Shaping a Show Dog
What are Why are boundaries important?
Crate Training and Safety
Exposure and Early Socialization:
Matter of fact introductions.
Your role and attitude and how it imprints on the dog.
Frequency of socialization.
Early puppy play and interaction with you.
Formal fitness training.
Understanding how to prevent problems in the ring.
Grooming, toenails, table time.
Positive acceptance of strangers
Show dogs make great pets...and go beyond to therapy and service.
George Alston is a renowned professional handler and steps into your mindset for success in his book The Winning Edge. We love the part on presenting your dog like fine art to be cherished and admired.