The Premier Online Conformation College
where the Art of Handling meets
the Science of Training
SHOW DOG PREP SCHOOL
Where Champions are Made
Show Dog Prep School is the premier online college for the art and science of conformation training, ring handling and show dog preparation. Our faculty is an impressive collection of professional dog trainers who also have a background in conformation training, handling and/or breeding.
POSITIVE METHODS, MAXIMUM RESULTS
At Show Dog Prep School we are committed to training show dogs using progressive, science based positive reinforcement based methods that encourage teamwork and partnership.
Positive Reinforcement Based Methods – We teach our students to train their dogs using science based methods that utilize positive reinforcement and dog friendly techniques.
Online Courses – Learn in the comfort of your own home at your own speed with our easy to navigate online classes.
Encourage Teamwork and Partnership – Our goal is to not only help build train their dogs but to teach people to live with and work with dogs in a way that creates a strong working relationship and partnership between dogs and their people.
We understand that dogs are sentient beings and family members to the people who love them. We are committed to training using methods that are not only effective but that are based in science and are dog friendly.
SOME WORDS FROM OUR STUDENTS
Vicki has been an amazing mentor and friend. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for handling help or advice. Her webinars are a great way for people to get hands on help and advice without needing to travel to a seminar. The Mentorship program is fun!!
Under Vicki’s expert guidance, Remy and I thrived. My handling skills improved, Remy’s biddability improved, and together we flourished as a team. I absolutely could not have done any of it without the guidance, support and training from Vicki Ronchette!
I do not think I would have ever gotten Valencia to this point without Vicki’s training techniques. Valencia is very sensitive and it takes a lot of patience to work with her. The end result? We took first in the BBE class on Saturday over some very nice bitches.
Vicki has a dynamic presentation style and truly engaged our students, helping them develop skills specific to their and their dogs’ needs. Not only does she know dog shows inside and out, but her training information is backed by behavioral science. Thanks, Vicki!
I followed your suggestions after one workshop with you and was able to much better “read” my dog and understand how to work with her. THANK YOU!!!
Can I take a second to brag AND thank Vicki? I just found out Envy is the #6 Owner Handled Vizsla for 2014. I went to one of her workshops a few months ago and started fine tuning our showing. I can’t tell you how much it paid off. Her first time back out she went BOB over 2 top 10s on pros (including her sire) and 3 other specials (1 more handler). The next day she went select. Both days she went best BOBOH. and then a group 4 one day. I really think that little extra we worked on made a huge difference.
Hanna smiling her way around the show ring last weekend… That smile is all thanks to Vicki, her positive training techniques, and the encouragement and support she’s given us! Together, we even managed to place first in our class one day, over a pro! Although, the smile is what is the most important thing! Thank you Vicki!
I just wanted to share our great win with you all. This weekend my dog ‘Aiko’ (Japanese Spitz) won BIS at The Japanese Spitz Club of Ireland’s CH show, and took BOB in Munster Spitz and Primitive Breed CH Show! Aiko was trained completely using Vickie’s book Positive Training for Show Dogs and the happiness and joy he has while showing is all down to her wonderful and positive methods! Thank you Vicki Aquino Ronchette for being so awesome and writing this book and working so hard to make life better for show dogs everywhere, even in Ireland!! ♥
Vicki Aquino Ronchette, thank you for your influence in my training. A piece of you is given to every timid and fearful dog I work with.
Our online courses are offered through a modern, easy to navigate learning platform. Students can start classes at any time and work through them at their own pace. Most courses are available as Course Only or as a Course with Coaching which offers instructor feedback.
If you are looking for more individual coaching our Mentor Program is for you! Our one year mentorship program allows students to get one-on-one personalized coaching from Show Dog Prep School founder Vicki Ronchette.
Our blog contains many articles on all things conformation. You will find a wide variety of articles on everything conformation including training, handling, behavior modification, puppy raising and so much more.
Our Resources page offers you a variety of conformation and training books, websites and online sources. You will also find links to vendors who we feel offer quality products for show dogs such as show leads and grooming supplies.