Drop-In Handling Class

Get your dog ring ready!

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The conformation world is a competitive one. It is a world of professional handlers, breeders and fanciers. Before someone steps into the ring to show their dog it is important that not only the dog know what to do, but, the handler as well. The person showing the dog must remember that it is their job to present the dog to the best of their ability.

The Auburnmist Training Centre offers drop-in handling classes that are designed to simulate being in the conformation ring. The classes offer one-to-one attention, providing specific information for each handler and their dog.

During the summer classes are held in the outdoor training ring to simulate the outdoor summer shows. During the winter and poor weather conditions, the classes are held inside the training facility.

The drop-in conformation handling classes are held:

  • Monday's at 7:00 PM

  • $15 drop-in fee per handler

**There are NO classes on all statutory holidays.

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The classes are taught by Wendy Petkau, who has been breeding and showing Golden Retrievers for nearly 36 years. Wendy is a licensed for judging Groups 1,3,5 by the Canadian Kennel Club and is working towards her licenses for the remainder of the four groups.