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About: Rhoda Springer

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Owner Handlers: What’s Your Next Chapter?

Sunsetting In business, we refer to ‘sunsetting’ a program, service, or product when it has passed its prime and it is now time to bring in a replacement (or not depending on your business). The importance of knowing when to let your product exit gracefully stage left is critical and ignoring that need can be Continue Reading

Owner Handlers and the Importance of Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is so important to the AKC that the policy is included in our entry premiums and show schedules. The penalties for violating this policy are a bit steep, at least in dog show terms, since they include suspension and fines. Most of us in the dog show community don’t know how to handle the Continue Reading

Attention Breeder/Owner Handlers – Dreams Can Come True

As I write this, it has been 10 days since the conclusion of breed judging at the 2014 Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States National Specialty in Farmington, Utah; and 7 days since I have returned home from the trip. Things have pretty much returned to normal with one important exception: one of the Continue Reading

Breeder/Owner-Handlers Are Not the Minor League

Some lessons that I have learned over the years seemed so small when I learned them and yet have stood by me better than anything I was ever tested on in school. One of these came from a college psychology professor more decades ago than I care to admit. I won’t try to quote him Continue Reading

Owner Handlers and the Two Minute Rule

It’s one of the first things we are taught when we start showing: in general, judges will take 2 minutes per dog to judge their assignment. Later you learn that this isn’t so much a tool to estimate when you are actually going in the ring, and more a real rule, the enforcement of which Continue Reading