Handling with Yew Tree Canine Society 
Here at Yew Tree we like to pride ourselves in having as members some of the very best in Junior and Senior Handlers. For many years we have trained some of our younger Juniors who have gone on to win many prizes in Handling Classes, and then on to become excellent handlers as young adults. As a training Society we like to ensure we give the very best information and guidance on all handling techniques required for the show ring. All our members, young and old, make us so proud seeing you looking the part and moving your dog around the ring with such elegance and handling with such “professionalism”. Handling with Megan - coming soon Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you are new to showing, not only do we have to train your dog or puppy but we also have to train you too! Basically all this will go hand in hand, little steps at a time but the final outcome is always the same, the aim to be a great handler with a wonderful show dog, not forgetting that we always take the best dog home no matter what!! Handling your dog is reasonably simple, as long as it can walk on a lead that is a good start, training your dog or puppy with some simple obedience will also help  but please remember to emphasize/use the command “stand” more than “sit” as this will be used more in Ringcraft training. Keeping your dog at your side is good whilst calling their name to keep their attention on you as you both move round the ring. “Baiting” ( getting your dogs attention) your dog or puppy with a treat or a squeaky will help to get your dog moving along with you too and will help to hold your dog in a “stand” at the initial presentation in a line up with other dogs and to hold your dog or puppy when he or she has finished moving, coming into that final “stand”. It is important to remember that as trainers we will train you to the very best of the experience we have of handling but it will be advisable for you to learn and instruct us on methods specific for your breed, for example, a Shiba Inu is free-stood whist a majority of gundogs are “stacked” whilst many small breeds are shown on a table and will only “finish” the move on the floor.  
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Afear Logan with his Shiba Inu, Flash, freestanding.
Geoff Tong with his Gorden Setter, Tavish, being presented in a stacking position.
Dawn Rutter with her Parsons Russell Terrier, Badger being stood on the table.