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Tag: agility

Missing Link in Training Agility Dogs to Jump?

Posted on 12/01/14 14 Comments IMG_1430

One of the most common faults on the agility field today is knocked bars. And it makes sense since….there are more jumps then any other obstacle out there. There are several “Jumping Gurus” out there with structured, methodical programs to help teach dogs to jump. I think those programs are terrific, they lay down a fantastic […]

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Can Technical Agility Handling Still Be “Fun Agility” Handling?

Posted on 11/19/14 22 Comments WAO 2014

Every so often on Facebook I see threads where one person posts an agility course they just ran and cries how “unfair” courses are getting today. The thread often goes on to question the sanity of the judge who designed the course, before deciding that those challenges are either stupid, unsafe, unfair or all of […]

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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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Handling360 Video Contest…Day 3

Posted on 11/12/14 12 Comments 1002146_10201047765129794_2103362982_n

I’m about to up the ante 🙂 You have seen 12 amazing videos and that means there should be 12 left…but… my team pleaded  with me to add one more to the contest…so tomorrow there will be a bonus video to vote on! I am so grateful that you are helping us with this task…voting […]

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Handling360 Video Contest….Day 2

Posted on 11/11/14 25 Comments Screen Shot 2014-11-10 at 3.01.13 PM

Did you find inspiration from the journeys in Day One? It’s not over yet! We still have six more videos to roll out every day for the next three days…. trust me the decision won’t get any easier…they are all incredible! We had over 2000 total votes on yesterday’s videos and yet there are less […]

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Handling360 Video Contest Day 1 …Let’s Get it Started!

Posted on 11/10/14 43 Comments IMG_6486

If you are like me, then you love a good story. Stories take you away for a moment, maybe teach you something or lightens your mood. Over the next week I am going to share with you 24 amazing stories. Some will make you laugh out loud, some may move you to tears, where others […]

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Can Agility Dogs Turn “Too” Tight?

Posted on 05/10/14 27 Comments turning tightly

Over the past few years there seems to be be a growing obsession in the sport of dog agility with tight turns. The crowd lets out a collective “WOW!” when they see a dog gear down to wrap an upright like an extra coat of paint. Those tight turns are impressive! But can this fixation […]

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From the Road

Posted on 06/14/10 4 Comments

I just finished 5 days teaching in Auburn, Washington and today I start 4 days here in Vancouver, BC. In my inbox this morning was this quote I thought would be perfect for all of you that worked with me last week or will be working with me this week or are working without me […]

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