Preparing your Shih Tzu
When first starting out, it is suggested to ensure your Shih Tzu is ready for canine competition. You will want your dog to be 100% trained in:
- Standing still
- Ability to focus on commands with large crowds/distractions/noise
Preparing for Conformance
Conformation dog events are events in which the dog is judged according to the official breed standards; this will be a competition of appearance. It is, of course, vital that your dog is groomed to perfection.
Preparing for Performance/ Agility
In these fun canine events, your Shih Tzu will be judged on ability to listen to commands and run an obstacle course. Your dog will perform better if shaved. It will be near impossible to gain a solid reputation in this type of event if you do not have your Shih Tzu trained to run all aspects of the course.
See: Shows- Agility
-Preparing for agility shows. Knowing what to expect