Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
So, we are considering entering our first UKC show next weekend with Jaxon. At the moment I'm pretty terrified. xD Everyone keeps telling me he'll be fine, but does anyone have any tips or advice for a first time handler with a dog who will more than likely be a butt. 8) I don't really know what to expect as far as how I handle him. I would have liked to have gotten some practice with him, but that wont happen before next weekend, haha~
What is some good equipment I will need as far as collars and leads? I have a fursaver, but that is about it.
Anyways, thanks in advance!
Unlike AKC shows, I've found the participants at the UKC shows to be extremely helpful to newbies and I'm sure people will be more than happy to give you a hand or explain what you should be doing.
I'm not saying this is the proper equipment because I don't know, but when Slider was shown I used his regular chain collar and his regular leather 6' lead (but I was lucky and people volunteered to show him for me so I never took him in the ring myself).
Try to get there early and watch some of the other classes being shown so you'll get an idea of what's going on.
GOOD LUCK & let us know how y'all do!!!
Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser