WHAT IS RING CRAFT TRAINING?
Getting your dog to perform in the show ring is a lot harder than it looks. It takes many hours of dedicated practice to build the skills and rapport that are necessary to do well in a competition. Here at the CDCS we have all the experience you need to help you improve your ring craft skills whilst having a lot of fun along the way. We will show you how to improve your handling skills and how to present your dog in the best way possible. You will work together, improve together and build a special rapport together. You will both enjoy the training and your dog will want to partake for you. It will also be an important part of socialising your dog and getting it used to interacting with different people and other dogs. It will learn how to behave in the show ring and make it confident in accepting examination by a judge.
Our training will benefit novice and experienced show exhibitors alike and will provide you with a thorough training basis for both you and your dog, whether you actually show or not!
Monthly matches are held throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring, creating situations which are more likely to be met within the showing world. These are informal meets and a great way to introduce novice dogs and handlers to showing. The fourth Thursday of the month is normally a match night, when a guest judge presides in an informal and friendly competitive atmosphere.
SHOWING YOUR DOG!
At any show, the judge is responsible for comparing each dog to find the healthiest one who is nearest to the breed standard. They must ensure that the dogs are "Fit for Function".
Essentially the breed standard is a picture in words of how a breed should look and behave. A judge will therefore not only assess how you handle and present your dog, but its temperament as well. It must conform to breed standards to do well at competition.
Typically there will be a minimum of 3 or 4 scheduled classes per breed at open shows, and 14 or more at championship shows, where the classes are further divided into dogs and bitches. Championship shows will attract a bigger entry than open shows and, if you have a popular breed, your dog could be competing against up to 100+ others.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER RING CRAFT TRAINING?
Meet on Thursday evenings at the Langley Burrell Village Hall
Ringcraft: Thursday evenings
Training 7.45pm to 9.00pm
Monthly match (4th Thursday each month)
7.45pm to 9.30pm (Approx)
Annual Subscription Fees
£2-00 single 1st Jan -31st Dec
£3-00 joint 1st Jan - 31st Dec
£3.00 for each Dog
£2.00 for a second dog with the same handler