Leading Edge Dog Show Academy's founder, Allison, has been an All-Breed Professional Handler for over 30 years. In this time, she has won many top awards, gained an incredible amount of knowledge and, most importantly, has had the opportunity to mentor many individuals in the fancy (many of whom have gone on to be very successful themselves.

In 2017, Allison took her passion for teaching to a new level - Leading Edge Dog Show Academy was created. The goal then, and as it remains today, was to have a way to mentor anyone and everyone interested in showing or grooming their dog. With the Academy, Allison is able to help beginners prepare for their first dog show as readily as she is able to help an advanced handler solve their pain points, improve their skills, and even win Best in Shows! With interactive Facebook groups and the Leading Edge Forum on the way in 2019, Allison can connect with students to give them personalized feedback every step of the way.

In just over two years, Leading Edge Dog Show Academy has expanded from its original Poodle grooming, All-Breed and Junior Handling courses to include grooming courses by Allison and other instructions for Spaniels, Setters, Shetland Sheepdogs, Beagles, Salon Grooming, and many more on the way. The Academy now includes an all-inclusive 'Winner's Circle' subscription where students can access all available courses as well as exclusive bonus content; weekly topics with Allison (currently, we're talking about physical conditioning), the Leading Edge Forum (coming soon!), and all of the tip sheets, e-books and worksheets you could imagine.

Leading Edge Dog Show Academy is proud to have an interactive community where students from any background can learn and meet their goals. We are grateful to have hundreds of successful students worldwide, and we can't wait to welcome more!