|11-18-2012 12:05 PM|
|Stosh||You're right, it's done on lead. I was talking about what I've seen in general as some of the most common mistakes. There's so much to think about!|
|11-18-2012 12:39 AM|
Above all, have FUN and even if you NQ still give your dog a treat and try harder for the next time! I have been NQ'ing so much that I am shocked if I qualify! But Nyxie still gets that treat when we leave the ring.
And BREATHE! Loosen up and enjoy yourself. I've seen some exhibitors take it out on their dog when they don't get the score they wanted. Nyxie NQ'd twice this weekend and while it was embarrassing and I was upset over the mistakes she made that I didn't see coming, she's going to get her CD sometime and I will be so ecstatic when she does! Don't want to ruin the show experience for her so I still treated her like we had qualified and I added her mistakes to the list of things I need to proof her on.
|11-17-2012 11:15 AM|
Yes, the BN is done on leash, except for the recall and sit/stay exercise.
A choke chain is allowed. I use one because I don't like the flat buckle collars messing up the neck fur.
|11-17-2012 11:12 AM|
For AKC, I just use a fursaver or a martingale.
Choke/slip collars are OK. Be aware that in AKC, a correction in the ring is really not acceptable. Leash must have a "j" loop hanging down from collar.
|11-17-2012 10:41 AM|
|11-17-2012 10:26 AM|
|Stosh||Sorry for the typo- I meant NQ. Although it would be nice if they gave everyone a DQ cone as you exited the ring|
|11-17-2012 08:44 AM|
|Stosh||Our AKC obedience training club puts on pretty large obedience, rally and agility trials and practice show 'n go days in the weeks previous to a trial. See if the club that's putting on the trial has some of them so you can give it a try beforehand. I've been a ring steward at many trials and the most common mistakes I see with first timers is that they take the lead off the dog before they enter or just as they enter the ring, rather than waiting for the judge to tell them to. Sounds like a little thing but it can mean a DQ if the judge is that picky. It's not inappropriate to let the judge know it's your first trial and they're usually very helpful. Try not to be nervous and remember that everyone wants to see you and your dog do well.|
|11-17-2012 02:54 AM|
|gmcwife1||Great thread, my 13 yr old is going to train our GSD for obedience|
|11-16-2012 03:37 PM|
If you can't get to a trial, check out some of the YouTube videos.
akc beginner novice obedience - YouTube
Especially Louie here who scored a nearly perfect 199.
|11-16-2012 03:34 PM|
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