Posts with tag assistant


A Day in the Life of an Assistant

Being an assistant to a professional handler means more than just going to the shows and “hanging out.” It’s a full-time, adrenaline-charged job that can consume a person mentally, physically and emotionally. But what does the word “assistant” actually mean? Well, according to the dictionary an assistant is a person who ranks below a senior… read more


What It Takes To Become an Assistant

By Kayla Bertagnolli When I was young, I never pictured myself being so involved in the sport of dogs. Look at me now! In 21 short years, I‘ve been to hundreds – if not more – of dog shows, assisted two professional handlers and have been learning about the breeding aspect of the sport for… read more

Dogs Freakin' Rule!

A Helping Hand

No matter how you’re involved in dog shows, I think we can all agree on one thing: “The more the merrier.” This is especially true for those traveling to shows every week with a big string of dogs. Of course the people at the top of that list are the Professional Handlers. But whether you’re… read more