Evening Show Handling Classes

Show Handling Classes are held most Thursday nights.  Always check the schedule (to the right) to be sure we have class.  We take holiday breaks, have no class when there are conflicts with DKC shows and other activities. 
This is a “drop in” class.  Fee $7 per person.  We usually divide into two rings, beginners who need more individual attention in one ring and more experienced handlers in the other, or big dogs in one ring and small dogs in the other.
We start promptly at 7 PM and work until 8, unless students need to work longer on particular issues.  Before 7, sign in, put your $7 in the envelope and get ready for class with show lead on and bait ready!

The following guidelines apply to both to the Evening and Daytime Show Handling Classes:

You MUST bring shot record the first class each dog attends and show the instructor.  Puppies MUST have rabies vaccination. 
This is not a puppy socialization class, nor a place for dogs with aggression issues.  Handling class is not the place to bring puppies or dogs that are not in reasonable control, not leash-trained to walk without constantly pulling, lunging or jumping.  Dogs should be able to take direction from their owners, allow touching and examination by an instructor or “judge.”  We’re willing to work with you, but safety for instructors, other students and dogs comes first.  If your dog has any aggression issues to other dogs or people, this is not the class to work on those issues.  You’ll be asked to leave class if your dog exhibits aggression to dogs or people (per DKC class guidelines).
If your female is in HEAT you may come to class, but she must wear britches. She is a huge distraction to highly interested males who may target her and challenge other males. Ideally every handler will have 100% control of his dog and keep it on a short lead, but not everyone’s at that stage.
No class if bad weather (torrential rains/hurricane/ice/snow) or Durham Co. schools are closed.  Call instructors before noon on Thursday if you’re wondering if we’ll have class that night.  Don’t email because we won’t get it in time.  Email or call for all other questions. 



Lynn Reagan-Hull Chair
Jack Sappenfield
Linda Wozniak
Shelley Miller
Kate Bremser

Substitute Instructors


Brenda Adams
Donna Brown
Tom Wrath

Conformation Calendar


Daytime Show Handling Classes

The Daytime Show Handling Class is NOT a drop-in class like the evening show handling class. 
Class is Thursdays, Noon – 1 PM, one ring, running in 6-week sessions throughout the year. 
You MUST pre-register online.  Click the “Online Class Registration” button to the right, pay in advance via Paypal.  Handlers may online pre-register and bring a second dog, OR alternate weeks between the two pre-registered dogs, but you must show the shot records for both dogs on the first day of class.  Handlers who work a second dog should not expect more of the instructor’s time.  Crated dogs should not create a noisy distraction.
If class is cancelled for any reason, instructor will notify you and will schedule a makeup class at the end of the 6-week session.  Class limited to 9 handlers of all levels and experience.




Judy Harris


Daytime Class Schedule

The daytime show handling class meets eachThursday from 12noon - 1pm for 6 weeks. The class sessions run for 6 weeks and are scheduled through the year.

  -Indicates Class is Full
Note: Application are still accepted when class is full. Students will be added to the wait list.

Daytime Class

Session Summer1 2019

Dates: August 8, 22 Sept 5, 12, 19, 26
Conformation Show Handling 12noon - 1pm
(limit 9)


Online Class Registration »