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Old 01-30-2013, 06:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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He looks fancy. He looks (and acts) like a gangly teenager. I need to get about 4-5 pounds on him (that isn't easy, he eats a ton already).

The person who groomed him did a wonderful job and was full of great tips. She is a mobile groomer. We are going to try to figure out where in her route we could fit in so she can come here to groom him. I feel so lucky to have found them and that she agreed to groom him.

Now all I have to do is get his head worked out. He was happy and curious there. We're going to another show this weekend (a UKC one) to hang out with him for exposure.
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I think it is great you found such a good groomer. I know you had a nice but inexperienced groomer before. He does look great. Temperament wise I am sure he will be fine. Going to his first show and being examined by a lot of people on the same day is a lot to take in. I think giving him exposure to shows like you are going to do this weekend will help him get comfortable with the show environment. I hope as he gains confidence he will be strutting his stuff in the ring as well as at home.
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Yeah he does look fancy! But Jazz is a pretty boy anyway!
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I think it is great you found such a good groomer. I know you had a nice but inexperienced groomer before. He does look great. Temperament wise I am sure he will be fine. Going to his first show and being examined by a lot of people on the same day is a lot to take in. I think giving him exposure to shows like you are going to do this weekend will help him get comfortable with the show environment. I hope as he gains confidence he will be strutting his stuff in the ring as well as at home.
Yes, he was really examined. After his trim I was told there was nothing conformationally that would keep him from being successful, so that was very encouraging. Tonight is conformation class. I am supposed to bring Bonnie with us (this weeks assignment). He loves Bonnie and is confident when she is around.

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So...I brought Bonnie to conformation class last night. Jazz was perfect and bold! He allowed a full examine and teeth checking without a twitch AND with his tail up during the exam. He stacked and held still. He trotted and stopped in the right place with his tail up the whole time. Here's the issue one of my classmates brought up, "Well, she can't go in the ring with him. What's he going to do without her?" What a way to pop my bubble. LOL.

I don't care right now. Last night he was perfect (with his Bonnie in the ring).
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That's a good start!
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