Lessons in Gratitude

Things I find myself thinking about at 5:30 in the morning while I wait for the rain to stop. If you find yourself lamenting about something a friend “did” to you remember to be grateful you have that friend and the lessons you may be learning from them. To those that complain about their “talentless […]

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Defining Agility Brilliance

I was eating my breakfast this morning thinking about what I want to accomplish at the three day workshop I have starting today. The workshop is primarily young, adolescent agility dogs, those either just embarking on an agility career or those that have yet to start. In my preparation I realize what my objective is […]

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A Shake Up to the Normal Routine

Still down here in south Florida. I decided to take a little “me” time in between teaching camps. Most days have started with my friend Neta and I working out with her awesome trainer Jill Dearmin from Juno Beach Fitness. Yesterday Jill took us to the beach for our workout. We laughed, we cried  . […]

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Start Line “Fun”

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

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?

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?

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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Random Barking Thoughts . . . or Barking Random Thoughts

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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