Skin & Coat Care, Asian Style Clips, Creative for the Salon, Tips & tricks for the Salon. TRADUCTION en français disponible.


CPPS will have a booth all weekend. Grooming Certifications will be allowed on dogs entered in CARE Grooms only. It is the responsibility of the groomers to contact the certifying organization and arrange their certification. Note that exams are in English only at this time.

Canadian Professional Pet Stylists


Please note that there are NO bathing facilities on site; you will need extension cords & tables

Please note that there as there are NO bathing facilities on site; you will need to do your washing before you come. Also you will need your own equipment: extension cords, tables, arms, etc.

The Best In Show will be chosen from the 10 first placed class winners from the official 4 categories. -The Best all round Groomer is the individual competitor who by winning in the 4 official categories gains the most points.  In the event of a tie: The winner will be the contestant who has the  highest placings in the individual classes. If both contestants are  placed equally there will be a public vote to decide the winner.


Enter the trade show, vendors, and watch the competition for 10$ (adults, $5 under 18 years) at the door or buy tickets in advance. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: ADAMS NEW EDGE, LOONA, MALAN SHARPENING, POIL-LUXE, RENS PETS DEPOT,  SOOS PETS & WAHL

Judges & Seminar Leaders

Nancy Bryson

Seminar Leader & head Ring Steward, Nancy Bryson has been grooming since 1976. She owned and operated Bryson Academy of Grooming/Dogs by Bryson Professional Grooming Salon in Caledon East, Ontario where she taught both the beginner and the professional, from 1995 to 2008. She currently operates Dogs By Bryson Professional Grooming salon and instructs professionals in skill advancement workshops. Nancy is a member of the advisory committee for Sheridan College’s “Animal Care Veterinarian Technician Program”.
A Certified Groomer with I.P.G., Nancy is a member of the Wahl Xtreme Team, and has been an active member of the Ontario Dog Groomers Association since its founding. She served as president from 1990 to 1993 and was voted their Grooming Personality of the Year for 2000, 2002 & 2004.
Nancy had an impressive win record, undefeated in the Terr ier, Sporting and Creative categories. She is well known in the Canadian industry for her scissoring and creative styling. In 2009 Nancy became the first recipient of the Paws Way Centre’s Groomer of the Year Award. For 2010 Nancy received the Paws Way’s most prestigious award “Participant of The Year”.
Her professional credentials have earned her work as an industry demonstrator, speaker, judge and involved with product development with industry manufacturers. She has appeared and done work for TV, Disney and national magazines.  

Terri Hotchkiss, NCMG

Judging for us, Terri is the owner of Classy Canines which is a home based salon located in Carp, Ontario. She is an accomplished pet stylist and has been grooming for 30 years. Terri is a National Certified Master Groomer and also a Certifier for Canadian Professional Pet Stylists. She has won numerous grooming awards in both Canada and the United States. Terri is an active dog sports competitor competing in hunt tests, conformation, obedience, Rally obedience and agility with her standard poodle.

Anders Rosell

Seminar Leader Anders Rosell, of Avatar Kennels, will present on Breeding, Showing, and Grooming with a 2 demos (Saturday & Sunday) and Hands-On workshops (following Demos both days). A Graphic Designer and Art Director by profession, Anders is a world-renowned top breeder of Standard and Miniature Poodles under the prefix 'Avatar'. Anders has been involved with Poodles since the mid 70′s and bred and owned many Top and BIS winners. As a small scale breeder Avatar has bred champions in 20 different countries all over the world. The Avatar dogs are to be found behind top winners all over the globe. At prestigious shows such as the PCA (Poodle Club of America National Show) his dogs have produced BIS, BIS puppy, BIS Veteran, 3 different Winners Dog, many Award of Merit winners as well as BIS Stud dog and BIS Brood bitch. Anders is the only European Standard Poodle breeder who has bred/owned four generations of American Top Producers. Six different stud dogs bred or owned by Avatar have produced Group winners in North America only. He has also bred and owned World Winners in Europe, Junior World Winners, Veteran World Winners, Dog Of The Year Winner in Australia, as well as Top Poodle Bitch in Canada.
Anders is also a licensed grooming judge and has judged at competitions such as Intergroom in America, the Oster Invitational Tournament in Germany, Groomania in Belgium, Artero International Championship in Spain, Scandinavian Master Groom in Sweden. As an educator he has held many grooming seminars and workshops for Poodles, which includes countries such as the U.S, Canada, England, Australia, Russia, Israel, Scandinavia as well as numerous countries all over Europe. He used to be the co-owner and publisher of the famous breed magazines The Scandinavian Poodle Magazine and Scandinavian Sighthounds – The Journal. 
Anders is currently living and working in Malaga, Spain.  

