|11-29-2012 01:13 PM|
|Yoschi's_Pet_Human||I've sent emails out to the two clubs nearby again... I agree that it seems a waste to spend an hour on a pup all at once.... they did say we'd get a lot done in an hour... but I'd hate to burn the puppy out. For me it's more about doing it right than it is about the money.|
|11-29-2012 01:09 AM|
If you can, go with the Austin Schutzhund Club. It may take a while but generally they will return your email and send you a phone number to call. When I contacted them a couple of weeks before traveling to Austin, it took them a week to respond but they responded and took the time to lead me to the Club.
Really nice group of knowledgeable and fun people.
|11-29-2012 01:00 AM|
|11-28-2012 10:55 PM|
One hour for a pup is wayyy too long. Skip that training and keep finding a club. I pull my dog out for a couple ten minute sessions and put her back up. A little tug work and a little obedience. No way can a puppy work for an hour.
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|11-28-2012 10:50 PM|
In my experience, a normal protection training session for a beginning dog is under 10 minutes of working the dog. Experienced dogs *might* do a 20 minute training session when really working toward a big trial.
So, what are they going to be doing for this hour of training?
A dog can't focus for an hour straight, particularly not at a high level, so a 1 hour-straight class is not usually a productive use of time.
The "bang for the buck" doesn't seem particularly good at that price level.
For example, one of the more expensive private trainers that I am familiar with charges $50 per training day for 2 areas (protection/obedience or protection/tracking).
|11-28-2012 10:02 PM|
|FirstTimeGSD||Yeah there's another training place nearby that does a free assessment and charges almost 200$ less than that|
|11-28-2012 09:15 PM|
|onyx'girl||That is pretty steep for 6 sessions. I would contact the clubs again, & show you are very, very interested! Not sure what one hour sessions will consist of....will you be tracking, doing obedience or is this just prey drive building/bitework? And will you be the only participants? I'd rather be with other teams so I can learn from them. Contact the clubs!!|
|11-28-2012 09:15 PM|
I feel like I definitely get more then I pay for... However, I still think $450 for 6 classes (1 hr each) is a bit overwhelming. I've never done "private" lessons with my dogs though... so maybe that price is not so unreasonable. I enjoy being with a group and learning from each other. It helps to watch others train.
Good luck with his training though. It's a lot of fun and very addictive!! My bank account bleeds profusely because of it! lol
|11-28-2012 08:58 PM|
|11-28-2012 08:50 PM|
|robk||Wow. Is there no club near by that will just charge annual dues for unlimited training?|
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