You'll be drawn uncontrollably to every bandanna counter you pass and will experience incredible urges to tie them on your dog in front of national monuments so you can take photographs of your long haired lovehound with them wearing red, blue, pink, purple bandannas prompting your friends and family to consider having you locked up...Ken Bora said:You Fool! do you know what you have done? Run, run now, run like you have never run before!! You stand right at the edge of a very slippery slope. The tiniest move forward and there is no turning back. You will never have a carefree, nothing to do weekend ever again, for the rest of your life. You will start planning all your vacation time and weekends around dog events and training groups. You will start accumulating clutter that will live in your truck. What, no truck? You will buy vehicles not on price or mileage but on how many dog crates will fit in them. Then you will just get a chassis mount and trailer. You will spend more time in a field with your dogs than you spend with cousins and uncles. You will put a whistle around your neck before you put your pants on in the morning. You will never drive past a field, swamp, pond or lake without thinking "Can I train there, who owns that?" The non-dog folk in your circle of friends will never see you anymore. End tables and decorative home decor will be replaced by dog crates and dog prints won at raffles. Your favorite splash on fragrance will contain D.E.E.T. And in the middle of August, months from hunting season, you will have mallards thawing in your crisper drawer for the mornings work...... Run you fool!Leah said:I began training my golden last year - as complete amateurs, Mandy and I are learning together and we’re both loving it. I’m hoping that we will be ready to run a hunt test or two this fall.
ps- welcome to the madness!