always present the 'show side' your dogs left, to the judge.
unless you feel confident enough to be different and show the opposite side.............
sometimes it is what will stick in a judges mind as you and your dog are what catches his eye from all the others.....the other handlers may be pissed.........oooooooooooops, too much information. hahahah
as said no posts in ears, dye, chalk, etc
do some research on judges you may be showing under, ask others if that judge is good with puppies and newbie handlers.
you do not want her first time in the ring to be spoiled by a judge who may be too harsh with pups.
most judges do not mind if you bait your dog with treats, toys etc., just do not go squeak, squeak, squeak around the ring,
, and some judges love to see your dogs expression, so when you notice this do not be shoving bait into your dogs mouth at that time.
your stacking is coming along just fine, you can tweak a few things here and there as you gain more experience.
I think you two are ready to have some fun in the show rings.
at the show, the ring steward will call all arm band numbers to ringside, starting with the 6 -9 puppy dog class....all male classes are judged first, so if you are entered in the 6 -9 months puppy bitch class, be at ringside when they are judging winners dog and reserve winners dog as your class will be next in the ring.
The ring steward will call you in order of arm band numbers, so listen up,
, when your number is called, enter the ring and get ready to stack your pup behind the puppy in front to you, if you are called in first, go to the spot where the line up always starts (if you watched the male classes, you will know better), most judges will start going over the first pup then ask the handler to move the pup, usually a triangle pattern first and then a down and back will be asked of you, then a go around to the end of the line.
Once the judge has gone over and judged each pup in the class, they usually have you all do one more go around at which time they will point to 1st, second and third placements, so keep an eye on the judge too.
then, once all the bitch classes have been judged, all the first place winner will be brought back in the ring and judged again for winners bitch.
once winners bitch has been selected, the second place class winner to the winners bitch will join the other class winners and reserve winners will be selected.
if you end up with winners bitch, stick close to the ring as the breed judging will be next, all specials will enter the ring when their numbers are called, then winners dog and then winners bitch and breed judging will commence with best puppy being judged last.
then if you win breed.......... off to group, then if you win group..off to best in show.
It could happen.
Good luck with your girl!