I would like to encourage my daughter to show dogs. She is 10 years old and has been to shows with me, she even did show at an UKC show twice when she was 4 years old. The problem I have is since then she has developed a couple of problems, 1 is she is dyslexic, and has memory retention problems, the other is she has extreme shyness, possibly mildly autistic. (still waiting for more testing) Since her last time of showing she has become withdrawn to new situations and talking to people she doesn't know. Her therapist thought it would be a good idea to try and encourage her to try and do group activities, and get her around new people. Right now she is in 4H, she shows rabbits, which is a lot less interactive, the judge does ask a question or 2 but other than that all she has to do is put the rabbit on the table and the judge does the rest. I did talk her into taking the dog care project, which meant she had to talk to a judge and answer questions. She was so nervous that day that she had a stomach ache almost that whole morning, she just kept saying I cant remember anything, I know nothing about dogs Once it was over she felt so much better, she even said maybe she will show in obedience next year! I am thinking maybe if she does show in 4H next year I can try and encourage her to show in some UKC/AKC shows. So my question is do I let the ring steward/judge know about her learning disabilities or is that considered a no-no? I am also worried about, her showing with other kids, and her always being behind, since she does have such a hard time remembering and comprehending when she does new things. She also cannot follow a series of directions, she has to be told 1 thing at a time or she gets confused. All her 4h advisors know about her LD and work with her on it, I am afraid in something like JH they might not be so encouraging, or she will feel embarrassed. Any words of encouragement, do you feel this is something we should pursue or just stick with 4H?