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Handling360 Video Contest 2017 – Round One!

Posted on 11/08/17 21 Comments

It has been over 12 months since we have run a video contest for our Handling360 students. But today that changes! We love video stories… and we love to honour the progress of our students.

Members of H360 are committed to being the very best they can be for their dog. Every level of agility enthusiast is united in seeing the possibilities in what they can achieve in agility through creating confidence for their dogs and themselves! Members are a diverse range of ages with a diverse range of physical abilities, from beginners in the sport to world team members.  The video stories we are sharing over the next few days highlight the diversity of our agility handling community, and the confidence that has grown for each and every team. These stories are representative of every person in our Handling360 community and we are so proud of what everyone has achieved!

Which Two Stories Touch You the Most?

Over the next few days, we will be posting three semi-final rounds for you to vote on. In every round we will post a new set of videos. Pick your top two favourites in each round. Round One, Round Two and Round Three are now both open for you to view, and then you can cast your vote in the Grand Finale round.

We have AMAZING sponsors who have spectacular prizes for our contest winners… as in WOW AMAZING! Our fabulous sponsors have been very generous in their support. The top 3 vote getters in the final round as voted by you, and 2 additional winners chosen at random from all video entries, will EACH receive a gift pack including the FIVE spectacularly cool prizes listed below.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

Gift Certificate to Max200

Each of the 5 winners will receive a $150 Gift Certificate to Max200 who have a vast range of ‘everything’ for performance dogs for at home, in training, and in the competition ring. Max200 are a manufacturer and equipment supplier for Agility, Conformation, Flyball, Rally and Obedience. Visit the Max200 store online and enjoy browsing through the vast range of dog supplies that perform to the max!

H360 Gift Pack from 4MyMerles

This fabulous gift pack features your very own custom embroidered H360 Hoodie, Braided Clip Leash and Floppy Flyer. 4MyMerles have you covered with their wonderful creations and quality homemade and retail products for all your training and competing needs. Many of the toys and leashes you see Susan use are from the fantastic team at 4MyMerles.

An Eight Month Supply of (2 x 120 count) 1-TDC Dual Action from Elite Science

1-TDC is a 4 in 1 Wellness & Performance Economical Solution beyond fish oil and glucosamine, providing support to keep your dog’s hips, joints, muscles, and gums healthy at a cellular level. Susan’s dogs all receive 1-TDC Dual Action and Susan has seen great results first hand! 1-TDC are generously providing the prize of 8 months supply, based on a 50 lb. dog. Safe, natural, and effective, 1-TDC Dual Action can be given with other products, including products prescribed by your dog’s health care professional. As member of our community, you can receive unique discounts on 1-TDC at the following link: https://1tdc.com/sayyes/

Back on Track Dog Coat from Back on Track Canada

We can’t begin to tell you how much we love Back on Track products here at Say Yes; just wouldn’t be without them! Susan uses Back on Track coats for her dogs at trials and at home; plus has an ensemble of human gear. The material is a “functional fabric” with great properties, keeping muscles and joints warm and supple for ease of movement before and after activities. Back on Track offers apparel for many athletes, including dogs, humans, horses and more!

Improved Precision for K9 Sports (online program) from K9 Fitness Solutions

K9 Fitness Solutions provides online classes and education on canine fitness to help you meet your goals for your K9 athlete. The programs and membership site focus on proper form, with safe and effective progression in fitness training. The winners will receive 6 months of access to the popular Improved Precision for K9 Sports 30-day program – this course provides 30 lessons designed to improve focus and precision through body awareness exercises. The winners will also receive a free trial subscription in the membership site, with access to a growing resource of exercises, educational information, quick workouts, and road maps through the fitness pyramid to guide your dog to the level of fitness needed for your canine sport.

Now on to the Round One stories! Below are the first 5 videos, it will be a difficult choice to pick just 2 to vote for but we know that you can do it! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to vote. We will soon be re-opening registration for Handling360, so if you would like to stay up to date on news, simply fill out the form for notifications that is on the right hand side of this page.

1. Clover

2. Silvia

3. Patricia

4. Megan

5. Sally

Round One Voting

Voting Results

  • 5. Sally (53%, 363 Votes)
  • 3. Patricia (46%, 316 Votes)
  • 1. Clover (35%, 241 Votes)
  • 4. Megan (13%, 88 Votes)
  • 2. Silvia (10%, 67 Votes)

Total Voters: 688

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The “Grand Finale” Round is open for voting, your vote decides the winners. Be sure to visit the final round and vote for the two stories that touch you the most!

