Developing Young Agility Talent… Setting Goals & Having Fun!

Posted on 03/09/16 34 Comments mo fitbone blog pic

This weekend I will be hosting something that I am pretty sure has never been done in the agility world before. It is a three-day seminar with 8 agility handlers (most of which have been extremely successful in agility with past dogs) and the entire three days will be live streamed. Now, none of that […]

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Dog Agility: Why Doing It “Just For Fun” May Be The Wrong Way

Posted on 03/02/16 20 Comments feature_snow_2011

Today I wanted to make to time to join in the Dog Agility Blogger Action Day because the topic is FUN. How can I not take time out for THAT? As a professional in the sport of dog agility I recognize I am more obsessive with training and handling then the average “weekend agility warrior.”  […]

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Goal Setting in Dog Sports

Posted on 02/23/16 53 Comments goal-setting

Last week I was out in Los Angeles at a three day business workshop. Sitting in the meeting my mind drifted towards dog training and today’s vlog was born. My mind drifting is not a reflection of the presentation I was listening to…  as my friend, Annie Hyman Pratt from I M P A Q Entrepreneur, […]

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Dog Training in Agility: What We Do For Love

Posted on 02/17/16 29 Comments

One of my online students challenged me recently. She is a highly successful agility competitor in the United States. She has been a student on Handling360 since the beginning. She said to me last week “why do you not stress the dog training part of your program? It is the main reason I follow what […]

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Turning the Impossible, into the POSSIBLE

Posted on 02/14/16 26 Comments jan

Do ever you look at your current agility life and believe there are things that are just impossible for you and your dog? That your thinking isn’t being a “pessimist”, rather you are just being a “realist”. Do you believe there are limits on what you can achieve as a handler because of your current …

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Do Agility Dogs Really Understand Verbal Cues & A New Home for Handling360!

Posted on 02/11/16 39 Comments library

Today was meant to be the day we released video four in our latest Handling360 video series…but alas…things didn’t go as planned. We set our sights (and sites) on tomorrow. I would personally like to thank you for your patience and promise video four will be worth the wait! I did say that for the […]

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A Case Study In One Agility Handler’s Transformation: Angie Benacquisto

Posted on 01/30/16 10 Comments AngieBKimRussellPic

In December 2014 I received an email from Angie Benacquisto, someone I had known as an accomplished agility competitor. I knew she had a young dog about the same age as my dog Swagger. I had also known that her and Echo were struggling for qualifying scores in agility as I had seen them occasionally when I […]

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Gems Revealed

Posted on 01/29/16 16 Comments

A couple of days ago I shared four videos from our Handling360 students that I thought I may have jinxed. You can check out that post by clicking here. I also gave you a little quiz, to see if you could pick out the “gem” in each video… the gem being the lesson from each […]

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My Embarrassing Secret… I May Be A Jinx!

Posted on 01/26/16 25 Comments Swagger - photo by Francisca McDonald

Ok, I had a big realization today. I have always liked to believe my values, opinions and insights are pretty much aligned with other dog lovers. Today I realized I might actually be marching to the beat of a different drummer… as a matter of fact I may actually be a bit of a jinx! […]

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The Winners! Handling360 Video Contest 2016

Posted on 01/22/16 17 Comments itspossible

Announcing our Winners! After a very exciting few days it’s time to announce the winners of our 2016 Handling360 video contest. This week has brought us handling videos that include not only agility… but fast cars, babies, bat dogs, runaways, science, families found, big machinery, hope, love, passion, tears, and laughter…  There is far more […]

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