an evaluation. Definitely some ipo clubs in md that I would try. Good luck!|
|09-10-2013 09:11 PM|
we're on military pay so we already don't get much lol and I drive a 2013 Tundra. totally agree that's money that could be going to those getting body slammed and chewed on even with protection between the teeth. Not to mention the heat!
I had NO idea there were other sites! Thanks. I will definitely look at those!
Unfortunately two hours one way isn't really an option every weekend. One hour one way would be pushing it but I could pull that off easier than two hours one way. Especially since I'm not a morning person in any way
|09-10-2013 06:55 PM|
have you looked at all the sites? USCA, WDA and DVG....there are tons of clubs and training groups in MD/VA - I don't know the geography that well - but 2 hours is really not that big a trip...I used to drive from Pittsburgh to an hour west of Baltimore I think...now I train in a modio ring group, and we collaborate on the training needed for IPO - it is only 40 miles away, but still nearly an hour given the city is between my house and training
Helper work can run 20-50 plus field fees at some clubs and groups - the one I trained with had a per person field fee that went directly to the property owner every week...he did maintain the field - mowing etc, so really, that was not a big deal
|09-10-2013 06:47 PM|
|onyx'girl||Fuel prices are taking a toll on my wallet. Last weekend I spent $75 to train both days. And gas is "low" right now. I hate that the oil companies are the one making the profits from my training, it should be going to the club or the helpers that sweat their butts off for nothing more than bruises.|
|09-10-2013 03:51 PM|
|KZoppa||I can totally understand paying a donation of $10-$20 to the club doing the eval.|
|09-10-2013 03:21 PM|
1. Is the evaluation for all three phases?
We do have a guest fee and an evaluation fee.
The guest fee is varied - if you need helperwork for a trial situation, it is a small fee. If you come out and track and do OB, nothing.
The eval fee is varied, based on if you want 1, 2 or 3 phases eval'd. But, not a high fee and it is detailed 1:1.
|09-10-2013 03:08 PM|
wow, if that was a few week, bring your dog out a couple times a week for a month and we'll see what he does evaluation maybe.
But if that is what most IPO evaluations are like, which if it's puppies, is usually nothing more than tossing a rag around on a pole to to test prey drive and stuff and then seeing how it responds to some different environmental stuff, I wouldn't expect anything more than a 10 dollar donation to the club.
I know some trainers charge anywhere from 20-50 bucks or more per phase for private training, but you wouldn't be doing an "ob evaluation" then a bitework evaluation and then a tracking one, you can pretty much see what you need to in about 5 minutes or less.
|09-10-2013 02:54 PM|
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!
|09-10-2013 02:29 PM|
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!!
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