I Finally Listened!

Posted on 01/17/14 23 Comments

Two years ago I ran a survey where I asked people “what would you most like to learn from Susan Garrett?”  The overwhelming majority of 1316_8437you replied “Handling for Agility.” So I went to work and offered you a focused free mini series and online class on what else? Contact training :).

Earlier this year I ran a similar survey asking the same question “what would you most like to learn from Susan Garrett?”  I don’t think it will come as a big surprise to know what the #1 answer was . . .  wait for it . . .

Yes, it was, once again, agility handling.

This is just an informal announcement to let you all know . . . I finally listened :).

All of us here at Say Yes Dog Training are so excited for what is about to happen. I know I have success in agility in the past but in the last few years it seemed like the complexity and challenge of agility courses was increasing in direct proportion to my age and the speed of my dogs . . . something needed to change. So now the way I  handle my dog in the agility ring is just an evolution of what I was previously doing. The foundation is similar however the biggest change is that as a handler I can stay in motion which allows me to get to places I previously would never have been able to get to before. I can’t wait to share it with each of you . . . it is all happening very, very soon.

Here is a peek into the journey one of my students from Australia. Jo just changed her handling when I was there just 2 months ago . . . wow I love the fun and success she is now having!

Today I am grateful for all the struggles over the past four or five years that lead me to make those necessary changes to my handling.

23 Comments

  1. Kim Johnson says:
    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 6:32pm

    Pretty, pretty, pretty, can’t wait till we can hopefully get to that level. Nicely done!
    So much depends on the handler and the timeliness of it.
    We’ve got our work cut out for us!

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  2. Kelie says:
    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 5:19pm

    Any chance you will have an auditor type level of subscription. While I would love to do it and it’s worth it I can’t see myself uploading anything so really wouldn’t be getting 100% out of it

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  3. Amber says:
    Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:29pm

    This is great! Thanks for listening! LOL I can’t wait for this class!

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  4. Debbie says:
    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:16am

    Jo looks like she is having so much fun with her dog. And her signals/cues seem so clear to her dog that it seems as if the dog is easily understanding what he’s to do. Oh! To be able to give clear directions to my dogs like that!!

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  5. mia bartlett says:
    Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:37pm

    How do I sign up for the beginning agility handling classes??

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  6. Training my dog says:
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 1:23pm

    Wow this is so great to see! Great post! Hopefully my dog can get to that point. Keep up the blogging!!

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  7. Debra n Snap says:
    Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8:28pm

    When we recognize that Good Change is necessary for growth, and start the process; we find the path so much smoother and the results stun us! I know your Handling Class will be spectacular, Susan! :o)

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  8. Wendy A G says:
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:45pm

    GO Jo!! Go Australia.
    Jo, you have an international profile now.
    No pressure eh? Now that I hear those comments of “Great job”,
    “WOW, wow” from Susan.
    Impressive.
    Susan is raising the bar for us all, and of course keeping it FUN.

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  9. Merrill Leffley says:
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 11:16pm

    Absolutely Awesome !!! Can’t wait to start.

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  10. Benny says:
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:44pm

    Very nice! Good form of exercise!!

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  11. Terry Goodwin says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:13pm

    I am so excited! Can’t wait for the course to begin!

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  12. kay acres says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:43pm

    Agility, you have to love it, ongoing never ending possibilities! WOW!

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  13. Jackie Earnshaw, CPDT-KA says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:01pm

    will be watching Jo’s video many times. So much going on there.

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  14. Zoey says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:42am

    It’s gonna’ be a great year! Let’s go for it!

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  15. Jen says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:49am

    I am so excited about this course!

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  16. Avril says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:30am

    Cannot wait for this course to open. Very excited and very keen to learn

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  17. nicky says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:57am

    Can’t wait to register for this !

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  18. Lisa Henshaw says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:52am

    Great job Jo,
    I’ve never doubted Luna is an angel. I’m glad you’ve found a way to have fun with her.

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  19. Natalie Kirkwood says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:35am

    Having so much fun with the handling so far, can’t wait for the actual course to start

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  20. Caroline says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:38am

    Spectacular, and a joy to watch and listen to!

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  21. denise says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:24am

    Can’t wait for the course to start!

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  22. Cathy says:
    Monday, January 20, 2014 at 3:43am

    Sends thrills up my spine!!

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  23. Kerensa Mckie says:
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7:28pm

    Can’t wait for the course to open for registration.

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