Hello Jacquelyn! Glad to find out a bit more about you! All we need now are some pictures as well! As for the army-dog, there were two ways to go. The first one, you train the dog but then hand it over to someone else to work with. Now that was out as far as I was concerned.
The other alternative was that not only the dog but also me would train together. It ment a year of weekends devoted to this (mainly training me) and so the dog and I became qualified as a unit.