I see often either straight up criticism or veiled criticism of pros running hunt test with too many dogs.
First thought I have is how many of us would even be at hunt tests without the help of a pro trainer somewhere along the line. Either at our beginning or even ongoing help like I get.
Second thought is how would hunt tests fair without the professional trainers and their trucks of dogs. Financially I doubt there would be very many hunt tests available because of costs, much of which are covered by the truck loads of dogs.
I suspect most of us are doing this for the love of dogs, the sport or hunting off season.
For me it as a huge THANK YOU to all the help I have received from my friendly pro Darrin!