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View Poll Results: What is your level of training?
No formal training 2 2.41%
Basic house manners 40 48.19%
Competition obedience, rally, agility 35 42.17%
Schutzhund 28 33.73%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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What is your commitment to training your dog?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 11:54 AM
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There really isn't a choice for those who have taken formal training, but not utilized it for competition.

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There really isn't a choice for those who have taken formal training, but not utilized it for competition.
That's the group we fall into. We are using her training now for Therapy Dog stuff, but we don't "compete" with her.

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At this time all of my energy and training goes into schutzhund. Of course the training I do in SchH also will cross over to the AKC OB and TR venues.

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Schutzhund is the main thing, SDA second (though eventually that will probably be #1). I'm going to get back into agility this coming summer and am starting two dogs in flyball tonight. We also do a few other things that don't require a lot of training, you just show up and either your dog does it or he doesn't (dock diving and lure coursing, for example).
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I do a lot of obedience training with my dogs but have not competed in OB. I am thinking of trying out rally competition with Bianca though. She already had some Sch and tracking training in her previous home, I have done obedience and agility training with her and therapy dog training.


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I fall between the cracks of your poll, lol! I go way beyond basic manners, but I've never trained anything to the point of competition. That may change, Halo is doing very well in flyball class and the club that we're taking the classes from has asked if we're interested in joining them for practice when it's done. If she continues to do well, and they like us and we like them, she may end up racing on a team.

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Right now I am consistently training three dogs. Two have earned obedience titles so far. Two of the three are training in tracking right now also. I train them several days a week.
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Basic house manners: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Find it
Would like to get into tracking but nothing formal nearby, will have to look for a book.
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There really isn't a choice for those who have taken formal training, but not utilized it for competition.
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I fall between the cracks of your poll, lol! I go way beyond basic manners, but I've never trained anything to the point of competition.
Yup, I agree... there's an option missing.

I train my dogs in "house manners," obedience, agility, skijoring, and hope to add tracking and carting, but all of this is for fun, and I don't compete (yet).

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