I ask this because I am having a ball with my dog, and will continue to do so, (I hope!). He is my buddy, sleeps in the bed, goes to shrimp festivals etc, but definitely has OB issues that I'm working on. How many of you on RTF actually enter events with your "best buddy"? I probably will not change my long term plan on the results of this question, just curious how many pets get to play dog games. It is just not in the plan to send my boy away to a pro 500 or more miles away. I will do my very best to learn from the best available to me. I love this game!!!!!!!!