I see all kinds of puppies with all kinds of habits coming from all kinds of breeders, professional to complete amateur every day in my obedience business. I also observe simple little behaviors like "give paw" being taught by people very early, and then turning into undesirable behaviors later on, like climbing on people.
As a result I have a long list of do's and don'ts for my puppy clients, leading me to the conclusion I'd like to have as close to a clean slate as possible in a puppy I bought for myself.
It has nothing to do with your, or any other breeder's competence. It's a simple preference on my part.
I know everyone takes pride in what they do and I think that's great.
Sorry if I offended anyone. If this wasn't quoted all over I'd take it down.
I ought to know better than to read anything other than the classified ads.
I just did the count based on the Christmas cards I sent. 75 dogs trained in obedience this past 12 months. That's year one of the obedience business, all by referral/word of mouth.
Please don't tell me my business. If I sucked, I wouldn't be succeeding.
you only care about trying to show other people that you are right instead of learning why you might not be correct at all.
that's only 6.25 dogs per month regards -
Last edited by JusticeDog; 12-16-2013 at 07:50 PM.
Your comments to Shawn did come off pretty arrogant to me. I stand by my belief any positive stimulation from day one is a positive. To think that what Shawn is doing could somehow set you back in the future is ludicrous.
I have learned I need these dogs much more than they need me. Tim Bockmon