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And the Puppy Peaks Video Winners Are…

Posted on 09/05/13 33 Comments

Today we officially announce our winners from our recent Puppy Peaks video contest. I just have to say that the competition was intense. We had so many great videos that of the three of my “faves to win” didn’t even make the finals!!!  Everyone who entered a video in the contest is a big winner – a […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest – Final Videos FACE OFF!

Posted on 08/30/13 111 Comments

What a week it has been!  Yesterday concluded our last day of voting for our Top 20 videos in the Puppy Peaks Video Contest, and today, the top 8 videos chosen over the last 4 days will FACE OFF for the Grand Prize!  We received so many fabulous video entries during this contest, and I […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Posted on 08/29/13 15 Comments

Day 4 of voting is upon us!  We’ve had nearly 1,500 people vote for our first 15 videos…can you believe it?  Thank you to everyone for voting, and a special thanks to our talented videographers for providing us with such beautiful entertainment over the last 4 days! Today is the final day of voting for […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest – Day 3

Posted on 08/28/13 11 Comments

Day 3 of voting is upon us!  First of all, a big round of virtual applause for all of our videos so far!  Aren’t they amazing? There have been two tough decisions over the last two days and today will be no more different! For those of you who are just joining us, today is […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 2

Posted on 08/27/13 19 Comments

Thank you everyone for voting yesterday for Day 1 of the Puppy Peaks video contest!  Nearly 500 people cast their votes yesterday for our videos!  That’s awesome! Now you see what a difficult decision it was for us to choose just 20! Just as a reminder for those just joining us, over the last week […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 1!

Posted on 08/26/13 20 Comments

Well let me start off by saying, “WOW!”  Once again, the members of our wonderful community have managed to surprise me with your talent…not only as dog trainers, but as video makers as well!  Over the last two weeks, we have been running our 1st Official Puppy Peaks Video Contest.  Puppy Peaks is an online […]

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Cutting Your Dog’s Nails: How Important Is it Really?

Posted on 08/19/13 195 Comments

Today I have a guest blogger by way of an impromptu video. Dr. Leslie Woodcock DVM, is a long time friend of mine (for more than 20 years). She has been our Team Canada veterinarian at most of our international events (WAO, IFCS, FCI) for the past five years.  Dr. Leslie is also the owner […]

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Rolling out a Big Adventure

Posted on 08/14/13 62 Comments

As much as we would like to prevent it, our agility dogs do grow old. As a matter of fact all dogs grow old, even if they were not once agility dogs. 🙂 If we are lucky, our dogs will grow v-e-r-y old. But, luck isn’t the only thing that will take them there. I […]

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Jumping into Height Changes for All Dogs in Agility?

Posted on 08/01/13 95 Comments

When I think back on to my first years in agility with my Jack Russell Terrier “Shelby,”  it makes me happy to see where agility has come. Shelby competed almost exclusively in USDAA where at only 9 1/2″ tall she had to climb a 6′ 3″ A Frame, maneuver over contacts with 1″ slats (including […]

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Life’s Little Detours: Making Outrageously Tasty Lemonade

Posted on 07/22/13 71 Comments

According to my booking calendar (planned more than a year ago) I should be in Germany right now. I had made my decision at that time, that I would not be applying to Canada’s FCI team to travel to South Africa in 2013 . . . I just could not put my dog through that […]

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