Category: My Dogs

Fit, Focused and Having Fun AWAY From Organized Dog Sports

Posted on 12/21/14 9 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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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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Spoiler Alert: Big Brags Ahead!

Posted on 11/02/14 8 Comments IMG_2924

It’s wild how the summer gets away from us dog lovers. Before you know it, here it is November! It actually snowed here yesterday! It has been a while since I have posted to my blog…and it’s not because I haven’t had a lot to write. As much as I would like to spend time […]

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Can Agility Dogs Turn “Too” Tight?

Posted on 05/10/14 27 Comments turning tightly

Over the past few years there seems to be be a growing obsession in the sport of dog agility with tight turns. The crowd lets out a collective “WOW!” when they see a dog gear down to wrap an upright like an extra coat of paint. Those tight turns are impressive! But can this fixation […]

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Five Lessons Taught By One Great Dog

Posted on 04/22/14 151 Comments buzz what a ride copy

The most painful day as a dog owner isn’t the pain of embarrassment when our agility dog knocks just about every bar on a jumpers course, nor is it having to come up with the cash to pay a rather large and unexpected veterinarian bill. I think each of you who owns a dog knows […]

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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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Handling360 In Action!

Posted on 02/09/14 96 Comments pic for blog

I just uploaded this new video where you get to see many of the elements of the Handling360 program in action. Yesterday I pushed away from the computer to run my dogs an an agility trial in Michigan USA, and I videoed my runs to share with you. Since I have been focused so much […]

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I Finally Listened!

Posted on 01/17/14 23 Comments 1316_8437

Two years ago I ran a survey where I asked people “what would you most like to learn from Susan Garrett?”  The overwhelming majority of you replied “Handling for Agility.” So I went to work and offered you a focused free mini series and online class on what else? Contact training :). Earlier this year […]

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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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