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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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Fun From Orlando

Posted on 01/18/10 4 Comments A brief moment of well behaved dogs getting their picture taken.

Another great trial put on by the Dog-On-It club in Orlando. I am not quite sure how many years John and I have been coming to this trial, but I think it is it is twelve years. It always has been, and still is, one of my favorites. Not only because the venue is beautiful, […]

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Report from Vero Beach Camp

Posted on 01/14/10 7 Comments

Today is day three of our first camp here in Florida. I think everyone is enjoying themselves, even though the weather is atypical for Florida at this time of year. I feel a bit sorry for all of my Canadian students who made the long trip south to get away from the freezing temperatures! Oh […]

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What’s Upcoming

Posted on 01/13/10 14 Comments

Last year I made the decision to not accept any new teaching assignments away from home. I have pretty much stuck to my guns on that and I have turned down most requests to teach, with a couple exceptions. First of all on my way home from my current trip to Florida I will be […]

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What is Holding You Back?

Posted on 01/12/10 20 Comments Canadians head south for a Florida agility trial.

You have heard the cliches like; you must risk much to gain much. It is so true especially when you are a student. This comes up now because today I start the first of 12 days teaching in Florida. I want so much for each student at these camps to get the most out of their […]

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The Puppy One Hundred (and thirty five)

Posted on 01/11/10 24 Comments

Okay since I gave you all a bit of a shake up last week with my cyber behaviour experiment, all good trainers know in order to prevent complete shut down, it is time for a heavy dose of reinforcement. Here you go. It is my new  Puppy One Hundred list. But now, due to the […]

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How Awesome is Reinforcement Really?

Posted on 01/07/10 22 Comments

Okay if you haven’t read yesterday’s blog post, please do or this one won’t make sense to you. Yesterday I had many of you stressing about what I wrote. You were like dogs shutting down on me, leaving the ring or frantically stress running about, looking for challenges in order to gain appeasement. Ain’t it […]

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Weird Facts for a Wednesday

Posted on 01/06/10 20 Comments

We are driving to Florida today, of course I use the royal “we” as it is actually my darling John that does all of the driving.  I am working/goofing off on the internet. So how weird is this. Check out these two photos of Susan Garrett. The Susan Garrett on the left is a Senator […]

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