Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, conformation training will allow you to gain confidence and build handling skills to be a competitive handler.
To learn more, please call or email Mara.
Group Handling Class
Our specialized group handling classes are unlike any others! Our classes only accept up to 6 handlers with up to 2 dogs each, allowing us to spend adequate time with each handler and their dog to provide a truly custom and unique training experience.
Unlike most handling courses, our group class does not allow drop-ins. We require pre-registration to reserve and hold your class. This class is designed to accommodate both beginners (with prior private lessons) and experienced handlers.
We strive to provide instruction that will leave both you and your dog trained and EXCITED to compete in the show ring.
Each class is recorded in both a group setting, as well as each individual handler and dog. Recording is critical for the growing and developing long-term handling skills. These videos are sent via Facebook Messenger. We do not send these videos on another platform.
Payment must be received no later than the Thursday prior to classes. If no payment is made, your spot will be forfeited. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours
Classes are held rain or shine. If the weather deems too extreme, classes will be cancelled the evening or very early the morning of class.
Private Training Sessions
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert handler, private training will allow you to gain confidence and build handling skills to become a competitive handler.
As a beginner, you will learn everything from proper lead placement to what is and how to hard and free stack your dog, as well as how to properly gait with your dog. All of these skills need to be done with efficiency and accuracy.
As an expert, you will learn to sharpen current skills and build that “wow” factor to compete in the breed and group rings so you can compete with the professionals and WIN!
"Upon meeting Mara in 2014 with my then 12 week old Golden retriever puppy for a group conformation class, I was immediately taken by her warmth, knowledge, and passion for her work. Her gentle and positive training was incredibly appreciated by this obsessive dog mom! To have a trainer who treasures your dog AND their success is the best gift you can give to yourself to ensure having a well-behaved pet. Search no more for someone to help you with your training issues, I HIGHLY recommend Mara!"
- Debbie Taylor