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Show Dogs

VetSpec produce supplements to help show dog owners get the results they want in the ring, with their hypoallergenic, deeply nourishing, and scientifically developed nutritional solutions to canine situations.

They’re here to give us some tips on how to have a winning show dog.

Grooming

Depending on the type of showing you are competing in, your dog will need varying levels of grooming, but all should have regular attention paid to their coat, and daily care when they’re shedding.

Training

It’s a sad fact that there are many show dog handlers out there that are not good trainers. Show dog training is based on getting the dog to focus on you and then rewarding correct behaviour. There are many schools of thought about the best way to train your show dog, but you should always seek the help of a professional to improve your timing, responsivity, and overall training skill.

Conditioning

Often overlooked by show dog owners, conditioning is absolutely crucial if you want to produce a winning specimen.

Conditioning starts with excellent, balanced nutrition, along with an effective supplement to address any dietary deficiencies and get your show dog in superlative shape – VetSpec’s ‘Healthy Dog’ is the perfect choice here.

You then need to give your dog sufficient exercise, stimulation, and interaction to keep them happy and healthy, and enough challenges and changes to their daily routine to accustom them to the sights and sounds of the show ring.

Presentation

How you present your dog in the ring is also of vital importance – after all, the judge doesn’t see all the work that goes on behind the scenes, so this is your only opportunity to impress them. Ensure you have the training in place so that you can get your dog in an attentive and focused state for the minute or so they’re performing, and allow them to relax the rest of the time. Don’t forget to present yourself neatly and smartly, too.

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