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5 Tips for Dog ShowPreparation



dog_showDo you think your dog has what it takes to enter a dog show?  Well, the world of dog shows can be an exciting and rewarding experience if you follow all the rules.  This type of showmanship will equate lots of training for your dog and also a healthy diet and lots of rest. You will need to review the 5 tips for dog show preparation to make certain you will have a winner on your hands.

#1  Register Your Animal

The dog shows will inquire if your pet is registered with the AKC.  The AKCis the American Kennel Club and has been a part of owning a dog in a reputable fashion.  It helps in many waysto have them registered and you can have access to thousands of other resources once you have completed theprocess.

#2  Attend Many Dog Shows

How can you possibly understand the dog show world is you have never been a partof one?  Going to observe a few shows before making the decision to enter your dog will display exactly whatis required of you, the owner to make a more informed decision.  See what types of dogs do well in these showsand what the judges seem to be looking for.  What they are groomed like and how well they manipulate thecourses with their owners.

#3  Join In Local Dog Handling Classes 

Classes are a great way to learn more about your dog as also get an edge on thecompetition for local dog shows.  The instructors are very well informed on the entire dog show process frombeginning to end.  They know how to breed a winner and they can show you how to get your dog to perform at atop level.  You can find these classes for a fairly inexpensive rate if you search on the web first for greatdeals.  Off season training sessions can even be found in your city or town.

#4  Become Knowledgeable About The AKC Rules

Every great show will have their own set of rules and regulations to follow. The same theory applies to dog shows.  You must become very well versed at the various groups the dog mustfall into place with and what the standards are to follow.  Each age range and breed will have their own placeat these shows.

#5  Have A Healthy Dog

You certainly do not want a sick animal by the time the big day arrives. Keep your dog on the same routine with their meals, medications and exercise regimen for weeks up until the showdate.  They should not be on any new foods at this time and an allergic reaction can begin and they would thennot be able to compete at their best.  It is also a good idea to always have your pet up to date on theirimmunizations and ask the vet if you need to take any other precautions for the big show.

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