Posts Tagged ‘dog shows’

Improving Agility Organizations: Thoughts On Participation June 5, 2013 4 Comments

Today is Dog Agility Blogger Action Day, and the topic is “Improving Agility Organizations”. I’d like to take a look at participation and how all agility organizations – from training centers, to local trial committees, to national clubs – can improve participation at events. To be clear, I’m not talking about increasing entries. AKC’s trial […]

Spark’s First Show January 17, 2013 2 Comments

This past weekend, Dan and I took Spark to his very first conformation show, held by the Greater Lowell Kennel Club in Fitchburg, MA. Going into this show I had zero expectations for Spark. Just six and a half months old, I wanted to make sure he had a good time and test his understanding […]

Show Dog Skills: An Overview December 12, 2012 Comments Off

Last night I took Spark to his first ever breed handling class. We’ve been practicing our ring routine daily at home, and I wanted an opportunity to work him in an unfamiliar environment and around strange dogs to see how his skills would hold up. A variety of skills are necessary for a dog to […]