Need Help - German Shepherd Gaiting
I recently took my dog to a conformation show. Out of all of the dogs in the show, mine was the only one trying to go potty on the field and certainly was not gaiting well. He could not accomplish going potty on the field, but he managed to get in last place. I tried practicing with him at home to see if he can gait, but he just doesn't do it. He gallops or hurries around with his nose to the ground, sniffing, but doesn't gait... once in a while he might gait a little bit... but he comes from wonderful sieger lines, so I don't understand his behavior.
Anyway, I was wondering if there is some kind of trick to it. Do you train the dog to gait? My female does perfect with gaiting and earned 3 sieger titles already, but I got her when she was older, so I don't know what her previous owner did. Any advice on how to get my male to gait normal would be appreciated.