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The 'puppy show' you are referencing is a regular class- 6-9 puppy dog.
If he wins his class, he will go back in for Winner's Dog (so you have to stay).
If he comes in second, he must stay to go back for Reserve if the 6-9 puppy dog takes Winner's Dog.
In Juniors, he will be in Novice Junior until he has 3 wins w competition, and there is no going back in if he is second in the class. If he wins the class, he will go back in for Best Junior. He shouldn't expect to win Best class for a long time.The Seniors are very polished!
While you are at classes, I would let the teacher move Duke several times each class- so Duke 'gets' it.
And your son can practice several things- the leash is hard to manage for kids- he can tie your keys to the leash part, hold it out and practice rolling it up in his hand till he can do with without making keys clang. That's a good exercise.
He'll need a wardrobe- at least dress shirt/pants and shoes. Don't get slippery shoes. He should wear socks.
In the classes I taught for years in Chattanooga, we held a dress rehearsal on week 7 so the kids came in, had to know how to get their armband, be dressed for the part, etc.
I'm so happy for the sport to have a potential new exhibitor! If there's a show you can go and just watch, that's a great idea. And you tube has tons of Juniors clips-
PLUS you have the bonus of Christmas upcoming, and he will need a comb and a grooming table, and lots of $$$ gifts, lol!