Poodle University

All of our Poodle courses in one spot. Over 125 individual videos.

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Poodle University "Bundles" all of our Poodle courses together at a savings to you. As new courses are added they will be free of charge to those in Poodle University. With PoodleU there is PRIVATE ONE ON ONE consulting (a $1500.00 value) and membership in our Private Facebook group with more instructor interaction.

all that PLUS more than 150 step-by-step videos and supporting information all in one spot.

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Your Instructor


Allison Foley
Allison Foley

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.


Courses Included with Purchase



The Scandinavian/Second Puppy Trim
A Tutorial
Allison Foley
$59
The Perfect Poodle Clipping Course
Step by step instruction to clip your Poodle Perfectly!
Allison Foley
$89
Poodle Shaving Basics
How to clip your Poodle short during Covid and beyond with minimal equipment.
Allison Foley
$49
The Ultimate Guide to Poodle Topknots
Knot Your Average Topknot, All Sprayed Up, plus 7 Bonus pdf's/videos & access to our interactive Facebook group.
Allison Foley
$199
Poodle Handling
17 step-by-step videos to make you a Poodle handler extraordinaire!
Allison Foley
$69
Poodle Prep
30 step-by-step videos and pdf's on preparing your poodle for the show ring.
Allison Foley
$69
Knot your Average Topknot
16 step-by-step videos plus 16 pdf's on maintaining your poodle's topknot.
Allison Foley
$69
Poodle Puppy Trim
16 step-by-step videos and 26 diagrams on trimming and setting the Puppy trim.
Allison Foley
$69
The Continental Trim
Everything you need to know about this all important trim
Allison Foley
$69
Poodle Perks
Access to our interactive Facebook group
Allison Foley
$27/month
The T-Trim
Everything you need to know about executing the T-Trim
Allison Foley
$89
English Saddle Trim
Coming Soon From puppy trim to English Saddle
Allison Foley
$69
The Ultimate Guide to Poodle Club of America
A step by step Guide on how to show up at PCA looking like a winner - 4 coaching sessions included!
Allison Foley
$19
Beginner Handling, a Poodle Handling Pre-requisite
Everything you need to know to start showing your dog.
Allison Foley
$49

Original Price: $994


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