These tutorials were originally released daily in April 2022. Please click here for the 2023 version!
12 Days of Poodles! In this course, every day for 12 days we will bring you a new, informative tutorial from a range of topics to help you with your Poodle - from the bath to the spray up and tons in between.
Daily until April 30th, 2022, a new tutorial will be released. Sign up at any time between April 19-30th and you will receive ALL of the tutorials, no matter when you sign up. You will have access to ALL tutorials that have previously been released and all tutorials yet to be released. **POST-APRIL 30th, 2022: You can still sign up and receive instant, lifetime access to all 12 tutorials!
Each daily tutorial will be a surprise topic, but topics include bathing, drying, clippering, topknots, spraying up, scissoring and products needed. We have put these tutorials together with all levels of Poodle owners & groomers in mind, as well as topics that we are frequently asked about. Maybe you're just curious about Poodles and want to know about some of the grooming involved - this is a great way to get a taste of the Poodle world!
Tutorials may include a video, diagrams, written text or a combination thereof. Some of our tutorials are new, never-before-seen content! Be on the lookout for bonus tutorials every few days as well.
PLUS, every day you will find a coupon code for a LEDSA course related to the daily tutorial.
**Includes a special offer at checkout - 50% off our webinar recording
'Target Training for Dogs 2.0'**
I showed my first dog in Junior Handling when I was 7 years old, I went 5th out of 5 in a junior handling class, I cried, but despite that humble beginning I was instantly hooked!
Believing that you should always do what you love, I became a professional handler in 1987 and I have been presenting Canada's (and the world’s) top dogs ever since. With more than 550 All-Breed Best in Shows, I am proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC Invitational. As well I have had Top Dog All breeds in Canada 3 separate times, all three dogs are still record holder’s in their own right.
In addition to my wins as an all-breed handler, I have spent more than 30 years perfecting the art of presenting one of the dog world's most difficult breeds to master: The Poodle. Today, I am internationally recognized as one of the world's most talented and experienced Poodle handlers. I have presented seminars on grooming Poodles all over this planet. . I am also the Creative Educational Advisor and Specialist for Chris Christensen Systems.
I have proven that hard work, dedication and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport, which is why I am committed to supporting, promoting and giving back to the dog community. Currently, I am President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association, Vice-President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, I have been CKC Junior Handling representative for both Nova Scotia and South Western Ontario. I am a regular contributor to dog magazines in several countries. I have mentored several of the Top Professional Handlers in the USA and Canada as well as coached 3 Juniors to win the Canadian National one of whom went on to win Crufts World Junior Handling Competition.
In 2017, I launched Leading Edge Dog Show Academy, the world's first on-line dog show training school. My mission is to help mentor a new generation of dog show enthusiasts through innovative video-based grooming and handling lessons. LEDSA has won the award for Best On-line Education each year since it’s inception. I look forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner's circle.
Sit back, as I bring a lifetime of grooming and handling lessons to video, here at Leadingedge Dog Show Academy.