Category: Mental Prep

The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

Posted on 11/21/14 4 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 20 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 68 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 16 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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Attitude: It Can Be An Injection Of Pure Adrenaline or a Highly Contagious Virus

Posted on 06/06/12 49 Comments

This blog is a little slow to be published. When I saw the topic that we were all writing on for dog agility blog action day, I was keen to contribute but then the attitude of my students prevented me from taking action as I had intended. Yes I am blaming them . . . […]

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21 Days and Counting

Posted on 04/18/12 21 Comments

As Lynda and I prepare for the upcoming the IFCS World Championships I thought I would re-post this short dose of inspiration that I love to look back on! Today I am grateful for Lynda Orton-Hill and Melissa McKeen who are shoulder to shoulder with me as we collectively juggle all of the Say Yes […]

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Failing Your Way to Dog Training Success

Posted on 11/18/11 13 Comments

I think history has proven that learning happens primarily through mistakes, that is what “experience” is all about.  Some of the world’s greatest successes have also been amongst the biggest failures. Thomas Edison, who most famous invention was the lightbulb said this when asked about all of his failures “I didn’t fail, I just found […]

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Victim or Player?

Posted on 09/19/11 31 Comments

Okay, I know I haven’t written in a while. Crazy busy around here again. But at 2 AM the coyotes outside our bedroom window told me I should write a blog so here I am. I have mentioned in the past that I am a fan of Anthony Robbins’ teaching. One thing Tony promotes is […]

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This is a Real Gem

Posted on 11/07/10 28 Comments

Full disclosure today folks. You get to see vintage video of me 40 pounds overweight, in desperate need of a haircut and the most hideous looking, over sized, shocking blue outfit I have ever owned. I bet you can’t wait eh? John Cullen’s “Pre Competition Routine for Big Events” program is in full swing. Actually […]

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