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    Default FT- How much does it Cost?

    I really want to get my pup into the game. I would need a trainer as I do not have the time, talent or the tools necessary to do on my own. How much would I need to budget each month? If the pup ended up having talent, how much for training and trialing? Thanks for the responses.

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    $1,200/month + a nice horse
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    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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    I'd say $1000 for training. The trailing component is a little trickier. You have entry fees, trip fees and handler fees.

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    The better your dog , the more expensive it will be ....get a Labradoodle.
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    As with anything, it depends on who you know and what are your connections. BTW, you need to rub elbows that know. The rest is up to the dog and there is no guarantees on that. Just saying.

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    Training will be 800-1000 a month. Plus birds, entree fees and handling fees....
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    $1000 a month +/- $200. If the dog gets hurt, it can get real expensive really quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
    I loathe this regurgitated response.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Watts View Post
    I really want to get my pup into the game. I would need a trainer as I do not have the time, talent or the tools necessary to do on my own. How much would I need to budget each month? If the pup ended up having talent, how much for training and trialing? Thanks for the responses.
    To answer The OP's Question, you're looking @ mid $800-$1,000 a month on training alone. Some charge birds too. You'll have a summer trip or winter trip fee (Depending on where your pro is based out of. $500.) which varies. Don't forget the vet costs twice a year for each place (Summer & Winter place. $100+.), & then you have entry fees for FTs (See Entry Express.), & lastly the handling fees ($100 a FT.) for your pro to run your dog @ FTs. So, it varies from month to month. Obviously these are rough numbers. You'd have to talk to the pro in particular. I wish you good luck in your future endevurs.

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