My current dog has gotten IPO2 and will be going for IPO3 in a few months. However, when I purchased him I bought him from a BYB not knowing any better. Fortunately this BYB bought a Stormfront's Brawnson progency with a nice pedigree so while the father side is all pet / BYB "lines" the mother's side certainly has nice genetics for IPO.
Anyway, with that said, the dog is not an IPO dog. It took a lot of training and effort to get him here to this point and it's all on club level.
Now that I am so involved with IPO I would love a dog that is more suitable for the work.
Now a short word on integrity: I bought my first dog as a pet and only later discovered IPO. As a pet he's great. I also made many training mistakes on him. So he is the product of MY decisions. As such, I am responsible to provide him a great life and that is exactly what I intend to do. I want to ADD a dog, not REPLACE a dog. I understand he is this way because of my choice (in purchasing from a BYB) and MY training.
With that said, I've been considering puppies vs young green dogs. I do not want to import, I'd like to buy a dog within the US.
I am considering a green dog since I work full time and will not be home during the day. I also don't have the energy to housebreak a puppy.
So, if you could, tell me about the advantages vs disadvantages of a puppy vs a young dog. And, how much could a green dog cost compared to a puppy? Finally, anything else I should consider? The only thing I do not want is a titled dog. Not even a BH. I'd like to do it myself.
Any advice will be appreciated