I am seeking a situation where Grimm and I might be welcomed to train in a supportive environment. My goal is to better our bond, improve teamwork around distractions, and to keep an open mind to learning whatever might help us with functioning better as a team. My secret fantasy would be to someday work towards a BH with Grimm
. That looks complicated, and difficult, and like it would take a long time and lots of guidance. I think what I would enjoy most of all is the invaluable time training with my Grimm up to that point, enriching our bond,
even more than earning the title itself.
I am receptive and open to learning. I am, however, non-competetive. Would a club prefer to not have a member who isn't trial-focused?
I understand that when a trial comes up, much more time must be given to those who trial. But, in watching, I may learn, too... anything at all-- that may help our bond is gold to me.
My other concern is: What can someone who is non-competetive GIVE
to a club? What can I give, provide, help with? I would be taking too, in benefiting from guidance. I crave learning anything to make Grimm and I do better together-- but what can someone who doesn't compete and is not experienced give back?
I want to find a situation where there is a way for me to give back to a club who might provide guidance for Grimm and I. Set-up of field equipment? Clean-up or financial or food contribution if there are shared meals on club days? Make fliers on the computer at home? Help find sponsors for events? I cannot drive,
so as it is, I will be coming in trying to find a ride to training. So, a club may not ever happen at all.
But if it does-- what can someone who is inexperienced bring to the club to give, help out, support the club and give back?
Would we even be considered as members in most clubs at all?
PS-- My donatable talents are rather limited. I can illustrate fliers, and can translate German-- even lots of really fast swear words.