Grooming Blueprints

Open only until September 30, 2022! Receive a grooming blueprint tailored specifically for you and your dog by Allison. Grooming products and tools, troubleshooting, and step-by-step instructions!

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Grooming Blueprints open for enrollment September 1-30, 2022 or until 50 spots are filled (20 free spots reserved for Winner's Circle subscribers (now full! see below), 30 spots for paid Blueprints sign-ups). See below for how to access as a Winner's Circle subscriber.

If you're stuck on the grooming products and tools that you need for your dog, the steps you need to follow, or any grooming troubleshooting, this is the course for you! Maybe you have no idea where to even begin! We want to help you to perfect your grooming and be competitive in the show ring. When you purchase this course, you will fill out a survey to tell us your breed of dog, submit photos of your own dog, and ask us up to 3 questions about grooming. We will then take your answers and create a "grooming blueprint" specifically for your dog! This will include:

  • Grooming products (e.g. shampoos and conditioners, styling products)
  • Grooming tools (e.g. brushes, scissors, dryers)
  • Grooming steps (e.g. the order of operation for the bath, dry, trimming and styling)
  • Grooming troubleshooting (e.g. if you're having trouble with a dry coat, shedding coat, etc.)

You will receive your personalized blueprint via email within 14 days of completing the survey and submitting your photos. Please take note of the following:

  • You can only submit one dog per purchase of this course. You can purchase this course multiple times for additional dogs.
  • You will be able to submit photos so that we can tailor your Grooming Blueprint specifically to your dog. We will require you to submit certain photos, and then you can submit additional photos for your pain points. Photos must be received before Allison starts on your blueprint!
  • Limit to one submission per enrolment cycle for Winner's Circle subscribers.

**Free spots for Winner's Circle subscribers are full as of 11AM PT 09/03/22. Thank you Winner's Circle for your interest!!** If you are a Winner's Circle subscriber and you would still like a Blueprint this round, you may choose to purchase this course - or wait until we re-open Blueprints (very likely not until 2023).


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.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Grooming Blueprints survey
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Enrollment is open from September 1-30, 2022. You will receive your blueprint by email within 14 days of completing our survey and submitting your photos. You will never lose access to this blueprint (it's yours to keep).
How long do I have access to the course?
You will receive your blueprint by email and it is yours to keep forever.

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