Mindset Coach | Dog Show Mentor | AKC Judge | Owner Handler

Mission Statement:

At "Dog Show Mentor, our mission is crystal clear, says Lee: "I'm on a mission to equip owner handlers with the tools, the training, and the confidence to win more in the ring…. And when you win more in the ring, you win more in life!" 


Insider Knowledge | Motivational Coaching | Dedicated Community

Lee Whittier understands the common misconceptions surrounding judging – what many consider a 'black box.' We're here to demystify it all.

Lee's expertise and guidance go beyond the surface. We're all about helping you move beyond assumptions, conquer those ring nerves, and focus on practical strategies that translate into higher win rates. But that's not all – Lee also brings her skills as a mindset coach into the mix. She'll inspire you to take full ownership of your ring presentation, propelling your performance to the next level.

At Dog Show Mentor, we firmly believe that when you win more in the ring, you win more in life. Join us on this journey to become the best owner handler you can be."

Lee Whittier designed Dog Show Mentor to give owner handlers accurate information about what judges are looking for. Lee knows how decisions are made inside the ring and how you can use this information to win more.


Meet Lee Whittier

Lee Whittier stands at the heart of Dog Show Mentor, and her multidimensional experience in the dog show world sets us apart. She's not just an expert; she's the guiding force that propels our community forward.

Lee possesses the knowledge of an AKC judge, the motivational skills of a seasoned coach and mentor, and the unwavering drive of an owner handler. Her unique combination of talents makes her the perfect mentor for aspiring owner handlers like you.

But what truly sets Lee apart is her ability to empathize with the highs and lows of your journey. She understands the disappointment of returning home from a dog show empty-handed and the sheer joy when your exceptional dog shines in the ring.

When you become a Dog Show Mentor member, you're not just joining a program; you're joining Lee's mission to help you learn, grow, and celebrate your wins. Together, we'll navigate the exciting world of dog shows, and your victories will be our victories."

 Join now to become a Dog Show Mentor member, and together we can learn and celebrate your wins.

Credentials & Experience

AKC Judge

Lee Whittier isn't just a name; she's an active and well-respected member of the AKC judging community. Her extensive involvement sets her apart as a mentor who truly understands the intricacies of the dog show world.

Lee has fostered mentoring relationships across every breed and group where she can quickly tap into the knowledge and expertise of her peers. As a former AKC Executive Field Representative, she also has the perspective of how judging dogs outside the ring differs from judging them in the ring, hands-on. This depth of knowledge provides you with invaluable insights on presenting your breed effectively as an owner handler.

For more than 20 years, she has traveled across the U.S. to dog shows, small and large, including some of the most prestigious shows in the country. She has also judged in Canada, Colombia, Mexico, South Korea, and Thailand. Her extensive travels have further enriched her understanding of the nuances within the dog show community.

When you choose to learn from Lee, you're benefiting from the wisdom and experience of someone deeply entrenched in the world of dog shows. Join us and tap into this wealth of knowledge as you strive for success in the ring.

Coach and Mentor

Just like top athletes and business leaders rely on coaches to reach their peak performance, your journey in the dog show world can greatly benefit from having a coach too. At Dog Show Mentor, we firmly believe that to achieve better results in the ring, you need the guidance and support of a dedicated mentor.

Lee Whittier isn't just a coach. She's your inspiration, your motivator, mentor, and partner on this journey. She specializes in crafting personalized, process-driven, and goal-oriented plans that are tailored to your unique needs. With Lee by your side, you'll not only build a track record of success but also continually improve.

Our coaching approach is designed to empower you by boosting your confidence, harnessing the power of mindset, and fortifying your mental game. It's not just about winning in the ring; it's about growing as an owner handler and achieving your personal best. Join us on this transformative journey to success.

Lee’s professional background is in coaching and mentoring. She has helped individuals—and dog clubs—resolve the “unresolvable.” With Dog Show Mentor, she has dedicated herself to giving great advice to owner handlers and clarifying critical aspects of navigating the dog show world. Dog Show Mentor is right for motivated owner handlers of all levels of expertise who want to do some serious winning!

Owner Handler

Lee is a second-generation dog person. Her mother dabbled at breeding and showing Collies and Golden Retrievers. Lee took her mother’s hobby further as an adult, breeding Best in Show, Specialty-winning Rottweilers for over 25 years and showing many breeds in the Working, Sporting and Non-Sporting groups. She’s also an active member of local, regional or breed clubs. At the moment, she has is living with three group winning Tibetan Terriers, and a new young 'hopeful.'


This Is What You Can Expect Being an Insider at Dog Show Mentor

No other program has developed the breadth or depth of detailed, accessible on-demand content as Dog Show Mentor. Topics range from selecting & raising your show puppy to overcoming specific challenges for a stellar ring presentation.

Lee’s 100+ MasterClasses and 50+ expert interviews provide insider knowledge on preparing and showing your dog. And there’s more content created all the time!

Top athletes and business leaders have coaches to teach, support, and guide them. If you want better results in the ring, you need a coach too!

As a coach and mentor, Lee motivates her members with personalized, process-driven, goal-oriented plans and strategies to build a track record of success and get better all the time. She builds confidence, leans into the power of mindset, and strengthens your mental game.


Being part of the Dog Show Mentor community gives you more than just access to great content, insider knowledge, and personalized attention.

You will also benefit from support and companionship in our vast community of owner handlers. Lee helps her community bond via webinars, workshops, MasterClasses, and a private social media group to widen the circle of support.

Featured Articles & Interviews

Episode 49: What Was the Dog Show Judge Thinking?

Laura Reeves and Lee Whittier 5.5.17

Bouncing Back From a Loss – A Judges Perspective

By Lee Whittier 3.2019

Contributing Author  Ring-Ready Home of The Owner Handler

By Lee Whittier 2020 - Present


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