In my search for a dog for Blaine I've contacted many of the people I know who have dogs. Looking for the right fit. One of my dog/horse acquaintances has a young dog with minimal training. When I told Blaine to contact her she told him she'd only deal with me. Then I check my email and discover she wants me to put time into this dog and we'd split the profit. This seems so dirty to me. It makes my moral compass stand up and scream. Basically I found a potential buyer (Blaine), yet I'd bump the dog's training and therefore the value up, prior to him purchasing the animal. In my mind this is wrong. I'm more than happy to find Blaine a dog with minimal training, and finish it for him - simply because Blaine and I have the understanding prior to that this is how it would work. And quite simply, because Blaine is a friend I wouldn't expect financial gain from this understanding.
So am I right to think this is questionable practices? Or should I get off my soapbox?