Then why do the pros that dominate the field at these master tests have such a low pass rate? I kept track of pros results on entry express when I was contemplating sending my puppy off. The best pro that I looked at had a 33% pass rate in Master tests. Some weekends they would go 1 for 7 in Master tests. They will even drive to tests that are further away to solely run master dogs with judges they know instead of entering the master dogs in the more local tests. The junior trainers at the kennel run the junior and senior dogs at the local test.It's fine with me if anyone want's a pro to train and or handle their dog.
Training a dog to master level of even higher isn't rocket science. Lardy, Farmer, Voigt and many others will come right to your living room for a couple hundred dollars and show you how to do it.
What most people lack is dedication.
I personally can't afford to pay 800-1000 bucks a month for a 33% chance of passing. I know pros have to make a living and I respect them for that because I know I'm not capable of training a large number of dogs, but it just wasn't in the cards for me. Training my dog myself was the best decision I ever made for her. We may never obtain a master title, but knowing what I know now it was the right decision