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What are some rates for pro handlers ( ringside if they allow it)

I seen some handler charge more if the dog wins is this common ?
 

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It varies greatly. I would say for ringside anywhere from 60-100 is average. For boarding and all, it really varies. My handler has a boarding rate that covers training, grooming, food and everything. But I pay my part of the expenses per show(hotel, gas, etc divided by the number of dogs showing) and also pay bonuses if there is a group win or higher. Plus I pay a 60 handling fee per show. When I was shopping around, some charge more for boarding and that doesn't include training, grooming.

Also, some ringside also make you pay part of the expenses since they are traveling to the show to show your dog as well as the others-but I don't think that is common. Plus, if they do grooming for you at ringside then probably at least another 100.

This is all just based on my experience looking at websites and speaking with handlers.
 

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It varies greatly. I would say for ringside anywhere from 60-100 is average. For boarding and all, it really varies. My handler has a boarding rate that covers training, grooming, food and everything. But I pay my part of the expenses per show(hotel, gas, etc divided by the number of dogs showing) and also pay bonuses if there is a group win or higher. Plus I pay a 60 handling fee per show. When I was shopping around, some charge more for boarding and that doesn't include training, grooming.

Also, some ringside also make you pay part of the expenses since they are traveling to the show to show your dog as well as the others-but I don't think that is common. Plus, if they do grooming for you at ringside then probably at least another 100.

This is all just based on my experience looking at websites and speaking with handlers.
No boarding is needed , just ringside since my sister is a groomer. I know some handlers do not allow ringside but my sister and I are not rich so we need to find whats possible for us right now :)
 

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Class prices .. That sounds about right for a pro but there are what is known as agents..
They might be cheaper..
 

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Class prices .. That sounds about right for a pro but there are what is known as agents..
They might be cheaper..
I don't understand please explain thanks
 

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Would an agent be someone that handles and works for the professional handler that owns her/his business under that name?
I dunno that's why I asked ?

when you look at jack Bradshaws catalog it list agent and then its the pro handlers name listed. So I have no clue what BRP means...... Both the handlers I contacted are listed as agents in our local catalogs. They are not cheap either lol
 

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corky vroom is a pro but he is suuspended for pissing off a judge :) He is a hot head...
 

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Look up Bruce Scultz I showed with him alot he is a memeber of PHA Gretchen Shultz is a PHA
Cathy Grayson does mostly setters, but she might take a poo ringside..
But you wont get a pro for that price I can assure you :)
I would do it for you but my connection is really bad tonight.. It looks like info dog might be able to help . Does that answer your question ?
 

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I dunno that's why I asked ?

when you look at jack Bradshaws catalog it list agent and then its the pro handlers name listed. So I have no clue what BRP means...... Both the handlers I contacted are listed as agents in our local catalogs. They are not cheap either lol
Agents are no professional handlers sorry ! They must be a member of PHA to be a pro...:doh:
 

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Agents are no professional handlers sorry ! They must be a member of PHA to be a pro...:doh:
I don't think someone needs to be apart of an association to be a pro. Especially if they have been doing it for over 35 years ....... This is why I am confused at what you are saying. Anyways it does not matter I just wanted to know prices lol I am not looking for a handler , I found two That I like so far.
 

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Perhaps someone else can explain it better... but I could be an Agent and so could you . But you have to meet certain Criteria to be a Pro.. I don't think someone needs to be apart of an association to be a pro. Ahh But they do , to be able to use the term "pro" The need to be PHA...This is just the way it is ...
 

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Perhaps someone else can explain it better... but I could be an Agent and so could you . But you have to meet certain Criteria to be a Pro.. I don't think someone needs to be apart of an association to be a pro. Ahh But they do , to be able to use the term "pro" The need to be PHA...This is just the way it is ...

Well Everyone says pro and I am sure a lot of handlers are not apart of PHA.
 

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Can someone else chime in here because I'm confused and I'd like to know the answer to this question about pros and agents.
 
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