As a novice trainer do you think it would be helpful for me to get a dog that has been part trained by an experienced trainer rather than buy a pup. There is a 6 month old bitch for sale that has done all the basics - and does them very well. However it is nice to have a puppy and I have always done basic training with my dogs from puppyhood. Nowhere near as good as this one though! I am looking for a working GSD pup to do working trials with. I find it all very confusing as I have always had show line dogs before. I have not been to see her yet and obviously that will be decisive but she is quite expensive and I dont want to fall in love and get her when it would actually be better to get a puppy. Any thoughts would be great.