Tag: agility handling

Dog Training in Agility: What We Do For Love

Posted on 02/17/16 29 Comments

One of my online students challenged me recently. She is a highly successful agility competitor in the United States. She has been a student on Handling360 since the beginning. She said to me last week “why do you not stress the dog training part of your program? It is the main reason I follow what […]

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Turning the Impossible, into the POSSIBLE

Posted on 02/14/16 26 Comments jan

Do ever you look at your current agility life and believe there are things that are just impossible for you and your dog? That your thinking isn’t being a “pessimist”, rather you are just being a “realist”. Do you believe there are limits on what you can achieve as a handler because of your current …

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Do Agility Dogs Really Understand Verbal Cues & A New Home for Handling360!

Posted on 02/11/16 40 Comments library

Today was meant to be the day we released video four in our latest Handling360 video series…but alas…things didn’t go as planned. We set our sights (and sites) on tomorrow. I would personally like to thank you for your patience and promise video four will be worth the wait! I did say that for the […]

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A Case Study In One Agility Handler’s Transformation: Angie Benacquisto

Posted on 01/30/16 11 Comments AngieBKimRussellPic

In December 2014 I received an email from Angie Benacquisto, someone I had known as an accomplished agility competitor. I knew she had a young dog about the same age as my dog Swagger. I had also known that her and Echo were struggling for qualifying scores in agility as I had seen them occasionally when I […]

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My Embarrassing Secret… I May Be A Jinx!

Posted on 01/26/16 25 Comments Swagger - photo by Francisca McDonald

Ok, I had a big realization today. I have always liked to believe my values, opinions and insights are pretty much aligned with other dog lovers. Today I realized I might actually be marching to the beat of a different drummer… as a matter of fact I may actually be a bit of a jinx! […]

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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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The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

Posted on 11/21/14 6 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-18 at 10.33.56 PM

You know that ageless debate…which came first the chicken to lay the egg or the egg that grew to be a chicken? Well I see a similar one in dog agility. Yesterday, I released the first video in my latest free online training  series “Transforming Your Agility Handling.” In the first video I show you […]

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And the winners are…..

Posted on 11/17/14 15 Comments IMG_4559

Have you ever watched “The Voice” or one of those other singing contest TV shows? My favourite part of the show is waiting to see if the person I voted for makes it to the next round…as the series continues, each week grows more and more exciting…it really draws me in. Then comes the finale…I admit […]

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Handling360 Video Contest….Season Finale!

Posted on 11/14/14 94 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 10.57.44 PM

How do you feel when your favourite TV series comes to an end, knowing there won’t be more to new episodes to watch? That’s how I felt these last few days watching the agility journey videos that made the finals of our contest here on the blog.  If you are anything like me this final […]

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Handling360 Video Contest…Day 4

Posted on 11/13/14 15 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 11.50.22 PM

Today is bittersweet. The last group of new videos to vote on are below…exciting to see more stories unfold, but sad that the flow of amazing videos is coming to an end. What a whirlwind the last few days have been! I have enjoyed reading all your comments both on the blog and on Facebook, […]

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