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“Wow!” On So Many Levels

Posted on 07/19/10 29 Comments

This weekend was another fabulous Canada Cup competition. And it was wow, amazing as it is every year. There is always the threat that this event will go away as entries are inconsistent at best. The weekend is so much work for our hosts Susan and Adrian to take on, but it is almost like […]

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Help Is On the Way!

Posted on 07/16/10 21 Comments

Membership has it’s privilages . . . but it also has its hiccups! No worries though, we have them all covered. I may sound like a broken record, but I just can’t say enough about the job Jason and Andrea of WebManna have done for me with this new venture. Jason didn’t go to bed […]

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The Count Down Begins . . .

Posted on 07/14/10 6 Comments

Rushing around making sure everything works before we open up registration to the new e-course, I am still hoping it will happen before the end of this week, cross your fingers. We had our CKC Agility Team Canada practice last week followed by a  fundraiser trial on the weekend. Thanks to everyone that turned out […]

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Grow the Value

Posted on 07/13/10 17 Comments

Some of you have noted that what was valuable to your dog as a puppy is not the same today. That is great actually, since most of what was valuable as a puppy with my Border Collies involved chasing things away from me and that isn’t conducive to effective training! Time for each of you […]

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Questions, Concerns & Family

Posted on 07/12/10 18 Comments

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments on the blog. Lots of great questions as well in anticipation of the new e course. I am going to cover a few here today. Many concerns from those of you that live alone and how are you going to do these restrained recalls without someone […]

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Survey Says . . .

Posted on 07/09/10 22 Comments

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the recall survey. I closed it down last night. Your comments have been invaluable. It makes no sense for me to design an e-course for you all based on what I think you need without finding out from you what you think you want! Often times what we […]

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Can I Touch You Through My Computer Screen?

Posted on 07/08/10 165 Comments

I thought the title of this post sounded a bit naughty but I figured, at the very least, it would get your attention. Today I have a great surprise for everyone. If you are a newsletter subscriber, and have read my latest newsletter, you will know that I am planning on launching an e-course, likely […]

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Planning to Fail is the Path to Success

Posted on 07/07/10 37 Comments

When you plan to fail one of the most important components of your plan is “what do I do when my dog does fail?” To answer this question, keep in mind the most critical element of training the way I do and that is you must control the access to reinforcement. So the first thing […]

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Planning to Fail

Posted on 07/06/10 16 Comments

Reading through your questions and comments on recalls makes me wonder if you guys have introduced what I refer to as “Planned Failures” in your dog training. Planned failures happen in a controlled environment when the following conditions apply. Don’t fall for any cute looks when your dog fails, be strong and don’t “help” them. […]

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First You Gotta Lose the Training Wheels

Posted on 07/05/10 44 Comments

On the blog last week over one hundred of you wrote in that you had difficulties calling your dog away from certain distractions. Thirty of you wrote in that people and dogs where difficult for your dog while more than 60 of you said it was wildlife; kangaroos, squirrels, deer, bunnies, birds etc that …

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