by Victoria Ronchette
Train your dog to love showing!
Most people learn how train their show dog by trial and error—emphasis on “error.” Much of the information about show dog training is learned by ringside observation or word-of-mouth from experienced exhibitor to novice. The results are mixed—some things work well, while others don’t—and you may not know why!
Positive Training for Show Dog is the first book to apply the latest scientific research on how dogs learn to the world of dog showing. Whether you are just getting started in the breed ring or are an experienced show dog handler, you will enjoy learning how to work with your dog as your partner to get outstanding showing results by using positive reinforcement without punishment.
What you will learn
• How to crossover from correction-based training to reward-based training.
• The role of the clicker and other reward markers in your training and problem solving.
• Methods for key show ring skills like gaiting, stacking, and standing for examination.
• Positive solutions to common show dog predicaments including fear of the judge, poor head position, picture taking problems, and more.
About the author
Victoria Ronchette, CPDT, has been working with dogs professionally for over 22 years. She is involved in Dachshund and Australian Cattle Dog rescue and competes with her dogs in conformation, earthdog trials, field trials, obedience and Rally-O as well as handling show dogs for others professionally. She is the owner of Braveheart Dog Training in San Leandro, California where she lives with her husband Rick and their seven dogs.
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