We don't just "say" we have Total Dogs
we have the UKC TOTAL DOG AWARDS to prove it !!
Bijou Poodles has an Obedience web page with lots of tips and tricks, however we have
had people ask about specific sports and how to start their puppy off correctly so we made this web page
to make it easier to zoom in on a specific sport and what books or videos we recommend.
For free advise on puppy raising check out our web page Obedience Click here to read what you can do with your Bijou Poodle
NEW PUPPY TRAINING INFORMATION:
Puppies For Dummies (Paperback)
by Sarah Hodgson (Author)
Never owned a puppy before ?
Check out this book at your library or get it cheap on www.amazon.com
I have read it and it is great for beginners.
Retriever Training: The Wildrose Way
This video is a starter for someone new
Just helps explain what you will be doing and why
without creating a shivering bundle of nerves like what you sometimes see at trials
If you are considering sending your Poodle to be trained
then you will want to send them to Rich and Angie who have proven
without a doubt they know how to train Poodles for Field
Just beware that your dog can return home with Sarcoptic Mange
when you send them to Field Training Kennels so inject with Ivermectin prior and during training
(Bijou Poodles Valor in training for weight pulling
* Weight Pull Training
We start with a garden cart in summer and taboggon in winter.
We have bought from each of the Harness makers below.
We have found that when qualifying either harness will work well
when going to the higher weights for competition then the rolled neck
is my choice as does not get in the way of the dog's shoulder and leg motion.
You don't need anything special to compete in all breed Lure Coursing for a CA or CAX title.
However we have found that the racing "coats" help our dogs know it is running time
as well as help us follow our dog's progress around the distant 4 acre field.
Dogs wearing coats in photos or videos will also look like they are competing and not just running around a field. ** Click here to learn all you need to about Lure Coursing **
Hands free jogging or walking leash.
Available at Amazon or buy direct at their web page. Buddy System
I really love this product and I will be using it for Skijoring and sled pulling along with a harness
HARNESSES: Premier Surefit® Harness J & J dog supplyRay Allen Active Dogs
keep in mind most items can be found on Amazon
We prefer the lightest one possible that does not impede the dogs movement.
Leather looks cool, however if it gets wet we have had ours mildew.
You dont need a harness however we find our dogs that do multiple events
that a change in collar or equipment helps them to know we are doing
a different sport and what they will be doing. We also use survey flags
as at the time they were cheaper at Home Depot than the tracking ones online.
Pepper winning Best in Show
Click here to view everything you could want to know about
~ Conformation ~
Simplicity-Nylon Show Lead--3/8"
I start my pups out with this leash/collar combination because it is light weight and will not "correct" your puppy.
training for show is to be a happy experience with lots of treats.
Available at: Breeder's Edge Leads and Needs
parachute nylon snap lead
Available at: Cherrybrook premium Pet supplies Leads and Needs
Get a 24" to start off with
As you gain experience you may wish to move up to a 36 or 48" lead
They also have matching collars for those that don't like metal chains
Fine (Medium) Hex-Link Chain Chokes
From: Leads and Needs
These jewelry style chokes lend dignity to any dog and reduces fur breakage.
Usually for my Standard Poodle puppy 14" will be good to start and 16" will be good for adults.
You can also use Nylon show collars that are less expensive.
I prefer hex if a large dog and snake if more small refined dog