I look for these puppies, what I call a "stand up show dogs" and bring them along slowly and never make showing seem like work. Every puppy should think standing for "treats" and walking on a leash is FUN!!!
I always start by hand feeding puppies as they
are weaning from their mother. I want them to associated taking "treats"
from me and getting use to my fingers and hands NOT being food.
Gradually, I walk around calling them and giving them treats, slowly as I stop they will stop and stand. I call their name and give them a treat. Repetitive training will enforce paying attention to the lady with food and I will get it when I am still.
The next step is to get the puppy accustomed to you stacking them while they are standing. I do this by stacking from the side or over the puppy and saying "stay". Again, time is your friend. Take it slow and always in your most cheerful voice --praise, praise, praise.
Leash training and training the puppy to gait correctly is always fun. I start by walking the wild and crazy puppy with my older dogs. With flexi-leashes in hand we go merrily down the road with the adults showing the puppy--"Hey it is fun to have this thing on my neck!!" After a few trips the puppy seems to know that a collar and leash is atleast OK. Again, gradually I teach the puppy to follow me or that I will follow it -if it is moving in front at a nice gait.
I cannot stress enought-GO SLOW WITH YOUR PUPPY.
A happy energetic puppy can sour on showing if pushed too quickly and too
Author--Ruth Darlene Stewart.