Such a scene is what every dog show handler dreams of: winning, earning titles, beating the competition, climbing up in the breed rankings. Showing a dog can be a lot of fun. There is a lot of pride in showing a great representative of a particular breed. There is often great camaraderie among the handlers, who understand and appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes it breeding, raising, training, and showing great dogs. Many dogs feed off of all of the attention and treats that they get in the ring, and they thrive in such an environment.
Whether you are just getting started with conformation, have just brought home a new puppy that you expect to show in the future, or are simply looking to improve your current show dog's chances, winning a show is not just about successful breeding. Although that is a large part of it, it is also about training and preparation. While selecting the right dog is the first essential step in competing and winning, great training will help you go all the way with your pup.
If you are using 'The Stand Method' then the training will go faster if you pup already knows the 'down', 'sit', and 'OK' or 'free' commands. If you are using 'The Walk Method' then you will need a small Ziploc bag to put your treats into, and a pocket or treat pouch to hold the bag. You will also need a thin, slip lead type leash--the type that is typically used in show rings. You will also need a resource for viewing proper Golden Retriever movement in the ring, such as online videos or live attendance at a dog show. Finally, you will need a location where you can practice walking your pup in the presence of other people and dogs, such as a class setting, a public park, or your own self-created class, put on by you and other dog show friends. With all of the methods, you will need a positive and encouraging attitude to keep your dog happy, confident, and excited about training and showing.
My aim is to teach her tricks
she knows how to give paw
firstly I wanna teach her how to listen to her owner
and then how to jump
she does fetch but when she comes with the ball in her mouth she doesn't give it to us in hand
Hello Reeya, To teach pup to respond to her name better, practice saying her name and holding a treat next to your eye. When pup looks toward your eye, praise and give a treat. Practice often until pup consistently looks at your eye when you say her name. Next, pretend to hold the treat by your eye with your hand but actually have it hidden behind your back in your other hand. Say pup's name and praise and reward pup with the treat from behind your back when they look at your eye. Practice until pup looks consistently. Also, practice at random times throughout the day when pup isn't expecting it. Next, simply point to your eye and do the same process until pup is good at looking at your eye then even at random times during the day. Finally, simply say pup's name without pointing at your eye and reward with a treat hidden in your pocket throughout the day at random times of the day - you can also use pup's meal kibble as treats kept in a ziploc baggie in your pocket. For the jumping, check out the article I have linked below. https://wagwalking.com/training/jump-over-obstacles For the ball dropping, I recommend teaching the Drop It command. Check out the Drop It section from the article I have linked below. https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-to-teach-a-dog-to-fetch/ https://wagwalking.com/training/drop-it Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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