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Tag: dog agility

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #4 Kennel for Comfort and Safety

Posted on 09/15/16 4 Comments h360-agilitytips-fb4-copy

Agility Trial Success Tip #4: Kennel for comfort and safety. Set your dog up for success by focusing on the location you choose to crate your dog. Event stress can be minimized by choosing a crating area that presents the best possible environment for yourself, your dog and your fellow competitors. No one likes to […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #3 Fuel Your Body

Posted on 09/14/16 15 Comments h360-agilitytips-fb3

Agility Trial Success Tip #3: Fuel Your Body Plan meals to fuel your body. When you plan ahead you won’t be tempted to eat convenience food being served at the trial. I choose to drink a juice for breakfast, a smoothie at lunch and a healthy meal at dinner. Meal planning goes for your dog […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #2 Packing Lists

Posted on 09/14/16 9 Comments h360-agilitytips-fb2-copy

Agility Trial Success Tip #2: Packing lists… have them! I have several lists depending upon the trial I am heading to. We can create a master list here. In the comments below share your agility trial packing list. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell Today I am grateful […]

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Be Your BEST in Agility: 10 Tips to Get You THERE!

Posted on 09/14/16 14 Comments swagger-spain

Swagger and I are preparing for our upcoming trip to FCI World  Championships in Zaragoza, Spain representing Subaru Agility Team Canada. In my preparations this week, I gave my “agility trial checklist” a once over to see if there were any needed “tweaks”. As I was looking at my list I thought “this would be cool […]

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The Dog Agility Judge’s Path

Posted on 05/30/16 21 Comments Swagger DW finals

This weekend something bizarre happened. My otherwise reliable agility dog Swagger suddenly did the exact opposite of what I cued him to do. It was like he was hearing conflicting cues and chose to listen to someone else. It wasn’t until I looked at my video (something everyone should have… videos of their runs) that […]

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Dog Agility: Why Doing It “Just For Fun” May Be The Wrong Way

Posted on 03/02/16 22 Comments feature_snow_2011

Today I wanted to make to time to join in the Dog Agility Blogger Action Day because the topic is FUN. How can I not take time out for THAT? As a professional in the sport of dog agility I recognize I am more obsessive with training and handling then the average “weekend agility warrior.”  […]

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Dog Training in Agility: What We Do For Love

Posted on 02/17/16 30 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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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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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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