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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Training for show

How important is the role of a trainer for preparing a show. Can a dog with great winners in its pedigree compete in a show without much formal show training?

I found a lot of material on obedience training. But I could not find much material on how to train for a show.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 09:09 PM
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What kind of "show"?

IMO, no dogs can not be "great winners" without formal training. That training might be by the owner that is experienced or might be with the help of a professional trainer but that dog still needs formal training.

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You have to train in a variety of ways. Movement, stacking, handling by others, practice grooming to maximize potential, and distraction by sights, sounds, and smells. You need a show trainer or a mentor to work with you on all of it. You can't just wash the dog and show up and expect it to go well.

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