In preparation for his first show this weekend, Freighter attended another drop-in Conformation class. The class was packed. I think I counted 20 dogs. These classes are always very crowded leading up to a show. With so many dogs it meant more time practicing stacking and not as much moving, (although the dogs did get to move). Freighter has pretty much figured out that if he stands or moves he gets treats, so while show dog stuff isn’t a duck, it isn’t bad either. He was full of energy and did more jumping this week. He was good at standing for inspection the first time around, but very wiggly the second time. We will just have to cross our fingers, light a candle and hope that he behaves enough to get through it this weekend.
In addition to Freighter, Storm is entered on Saturday. I really hope to practice taking pictures with my camera, but I may have to hold dogs. Freighter’s brother and sister and mom are also entered. I mentioned before that while this show has been well attended in the past, there are not that many class dogs this time around. That is not a bad thing as far as Freighter and Storm are concerned. Neither have much patience for standing around.
Best of luck to all who are entered!
Tomorrow some follow-up.