Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: SW Michigan
Dogs Name: Wheeler, Spock, Fame
Titles: Wheeler - AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3. Spock - AKC/UKC CH. Fame - AKC CH.
Dogs Age: Wheeler: 11/13/08 Spock: 07/10/13 Fame: 07/10/13
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Both of mine are actively showing in conformation and are obedience trained including the automatic sit. Both will begin competing in Obedience in 2013.
It is really very simple. I do no obedience work with the show collar/lead. I do not give obedience commands in the show ring. Commands for the show ring are "show dog", "stand", "stay", "step", "back", "lets go", and "head". I have never had a dog sit in the show ring unless told to.
My dog's do not move around the ring in the heel position and they don't pull. They will use a much lead as the handler gives them and keep pace with the handler.
No reason not to teach your dog the automatic sit. When training for show, when you stop, simply say "stand", and use a different collar/lead for show and obedience.
AKC GCH/UKC CH, RO3 Lyndobe's Wheel of Fortune, "Wheeler"
AKC UKC CH Windsong's Fortune Hunter v Shelian, "Spock"
AKC UKC CH Windsong's Fame N Fortune v Shelian, "Fame"