Canadian Residents please visit our course "The Canadian Kennel Club Presents Junior Handling"
Even if you don't own a dog, this course can help you.
Follow this easy to use visual guide developed by the coach of National and International winners!
42 step-by-step videos, 14 pdf's, gaiting diagrams, printable cheatsheets for your tackbox, and an E-book. There's even a quiz!
Are you an avid Junior Handler and want to get to the next level? This learn at your own pace course will help you hone those skills.
*****check back often as we will be releasing the E-book in French and Spanish.
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.
StartHow to Put the Leash On Your Dog (3:01)
StartHow to Properly Hold the Leash (2:00)
StartHow to Wear Your Armband (your number) (1:39)
StartHow to Stack Your Dog : Beginner. (3:48)
StartHow to Stack Your Dog on a Table (1:15)
StartShowing the Dog's Bite (0:44)
StartHow to Correctly Show the Bite of Dog on Table (0:17)
StartStacking your Dog on a Ramp (0:52)
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