Olga Zabelinskaya

Judge and Seminar Leader, Olga is a Nationally and Internationally Certified Master Groomer. She has  groomed competitively throughout the U.S. since 2004 and has multiple  "Best in Show" and "Best  All-Around Groomer" wins as well as 2  prestigious  "Winners Circle Champion " titles. Olga was awarded a Lynn  Carwer Memorial Award  "Best All Around Stylist 2009".  Olga  was born in Russia where she earned her Masters Degree in Engineering  and finished law school. After her family moved to the U.S., Olga found a  job in a grooming business. Within 5 years, she went from a self-taught  newbie to becoming a Groom Team USA member 2008 through 2014. Olga was a member of the traveling GroomTeam USA in 2011, 2013 and 2015 while  aiding her team to wins of 2 Silvers and a Gold. She also is  acknowledged as being one of the TOP FIVE World Best groomers.        Olga was the proud recipient of some of the Grooming Industry highest  achievements; the 2009 & 2010 Cardinal Crystal American Groomer of  the Year Award  and the 2009 Congeniality Award.  Both honors are  categories of the Cardinal Crystal Grooming Achievement Awards, which  recognize excellence in the field of competitive and professional  grooming. One of the highest honors attainable by a professional  groomer, the American Groomer of the Year award is the grooming industry  version of the Best Picture Oscar.     Olga owns and operates  two grooming salons in New Jersey  "Elite pet Spa & Boutique" &  "Grooming Gallery" which won  Cardinal achievement award in 2010.  Her  grooming experience includes styling dogs for prestigious Westminster  and Eukanuba dog shows as well as for celebrity customers.  Olga participates in charity events and does grooming seminars for professional groomers and pet owners worldwide. 


Allison Foley

Allison Foley grew up in the sport of dogs, showing her first Miniature Poodle in Junior handling when she was 7 years old.  Being successful in Juniors, Allison went to work for professional Handlers Ted and Earlene Luke when she was 12. At age 14, she won her first all breed Best in Show on an Afghan Hound, her parents bred. Later that year she went to work for the famous Susan Hillman and it is here that her grooming, handling and knowledge of the care and training of show dogs increased dramatically.  

In 1987 Allison moved from Victoria, British Columbia to Toronto, Ontario and began her career as a professional dog handler. Fast forward from there to her winning more than 550 All-breed "Best in Shows" on various breeds, but Poodles are her passion!   

Allison has piloted three different dogs to #1 All Breed Status including two standard Poodles. She has won with Poodles at Westminster KC, The World Dog Show, Poodle Club of America and even grooming the Crufts Best in Show winner, “Ricky”. Allison has won Best in shows on breeds from all 7 Canadian Kennel Club groups, has bred a Westminster Best of Breed winner, is licensed by the American Kennel Club to judge Junior Showmanship and is currently the owner and founder of the world’s first “video on demand” dog show school “Leading Edge Dog Show Academy”.  

Having been a professional dog handler for 30 years, Allison not only brings a wealth of knowledge to her lessons but also her whimsical view on life. Allison is the President of the Canadian Professional Dog Handlers Association (CPHA), the Vice President of the Canadian Kennel Club Foundation, the Junior Handling Representative for the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) in Nova Scotia. She also writes for several dog magazines, worldwide.    

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