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Old 08-20-2013, 02:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know about the champion part, but it sounds like your dog is a prospect based on his general bloodlines and parents' accomplishments.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't know about the champion part, but it sounds like your dog is a prospect based on his general bloodlines and parents' accomplishments.
And you would know this from your vast titling and trial experience right? What you did a BH 9 years ago?
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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And you would know this from your vast titling and trial experience right? What you did a BH 9 years ago?
Aside from the fact that the question was not "is my dog a good schutzhund prospect"....
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Don't forget to factor-in an emotional toll.

The club I train with exacts a heavy emotional cost in the ridicule and general harrassment I must endure....all undeserved, I might add.
LOL, Wayne - be honest, you love every minute of it!
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I asked because many people think just because a dog is a GSD, it can do sport. Keith, I could argue there can be a great deal of training involved that is more challenging and not so blatently repetitive in the non trial training world. As far as I know, people who handle dogs in real working situations don't have to ever have titled or trialed a dog. It is kind of like synchronized swimming. Alot of training goes into that.

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Typically, what is the average cost to get started in joining a schutzhund club and typically what is paid per year after all the initial purchases?

I would love to get my dog into schutzhund but I just think the.costs are.too high.at.this.time. I was thinking of even possibly doing personal protection work instead of joining a schutzhund club and paying that $50-$100 per week cos. Any thoughts on this?
Time is the biggest investment in my experience. Off course time is money so there goes
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