Lee WHITTIER

Book a Session with Lee

With a judge’s perspective, I’m here to help! Whether your goal is to be a top ranked owner handler or increase your dog in the rankings, you're in the right place. Almost any owner handler can enjoy the limelight with the right strategies, guidance and support.


https://dogshowmentormembership.org/
https://www.dogshowmentor.com/
Vancouver, WA, USA
Lee@DogShowMentor.com

"The DSM program has expanded my perception of the dog show world, 'blowing my mind.' I had not imagined that Dog Show Mentor would address such a wide variety of topics, truly laying the foundation for success. You have created a valuable program and I feel privileged to be a participant."

Mary M.

NorCal Herding Member

"My recent show record speaks volumes for the success that I can attribute to this program! Through Q&A MasterClasses, I’m able to ask tough questions and get real answers that I can apply. My handling skills have improved, my presentation skills have improved, my attitude and understanding about judges and handlers has changed, and my win record is a testimony to the value and success of Lee’s program."

Christine R.

SoCal

"It was so great to discover even more owner handlers just like myself and even better to have a fearless leader like Lee to lead us! This year I learned that all it takes is just one person to believe in you to get started and encouragement along the way to keep you in it."

Lori W.

E TX

"Just being educated on ring etiquette and proper sportsmanship, what’s acceptable, what’s not, just having those guidelines was huge to me. I didn’t know how anything worked. I was such a newbie and still am. This is my first show dog, and I went from winning points 1 in 7.3  times to winning 1 in 2.6 times and finished my first dog with 3 majors, including a 5 point major."

Molly O.

NY

"The camaraderie of the group members is outstanding and so supportive to one another. My perspective of dog shows has truly changed since my involvement with The Dog Show Mentor program. Lee has made me think so much further than just a few moments of time in the show, but really guided me into the entire world of the dog. Through her dedicated encouragement, I have gained so much more confidence to enter the dog world as an owner handler."

Julie G.

MT

"The biggest thing that has come is the confidence I gained and the structure of the program; knowing I can do it."

Annette M.

E PA

"You are going to love all the different ways DSM helps you to be (and feel) prepared, confident, supported and encouraged (without judgement or criticism) by the members of this group, knowledgeable about your breed, and excited to show your heart out!" 

Molly S.

