Tag: dog agility transformation

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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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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Gems Revealed

Posted on 01/29/16 16 Comments

A couple of days ago I shared four videos from our Handling360 students that I thought I may have jinxed. You can check out that post by clicking here. I also gave you a little quiz, to see if you could pick out the “gem” in each video… the gem being the lesson from each […]

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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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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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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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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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