Training and Time investments - from pet to K9
Very curious to know what sort of time investment people put into their dogs. High energy, medium energy, low energy, never expendable energy, and all inbetween. How much training time each week? How much actual working time, if the dog has a task (sniffer, herder)? Any off days are allowed to simply play fetch or walk around?
As of now, I simply have a pet dog, he comes and goes out and about with me, half hour-2 hour walks twice a day, short 5 minute OB sessions, a 15 minute fetch or tug session, all is sufficient to wear him out that he doesn't wreck the house while I work. He suits my corporate drone life style.
More curious for the fact that I may consider some serious scent work (narcotics, explosives), SchH/IPO, herding, or protection work in the future; with a different dog, likely different life style.