Friday, April 13, 2012

Rehearsing for the Show



Chou Chou met with her handler, and his son who assists, at Cal Expo, to prepare for her shows tomorrow and Sunday.



Dog shows are very chaotic: show rings, vendors all over the place, grooming stations, crates, dogs walking and barking, and lots of people. This was a very good experience in socialization for Chou; she was taking the crowds and other dogs in stride. 

Crowds gathered around us as we walked around. People had never seen a dog like this and they asked a lot of questions about her. Many of them -- children and adults -- asked to pet her, and they took a lot of photos of her. She was very well-behaved ... just like a show dog.

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