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Junior Handling 101

ready-to-learn-1.JPGCKC is pleased to present, "Enter the Ring: Junior Handling 101" - a complete online video tutorial series just for kids!

Juniors will learn from expert professional handler and former Junior, Allison Foley! Allison has all the tips and tricks you need to bring your best to the ring. Learn why anatomy is important, how to present your dog for his/her special qualities and how to move confidently around the ring!

Accessing the Free Tutorials:

All the materials you need to get a jumpstart in junior handling are available online for free at LeadingEdge Dog Show Academy.

All you need is a CKC Junior Handler Number! Don't have a Junior Handler Number yet? You can still start the videos now! You will have 60 days to provide your Junior Handler Number.  To get a number, send us an application - it's free to join! You just need your parents' permission.

About Our Tutorial: "Enter the Ring: Junior Handling 101":

Everything you need to know about Junior Handling is broken down into brief, easy-to-watch segments that parents and Juniors can watch together. You can learn at your own pace using this carefully crafted course. With unlimited, 24/7 access you can check them again and again as you practice your new dog handling skills!

Enter the Ring includes:

  • 47 step-by-step tutorials
  • 14 pdf's
  • gaiting diagrams
  • printable cheatsheets
  • an e-book
  • a quiz to test your knowledge

About Our Expert: Allison Alexander

Allison with 2016 Top Show Dog, Calico Jack.

Allison entered her first dog show when she was 7 years old. Today, she is one of the most respected and successful professional handlers in Canada with over 550 All-breed Best In Shows and over 30 years of experience. She has handled three dogs to Top Dog status, including two Poodles and the 2016 Top Show Dog, All Breeds, Calico Jack. Check out her Top Dog interview. 

Allison is the President of Canadian Professional Handlers Association and on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation. She also writes for several dog magazines around the world.

Her favourite breed is the Standard Poodle


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