copterdoc wrote:There is really only one kind of person that stands to turn a profit by selling a dog that has begun to advance in training.
The Pro that owns it, and will get it back for more training.
That's not true. There are people that make a fair profit from selling started dogs.......
When you factor in all of the expenses, and especially the value of the time invested in training, you aren't very likely to turn a profit.
No one's time is free. Perhaps if an Am was willing to pay themselves $5 an hour, they could say that they are making money selling started dogs.
It's a very poor business model. The volume that you would have to be moving, would be on par with a puppy mill.
So, you'd be better off selling litters.
Now, on the other hand, a Pro that has room on his truck can certainly benefit from selling started dogs. Because, a Pro is paid money for the time he spends training.
And he's likely to get a high percentage of the dogs that he sells as started, back on his truck for further advancement and maintenance.
The dogs that he has on his truck, that he owns, are costing him money.
The client dogs that he has on his truck, are making him money.