How to find a mentorâ€¦ â€¦For dog shows. I am interested in finding a breeder that could mentor me and help me learn about the world of dog shows. I want to learn everything I can for several years before I make the commitment of acquiring a show dog. I want to know what I am doing, so that both the dog and I will have a better chance at success. I have the very basics of handling and dog shows in 4-H, but there is so much I need to discover and work at. The thing is, I am unsure of how to approach a dog breeder on this. As I donâ€™t know if breeders find this irritating or notâ€¦I really want to do this however, and I am willing to work for it. Any advice?