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Championship Training Competitions in 2018

National Championship Training - Live Dogs 

IJA announces Championship Training Workshops and Competitions will continue in 2018 to prepare competitors to qualify for their State Team to compete at the National Championship Competitions in Pittsburgh in 2018. Training sessions will be conducted in salons and at the qualifying competitions at the IJA Qualifying and Training Team's pet expos. 


Before the competition, the IJA Team will evaluate the competition dogs to give competitors suggestions on achieving the best expressions and profiles. After the competition, the IJA Team will place the competition dogs and discuss the reason for the competitors' placements to explain judging considerations for the various body types, coat types, and trim styles.


After placements are justified, the IJA team will take each competition dog and complete an overall evaluation to show competitors how to correct or achieve more proper expressions and profiles. All competitors must be members of IJA to participate in Qualifying Competitions in preparation for the innovative and exciting 2018 State, Regional, and National Competitions. 

Championship Training for International Competitions - Model Dogs

IJA will conduct championship training events throughout the USA at salons and pet expos to prepare our pure breed and our creative model dog team for 2 international competitions in 2018. The events will also qualify additional members for the USA Model Dog Competition Team. Some of the events will be partnered with the live dog championship training. A similar schedule will be utilized to score and rank competitors. Attendees have promoted these training sessions as the most educational events in the industry. 

Training agendas are designed by Vivian Nash, owner of Nash Academy Grooming School and co-founder of IJA. To create the best educational experience, the training sessions are offered for Level 1 and Level 2 and Level 2 and Level 3.  As an educator and school owner for almost 40 years, she believes this structure gives the best results. 

Please find out more about our championship training, dates, and locations go to our IJA Calendar, live dogs or model dogs

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