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We are happy to have all-breed professional handler, Lori-Ann Fischer, from Alberta, coming to Saskatoon for some conformation learning and fun. Newbies and experienced handlers... All are welcome!

Date: April 27 & 28

Times: Saturday from 9-4 and Sunday from 9-noon.

Lunch will be provided on Saturday.

Limit of 15 working spots so book early! Please bring a crate and lawn chair for discussion time, along with your show collar and lead and bait for your dog.

Topics of Discussion:
- Fundamentals of Conformation Showing
- What makes a good show dog
- What makes a good exhibitor
- Owning, Training & Handling a Show Dog
- Setting goals
- Difference between Owner handlers and Professional handlers
- Do you know your standard
- Entries and online resources
- What do you need to be ready to go to a dog show
- Stacking and positioning your dog
- Proper gaiting
- Collar and leash placement
- Order of Judging
- Understanding classes, placement, ribbons and wins
- Tips and tricks for minimizing faults
- Ring Craft
- Being prepared for the ring
- Ring patterns
- Showmanship/Sportsmanship
- Tips and tricks
- What the judges expect
- What the judge sees

- When it's time to work and when it's time to play

Lori-Ann started in purebred dogs in 1986 with Golden Retrievers. Over the years she has also been involved with co breeding and owning Chinese Shar Pei and Clumber Spaniels.  Lori-Ann
apprenticed for many years with Hugh Middleditch and continues on with his beliefs and ideas when it comes to the handling and care of client dogs.

Lori-Ann has multiple Best in Show wins on many dogs. Her top career highlights have been piloting the Welsh Springer “Jett” to Top Sporting Dog and #8 All Breed dog in 2009, the Boxer bitch “Opi” to #4 Working and #8 All Breeds in 2017, and the Rottweiler “Pan” to #10 All Breed Dog and #4 Working in 2019. Lori-Ann loves showing dogs and receiving the unconditional love from them that cannot be found anywhere else.

Handling Seminar with Lori-Ann Fischer

Excluding GST/HST
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