Believing that you should always do what you love, Allison Foley became a professional handler in 1987 and I have been presenting Canada’s (and the world’s) top dogs ever since. With more than 750 All-Breed Best in Shows, she was proud to have been highly awarded at such prestigious shows as Crufts, the World Dog Show, Westminster Kennel Club and the AKC Invitational. Allison had been the Junior handling Representative for the CKC for 2 different zones, President of the Canadian Professional Handlers Association for 15 years, and the Vice-President of the CKC Foundation for 9 years. As well she has 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 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, she is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most talented and experienced Poodle handlers. Allison has presented seminars on grooming Poodles all over this planet. She is also the Creative Educational Advisor and Specialist for Chris Christensen Systems.
Allison has proven that hard work, dedication and passion can take you absolutely everywhere in this wonderful sport in 2017, she 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/handling lessons. LEDSA has won the award for Best Online Education each year since its inception. Allison looks forward to working with enthusiastic students as they perfect their skills on the way to the winner’s circle.
Allison brings a lifetime of grooming, handling, and industry leading business experience to life in her unique lectures.