CONFORMATION

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.

$30

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.

$30

per hour

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!

$100

per hour

TESTIMONIALS

"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

RESOURCES

The Winning Edge- Show Ring Secrets

Handling Book

By George Alston with Connie Vanacore

Tricks of the Trade- From Best Intentions to Best In Show

Handling Book

By Pat Hastings with Erin Ann Rouse

Dog Showing for Beginners

Handling Book

By Lynn Hall

SHOW ME! A Dog Show Primer

Handling Book

By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.

New Secrets of Successful Show Dog Handling

Handling Book

By  Peter Green and Mario Migliorini

Positive Training for Show Dogs- Building a Relationship for Success

Handling Book

By Vicki Ronchette

K9 Structure & Terminology

Handling Book

By Edward M. Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma R. Brown

The New Dogsteps

Handling Book

By Rachel Page Elliott

An Eye for A Dog- Illustrated Guide to Judging Purebred Dogs

Handling Book

By Robert Cole

PAWS & TAILS

Dog Show Supplies

The Dog In Action

Handling Book

By McDowell Lynon

DOGGONE GOOD!

Treat Pouches

10AM - 6PM DAILY

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