This has been bothering me for three weeks, so here it goes.
Most of you know that I have been trying to get involved in schH with my WGSL boy, Berlin. Well, I went and visited a club a month or so ago, and got invited to bring him to be evaluated. Now keep in mind, this club is dominated by WL's, but whatever, if my dog had it, great, if not, we'd keep looking. The people were nice, I liked the training, I liked everything about it actually.
I bring him for his evaluation, and he did great (so I was told) and they seemed like they wanted us to train there and what not, seemed really surprised at how he did etc. So, it looked promising, or so I thought. Well, I left there on good terms that day, expecting to come train the following weekend, but after sending a few emails with no response, I guess not. They never responded back, ever. I thought maybe they didnt receive them, so I sent again, but alas, almost a month later, still no response.
I was not about to drive an hour away either to find out they were training at a different location, so I didnt just 'show up'.
I guess my problem here is the lack of professionalism. We're all adults here, if you dont like my dog and dont want him training with you guys, then just tell me that and we move on. But to just ignore someone? I dont get it. I really hope not all people in these clubs are like this...
Did they have me bring him out as a joke? Did they want to see how terrible a showline is and embarrass us?
Im a bit bummed I guess, but Id rather not give my money to people like that, unfortunate it went this way for other reasons as well.
On a different note, I am going to visit the Chicago Schutzhund Verein (?) hopefully this weekend, and I think that club will be a better fit for us anyways...I really like their philosophies and Berlin will fit in there, and we can train for conformation as well as IPO.
SG1 Valco 'Berlin' Hokschhaus CGCA BA-1 UNJCH HIT TKA TC
(2x) SG1 Rogue 'Tesla' v Huerta Hof AD UNJ HIC TKA TC