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Show Handling  

We now offer conformation (aka show) handling classes. These classes, designed for both experienced and new handlers help get you ready for the ring! Classes are 4 sessions and are 45 minutes each. $100+HST

Show Handling for Beginners

Please contact us to be notified of upcoming classes at

Show Handling


Please contact us to be notified of upcoming classes at

All dogs must be up to date on core vaccinations (DHP and rabies) in order to enter our facility.

Call or email to register, space is very limited and classes fill quickly!

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Show Handling

Learning about dog shows can be daunting for new handlers. Our Beginners class is designed to teach you about the ins and outs of the ring and prepare you for your first laps as a professional dog handler. Everyone was in 'those shoes' at some time but being prepared to enter the ring with the help and guidance of a professional instructor will make your debut more comfortable! Although it might seem easy enough, show handling requires learning; for both dog and handler. Learn what is expected of you in the ring, how to 'stack' (pose) your dog, present the teeth and much more!

For the experienced handler we offer 'mat time' classes to get those paws moving and get your dog or puppy well versed in the ring.

​​​​Show Handling classes are taught by Kim Groves. Kim is the owner and lead groomer of Pawlish Pet Spa in Quinte West. Kim has been the handler of several great dogs over the years with some amazing wins, including several national specialties and multiple best in shows on various breeds. She has handled the best Bernese Mountain Dogs in the breed and is honored to have had the opportunity to show other breeds for their owners. Actively involved in show conformation in both Canada and the USA, Kim is a member of the CPHA, CKC, BMDCC and the BMDCO. As the owner and handler of the top winning Bernese Mountain Dog of all time, Avatars Try Try Again - top dog all breed 2009 with 37 Best in Shows (BIS) in Canada, 2 BIS in the USA and 11 BISS wins, Kim proudly produces the best.


Call or email Quinte Canine today to register for an upcoming class.

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