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

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    Joe your post is 100% logical and makes perfect sense. But there is not an A-List pro in the country that would turn down an "Auggie" or other dog they think will bring them more wins and the best shot at a National.

    Farmer runs up to 19 Open dogs a weekend.

    Even though his truck is full, you approach Danny with a big time dog that he thinks he'll win another National with... he'll put Ethel in the front seat and make a hole for your dog and have 20 at the next trial. Applying your logic, Guthrie is going to think that is to many dogs and his dog won't get enough training. He'll pull his dog. Viola - back to 19 and you've just improved the truck as a whole.

    Shayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne Mehringer
    Joe your post is 100% logical and makes perfect sense. But there is not an A-List pro in the country that would turn down an "Auggie" or other dog they think will bring them more wins and the best shot at a National.

    Farmer runs up to 19 Open dogs a weekend.

    Even though his truck is full, you approach Danny with a big time dog that he thinks he'll win another National with... he'll put Ethel in the front seat and make a hole for your dog and have 20 at the next trial. Applying your logic, Guthrie is going to think that is to many dogs and his dog won't get enough training. He'll pull his dog. Viola - back to 19 and you've just improved the truck as a whole.

    Shayne
    Dang man, did you just dis Dozer!?!?!?!

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    Ain't no trainer gonna kick Dozer out of his hole.

    1. He is the best looking dog on the circut.

    2. He is the biggest, strongest, and fastest dog.

    3. He has the record for most open jams before age 4.

    4. Cause Bowen told me so.


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    Don't worry Achiro,

    I got something for Shayne this weekend.

    No one disses the Dozer.

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    Guthrie is going to think that is to many dogs and his dog won't get enough training. He'll pull his dog. Viola - back to 19 and you've just improved the truck as a whole.

    Yo, KEN! Looks like you just got bitch-slapped!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne Mehringer
    Joe your post is 100% logical and makes perfect sense. But there is not an A-List pro in the country that would turn down an "Auggie" or other dog they think will bring them more wins and the best shot at a National.

    Farmer runs up to 19 Open dogs a weekend.

    Even though his truck is full, you approach Danny with a big time dog that he thinks he'll win another National with... he'll put Ethel in the front seat and make a hole for your dog and have 20 at the next trial. Applying your logic, Guthrie is going to think that is to many dogs and his dog won't get enough training. He'll pull his dog. Viola - back to 19 and you've just improved the truck as a whole.

    Shayne
    Shayne -

    To be brutally candid, a quality job CAN'T be done with more dogs than a quality job can be done with and that is a finite number.

    A Good Pro knows this going in or learned it sometime during the course of becoming A Good Pro.

    Something has to give:

    Dogs
    Personal Health
    Cash Flow
    Childern
    Spouse
    Washing the truck
    Cutting the Grass
    Doing Paperwork
    Fixing the House
    Cutting Around the Ponds
    Sleep
    Extended Family
    Recreation
    Self

    Something has to give...

    Got Off At The First Exit Regards,

    Joe S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Guthrie

    4. Cause Bowen told me so.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    I figured throwin Guthrie's name in there would get a little attention.

    Shayne

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    Shayne,

    My name never has got me attention,

    but my "big dog" does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S.
    Shayne -

    To be brutally candid, a quality job CAN'T be done with more dogs than a quality job can be done with and that is a finite number.

    A Good Pro knows this going in or learned it sometime during the course of becoming A Good Pro.

    Something has to give:

    ....

    Something has to give...

    Joe S.

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    Because the world is not rational

    You are correct, something has to give

    And it frequently does.

    My rough observation of FT professionals is many of them do not have the best personal relationships

    Many of them do not have their finances in order

    Etc., etc., etc.

    There are very few competing pros I know that would not find a way .... one way or another to get a great - or even a very good - dog on their truck.

    After all, the competing pro gets accolades - more clients, better dogs, and potentially more money - by winning the Open

    So for most competing pros I know, space gets made for hot dogs

    There are some competing pros that I have watched try to solicit clients from another pro to join them.

    I have watched clients jump from one pro to another, trying to get on-board the "hot" truck

    So, I have to agree with Shayne on this one

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    Ted and Shayne,

    That is fine if you OWN the hot dog.

    But what if your dog is, well, not so hot?

    Or worst - what if your dog is transitional and is not ready to win an Open or finish a national?

    You pay the same US dollars as everyone else.
    "You can train your dog any way ya want. It ain't my dog. "

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