Cavaletti Pole Training for Dogs webinar

The training technique that can improve side gait, strengthen toplines, perfect foot timing, and troubleshoot many common gaiting problems. Registration includes the live webinar (March 2, 2022 @ 4PM PST), pre-submitted + live Q&A, and unlimited access to the recording + ebook.

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WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday, March 2nd @ 4PM PST (2 hour webinar)

This week we are going in-depth on one of our favourite training methods, Cavaletti Pole Training for Dogs. Cavaletti pole training for dogs is going to help your dog in three major ways.

  1. It makes your dog use muscles that it simply doesn’t use in other forms of exercise.
  2. Helps with training your dog and troubleshooting common gaiting problems your dog might have (e.g. side-winding, looking up at you on the move, etc.)
  3. Cavaletti poles can lengthen your dogs side-gait, strengthen toplines, teach foot timing and stop your dog from side-winding.

All three dog gaits offer a unique tool when conditioning for performance and, used correctly, can accomplish results that might otherwise be missed. Optimally, dogs should spend time in all three gaits during training sessions in order to achieve both optimal side gait and strength. Certain conditioning phases, though, sometimes necessitate prioritizing one gait over another. We will try and clarify how and when individual gaits can serve your dog, especially the way he uses his topline, and how cavaletti routines can help. In this webinar we will focus particularly on using Cavaletti training for strengthening at a walk, gallop and a trot.

Most dog owners spend too much time training one gait, the trot. While this is important, it usually does not foster flexibility nor efficiently change postural habits. In general, walk and even a gallop can work in conjunction with the trot to create looseness and increase flexibility in the hock and stifle as well as stimulate all the muscles in the rear and along the topline

This webinar will introduce NEW PATTERNS & CONTENT as well as cover our original Cavaletti content from our Cavaletti Pole Training for Dogs course.

*SPECIAL WEBINAR BONUS* - By enrolling in this webinar, you will receive deep discounts to our soon-to-be-released 'Cavaletti 2.0 bundle' featuring brand new content, new Cavaletti patterns, advanced training techniques, and our bestselling Cavaletti Pole Training for Dogs course.

As always, this webinar includes access to the live broadcast, the curated and live Q&A sessions, and unlimited access to the webinar recording and downloadable e-book. For the curated Q&A, we encourage you to submit any and all questions on ANY TOPIC. Just use the form provided in this course before the deadline. You can also ask any other questions in the live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.


  • You will NOT receive a link to join the webinar by email. The link to join the webinar and all other information you need is included in this course.
  • The webinar recording and downloadable e-book will be uploaded within 48 hours of the live event.
  • The deadline for the Q&A is Sunday, February 27th @ midnight PST.
  • The live webinar time is in Pacific Standard Time (PST/PDT). If you're not the Pacific time zone, remember to convert the time.
  • If you have any questions about the webinar logistics, please email [email protected]

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Your Instructor

Allison Alexander
Allison Alexander

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I can't make it to the live webinar?
If you can't make it to the live webinar, do not worry. You will receive unlimited access to the webinar recording within 24 hours of the live event. As well, you can still submit all of your questions using the curated Q&A form and receive your answers in the downloadable e-book (as well as the recording).
How can I ask questions for the Q&A?
You can either submit your questions, in detail and with photos/videos, in advance using our "Curated Q&A Form". The deadline is typically the Sunday prior to the webinar. If you don't get your questions in in advance, we host a live Q&A session during each and every webinar!

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