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How do I teach my boxer to stand like they do in the shows?

Discussion in 'Showing - questions and answers' started by Ty Ty, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. Ty Ty

    Ty Ty Boxer Booster

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    I always see these pics of these boxers in shows standing with there legs out, head high, and tail up. Very alert looking. Do you teach this? If so how? I would love to get tyson to stand like this.
     
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    Caney Creek Boxer Insane

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    Yes, you do teach it. It's called "stacking." A lot of it is just moving the dog into the correct position while standing. There are some videos on YouTube of dogs learning to stack.... here are a few clicker training videos that I've found, a few of them are boxers, but the dachshund and heeler videos you might also find helpful. :)

    You could also do a forum search here on "stacking."
     
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    While I am a strong proponent of clicker training, and do clicker train a stack for my showdogs, I wouldn't recommend the clicker right out of the gate. You should really teach the stack by itself, and use the clicker to refine it. Many boxers have very short attention spans, and it helps to have a frame of reference to work from when you are training something like a stack.

    Stacking isn't really rocket science. It's just a matter of placing the feet where they go, get the head in nice position (high and chin down) and teasing the tail up. Top that off with lots of praise and treats, and you got yourself a show stack. :)

    good luck.
     
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