Planning Your Trip to the Dog Show:

Planning & Handling

Part of our "Planning Your Trip to the Dog Show" series

With more than 30 years as a Professional Handler under her belt, Allison has a lot of tips and tricks for planning an efficient and successful trip to the dog show! In this webinar, we will discuss all of the steps you can take starting from packing and travelling, to exercising your dog while at the dog show, ringside prep and practice, how to schedule your dog show day, and more. Some of our most commonly asked questions include how to get your dogs to look or behave better in the ring, and a lot of that happens outside of the ring in your prep stages!

You will walk away with planning and organization skills to empower you to excel at your next dog show.

Topics covered:

  • Packing and travel tips
  • Pre-show training schedule
  • Pre-ring training schedule 
  • Keeping your dogs exercised at the show
  • Keep your dogs happy and healthy at the show 
  • How to calm an exuberant dog 
  • How to encourage a hesitant dog
  • How to excite a disinterested dog
  • How to make a dog show schedule
  • When to go ringside and what to do
  • Nutritional, mental and physical conditioning

Much, much more!

This webinar was originally broadcast live on Wednesday, November 9th 2022. Enroll today to instantly access the webinar recording and ebook!

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Allison Alexander

Believing that you should always do what you love, Allison Alexander became a professional handler in 1987 and presented Canada's top dogs for over 30 years. Allison has bred, owned, groomed and handled many breeds across all seven groups and has finished more than 2000 champions!

With more than 750 All-Breed Best in Shows, she is proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club, and the AKC Invitational.

In 2017, Allison launched Leading Edge Dog Show Academy, the world's first online dog show training school. Her mission is to help mentor a new generation of dog show enthusiasts through innovative video-based grooming and handling lessons. She looks forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner's circle!

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