NY
A: As a judge, I have often observed exhibitors struggling because they have no idea what factors influence judges’ choices. They show their dogs, but have no idea why they win or not. Dog Show Mentor was created to help the owner handler develop an approach to showing their dogs that is directed and focused on winning strategies. I’m thrilled to be able to offer this program!
A: Dog Show Mentor is a personalized group led by Lee Whittier that provides mentoring to owner handlers from a judge’s perspective. You will develop your own strategic approach to showing your dog and be ready to meet the challenges you encounter in the ring.
A: Dog Show Mentor partners with resources all over the country who offer their own expertise in areas such as breed-specific mentoring, instructional classes and seminars in advanced handling skills, grooming, and more.
A: Dog Show Mentor approaches competition from a strategic and highly intentional perspective. It is not intended to replace a handling class or handling seminar. Some skills-based learning is addressed from the judge’s viewpoint. This is primarily a mentoring group on strategies.
A: An online MasterClass is a virtual seminar, an online meeting.
A: Dog Show Mentor uses Zoom Pro. Anyone that has a computer or mobile device can attend a MasterClass. Think app!
A: The meetings are live and recorded, not pre-recorded. You may use your web cam if you choose. You also have the option of having a photo of yourself with you name which is viewed on the screen during the meeting and on the video recording.
A: Following each presentation, Lee opens up the mics and everyone has the opportunity to ask a short question relating to the material.
A: All the MasterClasses are recorded and posted in the Members Only area for 60 days. Whether you miss one (or many), you will still benefit by listening at your own convenience. You also have access to interviews by judges, successful owner handlers and other experts 24/7. The Q & A MasterClasses are available for up to a month and are then deleted from the site. 
A: You can start at any time. It’s a “rolling month.” The day you start is the first day of your own month.
A: Dog Show Mentor is for owner handlers only. You may have the option of joining if you use a professional handler and are in the process of developing your own handling skills, strategies and approach. Contact Lee@DogShowMentor.com for more information about the program's parameters. 
A: If you do not find value in this program, please allow four (4) working days to withdraw from the program ahead of your renewal date (which is the same day of the recurring months). All members are enrolled through PayPal on the recurring payments system.
A: Dog Show Mentor is an on-going membership program oriented to people at their own level.
A: Dog Show Mentor focuses on the approach to training yourself to compete effectively at the highest level you can, whether it’s competing with professionals or other owner handlers. 
A: There is wide variation of experience in the group, so we don't work from a syllabus. Each person works at their own pace based on their unique goals. I am available for 1 on 1 coaching to work with each member to help set strategic goals.
Our Private Facebook group is a place where we talk about specific, relevant topics to achieve our respective goals. Members can ask questions and share wins or have extended discussions of MasterClass topics. It’s our chat room area. It’s also a place where Lee shares announcements of new postings, changes, additions and interim assignments.
All conversations, whether they be in a MasterClass or online are expected to remain confidential and between the members of this group. Building trust is essential to the ability to create and be part of individuals becoming leaders. As a winner, you set the stage for how to act and what your personal virtues bring to the Sport. Anyone who, in the opinion of the host, Lee Whittier, creates a combative or hostile group environment in any way may be immediately terminated from membership with no refund of payment. A winner is a leader!
A: Think athletic coach. All other competitive sports have coaches. Handlers at dog shows need a coach too.  A 1:1 Secret Weapon Session (SWS) is an individual, online or in-person coaching session with Lee. This service is available to both members and non-members. It is a strategy session where we address specific questions, concerns or objectives.
A: Join Dog Show Mentor! It can be challenging to understand the Sport of Purebred Dogs. This program reveals the secrets of the Sport that you’ll find nowhere else. 
A: A wise man once told me, “You got to know the rules to play the game.” Those rules are far more complex than just reading the AKC Rulebook. In fact, they extend to cultural norms and unspoken do’s and don’ts. Yet another reason you should become a member!

Lee WHITTIER

Book a Session with Lee

About Me

With a judge’s perspective, I’m here to help! Whether your goal is to be a top ranked owner handler or increase your dog in the rankings, you're in the right place. Almost any owner handler can enjoy the limelight with the right strategies, guidance and support.


https://dogshowmentormembership.org/
https://www.dogshowmentor.com/
Vancouver, WA, USA
Lee@DogShowMentor.com

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Testimonials

"The DSM program has expanded my perception of the dog show world, 'blowing my mind.' I had not imagined that Dog Show Mentor would address such a wide variety of topics, truly laying the foundation for success. You have created a valuable program and I feel privileged to be a participant."

Mary M.

NorCal Herding Member

"My recent show record speaks volumes for the success that I can attribute to this program! Through Q&A MasterClasses, I’m able to ask tough questions and get real answers that I can apply. My handling skills have improved, my presentation skills have improved, my attitude and understanding about judges and handlers has changed, and my win record is a testimony to the value and success of Lee’s program."

Christine R.

SoCal

"It was so great to discover even more owner handlers just like myself and even better to have a fearless leader like Lee to lead us! This year I learned that all it takes is just one person to believe in you to get started and encouragement along the way to keep you in it."

Lori W.

E TX

"Just being educated on ring etiquette and proper sportsmanship, what’s acceptable, what’s not, just having those guidelines was huge to me. I didn’t know how anything worked. I was such a newbie and still am. This is my first show dog, and I went from winning points 1 in 7.3  times to winning 1 in 2.6 times and finished my first dog with 3 majors, including a 5 point major."

Molly O.

NY

"The camaraderie of the group members is outstanding and so supportive to one another. My perspective of dog shows has truly changed since my involvement with The Dog Show Mentor program. Lee has made me think so much further than just a few moments of time in the show, but really guided me into the entire world of the dog. Through her dedicated encouragement, I have gained so much more confidence to enter the dog world as an owner handler."

Julie G.

MT

"The biggest thing that has come is the confidence I gained and the structure of the program; knowing I can do it."

Annette M.

