So, you and your dog arrived to the Dog Show. Since it's inception and until the end you have to remember, for whom, in fact, this all is organized, and to devote yourself for this time to your dog completely. Try to come to the place of the Show in advance, before everything will start. This will allow your dog to have a look around. And you will have enough time to prepare your dog and yourself for the performance.
The dog should appear at the ring in her best condition (physically and psychologically). Your dog should be given enough time before the show to move, to do what dogs normally do, coming into a new unfamiliar places. If you have just arrived - and immediately rushed to the ring, you are at a great risk not to show your dog from her best sides, and it's not good for both of you.
Obviously, you will feel nervous. But try not to show it. If you will remain the external balance and confidence, your feelings will transfer to your dog and she will show herself in the best way if there will not be any needless anxiety. The most important thing to remember in this case - your hobby, you passion for dogs suppose to make you and your dog happy - not the opposite. So, try your best to enjoy the Show, instead of being stressed.
When you are taking your dog to the ring for introduction, let the pride to be clearly shown in all your moves. And do not worry that something may be done wrong at the crucial moment. Remember, next time you will have a chance to correct any mistakes! Do not be embarrassed about that fact, that there are some people for whom all this is not new and that they know more than you. Everyone of them was on your place - first time on the Show - some time ago.
Typically, the evaluating of your pet starts when the judge examines your pet. Then you will need to drive your dog along the ring - the judge must see the nature of the movements of your dog, her style, how the head and the tail are set, what is her way to move, how the top line looks and also the general appearance of your purebred pet.
Think at this time about your dog, be with her, try to give her a desire to move beautifully. Keep the certain distance between you and the other participants of the ring. ??Let your dog to run inside the circle, for the judge to have a good opportunity to see her, not you. If you are not at the head of the ring, then make sure that there is enough distance between your dog and the one that goes ahead, that there is enough space - for the judge it will be easier to evaluate your dog. Bringing your dog forward, make sure, that the judge has enough space to walk freely and view the dog from all sides.
Study in advance how to bring the dog to the judge for individual inspection quickly and without hitches.The judge's schedule is normally very busy, and he never has more than only few minutes to observe one dog. ??Therefore it is better to rehearse at home in front of the mirror. Imagine yourself a judge and see, how does your dog looks. At the same time try to make this demonstration to go as fast as possible.
Be careful and listen when the judge will explain in what manner you have to walk the dog: forward and back or along the ring, diagonally and backwards - in other words, on the triangle.The current judges in the majority prefer the trajectory of the triangle. Going "on the triangle", the dog must proceed on the outside of the ring before the first corner, then perpendicular to the next corner of the ring, and then - back to the judge on the diagonal. Practice this walk with your dog, do your best not to stop at the corners and not to make any unnecessary movements. Judges give precedence to the dogs, who can pass on the triangle without stopping, because it allows them to see the dog's motion easier and faster.
The way the dog is moving - is essential, therefore, of course, you will have to dedicate enough time and efforts to the development of this skill. Training the dog at home, ask someone from the family to walk your dog at different speeds to see how fast the dog turns and on which speed she will look more dignified. Usually dogs look their best way, while moving at medium speed. In this case the dog's head is standing right, and the top line is clearly marked. Do not force your dog to move at a gallop in the ring, or run faster than is typical for her breed. Hurried movement only prevent the dog from appearing in the most favorable light. Let the dog to move as fast as it is natural for her. For the evaluation to be done correctly, the motion of the dog must be powerful and strong, but not faster than a typical for this breed velocity.??Coming back to the judge, try to stop your dog at about one and a half or two meters from the judge and put her in the right position. If stopping the dog, you will show her something tasty, this would allow a judge to see how the dog looks when she is curious and exited. Choosing a treat, take the one, you usually use during the training sessions with your dog. Also instead of a treat you may use your dog's favorite toy.
And now, the moment of the award. Remember that whatever is your personal opinion on the issue of justice and fair results, ??everything that happens you must take with dignity. Even if you did not get the best result, congratulate the winner. Do not show openly your disappointment. Be sure to praise your dog! Be like a true athlete! If you win, show your appreciation, pride maybe, but not conceit! Because it is better to be able to lose with dignity than to show unworthy behavior in case of victory. Good luck!