OK...which is it and why?
Ladygirl, can I come visit/train? See with enough time and dedication you can find grounds. If the dog isn't up to snuff there's a hundred litters in RFTN with potential. Training groups come and go. The good trialers remain. You got the time and dedication (they go hand in hand) you'll get the FC/AFC.One thing I've noticed is the one thing that seperates(there are acceptions) the successful trainers from the rest, access to grounds to teach "concepts"
Many people have gone far without a well bred dog... tell me one who has made it without the other resources.Ken Newcomb said:So what your saying is if I have a ton of Time, Dedication, Superior Grounds, A Great Training Group, and a Fantastic Game Plan, that I can forgo the $1000 pup and buy from a backyard breeder who's puppy may have hip and eye problems (may not also) and still be ahead of the game?
I still say a well bred dog is the base, dedication will get you the rest.