[QUOTE=Rick_C;1227754]I don't know what club(s) you belong to but the ones I belonged to would have lost money if it weren't for pro entries. The whole argument that the pro's are the problem just speaks to the ignorance of the people typing such nonsense.
How about this new and different idea.
You own the dog, you run the dog at the FT or the HT. Leave the Pro back at the ranch to train.
Just think how much more fun each individual owner would have playing the game they signed up for to play!!!!!
I hate rude behavior in a man, won't tolerate it. Captain Woodrow Call
Ray has already posted that while his name might be on 30 dogs, he is handling 13. However, his name keeps being brought up as the person who caused this discussion.
It isn't always a case that once qualified a dog stops running weekend tests. In fact many keep running. This further clogs the weekend tests for those not yet qualified. Not saying right or wrong, but just the way it is.
I would imagine opening dates will soon be posted on EE. Certainly a step in the right direction.
Owned and handled by Cruisin' with Indiana Jones, JH
Alternate Handler: Westwind Buffalo Soldier
Apprentice Handler: Snake River Medicine Man, JH
Kinda off subject and im new to the games. But whats the point of having a dog and getting it titled if you didnt train, or even handle it. Where does anyone get pride in that. If you learn to handle it, sure your doing your part. But just having a pro do it all, wheres the joy or point? Every pro ive met has been helpful to me, nothing against them. I just don't get why someone wouldnt handle their own dog. This would solve the issue at hand as well.
Just a humble suggestion on my part…
Limit the number of entries a handler or co-handler can enter in one day on EE. That should give others a chance to enter their dog. Just a penny worth on my side….
I still do like the simple post card with a stamp and the anticipation on its return.