Category: Fitness

Canine Fitness The Love That Keeps On Giving

Posted on 12/05/14 32 Comments shelby_keegan_me

I am sooooo excited… Tomorrow, we start our three day Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium. This is a topic that gets me cranked up! Putting in the time to work your dog’s flexibility, strength, conditioning, balance and proprioception is like the gift that keeps on giving. The thing I love about focusing on body […]

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Missing Link in Training Agility Dogs to Jump?

Posted on 12/01/14 11 Comments IMG_1430

One of the most common faults on the agility field today is knocked bars. And it makes sense since….there are more jumps then any other obstacle out there. There are several “Jumping Gurus” out there with structured, methodical programs to help teach dogs to jump. I think those programs are terrific, they lay down a fantastic […]

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“Dare” To Dream…

Posted on 11/30/14 9 Comments 10531404_10203524772213423_4905906744575712974_o

“Every step toward your dream is a step away from your regret tomorrow”. ~Steve Maraboli After yesterday’s blog post, people asked to see what kind of exercises I was referring to…things that I would do with a puppy “away from agility.” So…. our friend Lynda Orton-Hill put together this video of her 10 month old […]

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And They Call It Puppy Love: Doing Whats Best For Our “Agility Prospects”

Posted on 11/29/14 8 Comments 9wks teddy

Did you know that you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to train your agility dog based on what you teach him as a puppy? Not only that, but you can better prepare that dog to avoid injury over their 5-10 year career, based on what you do in the first 5-10 months […]

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The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

Posted on 11/21/14 5 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 10.33.56 PM

You know that ageless debate…which came first the chicken to lay the egg or the egg that grew to be a chicken? Well I see a similar one in dog agility. Yesterday, I released the first video in my latest free online training  series “Transforming Your Agility Handling.” In the first video I show you […]

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Anti-Aging Tips for Dogs . . . Susan Garrett’s Ebook Free for the Next 5 Days!

Posted on 01/09/14 7 Comments anti_aging.jpg

Do you have a senior dog?  Do you have a young dog and would like some tips to keep him active and healthy into his senior years? Well until 13th of January, my eBook, Anti-Aging Tips for Dogs, is  FREE on Amazon! Anti–Aging Tips  provides tips and training advice to help keep your dog “forever young”. […]

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Cutting Your Dog’s Nails: How Important Is it Really?

Posted on 08/19/13 141 Comments

Today I have a guest blogger by way of an impromptu video. Dr. Leslie Woodcock DVM, is a long time friend of mine (for more than 20 years). She has been our Team Canada veterinarian at most of our international events (WAO, IFCS, FCI) for the past five years.  Dr. Leslie is also the owner […]

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Life’s Little Detours: Making Outrageously Tasty Lemonade

Posted on 07/22/13 71 Comments

According to my booking calendar (planned more than a year ago) I should be in Germany right now. I had made my decision at that time, that I would not be applying to Canada’s FCI team to travel to South Africa in 2013 . . . I just could not put my dog through that […]

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Body Awareness, Dog Tricks & More

Posted on 08/12/12 26 Comments

Sometimes my blog posts can get a bit long, not todays. I won’t write much other than to say not all dog training awareness exercises are accomplishing only the obvious. I will let the video tell you the rest, let me know what you think I am suggesting. Thanks to everyone for you wonderful notes and […]

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Is Susan Just a Freak of Nature?

Posted on 09/03/10 18 Comments

So why is it that after those killer work outs that the other girls were sore and I wasn’t? As little as only four years ago I used to get really sore just like anyone else. You know that “ooh-don’t-touch-me-there-and-I-can’t-barely-get-down-to-the-toilet-sore-muscles.” It was normal, but not anymore. I do occasionally get  a bit “stiff” after a […]

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