Show-n-Go is a practice trial. There are experienced trainers calling exercises, ring stewards, competitors and classes, but there are no ribbons or placements. You can use treats, toys, praise and corrections (NOT abuse) in the ring.
The idea of a Show-n-Go is to create as much of a real trial atmosphere as possible so you and your dog can get used to being in a competition without the full stress (or entry fees) of an actual trial. It's a great way to:
*Cure the "ring-wise" dog who knows he'll get a reward once you leave the ring and barks to tell you to please hurry it up
*Cure the dog who thinks judges and stewards are Evil Dog-Eating Monsters
*Cure the "ring-wise" dog who thinks he's supposed to lag in the ring because you've never told him otherwise during a real trial
*Cure the "ring-wise" dog who hates being in the ring because you've never rewarded him with food or play or a toy during a real trial
Obedience Show and GO!
Friday evening September 14 at 6pm to 8 pm at K-9
All provisional and full members are invited to attend and volunteer receive hours toward their respective requirement:
Provisionals get one signature for their card toward full membership. Full members receive 2 hours for their 2018 requirement of 8 hours volunteering. All volunteers receive one free run.
Sign up by replying to email@example.com and indicate your preferred job:
Call exercises for Novice, Open, and/or Utility
Steward for Rally, Novice, Open, and/or Utility
Next Show-n-Go June 15th - 6pm - 8pm
Volunteers needed, contact Alison Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Held on K-9 grounds at 2638 Powers Avenue, Jacksonville
Plenty of parking and crating area
Cold Drinks and Equipment Available for purchase.
K-9 offers a very unique opportunity to proof your dog(s) in a trial atmosphere. Our goal is to provide an affordable and worthwhile training situation that will advance your personal training program. Three obedience rings and the agility field are running simultaneously. Noises and excitement abound amid the people and dogs for a full afternoon under cover in the pavilion. Crating space and parking are convenient and ample. Whether you are new to training, have a green dog that you need exposure for or are working on otch points, K-9 provides experienced club volunteers that will call your runs, coach you if requested, and encourage your handling skills. You make the ring as formal or informal as you wish.
Optional and Preferred exercises upon request: