Size: FULL
Category: Specialty
Instructor: Vicki Ronchette, CPDT


  • SpecialtyVicki Ronchette

    Introduction to Dog Shows

    This course is intended for professional trainers who are interested in adding conformation training to their service offerings.

    Conformation or dog shows are one of the oldest and most popular of the dog sports. However, most classes are taught by hobbyists rather than professional dog trainers. Many skilled professional trainers could be offering conformation training and behavior consulting for show dogs …

  • Private Sessions

    Private Sessions

    Would you like some additional support for this course? We also offer one-on-one virtual coaching in 30 or 60-minute sessions. You may choose one 60 minute consult or two 30 minute consults for $125. Once you purchase your consults will contact you to schedule your session(s). Virtual coaching is done via Zoom, a video chat platform.

    NOTE: Consults must be completed …

  • There is no expiration date for your access to this course.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds for online courses.


This course will teach you all about dog shows.

From how a dog show works, to what a show dog needs to know, to what class to enter and so much more. If you are new to showing or have been trying to figure out all the ins and outs of dog shows, this course is for you!



Lesson 1 Is Your Dog a Show Dog?
Lesson 2 How Dog Shows Work
Lesson 3 Entering a Dog Show
Lesson 4 What a Show Dog Needs to Know
Lesson 5 Preparing Yourself the Day of Show
Lesson 6 Ring Procedure
Lesson 7 If You Win



No prerequisites necessary for this course!



No supplies necessary for this course!

Start your Show Dog Prep School Journey today and become the Handler your dog needs you to be!



Vicki Ronchette is the founder of Show Dog Prep School and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Vicki has been working with dogs professionally for over 30 years as a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, groomer and veterinary assistant. She is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs, From Shy to Showy and Ready? Set. SHOW! Vicki presents workshops and seminars all over the country on how training show dogs.