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Show Handling

Show Handling

Beginner Show Handling

This is a class for handlers with young, inexperienced show prospects as well as those handlers who are new to showing dogs. You will learn how to show your dog to their best advantage so that the judge can’t take their eyes off of them! Subject matter covered in this class is:

  • Proper Equipment
  • Gaiting
  • Stacking
  • Judges Examination

Your dog should know basic behavior like how to walk on a leash on your left side and how to stack. They should also be very comfortable around other dogs.

Length: 7 weeks
Cost: $165

Advanced Show Handling

This class is for dogs over 6 months of age or older and for handlers who have shown dogs to their Championship. They should be acquainted with ring procedure and ring patterns. Concentration will be on:

  • Mental and Physical Conditioning
  • Fit paws for conditioning and balance
  • Standing for exam
  • Stacking for table breeds, floor breeds, and ramp breeds
  • Proper Gaiting Speeds
  • Gaiting Speed for triangle, down and back, diagonal and L pattern

Length: 7 weeks
Cost: $165

Drop-in cost: $25/class

The skills dogs learn in our seven-week long show handling courses are multi-faceted and long-lasting. Our professional and experienced instructors know what it takes to make a dog stand out in a crowd, and we devote our lessons to helping your pet become so comfortable with these new skill sets that they’re basically second nature.

Upon completion of these courses, pets will be able to perform gracefully and confidently under pressure, meaning less stress and more fun – and maybe even a few prizes – for you and your animal companion!

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