So what do clubs look for in prospective members? While this may vary, most clubs look for the following aspects:
Notice that so far, there's nothing on this list about the dog! Clubs are about loyalty, family, and relationship. Dogs will come and go, but in a good club, handlers stay. So clubs want dedicated handlers who are good people, and who will be committed to the club and to the training. They want a great team player who fits in with their particular family, regardless of the genetic capabilities and talents of the dog they have.
IPO / IGP is something we do because we enjoy it because we enjoy the relationships we develop with our dogs and with our Schutzhund family. Club members do not want to deal with difficult people who make training unenjoyable, unbearable, or a chore. Clubs want people who are encouraging, engaging, and supportive, and it starts with each one of us as individuals. Each of us must strive to be a good club member, to be the kind of person we would like to have to support us out there on the field.
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