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Handling360 Video Contest 2016! Championship Round

Posted on 01/21/16 38 Comments


The Championship Round is Here!

The day has arrived. This has truly been a team effort, first my Say Yes team narrowed down a long list of amazing videos to only 15… then we called on you to help us narrow those down to just six. And now here we are with the top six videos competing for THREE winning spots. Yes that’s right, our generous sponsors have donated prizes to the top three winners. Not only that, but we are also drawing a further two prize winners at random from all our entries, so in total we have five winners. A big shout out to our sponsors!

Before we begin the voting I want to thank each and every one of you for your votes, we couldn’t have done this alone. To our H360 students, I also want to thank each of you who submitted a video, you should all be proud. The videos shared have tugged at our heartstrings, made us laugh, cheer and have inspired us. An amazing group of dog lovers and owners!

For those of you who haven’t joined us for the other days of voting, please make sure to view the videos in our semi-final rounds on Day One, Day Two and Day Three of this contest… they are definitely worth watching! Also, take a cruise around YouTube and type in “Dog agility with Handling360 is” to see all our entries.

Your Vote Decides the Winners

Watch the six videos below and vote for your favourite three. This decision may be the most difficult one yet!  Voting will stay open until midnight tonight (Eastern Time).  Best of luck to everyone!

Here are the Prizes from our Amazing Sponsors! 

4MyMerles – a gift basket STUFFED with fabulous items including a Handling360 Floppy Flyer, a Handling360 Hat, a Handling360 Clip Leash and limited edition Handling360 Hoodie.



It’s Possible! – To learn how best to work with your dog’s new FitBone…why not learn from the best! A gift certificate gives you a 30 minute online private consult with iconic Canine Exercise and Physio experts Robby Porter and Lindsey Hinds.



FitPawsA FitBone…I LOVE using FitBones with my dogs of all ages, the things you can do are ENDLESS.

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Vote for your THREE Favourite Videos

Rebecca – Dog Agility with Handling 360 is the Path to the Future

Mathilde – Dog Agility with Handling 360 is the safe road to the sky

Laura – Dog Agility with Handling 360 gave me my dog back

Shelly – Dog Agility with Handling 360 is what we LOVE to do !!

Katherine – Dog Agility with Handling 360 is my life line.

Irene – Dog Agility with Handling 360 is the complete set of skills to agility success.

Championship Round

Here are results of our Championship Round voting:

  • Laura (50%, 586 Votes)
  • Irene (49%, 568 Votes)
  • Rebecca (29%, 335 Votes)
  • Shelly (28%, 326 Votes)
  • Katherine (22%, 262 Votes)
  • Mathilde (19%, 218 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,171

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A final thank you to our amazing sponsors for donating such WONDERFUL prizes!

If you are inspired to raise the level of success and fun in agility for you and your dog, be sure to sign up for my upcoming  free Handling360 video series.  Just scroll up and fill in your name and email address in the registration box found to the right of this blog post.

Today I am grateful for the dogs in our lives, they make our lives whole and each dog brings new learning opportunities for us.



  1. Sue says:
    Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2:08pm

    Thanks to everyone for sharing their journeys. You have inspired me to get back on track! Thank You!!!


  2. Monty says:
    Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:42am

    Thanks so much Irene for your inspirational video. I truly loved it! I too am a baby boomer who joined H360 and thought I was the only one. I cried tears of joy as I watched your journey and realized it really is possible for us. Thank you


  3. V says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 5:10pm

    Irene brought it all home! Great videos!


  4. Sue Thomson says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 4:55pm

    Loved watching the videos, I am booking marking this link for inspiration and motivation. Cheers Sue


  5. Eileen says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:30pm

    Wonderful video, Irene.
    A lot of hard work has gone into training the dogs and constructing the course so you deserve Congratulations.
    Of course not only are the dogs fit but so are you.
    Good luck,


  6. Shelly & Levi says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:36am

    We want to say thank you! Thank you for all the kind words & support over the last week. This has been one amazing & truly life changing journey!

    We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for Susan and “Say Yes”! I’ve learned lots about agility, but more importantly I’ve learned so much about dogs, dog behavior & how to be a better person for my dogs. Thank you Susan for doing all that you do and for continuing to inspire & help so many dog lovers out there.

    And of course I want to thank my “once in a lifetime” dog, Levi ! Thank you for all that you have taught me, thank you for your patience, and thank you for being my friend.


  7. Anna Laura says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 4:47am



  8. Laura says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:05am

    I’m humbled from all the votes, messages, and emails from so many people today. Thank you to all.

    It’s all Tweed, he and Susan have changed my life forever and I’m grateful for the journey.

    Irene, you’re my hero! I voted for you 🙂

    Can’t wait to see what the year brings.


    • Irene says:
      Friday, January 22, 2016 at 7:34am

      Laura, I, too, was humbled by all the support. Thank you for supporting me!

      I loved your video, you overcame so much and deserved to win. Congratulations!


  9. debra n Snap says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:56am

    Loved them all! Much luck to all of you!


