So I'm entering my first conformation show this weekend. Anyone have any advice? I emailed the trial secretary and I guess they expect a pretty big turnout so I'm excited that there will at least be competition. This is my first conformation show where I'll be showing/handling. I've seen AKC style shows but wouldn't dare entering one lol.
We've been working on stacking and handling for about 3 weeks now. Here he is this past weekend. I'm probably the only person that trains his dog in the conformation ring with a tug lol.
Yes I know his front feet are a little east-west in the picture...but have you ever seen a happier dog in the conformation ring?
Some clubs will post the pre-entry numbers a few days before the show, so that people thinking of entering day-of can see if there will be enough competition (or course you can have a dozen people enter day-of, but if there is pre-entries in your classes then you're guaranteed the competition you need).