ACEBLDRS wrote:probably one of the most important training tool, and something that i do not have, is a training partner. There is nobody around where i live that i personally know that has as much passion for training my dog as i do. Also, my schedule is kind of all over the place. I am a builder, and some days at 1p.m. i decide it is a perfect time to train while other times it is at 6p.m.
This is true, but buying a few of these tools will help with all of your problems but 1. Honoring. But, I think by buying a few tools, most of the stuff can be done at home, alone.
I think if a guy bought him a Bumper Bump and a couple of winger, you could set up more patterns than you could think of. This is the route I have gone also. I don't want to be a larger training kennel. Because then you haft to pay for help to make up for the help with the all the dogs you have.
I have enough equipment to do the training by myself. Then I put on a Training Day, every so often to meet the local guys, give ppointers on problems they are having, and work Socialization and Honoring with my dogs.
Start of just buying a piece every so often. It will add up. cooter