Oh yes I agree which is part of the reason you still enter them in shows and take the handling lessons. If you don't start early they aren't going to "show" for you in the puppy class.Even though pups don't win much you still need to train them. Enzo is 12 months so he will be consider an adult soon with in the show ring.
That totally sucks that you have to pay for your classes but it's good that you are exposing him to it. There will be bitches in heat at the shows so he needs to know how to behave.We went to class last night and Enzo was so bad !!!!!
It was a big class ! There was a bulldog in Heat and Enzo was going nuts lol.
This teacher is so great we learned a lot from her last night.
I will try to get video next time. its outside in the dark so we will see if we can get video or pics.
And this is the main reason there aren't enough owner/handlers in the poodle ring in my opinion. Too many pros to compete with and not a lot of people that are willing to go up against a pro. I know for me that's one of the intimidation factors of showing a poodle.Ok yeah that's exactly what I do........he wouldn't have gotten far then as he has in his short career. Besides how can one train another if they themselves not sure of what they are doing? Lets see you handle him in the next show, and how well your ring skills are hahahahahahaha.They may be slightly better than mine but still not at pro level.lol:doh:
I don't either. I mean why are certain colors harder to win with or why is it easier to win with a dog instead of a bitch if you are new? There are just some things that I think are ridiculous about showing dogs but I still want to do it for some unknown reason.I agree , most breeders and handlers tell my sister and I are brave ....
We got a colored dog and are trying to show him ourselves I don't see whats wrong for trying.we are thick skinned so I dunno why people make it seem like handling your own dog is a horror film lol
You guys should video this. It would be so great for people to see where he makes mistakes and how you are told to correct them. Glad things are better.Enzo's second Night went better we let him burn off some energy before class.
I love our teacher she is so great, we are learning a lot from her in just 1 hr . I was going to tape on monday but it was foggy and you can barely see !