With close attention to details and some good coaching and assistance, you and your dog can both be winners, too. Here are suggestions that will help.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Can my dog be both a great companion and a successful show dog?

Dogs are wonderful family companions -- watchful, playful, loving, and responsive to our every mood. If they are pure-bred dogs that also compete in the AKC show ring, they are no less wonderful companions; but they require extra time and attention in order to be as successful in the show ring as they are in their home and family life. And the extra training and attention they get in preparation for the show ring will actually make them better companions and better able to deal responsibly with other dogs and people as they mature.
After raising and showing dozens of show dogs, plus two wonderful girls, I've learned a lot than can help you develop your companion show dog into the great creature s/he has the potential to become. I'll tell you about them in this blog; and if you have questions that you don't see answered here, don't hesitate to email me your questions at I'll try to answer as many as possible, either here in the blog or direct via email.
-- Leslie