Getting Ready to Compete

In This Chapter

^ Introducing your dog to competition ^ Preparing for the Pre-Novice and Novice classes ^ Getting your dog's attention ^ Heeling and doing the Figure 8 ^ Participating in the Rally class ^ Reinforcing your dog's training

/f you and Buddy enjoy working together, the sky is the limit. You can participate in obedience competitions and earn obedience titles. Doing so is a lot of fun, and you meet lots of nice people. We must warn you, though, that after you get started, you can become addicted. And your life will never be the same.

Almost every weekend of the year, you can go to a dog show and show off what the two of you have accomplished. Dog shows are either conformation shows, where your dog is judged on his appearance, or obedience trials, where your dog and you are judged on his and your ability. The shows can be held together or separately.

If you've already been to a dog show and watched the obedience trial, you were probably amazed at the training and maybe thought to yourself, "My dog could never do that." Well, not necessarily. It all depends on his Personality Profile and whether the two of you enjoy spending quality time with each other (see Chapter 5 for more about Personality Profiles).

Dog Potty Training

Dog Potty Training

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