i agree with you except for for the part about training just to do it and a lifestyle. if the OP wants to train in SAR just for fun what harm does it do
to the OP or the dog??? i can totally see where having a dog trained
in SAR is just fun to have.
Training a dog to do anything for fun or work is good for owner and dog.
If you are able to go the extra miles in time and effort to make the dog useful to others then why not try?
I agree with GSDElsa's advice: if you are going to do it, do it right.
Last edited by PaddyD; 05-28-2011 at 10:04 AM.