What is Conformation Training?

The official term for dog shows is conformation — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look likea beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard. It’s also the reason why mixed breeds and spayed or neutered purebreds are ineligible to compete in conformation.

This class is designed to help you prepare both yourself and your purebred dog to show in AKC Dog Show conformation events in breed classes. Anything’s PAWSAble’s classes are divided into 2 courses of 6 weeks each.

Level 1 included multiple exercises in Focus, Hand Stacking, Gaiting, Showing the Bite, Stimulus Control in the ring, and ring protocol

Hand Stacking

Hand Stacking on a Table


Level 2 builds on each of these skills but also includes Free Stacking

Free Stacking

A Free Stack

Price: $175 for each 6 week level

Please phone me for availability of classes.

Why Learn With Anything’s PAWSable?

Regardless of our vision of how our dog will act or perform, a solid foundation is critical. This foundation must be built upon the dog feeling confident in whatever we are asking it to do. The dog needs to understand and trust the process. We cannot ‘assume’ that he ‘knows it’. Dogs always do the BEST they can with the EDUCATION they are given in the ENVIRONMENT we are asking them to perform in. All of Anything’s PAWSable classes are designed to build layers of understanding for your dog to help him be more successful. Both group classes and individual assistance are available.