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How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

Posted on 02/11/14 20 Comments

By now you may have heard registrations are now open for my latest online handling classes “Handling360.”  handling360_whiteThis is different than any other project I have ever presented before. The four main handling classes I normally only make available here at Say Yes are now being rolled out all in one online class.

Handling360 is comprised of our four core courses.

Prep Class is a place were you will learn more about yourself. Focus here is on the human mechanics of the agility team.

Your next class “Confidence Building Flatwork” focuses on the creating muscle memory for what the dog needs to do around an agility course. It is the dog training of handling …and that is what stands Handling360 apart.

These first two classes bring you 10 weeks of lessons that can all be done in an area as small as your living room!

Next up is “Blueprint for Handling.” Here we merge your mechanical skills with your dog’s understanding as we put together the pieces of the agility teamwork dance during your next 8 week class.

Many of you may choose to start the Blueprint Class after only a week or two of Flatwork…not a problem as these two classes can easily be worked coincidentally.

Now you are ready for your “Triple Double.” These 16 weeks of agility sequencing classes will help you to grow as a team working longer sequences but all done in a very small  35’ x 80’ area. Once you have mastered all of our Triple Double sequences there will be no agility course you won’t know how to undertake.

Your final class is  24 weeks of “Course Work” this is for those of you are ready to set up and run full courses or those of you just wanting to drop in and watch the progress of others who are running the courses.

And we haven’t even got to the FOUR additional bonuses that focus on Puppies, Jumping, Tight Turns and  Mental Prep.

Yes myself and my instructors will be here for you all year to answer your questions and coach you to agility handling success.

Yes we will have a “video lounge” were you can share your videos for myself, my instructors and our entire community to comment upon.

Yes there is a LOT of content in Handling360. Actually there are thousands of dollars worth of value in this one course and I promise this is the only time we will ever offer it all bundled in one online class. It is our “inaugural handling class” and we are putting in a lot of extras for you!

No I don’t expect any of you to get through it all during the year (some of you might, but most of you won’t).

Does that mean you won’t get your full value if there is a part of the course you don’t “get to?”  Of course not.

Do you realize the average iPhone owner only uses 3% of the capabilities of their phone?

That’s right 3%!images

But when Apple announces an upgrade do any of us freak out saying;


Heck no we don’t … and why?

Because we have got FULL value by using what we NEEDED  of the tool that we love!

I know of people who joined my online class “Say Yes to Contact Success” with no interest in the core focus the “stopped contact” training … all they wanted was the bonus of the “running contact” package. Most of our SYCS students took what was needed for their dog and where thrilled with the results!

When I was struggling with my jump training with Buzz back in the ‘90s if someone had said to me for $1,000 I can help Buzz be a more successful jumper I would have been ALL OVER IT! So for some of you, Handling360 will be solely about one of our bonuses!

The value in Handling360 will be different for each of you. It may be all about our Puppy Start, or Tight Turns or our bi-weekly lessons that run throughout the entire year. Cool!

Stay focused, take the path that best suits your needs. It will be different for each of you and that is perfectly OK!

Here is your link to learn more about Handling360 … registration closes at midnight on Thursday.

But first, we will be having a live webinar on Wednesday night (February 12th) night at 6:30 PM (Toronto or New York time). You will be able to access the webinar at www.Handling360.com/live You can leave your questions for me here. Anything you would like to know about Handling360 or about my handling in general? Just leave a comment for me here and I will address it during our live webinar!

Today I am grateful for the AMAZING feedback from our current Handling360 students. YOU GUYS ROCK!



  1. Tanya says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:56pm

    Would Handling 360 be good for me and my 2 year old Malinois mix. He is full of energy. I am always looking for new ways for him to release energy and to work on our commands and bond. He does not do well around people so we have never joined in a public class/clinic. I have worked him over some pieces of agility equipment (left over from 4-H days) but feel I need some direction and help to get a better response. I like the sound of H360 and my interest was hooked from watching some of the videos. Thank you.


    • Mandy Pilgrim says:
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:29pm

      Yes! Handling360 would be great for a 2 year old Mal mix…we have a variety of different breeds, skill levels and ages. Make sure to sign up for our free content that we will roll out shortly by putting your name and email into the notification box to the right.


  2. Carole says:
    Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:28pm

    Is this program a work at your own pace program? I saw where the videos are only available foe one year. I have a tight work schedule and would need to do this on my own time…..is that possible?


    • Susan says:
      Friday, December 5, 2014 at 4:41pm

      Yep always on YOUR time schedule not ours!


