And so, I am officially on the look out for a new puppy. I guess it's not too bad, I just got the mandatory liability insurance to participate in dog sports and so Ashra and I went to a club this week to check out the Schutzhund scene. It's all quite exciting and even though we haven't done any bitework, we've dabbled in obedience and Turniersport... Ashra was very much enjoying herself.
There's only one thing that has come up which I'm wary about, and that is the use of harnesses vs collars. Pretty much everyone at the club is against the use of a harness, even in bitework and going so far as saying that it damages the dogs' nerves around their chest... um what? Anyway, I was thinking perhaps this isn't the club for me. If there's one thing I won't compromise on, it's my dog's well-being.