If you are interested in showing your dog at dog shows, do you need a professional handler to show it for you? That all depends: There are some good reasons to use a professional handler but it is by no means a requirement. Many owners do show their own dogs and win, but it takes a lot of hard work and practice.
Reasons to use a professional handler:
2. If you do have a good dog, you may not have the grooming skills necessary to make him look his best. This can be particularly true if you have a long-haired breed or a breed that requires specialized grooming. A good handler can take a dog and make it looks its best.
3. You may be new to showing and still learning. A good handler can be very instructive and you can learn from him or her as they show your dog. Many handlers also offer private lessons, either with handling or grooming.
4. There are plenty of owners who have developed their skills and compete against professional handlers. Many of these owners will show their dogs in small shows and have a handler show their dog at the big shows, where the competition is especially tough, giving their dog a shot at Group wins or even Best in Show.
Good handlers do not draw attention to themselves. Everything they do puts the focus on the dog and accentuates his good qualities.