Category: Interviews

A Case Study In One Agility Handler’s Transformation: Angie Benacquisto

Posted on 01/30/16 11 Comments AngieBKimRussellPic

In December 2014 I received an email from Angie Benacquisto, someone I had known as an accomplished agility competitor. I knew she had a young dog about the same age as my dog Swagger. I had also known that her and Echo were struggling for qualifying scores in agility as I had seen them occasionally when I […]

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Handling360: Bringing Joy To An Entlebucher

Posted on 01/16/16 2 Comments Earl Tunnel

Lots to learn from today’s video. It is a glimpse into the agility journey of one of my Handling360 students. Although it is meant to be a “Handling360 success story” there are lessons to learn while you watch.  For some, it may be discovering that there is an actual breed of dog called an Entlebucher Mountain Dog :). On a more serious note, this […]

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15 Minutes with a New York Best Selling Author

Posted on 01/07/15 23 Comments 10636303_10154974912695494_6886646217612652548_n

Last Friday was a very special day for me. I had New York Times best selling author Michael Hyatt “in da house.” You see, Michael and I have a common friend who told Michael about the setup we use to do our coaching calls each month for our online students. So, Michael asked if he […]

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How Round Is Your Circle of Life?

Posted on 01/03/15 6 Comments Wheel of Life.001

Last week during my monthly coaching call with my “Inner Circle People” I talked to them about the Circle of Life. Now aside from being a very cool song from the Lion King (you can thank me for that ear worm later) the Circle of Life, also known as the “Wheel of Life”, is also […]

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Setting Goals is Easy…Accomplishing Them?

Posted on 12/31/14 20 Comments goals post it note

Anyone who trains their dog or competes in sports should be setting goals. Goals focused on everyday training sessions as well as goals around the competitions. It makes no difference if your dream is to watch your dog having the most fun possible or if it is to win a world championship… goal setting is what […]

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Learning With a Dash of Lunacy…or Perhaps More Than A Dash

Posted on 11/18/14 69 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 12.13.45 AM

Once or twice a month we hold live online coaching sessions for our students. My “Inner Circle” is a group of students I help with their dog training throughout the year so they get one of these sessions each month. Most of my other online classes get one or two of these coaching session over […]

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Bad Dog Agility Interviews Susan Garrett

Posted on 12/12/13 4 Comments Great pic captured by Lynne Brubaker at the WAO Championships in May 2013.

Earlier this year Sarah Fernandez Lopez asked me if I would sit down with her for a session of their “Bad Dog Agility” podcasts. Sounded like fun so I said sure! Then I thought, why not make this into a video (since that is the medium we more commonly use around here). And Sarah said […]

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A Chat With the World’s Best In Dog Agility: Take Three

Posted on 11/27/12 7 Comments

 Today three time World Champion of dog agility Natasha Wise of the UK gives her input into how to bring in you and your dog. I took home three key points from this interview . . . what do you think they were? I realize you might have a difficult time hearing this one, but […]

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A Chat With the World’s Best In Dog Agility: Take Two

Posted on 11/19/12 14 Comments

Can you guess who this is in the picture to the left? She is today’s dog agility expert who I will feature in my second instalment of the “World’s Best in Dog Agility” interview. Take a close look . . . and if you guessed Silvia Trkman you would be correct! Certainly Silvia needs no […]

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A Chat With the World’s Best in Dog Agility: Take One

Posted on 11/15/12 48 Comments

The year’s FCI world championships were such an amazing event for me. John and I had a little vacation with our friends Martina & Carlo (ok mostly it was Martina and I talking about dogs). We did some sightseeing,  I did some shopping and then the actual agility event was amazing. Due to the way […]

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