The Winners: Handling360 Video Contest Fall 2016

Posted on 10/19/16 5 Comments

dw-familyThe results of our Fall Handling360 video contest are in. Over the past week you have selected two stories from Round One, Round Two and Round Three to go the final round, and then voted for the two in the Season Finale that touched you the most. We have loved sharing these agility stories with you. Our video contest celebrates each and every person committed to bringing out the best in their dog…and themselves!

Thank You!

We know that in each round of voting you had more than two favourite agility stories, and it was the same in the final round. We appreciate that you each made the hard decision to narrow your vote down to bring us to our winners announcement today.  Of course, everyone who submitted a video is a winner, visit YouTube and Vimeo and type in “Dog agility with Handling360 is” to see all the great entries.

Gratitude to our Sponsors

In total, we are giving away 5 amazing prize packages donated by our sponsors. One for each of our three contest winners as voted by you, plus two more drawn randomly from everyone who entered. How generous is that! Here are those great prizes.

H360 Gift Pack from 4MyMerles

This gift pack sure has a WOW factor and features your very own H360 Bag, H360 Plush Clip Leash, Limited Edition H360 Plush Bungee Earth Ball and “New” Bungee & Squeak. 4MyMerles have you covered with their wonderful creations!

FitBone from FitPAWS

We love FitPAWS and our FitBones here at Say Yes and know that you will too! The possibilities of things you can do with a FitBone are endless and they are great for dogs of all ages. FitBones are fun and ideal for countless body awareness games.

Aluminet Dog Shade from Be Cool Solutions

The very versatile Be Cool Solutions Dog Shade measures 2m x 2m and comes with a travel bag. This is BRILLIANT to keep in your kit for training, trialling and travelling, and for around the home! When it’s hot outside, the shade deflects intense sun and heat. When it’s cool outside, this same shade material preserves heat, holding in warmth beneath the shade.

Gift Certificate from DogWise

Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to – an online retailer of “All things dog!”. sells everything from books, to dog show supplies, eBooks, DVDs, and so much more! Check out the website…you’ll agree that this gift certificate will be TOO EASY to spend!

Dog Sofa from wiPet

The wiPet Dog Sofa made it’s debut at the FCI Agility World Championships in Spain and was an instant success! This is our new FAVOURITE dog bed here at Say Yes. The wiPet team have created an amazingly comfortable and durable dog bed that is also waterproof with a machine washable cover. This brilliant Dog Sofa is manufactured with materials of first quality and ergonomically designed for the maximum comfort of your dog.

Announcing the Winners!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Nici Muenster, Maren Amey and Melanie  Wetton, on receiving the most votes and winning our awesome prize pack! Check out those winning videos one more time below. And a huge surprise congratulations to Maria Johanis and Bonnie Irwin who are the two winners drawn randomly from all the entries and who will also receive the exact same prize pack!




Today I’m grateful for my students enthusiasm about Handling360. Each and everyone one of them is a winner in my eyes.

If you would like to focus your agility training, we have a quick and easy online quiz for you to enjoy. After you complete the quiz we will send you a gift eBook with agility focus tips based on your results. Very soon I will be hosting a free online agility workshop and we have started a Facebook group in preparation; everyone is welcome to join in on what we are sharing with the agility community.


  1. Barry O'Flanagan says:
    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:10pm

    Hi Susan

    I am contacting you from Ireland , I am not a dog owner but someone who wants to learn how to train dogs as a job, but not for the money, simply for the pure pleasure I get from spending time around dogs. This is a revelation of sorts as my career to date has been sales and I have never been truly happy doing it. I spent some days recently as a dog walker and of up to 4 dogs at a time and while the first day was testing day two had me convinced I was never happier in my life with all these individual dogs as part of my day. I am volunteering for an internship with my local dog pound and their trainers as a start , however my sister works with Noel Fitzpatrick aka supervet in the uk , and she recommended looking you up , I literally cried watching some of your customer stories and it has sent me into a scheming mode about learning your techniques , how can I do this ? Do you train trainers and if so how much does it cost and where can it be done ? Sorry for my long email , I think after 25 years of a struggling professional life I have just found my calling ! So if you have the time please let me know what might be the best route to get learning your system as a trainer .

    Best regards



  2. Stephanie riggs says:
    Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:21am

    Awesome video,s gave me inspiration to continue working with my scared lil dog


  3. Georgia says:
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:45pm

    Hello Susan:

    Loved your podcast with Tom Ferris. I worked as a school psychologist and everything I know about child behavior was from professional dog trainers like yourself.

    I noticed that 99% of the dogs who are in agility are border collies or aussies which are “all” highly trainable dogs. I would love to see or hear about those “incorrigible” or difficult to train dogs. Like my dog (Liz Lemon) for instance who was an escape artist and is a runner.

    Her one and only focus outside are squirrels and rabbits. I can have a bloody raw steak in my hand and her hunting instinct is so strong that she would go without food and water for the hunt. She is a gem in the house but outside she is a wild and crazy girl.

    Any thoughts?


    • Say Yes Team says:
      Friday, November 18, 2016 at 12:58am

      Hi Georgia, we are pleased you enjoyed the podcast!

      There are many BCs and Aussies in Agility, but also a large number of other breeds.

      Members of our community have all sorts of dogs 🙂 The foundations of our programs set every dog and every person up for success.

      You might enjoy searching the blog for the word ‘distractions’. Susan has many great posts about how we can achieve great things with our dogs.


  4. Lois J Degan says:
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:44pm

    Congratulations winners! You had inspirational stories and some tough competition! I loved all of the videos. Everyone had their own special story to tell.


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