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        09-14-2010, 04:06 PM
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Sigh, how sad.

    I will not use a dog trainer that says one program (all positive, all corrections, etc) works for all dogs either. Too many variables. No one size fits all.
    This is why I train my own dogs. The Golden I am showing now has 3 AKC titles by the time she was a year old.
         
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        09-14-2010, 04:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
    This is why I train my own dogs. The Golden I am showing now has 3 AKC titles by the time she was a year old.
    My collie is a Canine Good Citizen! Only 2 of the dogs passed the class.... Next we shall try Rally or Agility! Which do you suggest?
         
        09-14-2010, 04:11 PM
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    Oh, I was not talking about sending a dog to a trainer. I was talking about going to obedience classes and finding a trainer that you can recommend to your friends.

    The pibble and the rottie both have their Canine Good Citizen. That is as far as I got. I tried some obedience shows, but could not deal with the politics associated with it.
         
        09-14-2010, 04:14 PM
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    Trusty still pees on the rug at 13. I am a baaaad dog trainer!
         
        09-14-2010, 04:23 PM
      #5
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    My collie is a Canine Good Citizen! Only 2 of the dogs passed the class.... Next we shall try Rally or Agility! Which do you suggest?
    Probably Rally. It is fun and the RN is on lead so you will get a good idea of what your dog will do at the show with all the other dogs around. Plus you do not need all the equipment. That gets expensive. The next area is the Obedience classes. Also most of the time the Rally and Obedience classes are held on the same weekend. So you can do both. Agility is normally a totally different show so it is hard to do both.
         
        09-14-2010, 04:26 PM
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Oh, I was not talking about sending a dog to a trainer. I was talking about going to obedience classes and finding a trainer that you can recommend to your friends.

    The pibble and the rottie both have their Canine Good Citizen. That is as far as I got. I tried some obedience shows, but could not deal with the politics associated with it.
    Maybe I am just too daff but I have yet to really find any real Politics at the shows. Although in all fairness. I go do my class at my asinged time get my score and leave. I do not hang around.

    Here is Abby at her first show. She was about 6 1/2 months.


    She said if I show that picture I have to show these also.




    Then once you get in this is what you do.



    This is what happens around here if you of M looses.

         
        09-14-2010, 07:22 PM
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    Very cute dog, nrhareiner. You should be very proud of her.

    I went to obedience class just once (my dog was 6 months old), and she almost chopped off the finger of the instructor. Needless to say we were kicked out. It was a real shame.
         
        09-15-2010, 08:01 AM
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    Both shows I went to were not that close to my house. I had to get there in the morning to register and my classes were at the end of the day (Novice A).

    I will compare it to going to a hunter show with out a trainer. Everyone just kind of pretends you are not there.

    We (the other two people I showed with) had the added bonus that there was a woman there that we knew from a combination of horse shows and her trying to get into training at the same facility we trained at. She is one of those types that needs to one up everyone. It was just a fun experience.


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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    I went to obedience class just once (my dog was 6 months old), and she almost chopped off the finger of the instructor. Needless to say we were kicked out. It was a real shame.
    Interesting trainer. I would think most trainer's would find this to be their fault, not the dogs. I can see kicking you out if your dog is a danger to the other participants. Or if you are not being responsible about dealing with your dog (letting it wander around the room and start issues, etc). But if the instructor got snapped at, the instructor was not doing something they should have (like reading the dog correctly).

    Reiner, your dog is gorgeous.
         
        09-15-2010, 09:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Both shows I went to were not that close to my house. I had to get there in the morning to register and my classes were at the end of the day (Novice A).

    Interesting. All the shows I do is pre registered. You can not just show up and register and compete. The registration normally closes about 2 weeks before the show and you get all your stuff in the mail with the time of your class/run. So you just show up let them know you are there and get your number. Same with the conformation shows. I believe that is an AKC rule but I might be mistaken on that. Also if the show was not AKC sanctioned they could do what ever they wish. Some obedience clubs will run shows but not be affiliated with AKC for that show. That is why I can just go do my class and leave. I know when my class starts. I normally show up about a hour early to get settled.


    I will compare it to going to a hunter show with out a trainer. Everyone just kind of pretends you are not there.

    We (the other two people I showed with) had the added bonus that there was a woman there that we knew from a combination of horse shows and her trying to get into training at the same facility we trained at. She is one of those types that needs to one up everyone. It was just a fun experience.

    There are not many who do both around here. Some have shown horses in the past but do not any longer.



    Interesting trainer. I would think most trainer's would find this to be their fault, not the dogs. I can see kicking you out if your dog is a danger to the other participants. Or if you are not being responsible about dealing with your dog (letting it wander around the room and start issues, etc). But if the instructor got snapped at, the instructor was not doing something they should have (like reading the dog correctly).
    I agree.


    Reiner, your dog is gorgeous.
    Thanks. She is one spoiled dog. She even gets an allowance.
         
        09-15-2010, 09:14 AM
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    I showed at UKC shows. That is probably the difference.

    My pit does not have papers (she could have had real UKC papers but ...well long story and it does not matter to me). The Rottie had AKC papers but when he went thru the humane society at a time where their policy was to not give the papers with a pure bred dog.

    I would have totally liked that set up better and probably would have continued to show. It was a VERY long day for all of us. Registration was an hour before the show started until like an hour into the show. And novice classes are last.
         
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