The first club I belonged to in Gainesville was very much 3 phases. Of course there were people who would show late and only do protection but it was frowned upon and the atmosphere could get a little chilly.
In our current club there are always 2 phases scheduled. Tracking is probably done the least, which is sort of a pity, but it's probably the least glamorous of the phases.
We do allow people to train only obedience and tracking, since some people are interested but don't really have current dogs suitable for sport. This way they can be involved and learn until they do have a dog.
Now, there are situations around here where a helper for hire will be available on a field for a session that's not particularly club affiliated, so people can get in extra protection training and then it's only the one phase. There are people who will only come out for protection with the intention of doing the tracking and OB on their own.
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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