Did you know that you could train your dog in as little as one month? Of course, this does not mean that they would win a major competition, but to get the basics down, it doesn’t take that long at all. If you can find a personal trainer, one that has done this before, it may even take a shorter amount of time. It depends on the breed of your dog, how old they are, and how willing they are to listen to commands. For example, if you have never commanded your dog to do anything, there is a high probability that they are not going to be motivated to listen to anything you have to say. However, by using a third-party, a separate trainer, this could all change. If you are set on showing them at a major showmanship competition, and time is short, find a trainer that can work with you to get them ready.
If you are prepared to start training your dog for a showmanship competition, you now know what to expect. It’s not going to take long at all to get them ready. As long as you can work with a mentor, and a personal trainer, you have a good possibility of placing well at one of these competitions. This is something that many people enjoy, interacting with other dog owners, and traveling to these different locations. It can be an expensive lifestyle, but if it’s one you can afford to do this on a regular basis, it may become a very rewarding experience. Start looking today for a mentor, or a trainer, that can help catapult you and your dog to the circuit of showmanship competitions.