What is Proofing?

benefits of mistakes preparing to show proofing Apr 28, 2021
Proofing Part I:

One of the greatest frustrations for obedience competitors is failing.
Not earning a green ribbon is a drag.

Years ago, I had a dog that was very inconsistent. He would go from hero to zero overnight. I remember saying to him one day, as I was leaving an event, “You know, you can’t win if you don’t qualify.”

There can be several reasons for inconsistent performances, but the one I want to talk about first is the crazy mistakes your dogs make that cause you to come out of the ring and say, “He’s never done that before.”

What if you could figure out how to prepare so well that simply didn’t happen to you anymore?

What if you were so confident you would pass, that all you had to worry about was how to make your performance first-rate?

I want to take a minute today to talk to you about the subject of Proofing. What in the world is “proofing?” I have developed a video to explain this subject for you. I hope you find it helpful.

- Connie

This blog post is part 1 of 3 on Proofing. You can find links to part 2 and 3 below:

Proofing Part 2: Proofing Isn't Just Adding Random Distractions

Proofing Part 3: The Benefits of Mistakes (And All Mistakes Are Related!)

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