Safari Handling and Training LLC 
Where dogs that show...become SHOW DOGS! 
Safari Handling and Training LLC 
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Conformation Training


Our state of the art training center is especially built to suit the needs of training a dog for the show ring.  Matted patterns for the dogs are designed to teach the technical details of gaiting your dog for you and your dog to learn.  Mirrored walls are also set up to show the appearance of your dog when stacked in show position as well as teaching new students what your dog looks like when you stack them.  Allowing both the dog and student to learn what techniques work best for you.  There are ring gates set up, like those at a show, to get the student and dog use to what obstacles are set up around the ring.

Training sessions include the teaching and learning of patterns in the conformation ring, how to stack your dog, how to gait your dog appropriately and choosing a style of showing which works best for you and your dog.  We will cover all aspects of how a dog show is ran and how to compete in a dogs show, we also will help students to learn how to enter a dog show and what appropriate attire is for the show ring.  But more importantly we will teach students how to have fun with their dog.



Exclusive Instructor, Joe T. Caton

Joe started teaching classes at a small training center in 1994 and has continued through many different training locations up until this point.  He has now been able to work with Beechwold Veterinary Clinic in designing the ideal training center.  Joe is a licensed Therapy Dog International evaluator and Canine Good Citizen evaluator.  He strives to provide an atmosphere conductive to learning and new ideas to train your dog.  He promises to make sure everyone, students and dogs, are having a good time at all times in a positive and supporting environment.  All classes are designed so students can learn from examples and other students.  Knowledgeable assistants are always available for further help during the training session.  Students may ask questions at any time and in fact are encouraged to stop and ask for assistance or better understanding of a concept.


Classes for students are available on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, one session starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm the other session starts at 8:15 pm and ends at 9:15 pm.  You must call to see if a position is available for the session you would like to attend.  Call (614)262-1317 for training inquires.


Both private and group lessons are available; please inquire as to what arrangements need to be made for these special requests.


Location of Training Center:

Beechwold Veterinary Clinic Training Center (building is located behind the Vet Clinic)

4590 Indianola Ave.

Columbus, OH 43214