Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
Here in FL we don't have a choice, unless we want to pause training half the year. We do a lot of night time training. Most of our training grounds have big lights up, but there's some pretty dark spots.
I've found that it actually helps Storm. She's adjusts much better now to different situations (rain, wind, cold, hot, dark, light) and it doesn't bother her anymore. When we just did early mornings on the same day every week.... she started to learn the routine and didn't have the same enthusiasm when it was changed.
Also, for home protection training, that's done day and night at the dog's home.
I think it's good, especially for any sort of protection dog. Especially since that's when most crime happens. I wouldn't want my dog stunned by the lack of lighting when I need him most.
(And with what I said... keep in mind... our only trials here occur in end of fall, winter, and very beginning spring- too hot.... so if you skip the whole spring and summer training, you won't be trailing. That's a whole year that you get pushed back! Such a bummer. FL is not a friendly place for training.)
-Pakros von Jagenstadt "Duke" (01/06/10) -CGC
-Storm vom EnZ (05/16/12)
Last edited by TrickyShepherd; 08-25-2013 at 01:20 AM.