Ryan's Canine College

A Place to Learn About the Products and Tools at Ryan's Pet Supplies

Learn about our products and tools with educator Allison Alexander, the Creative Educational Advisor and Specialist for Chris Christensen Systems and Nexus Pet Division. The courses in Ryan's Canine College include information about our grooming products, tools and equipment, and grooming tutorials for several coat types and topics. Free for all!


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


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Courses Included with Purchase



DOWNLOADS & PRINTABLES
Resources for Nexus Pet Division employees, distributors, and ambassadors
Allison Alexander
Fixture Basics: Selecting Salon Fixtures - Presented by Ryan's Pet Supplies
Allison Alexander talks about safety in the salon and how to select fixtures for your salon. Includes a presentation recording, e-book and curated shopping list
Allison Alexander
FREE
Ryan's Pet Supplies - Printable Assets
Free printable resources from Ryan's Pet Supplies, including curated shopping lists for several coat types, the salon and more!
Allison Alexander
FREE
Sustainable Grooming Options with TruCraft
Learn about the sustainable grooming options from TruCraft in this free webinar recording. Includes a certificate of course completion!
Allison Alexander
FREE
Tips & Tools for Short Nosed Dogs with TruCraft
Learn how these eco-minded products are perfect for your short nosed dog!
Allison Alexander
FREE
Choosing Combs and Scissors with Blackworks
Learn all about how to choose your scissors and combs. We feature the new and exciting shears and combs from Blackworks!
Allison Alexander
FREE
All About Puppies with Ryan's Pet Supplies and Chris Christensen Systems
How to introduce your puppy to grooming, including milestones & expectations, and recommended tools & products for your puppy.
Allison Alexander
FREE
Canine Dental Health with Ryan's Pet Supplies
How to keep your dog's dental hygiene in top shape, including recommended tools & products and the role of diet and your veterinarian.
Allison Alexander
FREE
Choosing Products & Tools for Each Coat Type with Ryan's Pet Supplies
Learn about what coat type is, why it matters for dog grooming, as well as the essential, optional and deluxe products for each coat type. You will also learn what our "coat types" are and how to determine your dog's coat type.
Allison Alexander
FREE
How To Keep Your Dog Mat-Free with Ryan's Pet Supplies
Learn about keeping your dog mat-free with the best products, tools & techniques. Brought to you in partnership with Ryan's Pet Supplies!
Allison Alexander
FREE
All About De-Shedding with Ryan's Pet Supplies
Learn about when & why shedding happens and the products & techniques to help you with de-shedding your dog. Brought to you in partnership with Ryan's Pet Supplies!
Allison Alexander
FREE
What Brushes Are Right For Me? with Ryan's Pet Supplies
Learn about the different types of brushes and how to use them, available at Ryan's Pet Supplies. Receive a certificate of completion!
Allison Alexander
FREE

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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.
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