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You Definitely Get What You Pay For . . . Most of the time.

Posted on 02/03/10 16 Comments

Last week I wrote about how crazy I am about my rebounder or “Cellerciser.” Many of you jumped (pardon the pun) on board and bought one. I am going to send out an invitiation to you folk to join a newsletter in order for me to send you out some of my routines that I […]

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Start Line “Fun”

Posted on 02/01/10 14 Comments

I entitled this post Start Line “Fun” because for many of you, that is what is lacking. It has become more like Start Line “Hell” than Start Line Fun.  If you are trying to trick, intimidated or “force” your dog to wait for a release at the start line, I promise, it is unlikely to […]

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Making Dreams Come True

Posted on 01/29/10 9 Comments

I love this quote “He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.” – Anwar al-Sadat (former Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Egypt, until is assassination October 1981) What this quote means to me is that if you want to be a talented agility handler […]

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Start Line Brilliance Begins in the Dryer?

Posted on 01/27/10 26 Comments

I just wrapped up a workshop with young dogs getting ready to trial. I would say less than 30% of the group had really reliable start lines stays.  That is not a good sign. If you don’t have a start line routine before the dog sinks his teeth into how exciting agility can be, trust […]

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Are You Ready to Cellercise?

Posted on 01/26/10 No Comments

Last week I posted a “half” of a picture which some of you picked up as me on some sort of trampoline.  Today I come clean, it is a   rebounder, actually a “Cellerciser” to be more accurate. And I got to tell you how much I love it. So much actually I think everyone […]

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The Barking Agility Dog Hall of Agility Super Stardom

Posted on 01/25/10 39 Comments

Okay being the proud owner of Buzz, (who, if there was a Hall of Fame for Barking Agility Dogs, would be one of the first inductees) I feel it would be remiss if I didn’t come to the defensive of the other owners of barking agility dogs. Yes, I agree, there are some dog owners […]

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Random Barking Thoughts . . . or Barking Random Thoughts

Posted on 01/22/10 24 Comments

I just love this shot. Kristie Moser took in last weekend in Orlando. It is just a crack up. Encore doing all the talking, then there is me, lips pursed, as if trying not to compete with her voice. ********************************************** A lot of great comments about barking this week. Here are a few more thoughts. […]

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Your Course Source

Posted on 01/21/10 2 Comments

Lots of great comments about barking dogs yesterday. I will have more to say about that tomorrow. But for today I have an awesome opportunity for everyone. Our IFCS World team currently has a great fundraiser underway. For Twenty Canadian dollars you get an ebook with 300 course designs of AAC (Agility Association of Canada) […]

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Noise Pollution

Posted on 01/20/10 50 Comments

Being that we are just wrapping up 6 days of camps in the last two weeks I need to make a comment about dogs that bark. Yes I realize this may be a bit of the pot calling the kettle black because if you have seen any video footage of my dogs you will know […]

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What the Heck is Going on at Vero Beach?

Posted on 01/19/10 6 Comments

I thought this picture was a hoot so I would post it and leave it to your imagination for a few days. Masters camp is under way here at Vero Beach and everyone put in a great deal of energy into their work yesterday. I installed the use of  some fun punishment in my teaching […]

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