Saturday, February 12, 2011

Public Service Announcement: Handling Seminar in York, ME

It's a Dog's World in York, ME is hosting a conformation handling seminar with Sue and Bill Burrell on Sunday, March 6 from 9 AM till 5 PM. The cost of the seminar for participants is $50 ($25 for auditors), and includes handouts and snacks. (Bring a bag lunch.)

Sue and Bill are the regular conformation class instructors at IADW. They've taken a break for the winter, but will resume their weekly drop-in classes in the spring. (Dinah and I attended the drop-in class a few times for practice, but we took semi-private lessons closer to home.) In the meantime, you can spend 7 hours with them and get much more individualized attention than you would at the drop-in class.

To sign up or for more information: call 207-363-0099 or email

Here's more information from the flyer:

it's a dog's world's conformation instructor, Sue Burrell and her husband Bill Burrell, will divide students based on their knowledge and present a day long seminar on conformation handling. This seminar is geared towards:
  • Dog owners who are thinking about or who will soon enter their dog into a show
  • Owners who have already entered their dog into a show
  • Dog owners who are campaigning their special
  • Anyone looking to learn more about the dog show circuit
This seminar will be divided between the talents of both Sue and Bill as they discuss:
  • Choosing your show puppy
  • Raising your puppy for show
  • Creating a presentable dog for the show
  • Presenting your dog to the judge
  • Basic and Advanced handling techniques
Seminar Details
When: Sunday, March 6, 2011
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm - including a lunch break
Cost: Participants: $50.00 Auditors: $25
Includes: Full day seminar, handouts & snacks

it's a dog's world encourages attendees to bring a brown bag lunch as there will be opportunity to ask questions during the lunch break. There are ample sandwich shops located nearby.

Sue & Bill Burrell's Bio
Sue & Bill have been handling dogs professionally combined for more than 90 years. They have shown dogs in 25 different countries spanning 3 continents. They average 15 Championships on dogs each year. Their familiarity with all AKC breeds and most FCI breeds has allowed them to place in every AKC group and win multiple Best in Shows. Their success is supported by a proven selection and training program that produces the highest quality of dogs to be presented to the judges.

1 comment:

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