Dogwise Publishing is very pleased to announce the arrival of Dog Show Judging - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly by Chris Walkowicz. We think whether you are a judge, a prospective judge, or an exhibitor that you will find this new book to be informative, thought provoking, and very entertaining. The life of a judge - and learning to be a judge - is a lot more than the glamour of tuxes and formal dresses under the lights at Westminster. It takes years of study, being mentored, judging fun matches outdoors in the rain, and dealing with exhibitors who as often as not are not going to be happy with your decisions. It involves travel nightmares, recording keeping hassles, horrendous weather, and the wary eye of the AKC Rep. looking over your shoulder. But in the end, it can be a very fulfilling and rewarding life - and of course necessary for dog shows to be held. Chris also addresses the issue of the relationship between judges and exhibitors in the ring. The book is full of tips and imaginary conversations held between judges exhibitors that will help build a greater understanding between them as well as make you laugh!
Staying with a dog show theme, our book of the week from now until October 20th is Positive Training for Show Dogs by Vicki Ronchette. Bringing well trained and well mannered show dogs into the ring can only help the judge's opinion of your dogs. On sale this week at 20% off, only $11.96.
For those of you attending the APDT Conference in Oakland, California next week, we want to remind you that Dogwise will be once again hosting our annual Author Book Signing event. It is scheduled for noon until 1:30 PM on Saturday the 24th. Authors we expect to attend this year (although they can be like herding cats...) includes:
For a great line of grooming products, perfect for conformation show preparations, take a look at the Chris Christensen Systems products. These great shampoos and finishing sprays will make any coat type or color shine! We also carry show collars and leads, great for presenting your dog in style. For a full list of our conformation-related products, click here.
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