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    I've noticed that the vast majority of the people who attend our training classes are women. I'd say about a 10 to 1 ratio minimum. SU often comes, but he's usually the only guy there. Just a curious observation, and I wonder why this is. How about you guys? Do you notice the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Of The Hill


    I've noticed that the vast majority of the people who attend our training classes are women. I'd say about a 10 to 1 ratio minimum. SU often comes, but he's usually the only guy there. Just a curious observation, and I wonder why this is. How about you guys? Do you notice the same?
    2 men...2 women including and that is including me...only 4 in our class! lol

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    Mostly women where I go.

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    Our last obedience class had one man (and 3-4 women), and our current rally class has two men (and 5 women).

    I've noticed that there are far fewer men who show their dogs at Canadian shows, but this increases at US shows.

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    HK and I went through 3 sequences.

    (1) 8 total, 2 men, 5 women, 1 tweensage girl
    (2) 6 total, 3 men, 3 women, 1 man dropped out
    (3) 6 total, 4 men, 3 women, (2 of the men shared trainingof one dog)

    I think it is primarily driven by who is going to be the primary trainer, and responsible human in the family.
    I think there a lot of single women are taking on dogs as pets, medium to large dogs. Don't know if it is protection, or what.
    Come on! Men don't need to be taught how to train a dog, that woldn't be very macho.

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    When Molly and I did our puppy class it started out as a class of 3 dogs

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    1 man
    1 family (mom, dad, son)

    Then the family who owned the puppy dropped out when he died suddenly

    So our class was 1 man, 1 teenage girl :P
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    Yep, same here. We have about 5% men, 95% women.

    I wonder if this is why Angus can occasionally be a little reactive towards men...he just hasn't had as much exposure to them. :-\


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    The obedience classes we went to had eqaul men & women. Now that we do most of our training for hunt tests the men out number the women.

    When Molly went to classes for her CGC, DH handled her & there were 5 women & he was the only man. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngusFangus
    Yep, same here. We have about 5% men, 95% women.

    I wonder if this is why Angus can occasionally be a little reactive towards men...he just hasn't had as much exposure to them. :-\
    We don't have as many men in our classes around here either but when they are in class they are quickly recruited for the Novice stand for exam and the Utiltiy moving stand.
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    men know it all and don't need classes.

    Actually this last round of obedience I had almost equal men to women but on the average it is women training the dog. I wondered why that is before but then I realized it is the woman that ends up taking care of the dog after everyone else promised (kids mostly) that they would take care of dog if they could only have one!

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