Today I am grateful to each of the H360 students who has shared their story with the world to represent the wonderful community that is “Handling360”.

Did you know we have a free Facebook group for agility enthusiasts? Everyone is welcome to join in. If you have an interest in dog agility and are not already a member of our group, head on in and join us!


  1. Clover says:
    Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:14pm

    Congratulations Sally and Patricia, how exciting! Also awesome job Megan and Silvia, it takes a lot of effort and courage to make a video. I wasn’t going to make a video because it was my first h360 year and I didn’t think my video showed enough of a journey but some people encouraged me to and I’m glad I did! It will be great to look back on when I need some motivation 😉 I missed out on the final for this contest but I think I’m a winner anyway because I found h360 😃


  2. Patricia convery says:
    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:48pm

    Good luck Sally


  3. Maria Haage says:
    Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:23pm

    Good luck Sally! You’re an amazing team!


  4. Karen Meldrum says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:40pm

    Megan, you continue to amaze me! Good luck!


  5. Dale A Wagner says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:13pm

    All of the stories were inspiring. I chose these two because they reminded me of my own journeys and challenges with my dogs. Best wishes to all of you.


  6. Deb Mardin says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:15pm

    Love seeing such inspiring success stories!


  7. Jackie says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:57am

    oh my goodness. How to choose!!!!! All are excellent. And I’m always impressed to see how may people can script and produce videos.


  8. Emily Meng says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:02am

    Wow! What amazing stories! I’m so thrilled to see so many people working out their problems with Susan’s help!

    I train for agility with my dog as well. 😉


  9. Sally Burch says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:28am

    Delighted that Finn & I were chosen for this first round. We have had such fun along the way, and amazing encouragement and support from Susan, her team, and other H360 handlers. Here’s to 2018. 🙂


  10. Mary Morgan says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:06am

    Good Luck Sally


    • Sally Burch says:
      Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:05am

      Cheers Mary. 🙂
      Northern Irish agility folk are THE BEST.


      • Aoife says:
        Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:34pm

        Not just the northern crowd Sally 😁

      • Sally Burch says:
        Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:42pm

        Ah flip Aoife you’re absolutely right. But see you compete in Northern Ireland – so you are honorary Northern Irish for the purposes of my comment. xx

  11. lavaurs says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:19am

    Je vote pour la 2 car c’est exactement ma situation, mais la 4 est touchante.


    • lavaurs says:
      Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:20am

      la 5 pas la 4


  12. Val says:
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 1:02am

    Good luck Pat. You deserve it.


  13. Peter oakes says:
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:54pm

    How they faced their challenges and found joy with their dog reminded me how my dog helped me improve my life after brain injury. He has gone from old age. I have a new puppy now who will help me improve from heart failure while having fun.


  14. Laura says:
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:52pm

    All the video contestants had different challenges but Susan Garrett’s method of training addressed all of them. When training is this fun it isn’t work 🙂 Susan’s methodology improves relationships between the dogs and their owners and all the dogs and owners in these videos are obviously happy, filled with joy and having a great deal of fun together! It makes my heart smile.


  15. Rich De La Cruz says:
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:34pm

    I am so touched by these stories as it reminds me of my journey that I’m on with Walker. I had a major heart attack that has a 5% survival rate with the additional problem of aspirated pneumonia. The doctors did not think I would survive the first 5 days as I was gasping for each breath with a damaged heart & lungs. When in intensive care, on 100% oxygen, pump in my leg to help me with every third heartbeat I told everyone who would listen that I would start training Walker in agility. He was my inspiration to become a team. He is a flat coated retriever, not fast like a border collie, but faster than any dog could ever be in my heart. He gave me inspiration everyday in cardio rehab knowing we have a journey to complete together. We have been training for 10 months now and are very close to entering trials here in the central coast of California. Thank you so much knowledge you have past on to Walkers 69 year old handler who is loving the journey. Love these stories as it focuses me on the great journey that my best buddy are on. Fantastic bond!


    • Sally Burch says:
      Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:42am

      Hey Rich – Great to hear about you and your dog. Good luck with the trials you enter. Finn and I often get eliminated (usually for taking an extra off course obstacle ) and I find a good way of answering when folk ask, is to say we had another “beautiful elimination”. 🙂 Have fun.


      • Marlane says:
        Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:48pm

        Bless you Sally Burch what an inspiration….love that phrase “beautiful elimination” I’m going to be using that one. You all bring tears of joy to my eyes. What a fabulous community of folks.

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