  10. Irene says:
    Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:47am

    I am so thrilled to have reached the final; today has been such an exciting experience for me, not only because of the competition but it was this day, two years ago that I brought Meg home from the pound intending to find her a “forever” home. Very quickly I knew she had found it with me! Meg, Happy “Gotcha” Day!

    I would like to thank Susan Garrett, “Say Yes,” and the sponsors of the prizes for making the competition possible. Being part of the “Say Yes” family is a wonderful experience and one that I would not want to give up, even if I no longer had a dog.

    Thanks also go to all those who submitted videos, told their stories and made the competition so much fun; each and every one is a winner. Thank you to everyone who took the time to watch our videos, to those who voted and wrote such pleasant and constructive remarks, not only for my video but the others as well. Already looking forward to next year!


    • Joy says:
      Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:09am

      Your video came at just the right time for me. It is such an inspiration. I almost took H360 last year, but I could not because I was not working and was recovering from a broken ankle.(not due to agility)
      My dog and I can’t seem to get a clean run anymore, but you and Susan Garrett have given me hope for my future in agility.
      Thank you.
      I am definitely signing up for H360 this time!


  11. Dawn says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:50pm

    Loved Laura’s video. What an inspiration helping her dog overcome such an injury and to surpass where they were before it happened. 360 must be a fantastic training tool.


  12. Susan B says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:21pm

    I know that I said this before…but Irene is a true inspiration! I myself am from the baby boomer generation. I did agility about 20 years ago and loved it. Recently, I tried to get back into it with my youngster, but found it so difficult. “I’m suppose to do what, go where, how…?” I could not think my way through the sequences. Anyway, I quit. Rally Obedience seemed so much easier. Now, after watching Irene’s video, I just might give agility another try.


  13. Karla Wilson says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:15pm

    Each one an inspiration, and such a variety of ages, circumstances, and challenges. The Handling360 community is so wonderfully diverse!


  14. gougaud says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 5:06pm

    Well for me she’s the best,you can see how passionate she’s in doing the training of her dogs ,an amateur who have the talent of a pro,the funny of this ,she looks so natural


  15. Natalie says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:52pm

    I love to see dogs other than the incredibly smart border collies having so much success. It is nice to see that handling 360 works for ALL breed types.


  16. Karine Mielczarek says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:42pm

    Laura and Tweed – of course – she had to restart all over and not only that but she had to teach him and regain his confidence in himself. A hard mission after a bad incident. And not to mention that – he is the father of my beautiful border collie girl, DiDi.


  17. derek says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:10pm

    remarkable what collies can be trained to do but I’m sure it takes patience & perseverance


  18. Eileen says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:51pm

    I always knew you were good with dogs, in fact all animals but am amazed at your patience and perseverance.
    Well done and keep going.


  19. Eileen says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:47pm

    Irene, I knew you were super with dogs and animals in general but I am amazed at your dedication and patience.
    Well done and keep going.


  20. Colette says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:07pm

    Allez Mathilde et ton bringé !!!


  21. Anne says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 2:51pm

    I started to say “when I grow up I want to BE Irene” but that’s too small a goal- when I die, I want to be reincarnated as one of Irene’s dogs! She’s amazing and inspiring!!!!


  22. Pam says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:30pm

    They are all great. Enjoyed each one and their fur babies. Congratulations!

    Laura stands out to me the most because she had to work through Tweed’s injury, recovery and basically started over with a “broken” dog. BOTH Laura and Tweed came a long way to get to where they are today. You have my vote!!!


    • Carol says:
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:09pm

      Me too! I work with “broken” dogs so I understand the challenge here.


  23. Joy says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 1:05pm

    Irene’s video and H360 gives me hope that we are not too late to start / continue our journey in agility. I am going to sign up for H360 …it looks like so much fun!


  24. Bill Mercado says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:49pm

    You guys have got to be total communists. How can u expect me to choose from the six kick-butt performing teams. Just totally mean!!


  25. Connie dee Gunderson says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 12:00pm

    Love these video’s.


  26. Judy Boucher says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:44am

    Awesome Videos! I am also doing agility for the first time!


  27. Naomi says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:42am

    Congrats to all the finalists!!! Your hard work has paid off. Now this is the hard part picking only three.


  28. Maralee says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:16am

    inspiring videos all! But I am won over by Irene, and her gumption. Keep up the good work everyone. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to try H360 for myself 🙂


  29. Becky Frakes says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:45am

    I voted for Irene, since I see myself in her. Age and tenacity. I feel like Laura in that my dog Sunny and I appear broken due to injuries, and I voted for Rebecca since my agility skills are the equivalent of the point and shoot. Bucket list is to get better at agility before it’s too late.


  30. Rita Moura says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00am



  31. Rita Moura says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:42am



  32. shimizu says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:41am



    • Motoyuki Nomura says:
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:18pm

      It is amazing to realize how much dogs love to be
      our partners in watching them follow their
      owner’s instructions. The dogs are serious how
      to please their owners/partners.


  33. Nat Kirkwood says:
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:36am

    Congrats to you all, good luck. But I know you are all already winners 😀


    • Lynda says:
      Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:52am

      AWESOME point Natalie!


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