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The joy of showing dogs (Part 2)

Updated: Feb 4, 2021

Have you ever thought of what it would be like to step in the ring with your fur baby? I once wondered the same thing! Then I read some articles and watched videos and movies (my personal favorite is Best in Show) and was brave enough to take a handling class. The joy that handling brings and the special bond it creates with your puppy lasts forever. The feeling of adrenaline you get when you are sharing a precious moment with your beloved best friend and going around the ring with him or her has no comparison. You are learning from each other and being there for each other, letting the world know that you have the "best dog" on the planet! So, if you have never tried it, I recommend it! Take a lesson or two. Give it a try. Take your time and prepare yourself. Find a mentor. Get a friend or two to take a class with you. Share the sport with others and keep it alive. No matter where you are in the world, find a handling class and let the fun begin. Become a handler and…who knows? Maybe one day you and your fur baby will earn your own “Best in Show” ribbon!

Handling Classes around the country:


Alyeska Canine Trainers

Fridays, 6:30 & 7pm

Anchorage, AK

Christine Asay

Thursdays, 7pm

Wasilla, AK

Laura Brodigan

Sundays, 4pm

Wasilla, AK


Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club

Thursdays at 7pm

Fayetteville, AK

Drop in. $5 per dog


Select Tuesdays at 7pm

Gainesville, FL

Pensacola Dog Fancier’s Association

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Pensacola, FL

Phone: (850) 432-3929

Off Muskogee rd and hwy 29

$20 for non members

$10 for members


Kristin Heiden

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 6:30pm

Phone: (618)322-7357

Normal, IL


MidKentucky Kennel Club

421 E. Dixie Hwy

Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Tuesdays, 6:30pm.

Tuesday 4-7pm

Versailles, KY


Karen Martin

DUO building

10955 Linpage Pl.

St. Louis, MO 63132

Phone: (314)952-3263

Wednesdays at 7pm

Jefferson County Kennel Club of Missouri

2075 Jennemann Lane

Arnold, MO 63010

Tuesdays 6pm.

Phone: (636)464-2324

North Carolina

Azalea Dog Training Club

6737 Amsterdam Way

Wilmington, NC 28405

Phone: (910)392-2040


Cleveland All-Breed Training Club

210 Hayes Drive

Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131


Tuesdays, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Drop in class at $5.00 per class

Medina Kennel Club

6840 Lake Rd.

Medina, OH 44256

Phone: (330)662-4004

Tuesday from 6:30pm-8:00pm


No run-thrus on the 4th Tuesday of every month

Akron All Breed KC

Summit County Fairgrounds property

E Howe Rd

Tallmadge, OH

Phone: (330)630-0418

Wednesday, at 7:30 pm.

$5 per handler.

Youngstown All Breed Training Club

13210 Mahoning Ave

North Jackson, OH 44451

Phone: (330)538-2907

Tuesday at 6pm

Non-Members $5


Drop in at the fairgrounds

Thursdays 6pm-7pm

Casper, Wyoming

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