Conformation Show Handling Classes:

Oscar1All Breed conformation/show handling classes offered at Gableridge, range from classes for the beginner handler to classes for the experienced handler with a new dog to train. Classes are held out of doors and start in the spring as soon as the snow is gone or maybe a little earlier Keep an eye on this page and on the our facebook page. These classes offer a great opportunity to work with new puppies, socialize and get ready for the coming show season.

Dogs participating in show handling classes must be at least 16 weeks of age and up to date on rabies and routine vaccinations.  You may register by using the online form.

Class 1: All Breed Beginner Handler and Socialization

This is a class for dog owners who have little to no experience with dog shows, but really want to show their own dog.
You will learn all you need to know about dog shows, how they work, what you need to do to enter a dog show and the basics of show handling.

This class will give you the confidence to get started the right way, and will help you to teach your dog what they need to know to get ready for the show ring.

*Note Dogs entered in this class must be well adjusted. No aggressive dogs or dogs with aggression issues are allowed.



Gableridge Farm in Arnprior

Wednesday TBD

A min of 4 students is required for this class to be held

Wednesday's 6:30pm for 45 minutes. $120 for 6 classes

Class 2: All Breed Show Handling Conformation Meet ups

These sessiona are for dog owners who have some experience with dog shows and show handling, but wish to hone their skills or work with puppies or dogs who need to learn the ropes or practice for the upcoming season.
These are structured sessions which provide an opportunity to practice ring technique, baiting, stacking, ring patterns in a show like setting. Sessions will be organized and activities directed

We provide distractions, socialization opportunity, hands on examination, with individual attention to the specific needs of your dog and valuable tips to help improve your handling technique.

These sessions are very hands on and participative.

*Note Dogs entered in this class must be well adjusted. No aggressive dogs or dogs with aggression issues are allowed.



Fhergus and Company, Kinburn 

March 11, March 18, March 25, April 15

Max of 8 persons per session sign up for 1,2 3 or all


Each Session

Sunday 2 pm for 45-60 minutes.

$20 per session per handler

Class 3: Click to Win (must complete clicker training Basics classes below before taking this class)

Explore this totally force free way to teach your dog the behaviors you need to be successful in the show ring.
For most dogs heading into the show ring is not a pleasant experience. Being pinched, poked, yanked, dragged and jerked on a leash is no fun! Ask your dog. A dog with a good attitude and one that is happy in the ring will inevitably win over a better dog with an unhappy attitude.

This class uses positive techniques to reinforcement and establish the behaviours that will improve your performance in the ring such as picking up ears, moving on a loose leash, free stacking and holding up head.

*Note Clicker Basics Class is a pre-requisite to this class.



Gableridge Farm in Arnprior

TBD (Spring 2018) classes

will be organized when of 4 students sign up.

TBD 6:30pm for 45 minutes. $120 for 6 classes