Dog show: what to bring to the exhibitor? WikiPet.ru
What is going on there at the exhibitions? Such a closed and peculiar world ... I want to go there too! I want my dog to sparkle with medals and loud titles. And now you grab the documents for the dog, send the forms and run to the bank to pay for the exhibition. What next?How to prepare yourself and properly organize the trip? What to bring to the exhibition? Read about the necessary equipment below.
The first thing you should consider is where you place your dog at the show.
Imagine - you come to the room or to the venue where the event takes place. Around hundreds of dogs, even more people - everyone is scurrying around, pushing, someone shouting: "Take your dog away!" You are almost knocked down by a fat lady carrying two Spitzs under her arm ... Shock) Isn't that right?
Therefore, the first point - immediately prepare the cage or carrying and the blanket, so that you can cover the cage with it and save your pet from the nervous situation.
Next is water!
Be sure to stock up on a bowl and a bottle of drinking water for your dog. The tension around is reflected and not only on you. Panting and tongue to the floor - will not add to the dog presentability. Do not forget to offer water from time to time, just try not to leave a bowl in the cage - it’s better to give a drink more often than to remove an expanded puddle or squeeze out a wet litter.
The third item of equipment is ringing.
Ringovka is almost the most important part.In simple terms, this is a special leash on which a dog is taken to the exhibition ring.
What is so special about this leash? Firstly, it is thin. Especially so that the lines and anatomy of the dog are clearly visible to the expert. Therefore, in everyday life you will not dress him, because you can cut off the neck of the dog and your hands. Secondly, the ringing is arranged on the principle of a stranglehold, so that you can easily adjust the dog and at the same time not to disturb them once again. The color of the ring should match the color of the dog as much as possible (again, so as not to interfere with the harmonious perception of the silhouette). Also, choosing this accessory, you should consider the weight of the dog. Obviously you won’t keep the mastiff in the beaver york ring.
Another indispensable thing is the holder for the license plate.
The serial number is issued on a special sticky piece of paper, which is glued to the person who puts the dog (in no case to the dog). I’ll immediately note from experience - they are very poorly kept, depending on the fabric to which they are glued. Corners come off, and sometimes the number flies from your clothes right in the ring, which, of course, distracts the expert and creates the image of an absolute beginner. Of course, the expert does not evaluate you, but the dog, but believe me, your nervousness and fuss are also transmitted to the dog, which is why you look extremely insecure and the expert (especially CACIB) cannot but pay attention to this. The most convenient of those that I have met is a holder with a simple Velcro / elastic band on the shoulder.
The next thing you will need if you expose your dog for goodies is a handbag for all these fragrant pieces.Here you can get by with a good old belt bag or in common people with a banana. It will help you not to scatter sweets all over the ring, you can evenly encourage a pet, and you can always keep one hand free, which, if necessary, can correct the dog's stance or ring.
Stock up with wet wipes!
Not necessarily special, the packaging of the simplest children's ones is quite suitable. The main thing is that the packaging should be larger - it is better that they remain in reserve than they are not enough.
If your dog is not smooth, do not forget about special brushes and combsto feed a little dog right before going into the ring.
About special wax for dog pawsso as not to slip. I can’t say that this is a super-necessary thing, although many would argue with me. But we are talking about the fact that you are going to the exhibition for the first time and, in principle, you can do without it. For example, I have never used it at exhibitions, despite the fact that I have it)
So your dog is ready. It remains to think about yourself. Take a change of clothes for the ring, after all, this is a show, and you, like your pet, should be smart. The exhibition is a lengthy business, if there is, then throw a folding chair in the trunk, and do not forget to prepare a couple of sandwiches with you. Who knows, maybe you will take first place and you will be sent to the general best.
About what and how to do when you came to the exhibition, where to go, where to register, what sequence for the show and so on, read in our next article.