Show Me! A Dog Showing Primer

Show Me! A Dog Showing Primer

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By (author) D. Caroline Coile

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  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 198mm x 15mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 18 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hauppauge
  • ISBN 10: 0764138898
  • ISBN 13: 9780764138898
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: colour photos
  • Sales rank: 254,149

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This newly updated edition explains the basics of dog showing for novice exhibitors, coaching them through the required routines at dog shows. Canine expert and successful dog exhibitor Caroline Coile begins with sound advice on how to recognize, raise, and train a dog that has prize-winning potential. Combining easy-to-follow text with clear, how-to photos, she goes on to demonstrate the correct way to pose, gait, and handle a dog in the show ring, as well as how to cope with various situations in the ring and out. She also advises on grooming, training, and conducting dress rehearsals, and enlightens her readers on the specific points that dog show judges always look for. The book's many instructive color photos help dog owners understand the do's and don'ts of dog show competition. In this new edition the author adds more training advice, including clicker training for show. She also provides additional tips gleaned from various handlers, and updates changes in AKC competitions and rules that exhibitors need to know.

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(back cover) Successful owner-handler D. Caroline Coile tells you how to recognize, raise, and train a dog that has championship potential. With clear directions and instructive color photos, she demonstrates the correct way to pose, gait, and handle a dog in the show ring, offers enlightenment on the specific points that dog show judges look for, and tells how to cope with various situations that might arise both in the ring and out. She also advises on grooming, conducting dress rehearsals, deciding which classes to enter, and guiding a dog from novice to top winning champion. New in this edition is more detailed training advice, tips gleaned from various handlers, and recent changes in AKC regulations that exhibitors need to know. Both new and experienced handlers will find information to help them win--and have fun doing it! "Filled with instructive color photos "