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Discussion in 'Dog Shows and Events' started by foxyroxy1979, Apr 11, 2011.


  1. foxyroxy1979

    foxyroxy1979 PetForums Junior

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    Hi everyone I am new to this particular board and it may sound a very basic question but I have been thinking of showing my chihuahua but have no idea where to start. She is 10 months old now but wondering if I have left things too late with her? Any advice on what to do first would be lovely.
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    Yup brilliant advise
    Here you can find details of ringcraft clubs near you
    The Kennel Club
     
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    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    Find a Training Club
    Training Ringcraft Training
    Area Essex

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    Clubs are ranked by the number of matches in your criteria. Members of the Kennel Club Accredited Instructor Scheme and clubs with the most matches are displayed at the top.
    13 Clubs found
    Indicates a club with a Kennel Club Accredited Instructor.
    Indicates a club with a member of the KCAI Scheme working towards accreditation.
    More information on the KCAI Scheme

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    Change area Change criteria New search Name Location
    South East Essex Staffordshire Bull Terrier Ringcraft Club Essex
    Romford & District Canine Society Essex
    Roding Ringcraft Club Essex
    Wickford Basildon & District Canine Society Essex
    Southend On Sea & District Canine Society Essex
    South West Essex Canine Association Essex
    Redbridge Ringcraft Association Essex
    Chelmsford & District Canine Society Essex
    Central Essex Dog Training Society Essex
    Barking Canine Club Essex
    Great Dunmow & District Ringcraft Society Essex
    Colchester & District Canine Society Essex
    Clacton & District Ringcraft Club Essex

    Change area Change criteria New search
    Ive ust copied and pasted the clubs to give you an idea of the ones that are in essex, best use the search tool I linked in post above to get details of websites or contact numbers
     
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    Chloef PetForums Member

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    where abouts in essex are u i live on the herts/essex border and take my chihuahuas to ringcraft on a wednesday evening in Stevenage there are a few other chis - if u want the details let me know :)
     
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    Hi there I'm in Southend on sea so it's a bit further away from me. Thanks for the advice will check out all the links and look for a ringcraft in my area
     
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    Not too late my 10 month old chi has her first show soon :)

    Youre a bit far from me too or I'd say come to our Ringcraft on a Monday night too!
     
  7. foxyroxy1979

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    Here's an update. I went along to a ringcraft near me last night. I only watched but the people were really friendly and I'm going to join up next week and see what my little girl can do!! Its a lot to take in but I think I'll really enjoy it. Thanks for the advice I'll keep you posted
     
  8. Sparkle

    Sparkle PetForums Senior

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    Start practising at home this week! Try bating her at home so she free stacks (poses on the floor) and make sure her tail is up some can be a lot of work I have to start flapping the bait bag around or speaking squeaky if lotus I'd feeling lazy!

    And also try getting her use to the table! Good luck
     
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    I've been trying her on a table using treats and to start with she stands ok but she won't keep her tail up and she won't stay still!! Her walk isn't bad but she walks with her head down so need to work on that
     
  10. Sparkle

    Sparkle PetForums Senior

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    It takes time she's still a pup too! You can hold her tail up on the table :) as long as it's up when she's moving and onthe floor that's what matters (so I've been told!!) keep practising and enjoy spending time with her
     
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    Don't worry I will. She just loves the fact she's getting so many treats!!
     
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