I am interested in getting into IPO or possibly PSA. I have looked into the few groups and or trainers in my area. I have emailed a couple different people and most have not responded. I have had some people respond and ask my dogs background and if their were any dogs or bitches with bitework in their lineage. (At the time I didnt know and was told I would be wasting my time if she didnt.) I spoke to one man who is part of a club and his job is dog training. He told me if I wanted to get into training my dog I would have to pay 1200 to start. Is this the only way to get into this sport? I do not know anyone that does this so I came here to ask. I understand that there are some costs associated with this and I am fine with paying them. I cant swallow putting down 1200 to *try* this sport. For all I know I could not like it or my dog would not enjoy it. I am looking into this sport because it is appealing to me and I think it could be something my dog and I would enjoy doing together. I am not trying to have “a trained attack dog”. If anyone could help me out with some information on if I should be looking elsewhere to begin I would appreciate it!