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Handling360 Video Contest Day 1 …Let’s Get it Started!

Posted on 11/10/14 43 Comments

If you are like me, then you love a good story. Stories take you away for a moment, maybe teach you something or lightens your mood. Over the next week I am going to share with you 24 amazing stories. Some will make you laugh out loud, some may move you to tears, where others might give you reason to ponder about how closely they resemble your own life with your dog!

Each day for the next four days we are going to share six very short videos (averaging 2-3 minutes) depicting “JOY” between dogs and his agility handlers. As you are entertained I am going to ask you to help us out.

IMG_6486Over the past couple of weeks our Handling360 students have been sharing their amazing stories by way of a video which we have now put into a little contest!

With more than 150 very creative videos, it was a challenge for us to narrow it down to just our favourite 15…and in the end we just couldn’t do it! So we have decided to choose our top 24 (and trust me that was still a challenge) and leave the rest up to you our community! Now we are asking your help to narrow down those 24 to just the top three!

It does gets easier for you as you will only have 6 videos each day for you decide which ones touch you the most. The criteria is entirely up to you. You might vote for the funniest video or the one that reminds you most of you and your dog’s story, or the video that warms your heart or of course…you can just vote for your friends! Voting is totally up to you as you select our winners.

On the final day of voting, the top two videos from each day will go head to head in our Championship round! From those eight videos will come your three favourites. Because every video in our contest has really been nothing short of amazing…we will also be randomly choosing two additional videos to also win one of our “Champions” prize…so five winners in total!

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By now you may be wondering what exactly that prize will be? Each of our five winners will receive an additional full year access our Handling360 membership site! And as an additional surprise for each of those five lucky winners, the good folks at FitPaws is giving each of those five winners their very own FitBone balance disc! (love, love, love my FitBone).

One of the super cool things about these videos is that they are from ALL AROUND THE WORLD! Today’s videos are from two teams from the UK, two from Australia, one from New Zealand and one from Singapore. How cool is THAT!

Once you have watched the video and make your vote I would love to hear YOUR story. What do you think causes you any momentarily lack of connection or even frustration with your own agility dog?

Today I am grateful for such an amazing community of like-minded dog trainers all working toward the same goal of pursuing handling excellence in agility. Without further ado, let’s kick off our first day of voting with our first six AMAZING videos!

P.S. Day Two, Day Three and Day Four Videos are now live as well…click each link to see more amazing stories!

Editors note: Click this link to see who made the final round of voting!

1) Louise McCulloch- Agility Training with Handling 360 is a game changer.


2) Jan Furzer- Agility Training with Handling360 is just what we were looking for!


3) Charlotte Rundgren- Agility Training with Handling360 is simply the best!


4) Tracey Harrison-Hill- Agility Training with Handling360 makes the daunting do-able!


5) Tin Eng Tan- Agility Training with Handling360 is enlightening.


6) Sonja Pfister- Handling360….our journey so far.


*If you are having trouble voting please try either 1) Clearing your cache or 2) trying a new browser

Vote for your 2 favourites below!

  • 3) Charlotte Rundgren- Agility Training with Handling360 is simply the best! (742%, 497 Votes)
  • 5) Tin Eng Tan- Agility Training with Handling360 is enlightening. (700%, 469 Votes)
  • 1) Louise McCulloch- Agility Training with Handling 360 is a game changer. (567%, 380 Votes)
  • 4) Tracey Harrison-Hill- Agility Training with Handling360 makes the daunting do-able! (493%, 330 Votes)
  • 6) Sonja Pfister- Handling360....our journey so far. (427%, 286 Votes)
  • 2) Jan Furzer- Agility Training with Handling360 is just what we were looking for! (421%, 282 Votes)

Total Voters: 67

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  1. Kim Esteran says:
    Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:45pm

    I loved all the videos, all are inspiring. I have a dog and we’ve been doing agility for a few years. She is very slow and doesn’t really drive to obstacles. I have always felt she just did it for me. (She often runs behind me and I have to do a lot of cheer-leading to keep her motivated.) Would H360 help her to love it for the fun? She is 6.


  2. sonya keenan says:
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:58am

    I have a question about the 360 course. Do i have to have all the obstacles to do this course? I have weaves , jumps and make shift contacts at home. only have access to all obstacles at class. Are there ways to replicate abstacles at home to practice exercises ?


