Sales page/WHAT YOU GET!
Professionally shot and edited instructional video!
Comprehensive diagrams for each section
Allison’s tips and tricks for each section
Equipment and product lists complete with video instruction
Downloadable/printable e book that you can take with you anywhere
Course completion certificate
No complicated time zones
How we approach training our dogs determine our success.
With more than 30 years as one of the top professional dog handlers in the world Allison brings her unique insight, talent and teaching ability to this program. You will be motivated and entertained as you learn the skills and techniques to get your dog into the winners circle with confidence and consistency.
Who should take this course
- People who love step by step concise and consistent instruction by the world’s best teachers
- Those who want to learn how to groom to compete at conformation shows and grooming competitions and win!
- Dog lovers who want their pets to look amazing
- Dog fanciers who are seeking knowledge backed up by clear concise answers
- People who want to learn, get tips, be supported by a group and win!
- People who strive to be the best and are seeking world class coaching a support
In conclusion this course is for everyone!!
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.