Today was day 2 of the dog show in Ridgefield, WA. Dominic did MUCH better in the ring today! I was more prepared for what he was likely to do and I anticipated things better. Our judge was also great about working with a green puppy, which is always appreciated. We still need a lot of work, but I was really pleased with the improvement that I saw in him.
He definitely needs that hour outside of the crate to hang out and watch everything that's going on. He's a little fidgety just hanging out outside of his crate, but not annoyingly so. We've got some shows coming up that are longer than two days that I think will be really good for him to get more into a groove of showing. And I'm planning on taking him to a handling class this week. Conformation game plan for Dominic? Check!
I did manage to take a little bit of video from the dog show today and I put the clips together. The Rose City Classic that's coming up in January is considerably bigger, with a lot more going on and I plan to do some videoing of that show for sure. In the mean time, here's a little taste of our weekend: