Whether you’re a beginner or experienced exhibitor, Show Handling Classes offer an opportunity to develop and refine you show handling skills. The class is also a great opportunity to socialise your dog in a safe controlled environment.

Handlers will have the opportunity to practice a range of ring skills including stacking, gaiting, line up and general ring etiquette. The class instructor acts in the role of a show judge and will approach and handle you dog including checking teeth. Each handler will receive 1 on 1 feedback and guidance on progress during the class.
Experienced exhibitors are also on hand to answer any questions about showing in general.

Dogs aged 3 months and over are welcome, please do not bring bitches in season (oestrum).


Members are welcome to attend Show Handling Classes at any time. Each class runs for approximately 1 hour and may change subject to numbers.

What to bring

  • Show lead
  • If you are bringing multiple dogs, bring a crate or trolley
  • Treat pouch or bum-bag which allows easy access to treats during training.
  • Lots of small, moist, easy to swallow yummy treats about the size of your small fingertip (e.g. sausage, cheese).
  • Bring a container with extra treats to refill your treat pouch when needed.

Course dates and times

The Club runs Show Handling classes every Monday and Wednesday night (weather permitting) throughout the year at 7pm. Check the Club’s Facebook page for updates.
No need to register, simply turn up on the evening.


CCKC Clubhouse, 11 Quigley Street Cairns.


$2 for existing Club members.



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