Sunday, March 15 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm

CANCELLED: Best In Show: Standards for Domestics

*NOTE* This class has been pushed back in response to the virus.

This series is open to everyone, but will be required to participate in the Best in Show Competition at The Chase. The Chase is a 4 day, 3 night event in Napa County that takes place in October. For more information check out

Handlers will not be required to attend this series except the last class.

Sunday March 15th 4-6pm

Standards for Domestics with Elisa and Alix

This class takes actual rules, regulations and practices from AKC Championship dog shows and applies them to domestic animals. Domestic animals are classified as animals that are commonly pets; dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, mice, etc. We will go over terminology used in championship shows and everything needed to compete in a best in show competition.

Sunday April 26th 4-6pm

Dressage Standards for Hoofed Creatures with Ronin Pony

This class will take rules, regulations and practices from real equestrian dressage championships and apply them to hoofed creatures; horses, zebras, deer, moose, unicorns, etc. Dressage is considered the highest expression of horse training.
Terminology will be a big part of this class as well.

Sunday May 24 4-6pm:

Standards for Exotics with Elisa and Alix

This class will take rules, regulations and standards from actual AKC Championship Dog Shows and apply them, with regards to species, to exotic creatures; foxes, wolverines, chimeras, frogs, etc. All animals can not be judged by the same standards and this is the class for those creatures.

Sunday June 21 4-6pm:

Grooming Domestics

When entering an AKC Championship Dog Show there are standards and regulations around grooming. This class will go over grooming practices that can be used to prepare for judges critiques in a Best in Show Competition. This class will be for domestic animals or animals that are commonly mammalian pets, such as: dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, etc.

Sunday July 19 4-6pm:

Grooming Hoofed Creatures

This class will cover grooming standards for hoofed creatures required for entering a best in show competition. This class will be available to horses, zebras, antelope, etc.

Sunday August 23 4-6pm:

Grooming Exotics with Alix and Elisa

This class will cover appropriate grooming standards for exotic species to participate in best in show competitions. Standards will be applied on a species to species basis. Exotic animals are classified as ferrets, pigs, flamingos, dragons, etc.

Sunday Sept 20 4-6pm:

Human Roles with Elisa

This class will cover the important roles for people at best in show competitions. Judges, exhibitors, ring clerks and stewards, etc. Without these roles there would be no way to do a best in show. This class will teach all these roles and offer an opportunity for certification to provide these services at best in show competitions. This is a great class for service minded folks.


Elisa has been a member of the community for many years. You would most often find Elisa closing down bondage-a-go-go back when it was held at the Glas Kat. Elisa has been deeply immersed in the pet play community for about 10 years. At this point, Elisa has taken over operations for the Stampede, is one of the head organizers for The Chase and is in the process of opening a nonprofit organization call ethology, a kink and sex education company. When not kinking Elisa can be found doing lots of crafts and taking her pet to the park with her bio dogs for games of fetch.

Alix is Elisa's 24/7 pet. He was introduced to pet play when they first started dating, 7 years ago. It was an immediate addiction for him. He now plays as a spiny seahorse, Scottish Fold cat, Bernese Mountain Dog, squirrel monkey, ferret, sugar glider, wolf, moose, fennec fox, English Lop, panda, spotted river otter, toucan, peluda and a triceratops. He is always in pet mode and gets lots of joy from being a good boy to Elisa. On the side, he enjoys baking and is trying to start a baking business, has a small photography business and is working on the nonprofit, ethology, with Elisa.

Ronin began her pet career under the excellent guidance of Mistress Rebecca Wilcox, and has been blessed with the honor, opportunity, and experience to serve as the primary cart pony for both Her and Mistress Liliane Hunt at various events, including the SF Pride Parade, the Folsom Street Fair, and the Northern California Fox Hunt.
After a brief pony-only period, she discovered various other fursonas within them. Pony, puppy, fox, snow leopard, kudu, Viraj, and more! Ronin loves to talk shop, be it furry, human animal roleplay, latex kink, or whatever!


Advance Tickets: $15 - $35. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Door Tickets: $20 - $40.

Ticketing is available at the door one half-hour before the class.


Please note that the Wicked Grounds Annex space at 293 8th St is ADA friendly once upstairs, but stairs are the only means of ingress and egress to the Wicked Grounds Annex space. If you have any questions, please message the event organizers and we will do our best to answer them!

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