Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jeff. County, NY
How to proceed from here?
My k9 team is defaulting. So far I've been training with another team but they are a very reputable, active team, training is not as much as I want it to be. It's 3 times per month, that's it, since I have no one out here to work with at all, plus it's a very long drive both ways. 3 times per month, just doesn't cut it.
We got so far. Have the first out of five certifications. She hasn't had training in four weeks (yet again)...
Is it better to call it quits? It's exhausting, it is really exhausting not to know what to do, where to go, how to work through it, driving long hours and not make any progress because the training is just not enough.
I love SAR. I really love SAR, I don't want to quit but when I look at the time that went into the dog... almost two years, if I had to put the same time into Schutzhund Training we'd already have the title and gear towards the SchH2.
It's so darn frustrating and I think I just can't do it any longer. Not the way it is. It's a constant fight and if you don't have the support you need, not the people to work with and you yourself are relatively new.
How would you go from here if it was you that was in the position?