Monday, January 26, 2009

Contributing Writer

The Show Ring Online, an online magazine for dog show enthusiasts, has invited me to contribute articles on the handling of dogs in the ring. My tips will be offered by a judge, that person on the inside of the ring, for better success of taking home a winner at the end of the day/weekend. Newbies to dog showing need to be aware of ring procedure, dress and presentation of their dog.
It is believed that those who begin the sport of exhibiting will fall away within five years. They become disillusioned when they consistently don't win. Of course, it is important to start with a quality dog but even that dog may not win time after time without skillful handling. I hope this article will help those new to the sport and particularly to our young people who learn Junior Showmanship.


Glenda C. Beall said...

Great, Shirley!!
I know your articles will help many folks who want to get into "show business" of dogs.

You definitely know what you are talking about in this field.

Nancy Simpson said...

Congratulations Shirley for being invited to write the article. I know you have the goods and show dog owners will want to read your article.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...


I'm proud of you! What an honor to be a writer for this publication. I'm sure the articles will be very interesting.

Puppies & Prose said...

Thanks all, it will be fun. I'll look back more than 45 years when I had to learn the art of presentation of a dog who is happy to show off..and they do. Many get turned on by applause.