Please be mindful of people who do not freely show their pack, who only show puppies but not their adults, who zoom in on puppies but not their surroundings, who do not show where puppies are whelped and raised but only stage and set up photo and video ops. Please watch for people who toss toys in a pen to imitate what they see others do but have no idea of the reasons behind it. People who refuse to invest to better themselves because it’s easier to imitate what others are doing. People who have not taken the time to educate themselves but manipulate what you see by offering up an illusion.
It matters less where dogs are raised, what matters more is the honesty and pride people have in what they are doing, from raising and caring for their own dogs to whelping litters and raising puppies. What good is experience if people have not grown or educated themselves?
The internet allows people to hide behind a screen, free to be whoever they think you want them to be…. Watch for honesty in claims being made about certifications, programs being used, pedigrees, showing, vet care, etc. ASK FOR PROOF! No one is perfect, we all make mistakes and even when we think we are doing everything right nature throws us a curve ball. Mistakes and accidents must happen for us to grow and seek out new information.
Just be careful out there…… remember all that glitters and sparkles is not gold! Sometimes it is just someone good at smoke, mirrors, manipulation, imitation, setting the stage and photoshop!!