Webinar Course - Excel as an Owner-Handler: Handling Techniques

Let us teach you the handling techniques to help you excel as an owner-handler! This course includes live webinar, curated Q&A, webinar slides and recording.

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This webinar will be Wednesday, April 21st @ 4PM PST.

In this webinar, we're focusing on handling techniques to help you excel as an owner-handler. We've already established in our previous "Excel as an Owner-Handler" webinars that you should be just as, if not MORE, competitive than the professionals! We've also talked about how dog shows are made up of 'moments', and the more you can make the most of these moments, the more successful you can be. Just in a trip around the ring, you have several 'moments' where you need to make an impression - from entering the ring, gaiting individually or as a group, the stack for examination, free-baiting, and stacking in the lineup. These are all unique moments that require unique handling techniques. How does the stack for the examination differ from the stack in the lineup? Is moving individually different than moving as a group? In this webinar, we will break down all of these moments into effective handling skills you can use in the ring. We will demonstrate step-by-step with videos, diagrams, and of course instruction by Allison! You will walk away from this webinar knowing which techniques to use where, how to use them properly, and how to make the most of those moments in the ring!

You can also ask a question about ANY topic for our curated Q&A, but this is also a great opportunity to ask questions about your handling pain points. Send us a photo or video and we'll help you out!


  • 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, April 18th @ midnight PST.
  • The live webinar time is in Pacific Standard Time (PST). If you're not in Pacific, remember to convert the time!

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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 am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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