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.
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.