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Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
IF your dog has what it takes to title in one of the protection sports you are probably looking at 2.5-3 years at least to get her, for example, IPO1. If you paid attention to the one thread in the Schutzhund forum, most of us spend a lot of time training. Club time and personal time at least 5 days a week. Club days are literally that, DAYS, not a couple of hours. Tracking, unless you are lucky and have the land, can take a good 1-1.5 hours, depending on how close you are to tracking fields, 3-6 days a week. Obedience 10-15 minutes a day, sometimes twice a day, if you have experience. If not, you can expect to have to take classes (driving time, class time so probably 1-2 hours) at least once a week and then help at club (though most clubs do NOT teach on club day). Protection can be done once a week, but it will take far longer to achieve your goals. 2 days a week is minimum if you really want to make progress so, unless you have a flexible job, you will be gone all weekend or you will have one late night during the week (many clubs train on one weekend day and one week night).
Another option is sending your girl out to someone to title for you. I mostly don't recommend this because you have no idea how your dog will be treated. It is also very expensive and you will learn nothing yourself about your dog. This could shorten the time frame a bit since you would be removing your own inexperience from the picture (I am assuming you have never trained and titled a dog).
If you really want to become a breeder, you could find a good mentor that is familiar with buying already titled adult females, have her bred, whelp the litter and start fresh with one of her puppies. You could even work the female herself after her litter to gain more experience. This isn't a cheap way to go, but could move things along for you.
Hopefully this was more helpful.
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