Practice, practice, practice! We frequently attend a drop-in conformation class, so that Bing learns to be a show dog. It’s much harder than it looks! And we want the dogs to enjoy showing, so we work hard to make it fun for the dog. Part of that includes getting the dog used to what is expected of them, so it’s an enjoyable experience and not a stressful one come the day of a show.
Here he is at the end of a long class (and an impromptu play session that followed), so a bit done with it all, but still a cooperative puppy. 7 months old.
Side note: Dogs show in conformation, not confirmation. Conformation is about how the dogs conform to the breed standard.