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Would You Put Your Hand Up?

Posted on 10/26/10 39 Comments

Away at a business conference  (which I wrote about in my newsletter yesterday — I hope you got yours) I ended up volunteering to stand up on stage in front of 500 participants. Thinking about me throwing my hat in the ring to get up on stage I realize how events like that can be […]

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Recovering From Failures and Successes!

Posted on 10/21/10 16 Comments

The last few weeks have been pretty action packed for my dogs and I. Some great thrills at the World Championships in Germany followed by some more awesome thrills at the USDAA Nationals in Kentucky. In between all of my highs I have shared with you all, some of my lows as well. I have […]

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The Triple Crown In Louisville Kentucky

Posted on 10/18/10 75 Comments

Wow, wow, wow what a week my dogs and I have had. We just wrapped up the USDAA Nationals. This year it was a 5 day event in a new venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Great show site, yes it needed some work on the footing for the dogs, but I trust that Ken and the […]

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What Did I Come In Here For Anyway?

Posted on 10/11/10 39 Comments

Have you ever walked into a room and then forgot what you went in there for? You search around, can’t figure out what you need so you leave and then 10 minutes later you remember and you go and get it? How do you deal with that mental error? Likely you do nothing. You …

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The Less Obvious Lesson

Posted on 10/08/10 99 Comments

My first run at the World Championships was going to teach or shall I say re-teach me a very important lesson and that was; read the course maps carefully and read the numbers as you do your walk through.  I was running on team. Canada was the second team in the ring so I in […]

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Back Home

Posted on 10/06/10 13 Comments

I returned home from Germany late Sunday night and I arrived home with one of my airplane colds:(. Yesterday I slept . . . a lot! I have so much to share with all of you about my experiences at the World Championships in Germany and I promise I will get those lessons posted. Later. […]

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Greetings From Germany

Posted on 09/29/10 18 Comments

Early morning start tomorrow means I can’t write much. Team Canada is the first team to practice at the FCI World Championship venue so we have a breakfast call at 5:30 AM and on the bus at 6:15 AM. Here is a video I put together of our day today. Great practice all around. The […]

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Feet Flag

Posted on 09/24/10 14 Comments

All ready to head out to Germany. The girls are prepared, my back is back to 100%, bring on the world! Getting into the spirit of the event I had my toes painted. Last year I coloured my hair to match my dog. That didn’t go over so swell with Johnny B:). This year I […]

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A Great Tribute To a Much Loved Dog

Posted on 09/23/10 12 Comments

I came across this last night when I couldn’t sleep. Although I did not know Jeep personally I knew of him and the great team he made with his owner Katie. I knew Katie’s mother but only recently met Katie as she attended a workshop up here at Say Yes. How sad to lose a […]

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Head Halters VS A Flat Buckle Collar

Posted on 09/22/10 55 Comments cool-moss

Today I wrote a post for a training list about head halters being my tool of choice in training. I thought I would share it here with all of you. Don’t get me wrong, I want all of my dogs on a flat collar– it is easier on so may levels. However, I want the […]

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