While talking with some friends during class today, the topic of our retrievers came up. We discussed hunting, training, etc... During this I began to wonder does getting a junior or started title really "prove" anything? I came home and looked at my pups pedigree and there are two JH titles in it with various other titles and just wondered do professionals view JH/Started titles with little notion. I have made up my mind that my pup and I will definitely be trying for both of these titles, but was just wondering how you professionals and trainers with more experience than myself view these titles. Would you skip them? etc...
P.S. I did a search of junior/started threads and saw where some people said to skip them in certain cases, some said give it a go. I think my pup will give it a go!
Edit: For clarification, would you professionals and more experienced trainers ever get a JH title and quit, or would you consider that a waste of time. My dog is not FF trained, but seemed to earn his place hunting this year and I think tests would be fun for us both.