Category: Mental Prep

How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

Posted on 02/11/14 12 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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Checking Your Blind Spots

Posted on 11/05/10 12 Comments

I went to a meeting in Toronto earlier this week, put on by two of Tony Robbins coaches. One of them had this great line; “Coaches reveal your blind spots, so you can get different results than you have gotten in the past.” The coaches in my life are massively important to me. They have […]

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Athletic Self-Awareness

Posted on 10/31/10 33 Comments

Today’s blog comes to you from John Cullen. This is awesome information that John is sharing here — information that you can apply right now to have an immediate impact on your performance. Trust me some times it is the smallest change that can have the biggest impact. Read carefully and be certain to tell […]

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What Holds You Back

Posted on 10/28/10 137 Comments

Next week I am starting a Newsletter series on Being a Good Student. The series is based on a short article I wrote in a magazine many years ago. Now I don’t pretend to be the worlds authority on educating, but I have taught dog training to people since 1988 and I am pretty observant […]

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