    • Susan says:
      Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:43pm

      Hi Sonya, Handling 360 is really 5 classrooms as you progress up to course running. The first two require very little equipment at all…other than a PNU (which you will see in the free ebook we are giving away right now at Handling360.com) and a Crate. The next level you will need one or two jumps and eventually a tunnel. And the four of five classrooms you will need only 3 or 4 jumps and two tunnels. With all of that I am confident you will be able to transition to running any course with little difficulty. Our top classroom “Course work” is the only classroom which requires a set up area and full equipment if you want to “run” the courses…but we should you how to get great benefit from even that classroom without any more agility equipment than you may already have. Hope that helps!


  3. Catherine says:
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:40pm

    I’d like to vote for number 3 🙂 Thanks!


  4. DC says:
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:13pm

    No 3 all the way!


  5. karlene hazlewood says:
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:08pm

    Vote # 3


  6. Charlotte says:
    Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:31pm

    H360 is definitely the best online course I have ever done. The content, the professional videos and the support from the team is just amazing. I honestly have never ever had so much fun in my dog training and handling. Seeing all my classmates’ videos is such a treat. Just LOVE it.


  7. Monica says:
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:09pm

    Hi. I votez for 3 and 6 because I identify with the problems before the H360.


  8. Lee Radcliffe says:
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:34am

    No. 1 for me- she looks like she doesn’t mess about


  9. Colleen says:
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 2:45am

    I really liked the training of No.2 I have a Kooikerhondje and we have only been doing agility for about 2 years. Most of the competitions we enter she has clear rounds but is very slow and will exceed the expected course time a lot of the time. Would love to know how to get her to drive more and get her speed up – a very sensitive and laid back girl but we just love being together and love agility. We are in South Africa.


    • Susan says:
      Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 8:41am

      Colleen confidence comes through clarity. And I find the best why to make things “clear” to get my point across to my dogs and my students dogs is to make everything I want them to know into a game I can teach them. So for agility, the weave poles are a fun game (taught via 2×2 training) I have different games for each contact obstacle (more than 20 of them for the seesaw) and of course handling is all taught through dozens of different games that we humans love to play but more importantly the dogs are crazy about…that is where the intensity and drive comes from in my and my students dogs.


  10. Anna says:
    Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:31am

    Love watching these, and am learning more each time ….only thing is I tried to watch them a second time and many other great videos come up ….voted for the original ones (I think -:) they are ALL so good ! only problem ? I stayed up Waaay too late – glued to the screen and now I will be a little tired tomorrow -:)


  11. Julie Banta says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:00pm

    I have watched all the videos on Facebook! They all have been an inspiration. My Collie and I have been training in Agility only a year! We have a long way to go but these videos have taught me that FUN and the love of your dog is the most important thing! Everything else is Gravy! Watching I have cried and cheered they are all wonderful! Thank you Susan for sharing these with us! You and your team are amazing!!!


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 11:08pm

      Thanks Julie we love being a part of each of these journeys!


  12. Janet Triola says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 9:36pm

    I am so excited that you are opening this class!!!! I am envious of the teamwork shines through on all of the videos. I have been working with Riley my german shepherd for almost two years and don’t have the focus at all. I ordered a couple of your books and DVDs just this past week in hopes that I can build our relationship.,.. Ecollars training is not the way to go. Do you think a shepherd at 63lbs can do agility? She is afraid of all of the equipment,..actually she is afraid of a lot of things….


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:21pm

      Janet I have some amazing GSD in our program right now! As with many breeds confidence is key…playful, focus training will be your best friend!


  13. chris says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:28pm

    I voted for no 2 because I have the same with my fast little cocker.wow!
    I voted for no6 because my first agility dog was a playlist and they are wonderful. Wish I had this resource then.


  14. Carrie says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:51pm

    I have loved all the videos. My schipperke is a brilliant athlete and I’ve wanted to do something fun with him but gave up in frustration last year. I am hopeful now that we can be a team. Thank you so much! I love video 3 most and all the rest almost as much. Tried to vote but it seems stuck.


  15. Naomi says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:03pm

    I’m just blown away by not only the individual success of the dogs and the handlers but also by everyone’s creativity! Every story is so individual and unique! Proof positive that any breed, any age, and any type of skilled handler will benefit from H360! How exciting!


  16. Jodi says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:51pm

    Wow, amazing stories and great improvement. I have dogs that drop bars and also think the coarses are very hard now, almost ready to quit! This gives me hope–would like to get in on it. I voted for most improved–not just because they are BC’s.


