Ringcraft clubs are usually very sociable, where groups of like-minded people meet on a regular basis and get great enjoyment from training their dogs. A great deal of time and effort goes into presenting a dog for exhibition at a show and even getting your dog to perform in the ring is a lot harder than it looks. A dog that only wants to slouch in the corner, or ambles around the ring ungracefully will not impress the judge. It is important that you learn how to present your dog in the show ring to show off all its finer points. This can be very difficult to achieve; the dog has got to want to show off for its owner or handler in the show ring and you must work hard together to build this rapport.

We at Barking run the club to assist you to gain what you need to show your dog to it's full potential, Puppies are welcome once they have cleared their final vaccinations, and there is no upper age limit.

Ringcraft club classes can also be used as the basis of training you and your dog on how it should be handled and presented even if you have no thoughts of entering the 'show scene'. They are not just for people wanting to show their dogs but for everybody with a dog, and they will teach the basics such as:

• Socialisation with people and other dogs

• Training your dog to walk on a lead nicely without becoming distracted by people or other dogs.

Whilst a great deal of time and effort goes into presenting a dog for exhibition at a show it is, in the end, very rewarding.

Ringcraft training is held at

Bulphan Village Hall
Church Road
RM14 3RT

We hold our classes every Monday from 8pm to 10pm, except for the last Monday of every month when we hold our Match Night, the Match Night is when we get a local judge to come to the hall and it is run like a show, but don't worry it is also to help you get used to when you go out on your on to all the other shows.

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