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August 15, 2013  Subscribe
Relaxing in the Ring, plus Dog Show Converts
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli examines just what it means to “relax” in the juniors ring. When a judge instructs a class to “relax,” what exactly is a young handler supposed to do? Discover how this seemingly innocuous instruction can be confusing to some, and be reminded that going with your gut feeling is always the right thing to do.

“What are you doing to ensure that the next generation will get to enjoy a weekend at a dog show?” In today’s reprise of The Back Story, Billy Wheeler takes a look at the importance of encouraging spectators to become exhibitors. Find out how dedicated and determined mentors could lead to the proliferation of dog show converts.

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We Need Converts!
By Billy Wheeler

I admit to being a little off center. I’m not sure whether it is born out of that left brain/right brain thing or simple naiveté. In discussing the dog fancy, I find that the majority of insiders have difficulty looking at our sport from the outside. That’s not surprising, but it is dangerous. more

What Does ‘Relax’ Mean?
By Kayla Bertagnolli

Relax: 1. Make or become less tense or anxious; 2. Rest or engage in an enjoyable activity so as to become less tired or anxious.

The word itself is pretty simple, really, but as a junior handler this word seems to confuse most everyone when given out by a judge in the juniors ring. more


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