Juniors


Handle with care: A new line-up for Paws in 2015 by Marina Scott I START this week’s column with news of an extremely succesful handling training day held in Scotland a couple of weekends ago. The lucky participants were treated to a talk and lesson with one of the country’s top ex junior handlers, Helena...
Training to be the best DOG WORLD meet’s Lyndsey Jones, from North East Wales, believed to be one of the youngest dog trainers in the country.
Some people have spoken to me about ‘Taking the Lead’ when I wrote about judging. A few have said that they do not feel confident enough to judge and some have said that they are worried about judging because of the potential reaction of on...
THANK you to the Liz Cartledge, her committee and Dog World for asking me to judge such a wonderful event and the first of this style of layout since the change from Richmond.
YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) members are to be given a chance to boost their training skills by attending a heelwork to music training day in April.
Handle with care: Help Sophie and Scooby this Xmas by Marina Scott I’VE BEEN really touched by the story of 12-year-old Sophie-Alice Pearman, from Tenterden, Kent, and her Labrador, Scooby. Sophie has been on a medical rollercoaster ever since she was born, undergoing...
I am starting this week’s column with something that is not handling related, but having been through this only yesterday I feel it is important that I share my experience...
Handle with care: JHA final showcases the best by Marina Scott IT WAS so exciting to watch the UK Junior Handler of the Year finals at Discover Dogs a few weekends ago. It’s definitely my favourite handling event of the whole year as it showcases the best UK handlers in one place and they are up against...
Handling competition in Kortijk Megan Rayner, 13, from Nottingham, travelled over to Belgium on Nov 14-16 to compete in the breed and handling classes. She told DOG WORLD about her trip.
This week there has been discussion about judges – mainly people who take on the handling classes when they are not really able to judge handling.
Handle with care: 30 years of advanced pattern work by Marina Scott THERE WAS a really interesting article on junior handling that was circulating via Facebook that had been blogged by professional handler, Ante Lucin, and published on bestinshowmagazine.com.
WEST MERCIA Beagle Club now host qualifying classes for the CLKS handling finals at their championship show which is held in early November.
DOG WORLD welcomes new photographer WE ARE delighted to introduce the latest young photographer to join the DOG WORLD team. Katie Nuttall has a Higher and an NC in photography and specialises in studio photography, reportage, location photography and digital imaging...
The Junior Handling Association final 2014 - The show report by Haley Jones and Sarah Gibbons For the final time the main ring was set up inside Earls Court as it has been for the past eight years ready for the JHA Junior Handler of the Year competition.
The Junior Handling Association final 2014 - Judges critique YEAR AFTER year Liz Cartledge puts together a wonderful JHA semi final at Richmond and it was sad to say goodbye to that format this year, however change isn’t always a bad thing and let’s hope the new group show semi’s will go from strength to...
Handle with care: What to expect from judging by Marina Scott LAST WEEKEND, I was honoured to judge the junior handling classes at the very well run Gravesend and Medway Town Canine Society all breed open show in Maidstone, Kent.
This week I wanted to focus on bullying, I wanted it to be specific to the adult handling world but the truth is I couldn’t. When I put the appeal out on Facebook asking people to get in touch with me if they have been subjected to bullying the...
Handle with care: Reviewing the Richmond critiques by Marina Scott IT SEEMS like yesterday when the last JHA semi-finals at Richmond were in full swing, but we are already looking ahead to the new format 2014/15 semi-finals.
During the lunch break at the CLKS adult handling finals, a handling workshop was given by Lisa Gudgin and me. I thought I would go over a couple of points that were raised for the benefit of those who are not there. Firstly we discussed over...
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