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Old 01-17-2013, 06:38 PM
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As I'm very new to learning about showing. I have experienced a few local dog shows, watched videos and read what I could.
Problem... I have no idea where to start for training.
I have thought to try on training. Some people tell me no, find a show trainer.
I'm trying to learn to do this myself. As I have an experienced mentor in the showing & grooming world, I'm lost to where do I start for training? I cannot afford $$$$ all the money for show training but willing to take lessons.
I don't live in town. I'm miles from civilization.

I guess my question is for guidance? Ir how do I learn to train.
I'm very knowledgeable in training but not for show, stacking seems easy but... So much to learn and don't know where to turn
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:05 PM
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Find a conformation class (ringcraft in the UK). Join it and they will help you learn to show your dog.

Most cities have one. Look up member clubs at the AKC website and you will likely find an all breed club within driving distance.

If you have a mentor in the show world, she should certainly be able to tell you where to start.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:41 AM
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Ditto the above. Showing is a really expensive 'hobby'. Unless you have a handler, you may be facing an uphill battle. Good luck
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:35 PM
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Susan made an excellent point. I used to breed and show Cocker Spaniels. It is very expensive. The competition is so fierce with some breeds that it is almost impossible to finish a dog without a professional handler. A conformation class would really increase your chances of success. I hope you can find one and I wish you the best of luck!
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