Gerard Rozas said:When you pay a pro - esp pay him a handling fee - you are really paying him to win with your dog.
If he wins with his own dog - he simply is not doing his job.
I.E. His job is not just to win - his job is to win with his client's dog.
I could not disagree with you more on this Joe. We are discussing a competative FT pro active on the circuit. How many of these clients pay him only to go a series or two? Or just to get 2 out of the 3 birds?A Pro's job is train the dog to the best of his/her ability. Period. Nothing more, nothing less
For all you FT number crunchers out there.... How many titled dogs continue to campaign for points vs taking the title and saying that's it?Lisa Van Loo said:Bringing this back to biggish trials, but how DO other clients feel about the mega-winners sucking up all the points and continuing to run? Not sure how I'd feel if my dog got beat week in and week out by some mega-star ALSO on my same Pro's truck. I'd be thinking "OK, great, FC Wonderdog won his gazillionth Open, but WHEN'S IT MY TURN?"