Hi there, I live in Kent WA and am interested in showing my sweet 4 month old Fawn girl, Ciela. We showed in the Intl Show this weekend and she received very good marks. I am going to be attending handling classes soon. My problem: My breeder has moved away to Texas, because her husband is in the military and I am only able to get her help over the phone and email. I am having the most difficult time with ear taping. This weekend I received excellent advice from a wonderful person showing two boxers. However, Ciela managed to pull one of the ear posts off and a tiny piece of her ear along with it. It was disgusting and I am sure very painful. (Please don't be angry with me for having her ears cropped, I wish I would have never done it. It is a terrible ordeal). I am very frustrated and feel so alone in my venture to the show world. It would be extremely helpful if I could receive advice on working with her ears and training her for the show ring from someone local. I know of two local kennels that post here regularly that are in my area but I am not sure if you have any time to assist me. Not sure if I can afford it, but I am willing to look into having a professional handler. Does anyone have any advice they can offer me? Thank you so much!