  3. Mathilde Combe says:
    Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:32pm


    I’m french and I’m really interested in signing up for your Handling 360 program but it has been closed. Could you tell me when the next session will be ?
    Many thanks. Mathilde.


    • Susan says:
      Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 5:08pm

      Mathilde, we will be re-opening registration briefly later this month. If you sign up on the wait list at Handling360.com you will be notified when it happens!


      • Combe Mathilde says:
        Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:03am

        Thanks for your answer, Susan.
        I think I already signed up for the newsletter but couldn’t find the “wait list”.

        Also, I would like to know if the program includes some running contact training. Watching the few videos and reading the texts you posted, I tried to train my dogs by myself. They have know some pretty good and fast contacts running straight but I’m still struggling with tight turns and the A-frame (really dangerous with my young female). I would greatly appreciate some guidance there !

        Thanks. Mathilde.

  4. Katie says:
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 3:04pm

    I have been trying to sign up for your 360 and recall training but it has been closed. I am starting a 4-H group and am seeking guidance and training. I have ordered your Success with One Jump and 2×2, but I would like some advice as how to start and what resources you found useful. Even thought I do enjoy reading, I would prefer DVDs since I am more visual learner than anything. Also I would like to have my club members be able to use them to build a better relationship with their dogs. We are located four hours away from any agility or obedience club so we are kind of in a pickle. What would you recommend as a great starting point for both the club members and myself?


  5. Marti says:
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:20pm

    Hi Susan,
    I have been and still am very interested in doing this course. And you addressed my main concern in a video I watched yesterday about puppies. I have a 6 month old Aussie who is already doing some “pee wee” agility — low walks, wobble board, low teeter, etc. She actually did her first jump a few days ago which was not planned, but I know that is not good for her growth plates, and I will be limiting that access in the future.
    But I digress — anyway, I have been doing Puppy Peaks since it was opened up again in January, and we are loving that, so my concern is wondering if Handling 360 will be too much? Is the “Puppy Start” bonus the same as Puppy Peaks or is it geared more towards agility? I love your style — it really resonates with me and my philosophy on dog ownership and training, so I hate to miss out on something that could be beneficial to us, but I also don’t want to put the cart before the horse.
    Your thoughts?
    Thanks very much!
    Marti Watt


    • Brittany says:
      Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:39pm

      yes I too would like to know what the puppy classes envolved and I also have a 6 month old aussie and don’t want to do too much 🙂


  6. Neil says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:03pm

    Susan will we be able to look at these lessons at a later date? Will we be able to save them to a flash drive?


    • Susan says:
      Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:21pm

      If you mean the lessons in the Handling360 class you will have access to the course for a full year. You can print out the written lessons plans but not the videos clips.


  7. Kerensa Mckie says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:55pm

    Please post the webinar. Sat up till midnight to watch and just getting static picture and buffering.extreme weather playing havoc with signal.


  8. Joy says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:10pm

    I saw someone reference SYCS – would someone tell me what this acronym stands for?



    • Susan says:
      Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:42pm

      Joy SYCS stands for Say Yes to Contact Success, which is our online contact training course. We ran it in 2012 and will have it available at “some” point in the future but just aren’t sure when :).


  9. Lynn says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:43am

    I have never done agility training… My dogs have done some tunnels etc but i want to do agility with my one dog … I am two hours away from any training centre, have no one here that has any experience… Will this course start at the beginning… Novice level?


  10. Meghan says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:22am

    Hello, will the format and delivery of information be different than SYCS? This turtle struggled with the firehose of information that was SYCS. Lots of good information but lots of, oh look, a shiney! I had a hard time keeping myself on task, got discouraged and did not progress very far in the course. I am afraid my learning learning style would hold me back again. 🙁 Thank you.


    • Susan says:
      Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:24pm

      Trust me Meghan we LEARNED from SYCS! THis you will find VERY different!


  11. Deanna says:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:33am

    I’m still very new with agility in general. and have tried to stay away from blindcrosses because that’s what I have been taught. Do you solely use your blinds to stay ahead? I guess my major fear is my dogs crossing behind me, I feel like sometimes some menuvers may seem like I’m about to do a blind cross but it’s not , and my dogs might mistake that for a BC.
    I think I’m pretty fast and can run and attempt to stay in front of my dogs. do you think blind crosses are necessary if I can stay ahead ??


    • Susan says:
      Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:01am

      Hi Deanna, we are very particular about how and when we do our blind crosses. I like you don’t want my dogs suddenly deciding to go in behind my backs on course!


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