Conformation

The conformation class currently offered is a 6 week class that focuses on teaching the dog and handler the proper techniques for the show ring. Class is $80 member/$120 non-member for six weeks (up to 2 drop-ins allowed per person at $15/drop-in).

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Target Dog and age range:
Any dog over 3 months, mix breed or purebred, any skill level

Goals:
Allow dogs headed for the show ring a mock class to practice within

Prerequisite skills:
None

Skills covered in class:

  • Dog standing for exam including inspection of teeth and testicles (on males)
  • Stacking on table for Exam (for table breeds)
  • Moving in various patterns at judges’ requests
  • Moving as group (multiple dogs of various sizes)

Promotion requirements:
Not applicable, no advanced class offered

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 15 and minimum 3 dog/handler teams
  • 6 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar and lead of show style (contact instructor with questions)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Mats
  • Ring gates
  • Exam table

Publications for instructor guidance:
AKC Guidelines

Contact:
To receive information about the conformation group, please join the GLKC Conformation Yahoo group at: http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/glkcconf/