Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Westchester county, NY
I would say most either get a puppy or young untrained dog and train it themselves. I got mine at 8 weeks old and everything that is right or wrong with him his all me! :-)
Now I have had to retire my border collie from agility so I am starting him in Schutzhund too. So far he is loving it. That's what I think most people do train the dogs they have, themselves, for the joy of working with your dog.
Good luck to you! Clubs are great!
Alighieri von Schraderhaus, (HOT) IPO3 AD -German Shepherd 4/8/2010
Miles, CGC - Border collie, Rescue 10/31/2006
Khaleesi von Feuer, (HOT) BH AD- German Shepherd 2/3/2013
Traveler- BC/ACD 2/3/2014