Getting Started with your Show Dog

Live webinar on Feb. 16th, 2022 @ 4PM PST. Learn everything you need to know about showing your dog from a beginner level. Registration includes the live webinar, pre-submitted + live Q&A, and unlimited access to the recording + ebook.

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WEBINAR DATE: Wednesday, February 16th @ 4PM PST (2 hour webinar)

In this week's webinar, we're going "back to basics" with everything you need to know to prepare for your first dog show, and beyond. Learn everything you need to know about showing your dog at the beginner level, including how to enter the show, what to bring & wear, how to start grooming and training your dog, how the dog show works, championships, ribbons and points, and much more. In this webinar you will learn from Allison Alexander, one of the top professional handlers in the field!

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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, 13thth @ 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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