MUCH MORE THAN "HANDLING CLASSES"
...A UNIQUE, STRUCTURED COURSE TO TRAIN YOU AND YOUR DOG TO BE A COMPETITIVE TEAM
AND RING PROCEDURE!
ALL TAILORED IN PRIVATE LESSONS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR SUCCESS!
"DANCE WITH YOUR DOG"........"WHO IS THAT?"........"TOES GO IN FIRST"
LEARN IN A STEP-BY-STEP PLAN WITH A WRITTEN WORKBOOK THAT IS YOURS TO KEEP!
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Price is only $35 USD plus shipping and handling. Call or email for details on how to order the workbook, 614-531-2638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HERE IS WHAT A FEW HAPPY STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT SAMI'S APPROACH:
NANCY: Before I met Sami, I was taking group handling lessons and frustrated that my special Sophia was not winning her "fair share". Just after taking Sami's 6 week course, we went to our National Specialty and won Runner-Up in our prestigious Megan competition. Since then, I've continued on with Sami with several specials and have amassed many wins, including group firsts, National Specialty and Regional Specialty Awards of Merit and Selects, and a UKC Best in Multibreed Show.
My latest specials dog, Keats, was ranked for a year and a half in the top 5 by breed points and went to Westminster on an invite! He won many group placements, including 5 group first and was even ranked in the herding group for a while, all owner handled. He was also the #1 owner handled Cardigan for the year that I showed him.
My newest show hopeful, Keats daughter Tullia, went WB and best BBE at the Cardigan National in May 2016! Thanks, Sami!
DAN & BARB: My husband & I got our first Spinone pup in August of 2003. I started taking classes at Columbus All Breed Training. When Lucy was 6 months old her first show would be the Delaware Oh fall show. She received her first major & I was hooked.
Our next show was the Cleveland Classic; on Saturday Lucy went best of breed, from the 6-9 puppy class, over 7 specials. When I saw a familiar face from my dog club, I started crying with excitement, and said to my friend, what am I going to do? She handed me Sami’s number. I started taking handling classes in January. February, Lucy finished her championship at 10 months old.
Five years later I know if I hadn’t met Sami, I would have gotten frustrated & probably would not have continued showing dogs. Lucy has gone on to take opposite at our Parent Specialty, multiple group placements, & the best part is, she & I “did New York” (Westminster) two years in a row. My two other show dogs also have multiple group placements. We also have shown UKC, where my big boy went Best in Show. My girl Maggie finished her championship in the 6-9 puppy class.
Sami will give you the knowledge, the tricks & most importantly, the confidence to walk into the ring with your dog and say “GAME ON.” I have gone from “deer in the headlight” look on my face to the green carpet of Westminster. When you have the tools that Sami teaches, believe me, it makes it fun for you & your dog. She will give you the tricks that the pros use, to up your game. Sami is compassionate about training dogs. If you want to run with the big dogs, Sami will get you there.
UPDATE! Dan & Barb's Spinoni, Bruno (above) wins BOB at the Spinoni National!
MARGIE & ELLIOT: When the Bearded Collie puppy I kept from breeding my Am./Can. Champion bitch was 4 months old, I decided he would benefit from learning what would be expected of him in the show ring. I asked around and the consensus was that the go to person for that training was Sami Simons. Sami agreed to take us on and what a payoff we had! When Barack was 6 months old, he was entered in his first show in Canfield, OH with a professional handler. He clearly had a presence in the ring and finished the day as Reserve Winners Dog with 21 Beardies entered. From there he went on to winning Best Puppy in Monroe, Michigan, Best Puppy & Herding Group One in Delaware, OH and ending the year as Best Puppy at The Cleveland Crown Classic (see photo). Thank you, Sami Simons, for this impressive start for my Beardie boy.
SONYA: I had never shown in conformation. Sami's classes gave me a great foundation and a method that took me and my dog into the breed ring. Her knowledge of dog structure and movement was immensely helpful. Her feedback and encouragement allowed us to become competitive in the ring.
FLASH! Gia has completed her conformation champion title and only months later has completed her agility MACH!
