First I want to know about Shayne kissing his cousin.
I think the real problem with a pro owning his own dog is not at the
trial but what he does during the week. The pro's derby dog
runs the bank so on Monday all the dogs on the truck do
cheating singles. Next week the dog creeps so all of the
dogs on the truck have steadying drills. The following week
his poor dog goes back to an old fall so Monday everydog
on the truck is doing over/under marks hoping to get a correction.
What is happening is that all of the dogs are being trained
based upon what the pro's dog needs not what the individual dog
An old time field trialer told me that he didn't mind his pro training on
the things the pro's favorite dog needed as long as long as the favorite dog was his.