Preparation of the “exhibition bag”
Given these details, you should choose comfortable shoes (athletic shoes, such as sneakers, non-slip soles) or rubber boots (if the exhibition takes place outdoors in rainy weather); wear a tracksuit or a comfortable suit for the weekend. Believe me, it’s very difficult to run next to the dog in a narrow skirt and stilettos, or to leave the exhibition in white trousers covered with dog hair and in greasy spots (even if the dog is cleanly washed, it has a thin greasy layer on its coat that provides protection and shine )
In addition, you should prepare psychologically for the competition … The leash is an excellent guide to feelings and emotions – if you are nervous and unsure of yourself, the dog will immediately feel it and will be just as excited, naughty …
A little “stress” can be “woken up” by a melancholy animal, and, on the contrary, you should talk to a dog that is easily excitable, as calmly as possible, gently caressing it to maintain its serene state until the end of the exhibition. Sometimes it is required to sharply pull the dog dry and firm “no!” and a jerk of a leash to stop the slightest manifestation of excessive stubbornness or nervousness at the root.
Head of a black doberman, photo photograph of a dog
You should not show arrogance and neglect in relation to other exhibitors, however, you should also not hide that you are absolutely confident in the exceptional merits of your dog. If you signed up for a beauty contest … it’s because your dog is very beautiful. So, when you will show the dog in the rack, do not forget to let her know that you are absolutely calm, in a good mood, and also confident in her. All the while, gently patting her sides and withers, repeat in a low voice: “You are so beautiful, good, my dog!” You will be pleasantly surprised to notice how, under the influence of your words and a calm biofield, the dog will stretch out even more in the rack, prick up its ears, which will undoubtedly improve the impression of its appearance during refereeing.
And during training runs, teach yourself to talk to the dog in the same way (Yes! I know! It’s not at all easy, because you will get tired quickly at first) to show her that you are satisfied with the way she moves: “OK, my , dog, good! “, She will bear her head higher, craning her neck, keeping her tail well and looking even more beautiful!
This manner of behavior may seem childish to one and confuse others. However, while you and the dog have not yet become experienced “veterans” of the rings, which nothing can unbalance, which both (the handler and the dog) know exactly what and how to do the next second, this manner will allow you to adequately perform at boxing ring and have a better chance of winning.
Preparation of the “exhibition bag”. Only a few days are left before the exhibition. It’s time for you to think about what you should put in your “exhibition bag.”
After your dog takes part in 2-3 shows, every time he sees that you are collecting the treasured bag, it will show joyful excitement, as it will very quickly understand what all these preparations mean.
So, you need one bag for “dog” things and, naturally, another for yours.
Black Doberman, photo photograph of a dog
The dog’s “show bag” should be comfortable (a sports bag or a small suitcase). There is no doubt that you will find everything you need to put in this bag, namely:
– a folder for papers (from plastic or thick cardboard), in which you need to put a receipt on payment for the exhibition, a notice of admission to the number of exhibitors, an exhibition plan, the “International Health Certificate” (veterinary passport) with a certificate of timely rabies vaccination, a photocopy pedigree (the original is best left at home so as not to lose or spoil);
– litter and blanket to put cages on the floor;
– a bowl to let the dog get drunk or eat if she wants to, but don’t have to take a lot of food with her, dogs prefer not to eat at the show;
– a pin or something like that to attach a cardboard box with your dog’s number to your clothes;
– show leash and collar; they should be much thinner than walking ones to emphasize the silhouette of the dog, its neck, chest width (ed.: a special chain – “noose” is better) – all this you can get in any store, and the seller and breed specialists will always help you make the right choice. In addition, you always have the opportunity to purchase all this at the exhibition (there are always places where necessary equipment is sold);
– a dry terry glove with which you can wipe the dog’s coat before entering the ring and in the ring; do not use a brush, as you risk combing out (“raising”) dandruff; if your dog has a short, tight-fitting, shiny coat, you have a chance to achieve the best results;
– and, finally, plastic (cellophane) bags and paper that you should carry in your pocket; this will allow you not to be taken by surprise.