ALICIA: Chelsea won her 6-9 puppy class at the 2008 PCA National Specialty with Michael Lamb handling. He literally walked up and took her in the ring having never met her before. That’s confidence, both in the handler and the dog. In the photo, I am in with her for Winners class. This was the first puppy I had bred, whelped, weaned, trimmed, trained and presented.
Sami helped me get Chelsea ring ready at an early age. Her first weekend out, at 6 months and 2 days old, she won a major and 5 points toward her championship at a Specialty show. She won her class at PCA a month later and finished her championship easily as a puppy, with several handlers being involved in her brief show career. Thanks, Sami, for the tools to help both me and my dog learn to enjoy and be confident in the show ring. Thanks also for your support and friendship as a lover of purebred dogs and their people.
ALEC: When I started conformation classes with Sami, I had never been in a show ring before. Sami's patience and her perfectly structured program prepared me for my first show when my first ever show dog, "Pizza" the Italian Greyhound, was only six months and one day old. That weekend, "Pizza" earned his first point towards his championship and we haven't looked back since. He finished his championship at just over 14 months old. In his first 4 shows as a special, "Pizza" earned two "Select Dog" awards, one "Best of Opposite" Sex and one "Best of Breed" which lead to an Owner Handled Toy Group 4 placement at the Central Ohio Kennel Club Spring show. Without Sami's guidance through the 6 week program and an additional 4 weeks of classes, neither "Pizza" nor I would have been prepared for our success. Sami is always excited to hear about our victories and I am always excited to tell her about how her amazing program has helped me tremendously through my entree into the sport of purebred dogs!
NEW STUDENTS - These are students who have had only 6 weeks of lessons
CAROL: Just wanted to thank you for all your help. In Kobe's first trial with his handler, he went best of winners and got a 4 point major. He was just 8 months old and had only been with Ann for 3 days before they went in the ring. I'm sure most of that time had to be spent on grooming and traveling, not training. I credit you and the classes we took from you for his immediate success in the ring. I was able to get him ring ready although I have never owned a conformation dog before much less competed in conformation. Since the one day in Indiannapolis, he's shown a weekend in Chicago and got a 3 point major and 2 more points. I know he has surprised both the breeder and his handler with how well he is doing. It speaks volumes about your teaching methods that a totally inexperienced person can get a puppy ready to not only compete but to excel in the ring. Thank you again.
FLASH! Kobe has won a second 4 point major!
Kobe update: Finished in 7 shows from puppy class....congrats to owner and trainer Carol!
BRIAN and LORI: Abby winning Best in Match at her very first puppy match.
This is Brian and Lori's very first show dog ever and first attempt at training a dog to show!
BRIAN: Ordered one of the first "GO-SHOW-WIN! workbooks when they became available and set to work training his girls Stella and Mickie. Thanks to the internet, being all the way in Australia was not an issue! When he needed fine- tuning he took little videos and sent them to Sami for comments and advice. The back and forth correspondence yielded a very happy results as seen in the picture (Mickie and Brian on the left) of Mickie taking a Junior Reserve Best in Show, followed by a Junior Best in Show! Here is what he says: Her official name is Baldev Mystical. She was bred by Sara Perkins, owned and handled by Brian & Anne Martin. I am ecstatic and very proud of her and Stella doing so well at the shows and I am continuing to practice and trying improve our confidence with each other. Many thanks for all your help that will be ongoing as we keep moving forward.
Update from Brian: Hi Sami, we had a show on Sunday and Mickie won bitch challenge and best of breed. It was a great day for us. Stella won her class and received reserve bitch challenge. We are starting to get our act together thanks to the time taken by yourself to help and be an encouragement to us. Many, many thanks. I will send another photo from our Easter champ show, think we had over 125 dogs entered.
DAVE: I was new to showing and could do no better than reserve. We were going through the motions but never seemed to have a smooth presentation. This frustrated me and this was evident by our performance in the ring. That’s when it was suggested that I contact Sami Simons. Sami took the time to work with me to make sure I understood what I was doing and that I was giving my dog the right signals. After finishing our classes, we started winning and my Ridgeback earned his Championship with consecutive wins. I then started showing him as a special and we won 3 straight majors. Sami taught me the skills needed to win in the ring.
CAMMY: In only her second show with Cammy, Taryn scored BOW/BOS over specials for a 3 point major! Taryn went on to finish with four majors!
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