Canine Fitness The Love That Keeps On Giving

Posted on 12/05/14 32 Comments shelby_keegan_me

I am sooooo excited… Tomorrow, we start our three day Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium. This is a topic that gets me cranked up! Putting in the time to work your dog’s flexibility, strength, conditioning, balance and proprioception is like the gift that keeps on giving. The thing I love about focusing on body […]

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Missing Link in Training Agility Dogs to Jump?

Posted on 12/01/14 11 Comments IMG_1430

One of the most common faults on the agility field today is knocked bars. And it makes sense since….there are more jumps then any other obstacle out there. There are several “Jumping Gurus” out there with structured, methodical programs to help teach dogs to jump. I think those programs are terrific, they lay down a fantastic […]

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“Dare” To Dream…

Posted on 11/30/14 9 Comments 10531404_10203524772213423_4905906744575712974_o

“Every step toward your dream is a step away from your regret tomorrow”. ~Steve Maraboli After yesterday’s blog post, people asked to see what kind of exercises I was referring to…things that I would do with a puppy “away from agility.” So…. our friend Lynda Orton-Hill put together this video of her 10 month old […]

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And They Call It Puppy Love: Doing Whats Best For Our “Agility Prospects”

Posted on 11/29/14 8 Comments 9wks teddy

Did you know that you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to train your agility dog based on what you teach him as a puppy? Not only that, but you can better prepare that dog to avoid injury over their 5-10 year career, based on what you do in the first 5-10 months […]

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The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

Posted on 11/21/14 5 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 10.33.56 PM

You know that ageless debate…which came first the chicken to lay the egg or the egg that grew to be a chicken? Well I see a similar one in dog agility. Yesterday, I released the first video in my latest free online training  series “Transforming Your Agility Handling.” In the first video I show you […]

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Can Technical Agility Handling Still Be “Fun Agility” Handling?

Posted on 11/19/14 21 Comments WAO 2014

Every so often on Facebook I see threads where one person posts an agility course they just ran and cries how “unfair” courses are getting today. The thread often goes on to question the sanity of the judge who designed the course, before deciding that those challenges are either stupid, unsafe, unfair or all of […]

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Learning With a Dash of Lunacy…or Perhaps More Than A Dash

Posted on 11/18/14 69 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 12.13.45 AM

Once or twice a month we hold live online coaching sessions for our students. My “Inner Circle” is a group of students I help with their dog training throughout the year so they get one of these sessions each month. Most of my other online classes get one or two of these coaching session over […]

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And the winners are…..

Posted on 11/17/14 14 Comments IMG_4559

Have you ever watched “The Voice” or one of those other singing contest TV shows? My favourite part of the show is waiting to see if the person I voted for makes it to the next round…as the series continues, each week grows more and more exciting…it really draws me in. Then comes the finale…I admit […]

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Handling360 Video Contest….Season Finale!

Posted on 11/14/14 94 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 10.57.44 PM

How do you feel when your favourite TV series comes to an end, knowing there won’t be more to new episodes to watch? That’s how I felt these last few days watching the agility journey videos that made the finals of our contest here on the blog.  If you are anything like me this final […]

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Handling360 Video Contest…Day 4

Posted on 11/13/14 15 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.50.22 PM

Today is bittersweet. The last group of new videos to vote on are below…exciting to see more stories unfold, but sad that the flow of amazing videos is coming to an end. What a whirlwind the last few days have been! I have enjoyed reading all your comments both on the blog and on Facebook, […]

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