Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
In my experience, it's not something that is timed. It is based on the dog, and the handler. Some dogs take longer then others. Some can't do it, some can. They are not "programs", but more like clubs and groups... meaning, it's something that you do for long term, not 6-12weeks. Most (the ones who are responsible) will not train for bite work only... you will have to do at least obedience and protection together. Anywhere that offers only bite work.... I would be concerned of their credentials and what they would do to my dog.
Price is also the same thing. It depends who you go to, what they want to charge, if they charge for group/club fees, helper fees, facility fees, etc. Some are monthly, some yearly... some both... and also some that just charge for each visit.
It's not cheap or easy and is very time consuming... even if you are not going for the sport.
Currently, I consider my fees cheap. I pay $35 each session for group days, I'm out there 2 days a week and train every day at home (obedience only, and starting some tracking). I am part of a group, so there's no time period set on it... we go at my dogs pace and I will stay with them for as long as my dogs and I enjoy it.
I see you are in FL... what part?
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