or the,
handle your way out of a paper bag!
seminar

a 2-day seminar based on 40 participants, divided into 2 classes of 20

Day 1

Morning Session

  • Lecture on philosophy of dog shows from what to expect at a dog show

  • Owner handler vs Professional handler

  • Training and positive re-inforcement

  • Demos > Lead > Running > Stacking > Ring Procedure

Lunch

Afternoon Session

  • Ring time! Starting with Beginners then Advanced

  • Finish with Another lecture on dog show politics and preparing for judges examination  ie, dress and ettiquette

Day 2

Morning Session

  • Individual gaiting

  • courtesy turn vs control turn

  • patterns

  • problems - i.e. pacing, standing for individual examination

  • breed specific - i.e. long/short ears

  • table/ground

Lunch

Afternoon session

  • Baiting > Q & A > Competition

  • Beginners are judged and placed 1st thru 4th and most improved, same for advanced participants

  • best in show between 2 classes

  • final Q & a

Upcoming Seminars

contact will early to secure your spot and avoid disappointment!

September 28/29

Saint John, New Brunswick

October 13

Peterborough - Juniors One Day Only!

October 26

Kingston, Ontario

November 2/3

Lively (Sudbury) Ontario

November 9- 10

Washington Metropolitan Area

(contact Janice at anpoetica@earthlink.net to register)

March 7-8, 2020

Thunder Bay, Ontario

word of mouth

Not just for the novice owner handler!

Attendeea at Will's recent seminar in British Columbia have their say!

denise Elaine

I recently attended one of Will's weekend seminars, my first ever on show handling. Well worth the money! Will's got an easy way about him, throws in a few chuckles and teaches through hands on practice , discussion and pointed story telling. He made me, a complete novice, feel quite comfortable and I'd definitely recommend taking in one of his seminars.

karen kelley

Such a wonderful experience for our first time at a conformation seminar, the humour and kindness of Will and Patrick was so appreciated! The tips that we learned, and have been practicing, makes me look forward to our next show in May where we can utilize them! Let the fun and games begin!

lydia magnussan

 I loved every minute.

I handle many different breeds, so always learning.