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:32pm

      I was surprised how many people joined H360 because of an issue with dropped bars…and am thrilled with how these dogs have improved…not just with the clear communication system we are suggesting but the “extra” jump understanding we build into the advance work on our course.


  17. Jackie says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:45pm

    Vote no. 1 brill


  18. Ulrike says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:43pm

    Hi, I live in Germany and I would like to get a student in the online agility handling class “Handling360”.
    How can I get there?

    LG Ulrike


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:34pm

      Welcome Ulrike. Right now we are asking people to sign up on our mailing list at Handling360.com We will be re-opening registration for the course briefly in a couple of weeks and will notify you through that mailing list when it happens.


  19. Michelle says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:31pm

    Loving watching all these videos and absolutely thrilled with what my dog and me have achieved in Recallers 5; just wish I had the space to join H360 but it’s not possible 🙁
    It’s amazing though what you can achieve…. :))


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:37pm

      Michelle the vast majority of H360 is done in your living room 🙂 Very little space is required. The course is made up of 5 separate classes; “Prep School” “Flatwork” “Blueprint” “Triple Double” and “Coursework”

      The only one that requires access to full agility equipment is “course work” and quite honestly I believe most of our H360 students use this section for “visualizing” runs rather than setting them up. The first two course require NO agility equipment, the third one only uses 2 jumps and occasionally a tunnel and the fourth course uses only 4 jumps and two tunnels.


  20. Susan says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:10pm

    I’ve been doing agility for 18 years and am now training my 4th agility dog. She is a 3 year old Havanese who loves playing for about 6 obstacles and then stops. I know she has short little legs but she can certainly run around the yard for longer. Handling 360 looks like fun and doable for a vertically challanged pup.


  21. Oscar says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:06pm

    My dog Lisa is too slow. Will H 360 make her faster?


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:31pm

      Yes Oscar H360 has helped to make our students dogs faster…even the ones who were are already fast…but especially those who are struggling to find joy in agility right now.


  22. Regina says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:26pm

    I vote for No 4


  23. Dianne says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:28pm

    The FitbBone is great! Icing on the cake. If you don’t win one, buy two!!! There is so much you can do. The shape makes it ten times the fun.


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:26pm

      Totally agree Dianne!


  24. Anna Lawrie says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:25pm

    I just LOVE video voting time. Love watching everyone doing amazing things with their dogs in such a positive way. Susan & team must be so so proud of everything you’re achieving, sharing the knowledge.
    Thank you
    Ps. Loved Jan’s video on day 1


  25. Becky Rooker says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:08pm

    Can not see video. Screen is black on all the videos. Would like to see so I can vote


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:21pm

      Becky- make sure you have flash player enabled…might be worth trying a new browser


  26. Hart Inge says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 3:01pm

    Wauw! Amazing video’s!
    We are from Belgium and we love watching all the video’s from the H 360! We hope it is possible for us to join the next year H 360 classes – we are just beginners in Agility (we= my Kelpiexkoolie cross Flex and I) we have the energy, motivation and time but our communication is not so clear to get al the fun out of agility. i think i dont speak the same language as my australian four-legged friend yet – hope we can learn more about H360 we already love the crate games DVD!
    Flex & Inge


  27. sharon says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30pm

    It’s nice to see some other dogs other than border collies that are high drive.
    I’m new only doing this 2 years and I can’t run with my cocker, but he does do very well at distances. for me I’d rather see quality of success over speed. it seems the faster the dog the more mistakes you or the dog make. since I do mostly competitive obedience I like to do it right rather than, flounder on the agility course.


  28. Helen Kurz says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:30pm

    Vote for #3 and #4


  29. Helen says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:29pm

    I vote for #3 and 4


  30. Elissa says:
    Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:06pm

    You keep posting all of these awesome videos and I keep wanting to know – how do I get in on this?!


    • Susan says:
      Monday, November 10, 2014 at 2:20pm

      We will be opening up the course for a brief time later this month, stay tuned! I would recommend going to http://www.handling360.com and signing up for updates so you can be one of the first to know when the course opens up


      • Jayne Isbell says:
        Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:10pm

        I vote for #2 and #3

      • Susan says:
        Monday, November 10, 2014 at 10:08pm

        Super…just make sure you click the two videos right below the final video to cast your vote

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