The Sky Is The Limit When You Put Your Heart In It and The IJA Team and IJA Competitors Prove It
IJA has been leading the way in the USA and internationally for years, and we continue to do what we do best - bringing something new to all of you.
IJA INNOVATION IS ALWAYS A REASON FOR CELEBRATION
We are proud to announce the latest innovation and creation in 2017 was the model dog championship competition tour. It certainly was an international sensation and has resulted in a model dog grooming frenzy in the USA. Yes, everyone wants to join the fun and education of working on model dogs. In fact, the event was the most talked about in the industry, and since it was such a huge success, we are sure many will follow, but we always pride ourselves on being the first. The model dog international team competitions were created by Vivian Nash, owner of Nash Academy Grooming School and co-founder of IJA. She traveled throughout Asia, judging competitions where many competitors used the model dog and could see the vision of an international event with teams from around the world. This event opened the doors for competitors from all countries to travel to experience the international world of dog grooming and styling. The USA Pure Breed and Creative Model Dog Team will travel to South Korea in April and Taiwan in November.
A LOOK AT 2018 AND WHAT IT BRINGS TO YOU - IJA SETS THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION IN THE USA
IJA will conduct the first National Championship Competition in the USA at the Pittsburgh Pet Expo. Competitors who achieve a Level 3 or higher qualify for their state team. The Best State Team in the USA will be recognized, and the title for the Best Canine Stylists with the highest score will be awarded. The TOP TEN highest achievements will form the FIRST USA Canine Styling Team to compete internationally.
To prepare more competitors to form state teams, IJA will continue to conduct Championship Training Workshops with Competitions throughout the USA. Competitors can also qualify at all Pet Expo Qualifying Competitions.
THE BEST GIFT OF ALL - MORE EDUCATION IJA AND UCCS CREATES A MORE DETAILED SYSTEM TO CERTIFY AND RECORD COMPETITOR SCORES AND RANKINGS AND PRESENT EDUCATION PACKAGES
IJA AND UCCS Certification by Coat Type continues in 2018 with a new system to present more information about the certification by coat types for competitors and the IJA Team. Currently, all IJA Members receive a scoring and ranking after each competition with before and after photos. The ranking has been an overall average in the past. With the new system, competitors can track their scores by coat type.
IJA Always Leading the Way in the USA