A show-and-go is an informal “practice” dog trial.

That really depends on the instructor.

Some of our instructors don’t use treats at all; some of our instructors don’t use collar corrections at all. Most of us use a combination of treats and corrections.

A few reasons:

  • Your dog will eat small treats faster. The faster they’re finished with the treat, the sooner they’ll be ready to focus back on you and the next activity.
  • With smaller treats, you can give more treats in a training session, without worrying about overfeeding your dog.
  • Hard treats tend to break up into small crumbs, which end up on the floor. These tasty crumbs are very distracting to other dogs in the training ring.