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Old 11-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah there's another training place nearby that does a free assessment and charges almost 200$ less than that
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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).
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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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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Old 11-29-2012, 12:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah there's another training place nearby that does a free assessment and charges almost 200$ less than that
I called triple crown several times and they never returned my call.. I heard their main guy is moving out of town .. I am really hoping the Austin shutzhund club or the lone star club gets back to me soon... in the meanwhile at least they face me some tips for training...
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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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.
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