Schedule of Activity

  • 8:30–9:30 AM: Gather in Room #7 for coffee, juice, and danishes and a welcome from Bill Burland and/or Wayne Ferguson and receive materials from NDS.
  • 9:30–10:15 AM: Receive a guided tour of the NDS
  • 10:15–11:30 AM: Free time; see diving dogs at 10:30 AM in Hall D, visit the Purina booths and see demonstrations, and talk to handlers and get to visit with your favorite breeds
  • 11:30AM–12PM: Return to Room #7 for a presentation on the life of a dog handler/owner
  • 12–12:45 PM: Guests eat lunch with members of the "Dog World" and have a change to speak with owners, judges, handlers, and NDS staff
  • 12:45–1:15 PM: Return to Room #7 for a presentation on judges, including the career path of judges and what criterion they are looking at for each breed. A Q&A session gives guests an opportunity to ask about specific breeds.
  • 1:15 PM: Guests find VIP seats in the NDS Theater