Introduction to AKC Conformation Handling

This 4-week class focuses on the basics of conformation handling. Cost is $40. It is designed for novice handlers and covers basic concepts. It is designed to help you understand what is expected of you and your dog inside and outside the ring. Please watch the video below.
Classes include but are not limited to the following basic handling skills:

  • Using the lead
  • Using the collar
  • Baiting
  • Ring Protocols
  • and more basic skills...

Equipment needed:

  • Show collar (usually a snake chain or small link chain) and lead; or Resco, Martingale-style lead that is collar and lead in one
  • Bait; either food or small toy
  • Comfortable shoes to walk fast or trot (depending on speed of dog)


Watch Video:

AKC Conformation Dog Show