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- From the very moment you arrive at the exhibition, until the decision of the judge, do not forget why you came here and, accordingly, who should be the center of your attention
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From the very moment you arrive at the exhibition, until the decision of the judge, do not forget why you came here and, accordingly, who should be the center of your attention
Come to the show well in advance so you have enough time for those final dog preparations that will help present your pet in the ring at its best. Give him enough time to warm up and sort out his "personal affairs." A dog that is brought into the ring immediately after arrival is likely to make a bad impression on the judges.
When you arrive at the exhibition, go to the secretariat, take your number badge from him and firmly attach it to the sleeve. Make sure you are in the correct location when your class is called. The fact that you got a number does not guarantee, as some think, that the judge will be waiting for you. The judge has a very busy schedule that he must meet. Even if you are nervous, on the outside you should look confident and calm. Realize that exhibitions, dogs, etc. just a hobby to enjoy and try to behave accordingly. And in this case, the dog will perform better, since your mood is instantly transmitted to it.
Always breed your dog with pride. If you make mistakes in introducing her, don't worry about it - next time you will do better. Don't let the presence of more experienced people confuse you. After all, they were once newbies too.
The judging process usually begins with the judge asking him to lead the dog around the perimeter of the ring.During this procedure, the judge observes how each dog is moving, evaluating style, topline, movement, head and tail positioning and overall balance. Concentrate on your dog and observe him all the time, encouraging him to move in the most attractive way, maintain the necessary distance (not stepping on anyone's heels or slowing down those walking behind). Always lead your dog on the inside of the circle so that it is between you and the judge and not obstruct the judge's field of vision. If you are not in the head of the ring, lead the dog so that there is sufficient space between your dog and the dog in front, as this makes it easier for the judge to judge the dog. The dog must be guided so that the judge has enough room to move around and inspect the dog from all sides.For the judge to examine the dog individually, you must learn to quickly and clearly lead it to him. The judge has a busy schedule and only has a few minutes to judge each dog. Train at home in front of a mirror, paying special attention to how the dog looks, imagine yourself in the judge's seat and try to carry out the entire procedure as quickly as possible.
Listen carefully to the judge when he explains the manner in which to lead the dog: back and forth; along the ring, diagonally and back, that is, along the triangle. Triangle trajectory has recently been preferred by most judges. Moving in a triangle means that the dog must walk on the outside of the ring to the first corner, then perpendicular to the next corner of the ring, and then back to the judge on the diagonal of the ring. Learn to guide your dog so that you don't get stuck in corners or make unnecessary movements. Judges prefer dogs that can walk in a triangle without interrupting their movement, as this allows them to better appreciate the dog's movement.
Pomeranian Fon's Take a Walk.
Kennel "Ot Pandy Sharm". Owner Gaynulina Elena
The importance of dog movement cannot be overemphasized, and it is quite natural that this point needs to be paid a lot of attention. When training your dog at home, have someone guide him at different speeds. Then you will clearly see at what speed the dog looks most presentable. The most advantageous manner of movement is usually at medium speed, with the dog's head straight and the topline well defined. Do not force the dog to gallop around the ring or induce it to move faster by knocking it down at its typical speed for this breed. Haste will never allow you to present a dog at its best; allow the dog to move around the ring at its natural speed. For a dog to be properly judged, its movements must be strong and powerful, but the speed must not exceed the typical speed of the breed. The dog must walk in a straight line towards and away from the judge.
When you bring the dog back to the judge, stop it one and a half to two meters from the judge and try to put it in a rack. After the dog has stopped, it should be shown the groundbait so that the judge can see the dog in a state of heightened attention. For bait, you can use something tasty that you usually use when training, or, if you used a toy in training, show it. It should be remembered that if you used something edible as bait, you need to take it all with you from the ring. Don't just drop it on the floor after doing the program, as another dog may find it.
When an award occurs, accept the award for your dog with gratitude, no matter how you feel about it. What is done is done, and arguments with the judge and demonstrative withdrawal from the ring are useless and are considered unsportsmanlike behavior. Be kind, congratulate the winner if your dog loses and try not to show your frustration.
If you won, then please do not lose your head and do not be arrogant. Surprisingly, it sometimes turns out to be much more difficult than losing with dignity.