Category: Mental Prep

I Just Knew There Had To Be A “Silver Lining!”

Posted on 07/27/15 53 Comments IMG_2486

Last weekend was the 2015 European Open. In March I was named to the Canadian team with my two dogs Feature and Swagger. It should have been an event I was really looking forward to, however, I was heading into it with mixed emotions. Several times in the past 10 days I had actually written my manager an email […]

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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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Fit, Focused and Having Fun AWAY From Organized Dog Sports

Posted on 12/21/14 30 Comments IMG_4560

Earlier in the month we hosted the Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium here at Say Yes Dog Training. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Three days PACKED with amazing insight and research from Dr. Leslie Woodcock, Robby Porter and myself. The focus was how to keep our dogs fit and healthy…both […]

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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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Can Technical Agility Handling Still Be “Fun Agility” Handling?

Posted on 11/19/14 22 Comments WAO 2014

Every so often on Facebook I see threads where one person posts an agility course they just ran and cries how “unfair” courses are getting today. The thread often goes on to question the sanity of the judge who designed the course, before deciding that those challenges are either stupid, unsafe, unfair or all of […]

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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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How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

Posted on 02/11/14 18 Comments handling360_white

By now you may have heard registrations are now open for my latest online handling classes “Handling360.”  This is different than any other project I have ever presented before. The four main handling classes I normally only make available here at Say Yes are now being rolled out all in one online class. Handling360 is […]

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Protecting What is Important to Your Dog Agility Career

Posted on 07/26/12 20 Comments

There are many attributes that separates the “greats” from the “frustrated” in the sport of dog agility. Sure there is the dog, the training opportunities, the overall mental game of the handler or the athleticism of both parts of the team. But one thing that allows the “elite” in any sport to stand apart from the […]

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