Re: Too old?
I got a BH on a 7 year old dog. I know someone who is working towards their SchH1 on an 8 year old dog. It's not the age of the dog that determines how the dog does...it's the dog and you! And truly 17 months isn't that old.
In general, don't expect it to run like a standard group obedience class. At most SchH clubs I've seen it's one or two dogs out at a time and the other dogs are up in their crates in their cars. There is very little or no dog to dog interaction and really very little people dog interaction unless it's a puppy being socialized or something someone is working on. There is a usually a heavy focus on work at the clubs I've been to.
Pay attention to what the more experienced people are doing! It'll give you a lot of insight into the process of training and Have fun!!
Bianka vom Eisernen Loewen IPO3, CGC, TC 1-3-08
Cade vom Eisernen Loewen IPO1, CGC 3-25-09
D'Artagnan (Tag) vom Eisernen Loewen BH 2-2-10
G Aiko von Burkndeiros SchH 3, IPO3, FH, TC, KKL2 9-17-02 (Retired)
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