Positive Training for Show Dogs by Vicki Ronchette

Positive Training for Show Dogs
Vicki Ronchette

Are you a show dog handler or owner looking for better results in the ring? Or are you a dog trainer who would like to expand your client base by learning more about show-dog training?

This full day seminar, filmed in Martinez, will show you how to prepare your dog for the show ring using positive reinforcement methods. With many live dog demos, photos and videos, Vicki Ronchette shows you how to use positive methods to train your dog to gait, stack and accept the judge's examination as well as how to problem solve show ring issues.

Run Time: 2 hrs 40 min

Owner, Vicki Ronchette, CPDT, CAP2
Vicki has lived with dogs her whole life. She began working with them professionally in 1985 when she received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting while still in high school. She began focusing on training dogs just a couple of years later. She started as an assistant trainer with her own dogs in Competition Obedience. Later, she offered classes through Heads or Tails Pet Grooming, the salon she owned and operated for 8 years.

Vicki is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs - Building a Relationship for Success and has written numerous dog training articles. Vicki also has a DVD available to help people learn more about using positive methods to work with show dogs.Vicki is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a national organization dedicated to training dogs using exclusively dog friendly methods.

Vicki is the owner/moderator of a yahoo group dedicated to positive and clicker training for show dogs. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/clickershowdogs/ She competes with her standard smooth and standard longhair Dachshunds, her Pomeranian and her Cavalier in obedience, conformation, rally obedience, K9 nosework, earthdog and field trials. She has also been active in agility. She is an AKC licensed dachshund and basset hound Field Trial Judge and an AKC CGC Evaluator.

She was the Founder of the Golden Gate Dachshund Club's Rescue Program. She evaluates, trains, fosters and rehomes rescue dogs and serves on the board of this club. In 2007, Vicki founded East Bay Dog Trainers a group of positive reinforcement dog trainers committed to continued education and positive reinforcement techniques.

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