Hi I’m Lee Whittier! The Mission for Dog Show Mentor is to encourage and educate owner-handlers who are motivated by a commitment to the Sport of Purebred Dogs and dedicated to excellence.
Why I Care Those of us who show dogs all have one thing in common: we all showed a dog for the first time.
In honor of each of our humble beginnings in the ring, I decided to create this mentoring, members-only community.
My Roots In Dogs
I am a second generation dog person. My mother dabbled at breeding and showing Collies and Golden Retrievers. My personal childhood pet was a black Miniature Poodle. As an adult, I bred and exhibited Best in Show, Specialty winning Rottweilers for over 25 years. I have owner-handled dogs of numerous breeds and finished dogs in the Working, Sporting and Non-Sporting groups.
American Rottweiler Club, Parent Club Approved Mentor and Presenter
Terrier Association of Oregon chair of the January group show
Vancouver Kennel Club, Secretary
Formerly, Woodstock Dog Club where I was show chair for 14 years. Over a 25-year period, I held the positions of Assistant Show Chair, President, Vice President, member of the Board of Directors, Constitution and By-laws Revision Committee, and Catalog Advertising Chair. I also received the AKC Good Sportsmanship Award from the Woodstock Dog Club.
Working, Terrier, Toy and Non-Sporting groups plus six Hound breeds and Bouviers des ; Miscellaneous classes, Junior Showmanship and Best in Show.
American Kennel Club Executive Field Representative, formerly.
My professional background is in coaching and mentoring individuals primarily in lifestyle awareness and conflict resolution. I have assisted individuals and dog clubs in resolving the un-resolvable.
I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Intercultural) and a post-graduate Certificate in Mediation/Conflict Management.
The Worst Advice; The Best Advice
Almost every exhibitor has an opinion and is more than willing to share it with others. You may get some great advice, but you’ll also get conflicting advice from people who were either competing directly with me or who were in a position to benefit from my losses. I wondered if people were deliberately giving me bad advice or they just didn’t know any better. The so-called “instant experts” can cost a win, or worse. The Dog Show Mentor is your very own personal coach who has your best interests at heart.
I’m dedicating my life to giving great advice to the people who really want to hear it and clarifying critical aspects of navigating the dog show world. If you don’t know what advice to leave and what to take, you’re in the right place! Here’s the Dog Show Mentor program. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or have been showing for years, if you are motivated to do some SERIOUS winning, this group is for YOU!
Here’s the Dog Show Mentor program. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or have been showing for years, if you are motivated to do some SERIOUS winning, this group is for YOU!