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Thread: Should a FT pro OWN a dog on his truck?

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    Default Should a FT pro OWN a dog on his truck?

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    Own a dog, no problem

    Competing one he/she owns wouldn't thrill most clients

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    Southbay,

    I figured if the dog had a hole on the truck - then it was being trained and trialed.

    This does not apply to generiatic or cab-mutts.
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    Gerard,

    What I'm trying to say is that if the dog is going through basics and transition, then sold at a fairly early age clients should have nothing to say.
    If the dog is competing every weekend against client dogs, I don't think that's kosher.

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    Gerard,
    If the pro has his own dog on his own truck and he trains and trials the dog, if that dog only competes in Opens and never in Ams, how many points does that dog have to have to almost become an FC.
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    NO. Not in FTs. A pro could certainly have an outcome on the effect of his dogs. Not that a pro would do it, but it has the look of impropriety about it.

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    Has nothing to do with impropiety.

    Just a statement of job function.

    When you pay a pro - esp pay him a handling fee - you are really paying him to win with your dog.

    If he wins with his own dog - he simply is not doing his job.

    I.E. His job is not just to win - his job is to win with his client's dog.
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    How a pro runs his business is his business. The market place will always settle this issue.

    If I place my dog on ?X? pros truck and he?s beating me with his dog on weekends how do you think it?ll take me to pull my dog and say, ?Adios.?

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    That's the point. If I am paying the Pro to win with my dog, if he runs his own and it wins, would the pro want to put himself in the position of the owner saying, you had your dog win on purpose... why would a pro even want to put himself in that position? Obviously, he is being paid by every client on the truck to win with their dog.

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    He he he - did not take long to get things rolling!
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