Finally a positive training dilemma.
So I have been working with my dogs since I have had them. Sit, down, stay, recall, touch, heel, loose leash walking, leave it. Other basic stuff. However, I want to do more with them. Living where I live I haven't found any clubs or trainers that do sports. Until last week. I just happened to drive by a facility that does SCH and obviously the advanced obedience that goes along with it. I talked to the guy for about 45 minutes. Basically I would pay for one dog then teach the others at home like I am doing now. Until we get to bite work then it's all in house. And it's affordable. The only thing is he uses no treats or toys in his training. Kind of the opposite of how I have been training all this time. Not saying his way is better or worse just don't know about it.
Today I just happened to drive by another facility and while they don't offer SCH they do offer agility, flyball, and barn hunts. I spoke with the lady there and we have almost identical training philosophies it's also affordable but not sure how to incorporate three dogs into these sports. I suppose I could have each one take a different sport. Or pick one and put them in it. Or find what they're all best at and do that. She invited me to come check out whatever I want to get an idea of them.
So that is my positive dilemma. Go with SCH that I know Athena and probably Apollo would excel at. Not sure about Rosko. Obedience he would be fine but maybe he's too soft for the bite work. Or pick another sport with the other facility.
And the different training philosophies. Anyone on here train with no treats or toys. How is it different. Just no treats or toys just an atta boy or what.