Hmm Show training...Now, GK and I disagree on some of this, I do admit.
My show kits start getting show caged/benched from about 3 months of age. We don't have that many shows here but it's good for them. I use the standard show cages even though I have the sturdi show tents. I cage each one individually next to each other and also next to mom (Reecie), dad (Stevie), aunty (Dodo) and uncle Lou simulating a show environment. Then I switch on the tv to either MTV or the disney channel for the noise and activity simulation.
I start off with about an hour or less, gradually working up to eight hours - yes, really. Some shows do drag on and on and I want the babies to get used to it! The sturdi tents are better but my thinking is that if they can get used to the open cage system (no show curtains), then it's better for them when they do go into the sturdi tents since the sturdi tents are enclosed.
Every day, the kits get trained on how judges would hold them and play with them. Unlike slinky's, Abys do not get stretched out to check for length so, I omit this!
But I do do the profile check,the sit check, the stand check, the coat check and the tail and balls (where necessary) check.
As an occasional added bonus, I get my 4 year old nephew and 3 year old niece to 'manhandle' them so they get used to being handled. Every single visitor to my home gets a chance to hold and play with the kittens, alowing them to get used to a stranger's touch.
I sincerely hope this helps in your baby's show career!!!