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2×2 Weave Pole Training with a Food Only Motivated Dog

Posted on 01/26/09 21 Comments tug-it-starter-cropped-picturefinal4

Now that there are so many of you excelling with the 2×2 process I thought I would answer a few questions that you have sent in about training dogs that are not toy motivated. First of all yes, this method works well with all dogs, regardless of what motivates them! As I outlined in my 2×2 […]

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Doggie Diction

Posted on 01/24/09 12 Comments The dawning of Encore

 I talk to me dogs. I don’t mean I talk to my dogs the way normal people do, saying things like — ”yeah boy, get the stick”. I mean I talk to them like I expect, at any moment, they are about to answer back. I don’t talk this way all the time, but for important things […]

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More About Me Than Anyone Really Needs to Know

Posted on 01/23/09 22 Comments John and I vacationing in England.

This is a great read by a seven your old kid, really you have to check it out.  In it he says “I believe everyone is weird in their own way.” I am about to prove it. For a light-hearted change of pace I thought I would tell you a lot of weird (and maybe some […]

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Perspective

Posted on 01/22/09 20 Comments Beautiful shot taken at the trial in Orlando.

Once I finished writing the following post, I really questioned whether  I should put it up on my blog. It didn’t feel as light-hearted or uplifting as others I have written. I decided to let it go because there are a few lessons that I have learned that I would like to share. Perhaps they […]

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Running the "baby" dog

Posted on 01/21/09 15 Comments

Well Feature and I had a chance to get to know each other better as a dog and handler team while we were in Florida. First of all, we worked together at camp for three days and then we had two weekends of trialing. I have to say bringing out a new dog is one […]

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Heading Home

Posted on 01/20/09 2 Comments

Well all good things must come to an end and so we must leave the sunny south and head back home.  We had a great time in Florida, topped off with one of my favorite trials of the year the “Dog-Gone-it!” trial in Orlando.  I must take this opportunity to encourage all of you all […]

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And the Winner Is:

Posted on 01/14/09 6 Comments

Thank you all for the wonderful posts you have written in response to my question from two weeks ago. I can tell many of you put a great deal of thought into your answer, I have enjoyed reading them all.  The last night of camp here in Florida I sat down and read aloud each […]

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Keep 'Em Coming!

Posted on 01/08/09 8 Comments

Wow, we have got some awesome responses to my question. Initially, I was just going to pick a certain “number” and that was going to be the “winner” but there are some many thoughtful responses I am definitely going to have to select one (might be impossible) so it may have to be more than one, winner […]

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Your Turn to Write

Posted on 01/04/09 109 Comments

Well I must be hooked on this blogging since I am sending you this from a WiFi at a gas station as John fills the RV up with diesel.  Since I am on the road for the next couple of weeks and may not be writing regularly I am going to pose a question to […]

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Contacts and Weave Camp

Posted on 12/30/08 18 Comments

This past weekend I did a Contacts and Weave workshop and we had  an awesome group. It didn’t hurt that 12 of the 14 handlers had been to  multiple camps here at Say Yes at one time or another.  Teaching people that already have a good understanding of the system makes my job a lot […]

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