6:30pm - 7:30pm
127 Main Rd
Holden, ME 04429
Handling classes are presented by members of the Penobscot Valley Kennel Club. The classes provide practice for dogs and their handlers at all levels of experience. This is an excellent opportunity for junior handlers to gain confidence in a noncompetitive environment. Puppies and mixed breeds are welcome.
While dogs and handlers learn ring routines and procedures, instructors and other class members observe and offer tips to improve performance of both dog and handler. PVKC handling classes provide a supportive atmosphere.
Dogs and handlers learn how to walk in a show ring situation, how to interact safely with other dogs and how to interact well with strangers. One of the most important lessons dogs may learn is manners and how to work well with their handlers.
Handling classes and ultimately dog shows teach a handler and a dog to become a team which is a relationship that carries into all other activities that dog and handler do together.