E PA

"You are going to love all the different ways DSM helps you to be (and feel) prepared, confident, supported and encouraged (without judgement or criticism) by the members of this group, knowledgeable about your breed, and excited to show your heart out!" 

Molly S.

NY

FAQ

A: As a judge, I have often observed exhibitors struggling because they have no idea what factors influence judges’ choices. They show their dogs, but have no idea why they win or not. Dog Show Mentor was created to help the owner handler develop an approach to showing their dogs that is directed and focused on winning strategies. I’m thrilled to be able to offer this program!
A: Dog Show Mentor is a personalized group led by Lee Whittier that provides mentoring to owner handlers from a judge’s perspective. You will develop your own strategic approach to showing your dog and be ready to meet the challenges you encounter in the ring.
A: Dog Show Mentor partners with resources all over the country who offer their own expertise in areas such as breed-specific mentoring, instructional classes and seminars in advanced handling skills, grooming, and more.
A: Dog Show Mentor approaches competition from a strategic and highly intentional perspective. It is not intended to replace a handling class or handling seminar. Some skills-based learning is addressed from the judge’s viewpoint. This is primarily a mentoring group on strategies.
A: An online MasterClass is a virtual seminar, an online meeting.
A: Dog Show Mentor uses Zoom Pro. Anyone that has a computer or mobile device can attend a MasterClass. Think app!
A: The meetings are live and recorded, not pre-recorded. You may use your web cam if you choose. You also have the option of having a photo of yourself with you name which is viewed on the screen during the meeting and on the video recording.
A: Following each presentation, Lee opens up the mics and everyone has the opportunity to ask a short question relating to the material.
A: All the MasterClasses are recorded and posted in the Members Only area for 60 days. Whether you miss one (or many), you will still benefit by listening at your own convenience. You also have access to interviews by judges, successful owner handlers and other experts 24/7. The Q & A MasterClasses are available for up to a month and are then deleted from the site. 
A: You can start at any time. It’s a “rolling month.” The day you start is the first day of your own month.
A: Dog Show Mentor is for owner handlers only. You may have the option of joining if you use a professional handler and are in the process of developing your own handling skills, strategies and approach. Contact Lee@DogShowMentor.com for more information about the program's parameters. 
A: If you do not find value in this program, please allow four (4) working days to withdraw from the program ahead of your renewal date (which is the same day of the recurring months). All members are enrolled through PayPal on the recurring payments system.
A: Dog Show Mentor is an on-going membership program oriented to people at their own level.
A: Dog Show Mentor focuses on the approach to training yourself to compete effectively at the highest level you can, whether it’s competing with professionals or other owner handlers. 
A: There is wide variation of experience in the group, so we don't work from a syllabus. Each person works at their own pace based on their unique goals. I am available for 1 on 1 coaching to work with each member to help set strategic goals.
Our Private Facebook group is a place where we talk about specific, relevant topics to achieve our respective goals. Members can ask questions and share wins or have extended discussions of MasterClass topics. It’s our chat room area. It’s also a place where Lee shares announcements of new postings, changes, additions and interim assignments.
All conversations, whether they be in a MasterClass or online are expected to remain confidential and between the members of this group. Building trust is essential to the ability to create and be part of individuals becoming leaders. As a winner, you set the stage for how to act and what your personal virtues bring to the Sport. Anyone who, in the opinion of the host, Lee Whittier, creates a combative or hostile group environment in any way may be immediately terminated from membership with no refund of payment. A winner is a leader!
A: Think athletic coach. All other competitive sports have coaches. Handlers at dog shows need a coach too.  A 1:1 Secret Weapon Session (SWS) is an individual, online or in-person coaching session with Lee. This service is available to both members and non-members. It is a strategy session where we address specific questions, concerns or objectives.
A: Join Dog Show Mentor! It can be challenging to understand the Sport of Purebred Dogs. This program reveals the secrets of the Sport that you’ll find nowhere else. 
A: A wise man once told me, “You got to know the rules to play the game.” Those rules are far more complex than just reading the AKC Rulebook. In fact, they extend to cultural norms and unspoken do’s and don’ts. Yet another reason you should become a member!