Go to any obedience school in the city and look around. How many men do you see? How many women? My experience has been it's almost exclusively a women's club: the owners, the managers, the volunteers, the instructors and definitely the students.
And it's not just obedience. I've been to agility, flyball and lure-coursing events. Same thing. Of the 15 owners in Saturday's Pet Idol finals, there were two men, and the other one was pinch-hitting for a woman who couldn't make it. I'm not as familiar with conformation trials, but the people I know who show their dogs are women.
I've never been to a field trial, and I imagine that's a man's club. But wouldn't they show up at obedience schools too?
So my question this week, hidden way down here, is this: In your home, is the male or the female the primary caretaker and trainer of your dog? And why is that? Discuss it here, or just take our poll.