48th National Specialty Show Seminars

BFCA Seminars

Wednesday, May 1, 2024


We have 2 seminars this year and a free RV fire safety demo.

Seminars are $25 each, or $40 for both. No refunds after April 20th.

(register below)


Time Seminar
TBD Debra Hamilton: Navigating the journey your Bichons take when you cannot care for them (45 minutes, followed by 15-minute Q&A)
TBD Break (TBD minutes)
TBD Free Demo: Proteng RV Fire and Life Safety (TBD minutes)
TBD Break (TBD minutes)
TBD Debra Hamilton: Writing Contracts that Work – includes Breeder/Handler/Lease (45 minutes, followed by 15-minute Q&A)
Debra Hamilton
Debra HamiltonPrincipal, Hamilton ADR North Carolina
Debra Hamilton will discuss two topics at our Specialty. Both topics lend themselves to navigating your beloved Bichon’s journey. It includes those in your home, the ones you sell, and the ones you send out to show.

HADRNC uses understanding-based alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methodologies to transform disagreements over animals. Debra facilitates neutral discussions between the parties providing them the opportunity to choose peaceful conversation over litigation.

Her presentations are rooted in conflict transformation and self-reflection. Attendees learn in a more holistic way how to recognize their own triggers which provides them with the ability to nip conflict in the bud.

Whether it is a divorcing couple disagreeing over who should get the dog, cat, bird or horse, the veterinarian who violated the veterinary-client-patient relationship, the neighbors arguing over the barking dog, the kids worrying about who gets the dog when mom dies or the breeder/owner/handler disputing what a contract or agreement means in the sale or showing of an animal, Debra assists the disagreeing parties to stop, drop and roll; diffusing the situation, taking a step back, recognizing their own triggers and focusing on what is best for all, especially the animal.

Debra is an international speaker and best-selling author of “Nipped in the Bud-Not in the Butt-How to Use Mediation to Resolve Conflicts over Animals.” She is a co-author of “Onward and Upward: A Guide For Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues.” She has an internationally received podcast, “Why Do Pets Matter” and holds an international pet planning community call, “The MAAP Plan,” on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month at 6:30 PM US-ET. The MAAP Plan helps community members navigate the journey their pet takes when they can’t care for It.

She is the go-to person for information regarding the use of mediation in disagreements involving animals for the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Huffington Post, and US News and World Report.

She owns, breeds and shows Irish Setters and Long-haired standard Dachshunds under the prefix, Rumraisin.

Aaron Jones
Aaron JonesCertified RV Tech and a Proteng Fire Suppression Specialist
This seminar will cover RV Fire and Life Safety centered around awareness,
preparedness, fire safety equipment, evacuation procedures, specific extinguishers, RV refrigerator issues, and fire suppression solutions available today.

Sponsored by Proteng and The Mobile RV Tech.

Registration closes
Wednesday, April 17 @ 11:59 PM Pacific


Registration will be $25.00 for each seminar or $40 for both.

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