Leadingedge Dog Show Academy brings you:
Poodle grooming classes
All breed handling classes
Junior handling classes
All online to learn at your own pace with interactive feedback!
Allison Foley showed her first dog in Junior Handling when she was 7 years old–and was instantly hooked!
Believing that you should always do what you love, Allison became a professional handler in 1987 and has been presenting Canada’s top dogs ever since. With more than 550 All-Breed Best in Shows, Allison 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 addition to her wins as an all-breed handler, Allison has spent more than 30 years perfecting the art of presenting one of the dog world’s most difficult breeds to master: The Poodle. Today, Allison is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most talented and experienced Poodle handlers.
Allison has proven that hard work, dedication and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport, which is why she is committed to supporting, promoting and giving back to the dog community. Currently, Allison is President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association, Vice-President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, CKC Junior Handling representative for Nova Scotia and a regular contributor to dog magazines in several countries.
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.