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When your dog is being judged by the structure, shape and movement of their body, fitness is of utmost importance. Physical training helps ensure your dog is in peak performance condition by improving your dog’s gait, posture, balance and shape. It will also help with proprioception so that their strength is balanced with increased coordination and grace. Staying fit, strong and mobile will help your show dog stand out as a prime example of their breed.
What kind of exercise is best for show dogs?
Conformation competitions judge dogs on how closely they measure up to the standards for their particular breed. To help your dog compete at this elite level, it’s good to focus on core strengthening, along with advanced balance and stacking training. You will also want to train for increased range of motion in joints & elongation of the muscles, as well as overall endurance for long days in the ring.
Deep core strength is a key element to a strong show stack. It contributes heavily to a balanced stance, a great top line and strong, muscular definition. Focus on balance and strength training to give your pup a competitive advantage.
Best in show depends on a strong bond
The bond between a show dog and their human is paramount to a successful day in the ring. By investing time together in physical training and conditioning, you spend time together building trust, developing strong communication skills, and laying the foundation for mutual respect and affection.
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