TIP – A new environment adds an additional element of distraction to any exercise or skill and actually creates a new experience for your dog.
Train in new places so frequently that training in new locations becomes commonplace for your dog. In addition, eliminate your dog’s “warm up” time by beginning your training session immediately upon arriving at a location.
After all, the show ring is a new location AND you do not always have an opportunity to acclimatize your dog in the ring before you show. Your dog should be ready to give you his full attention and respond instantly!