Dog Show Basics – Moving Your Dog

Moving your dog.
How to move gracefully with your dog.
Why moving your dog smoothly is important and how to it helps you succeed.

Getting Rid of Bad Habits

Don’t mince your steps
Lower your center of gravity
Upper body and leash hand still
Stand up tall
Move your free hand naturally
Professional Tip – Line the dog up in front of the judge

Training proper movement

Start puppies out early
Walk before you run
About turns and high knees
Pop and release
Professional Tip — Give the dog something to carry in its mouth

Putting it all together

The difference between technically proficient and winning presentation is “showmanship” — it’s in your head, in your hands, in your eyes and in your body posture.