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KICKING IT OFF! The 2016 H360 Video Contest!

Posted on 01/18/16 15 Comments FullSizeRender

Day 1 of Our Handling360 Video Contest Has Arrived We at Say Yes LOVE our video contests. Every entry is inspiring and each one highlights the wonderful relationship between dogs and the people who love them. My team and I sit down and watch each and every video and I can tell you none of us wants it to […]

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Handling360: Bringing Joy To An Entlebucher

Posted on 01/16/16 2 Comments Earl Tunnel

Lots to learn from today’s video. It is a glimpse into the agility journey of one of my Handling360 students. Although it is meant to be a “Handling360 success story” there are lessons to learn while you watch.  For some, it may be discovering that there is an actual breed of dog called an Entlebucher Mountain Dog :). On a more serious note, this […]

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Inspiring Transformations in Dog Agility

Posted on 01/11/16 36 Comments IMG_3623_3738

Trans·for·ma·tion /tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Who amongst us wouldn’t want a “transformation”? Maybe a transformation of our fitness level, our cluttered house, or yes possibly even our agility abilities. Transformations require the desire for a change. That desire may come from a place of frustration, pain or maybe even a drive […]

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Friends Coming Together Through Dog Agility

Posted on 01/08/16 30 Comments Krinna and Naomi.

I’m sure you have life long friendships that got their roots somewhere in dog sports. Meet Krinna and Naomi two friends who were strangers prior to talking to each other about mutual struggles in a dog agility class. Both ladies travelled up to Canada last year to take part in our summer camp. Both are fairly new to agility. At […]

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Goal Setting, Defining Moments and Being the Best for The Dog You Love

Posted on 01/06/16 7 Comments EPSON MFP image

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better!” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson When I was 10 years old I wanted to play organized ice hockey… you know, with coaches and team jerseys the whole big shebang. The only problem was there were no organized girls hockey teams in our city back then…however, […]

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Defining Moments: How Decisions In Life Guide Our Dog Training Path

Posted on 01/04/16 31 Comments

Everyone has “their story.”  Think about your life. Our stories are a collection of defining moments one stacked on the next that have created the life we now enjoy. Who we married or didn’t marry, what adventurous trip we decided to take or not take. A new hobby we took up or a course we enrolled […]

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Recovering From Loss: What Are You Focused On?

Posted on 12/19/15 16 Comments Adrian puppy Fi,jpg

Tragedy can be permanently scaring to those it touches. Disoriented, confused, mixed with feelings of anguish and guilt makes it difficult to know how to move forward. Last night many people from my local agility community gathered here at Say Yes to celebrate the life of an awesome man, Adrian Rooyackkers, who’s life was cut […]

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Leash Aggression in Dogs: Are We Trying To Put Out A Fire With Gasoline?

Posted on 11/16/15 336 Comments working-at-beach

I spent six days last week working from a beach house in Los Angeles, California. Hermosa Beach to be exact. It was an unbelievable week for many reasons. A big part of it was the people who were there with me. I have belonged to a small mastermind group for six years now. We get together in person […]

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Planning For Success With Your Dog Training

Posted on 11/01/15 68 Comments momentum 8 months coaching call

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” -Anatole France My puppy “Momentum” turned eight months old last week. This picture was taken during a live training session we did last week for our “Recallers” students…here we where both hamming it up a bit 🙂 At […]

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Expressing Gratitude

Posted on 08/24/15 39 Comments gratitude.001

The past few months have been an exciting time here at Say Yes. A  brand new Recallers website, several brand new full time staff members, and many, many people brand new to our Say Yes community. There is so much to celebrate. We are incredibly grateful for our global dog loving community. It is humbling to have […]

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