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

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    I'm just calling headache.

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    I would guess that in some small entries the trial giving club is glad to have any O/H.

    I've seen it and wondered about it too. Other than being eligible to run a dog in an O/H stake, is there any other reason for a pro to co own a dog? Of course other than just wanting to for all the reasons we all own dogs.
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    Those who are interssted in running FT's should work hard, and pay your dues at "real " qualifying stakes, and not bemoan a young dog pro for trying to ply his or her trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john fallon View Post
    Those who are interssted in running FT's should work hard, and pay your dues at "real " qualifying stakes, and not bemoan a young dog pro for trying to ply his or her trade.

    john
    "pay your dues"...does this have anything to do with how dogs are judged?

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    Would you REALLY want a trainer that doesn't have his own dogs? Not saying he would necessarily have one on the truck at all times, dogs get old/injured or too young/not ready to run.

    What would you say about a FT trainer that put his dog with another FT trainer to not "conflict"? I would think people would say why send my dog there if he doesn't train his own...which would be a direct contradiction to the "shouldn't have one on his truck". You can't make everybody happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedarswamp View Post
    Would you REALLY want a trainer that doesn't have his own dogs?
    A large percentage of dog trainers don't own dogs due to the fact that it's not only a conflict, but it ties up space that a paying client's dog could be in.
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