Category: Ramblings

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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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 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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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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Could I Be A Dog-Loving Mentor?

Posted on 01/03/14 178 Comments IMG_2097

To some dog owners who participate in performance sports around the world I am considered a dog training “mentor.” Definition: men·tor  ˈmenˌtôr,-tər/ noun: mentor; plural noun: mentors 1. an experienced and trusted adviser. Being a mentor is an honour I take very seriously. Why would Susan Garrett be considered a mentor? Possibly because of the national or […]

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Kicking Off 2014 With Two Big Surprises

Posted on 01/01/14 18 Comments basketboys

Happy new year one and all! I am so excited about 2014. Today I seem to be completely over my health issues from 2013 and we are anxiously looking forward to some very exciting projects for 2014. Later in January we will be opening our first ever on-line handling course and soon after that my […]

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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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Dog Training From A Junior Handler’s Perspective

Posted on 11/21/13 36 Comments Libby, Junior Reporter for Say Yes

When it comes to dog training, I recognize that everyone is in a different place in their journey.  Your needs may differ based on the challenges you face with your pet, your experience level, your goals for your dog (dog sports? obedience? Or just a happy, well-behaved family pet?), and finally, your age. That is […]

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