But I think in order to be a skilled trainer you must be able to work with all breeds. So I've been chewing on that. And I've been chewing on Grant's situation. Last night I put them together. I found some puppies for sale that are 1/4 Australian Shepherd, 1/4 Blue Heeler and 1/2 Kelpie. They are not too expensive by stock dog standards and have become the germ of my idea.
I'd like to purchase a puppy. Send it to Grant. Take it back at about a year old and put the training into to it, then give it back to Grant. Grant gets a dog. I get some experience working with a different breed. This would prevent me from getting attached and wanting to keep said puppy. Which for me is always a concern. It's hard for me to keep a business type mindset when animals are involved. I tried to get some pictures of the puppies up but couldn't get it to work, so here's the link to the ad. Cute little devils aren't they?