The BEC is proud to present a very special handling seminar at the 2017 ACA Nationals in Wilmington OH. This information packed seminar will be presented by two world class handlers, Mr. Richard Hellman and Mr. Paul Levesque. Mr. Hellman has been a legendary handler in Europe for several decades and Mr. Levesque has been a premier handler of many breeds and has taken two different Akitas to top honors, including Nationals wins. Even if you never aspire to handle your own dogs, the art of handling is enormously multi-faceted, requiring a complete understanding of structure and movement and the correct way to present both, training methods that start very early and encompass understanding behavior and specific temperaments and how those apply to the show ring, plus a total working knowledge of the standard and how to show a dog's strengths. These are just a few of the skills that both presenters will be bringing to both ACA members and non-members alike. An initial session with Mr. Hellman will show some of the very basics of training a puppy to end up being that perfect show star who delights in the process. The second session presented by Mr. Levesque and Mr. Hellman will include how to's on presenting an adult and how to use all those skills equally useful to breeding as to exhibiting. You are invited to observe or come with a dog but either way come with an open mind.
Walk-ins welcome! Pre-registration: $15 for ACA Members, $20 for non-Members; $20 at the door for ACA Members, $25 for non-Members. Pre-registration will be available soon - stay tuned!