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I Just Knew There Had To Be A “Silver Lining!”

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Last weekend was the 2015 European Open. In March I was named to the Canadian team with my two dogs Feature and Swagger. It should have been an event I was really looking forward to, however, I was heading into it with mixed emotions. Several times in the past 10 days I had actually written my manager an email […]

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Missing Link in Training Agility Dogs to Jump?

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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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Puppy Peaks Review: Month 1!

Libby and Elliot Practice Puppy Peaks

Yesterday, I introduced you to Libby, who is our new Puppy Peaks Junior Reporter, here to give you a monthly “peek” into Puppy Peaks from her perspective. Thanks to each of you for making Libby feel so welcome! Libby is a 16-year-old dog trainer who we first met during our Puppy Peaks registrations this fall. […]

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Dog Training From A Junior Handler’s Perspective

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When it comes to dog training, I recognize that everyone is in a different place in their journey.  Your needs may differ based on the challenges you face with your pet, your experience level, your goals for your dog (dog sports? obedience? Or just a happy, well-behaved family pet?), and finally, your age. That is […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Day 4 of voting is upon us!  We’ve had nearly 1,500 people vote for our first 15 videos…can you believe it?  Thank you to everyone for voting, and a special thanks to our talented videographers for providing us with such beautiful entertainment over the last 4 days! Today is the final day of voting for […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 2

Thank you everyone for voting yesterday for Day 1 of the Puppy Peaks video contest!  Nearly 500 people cast their votes yesterday for our videos!  That’s awesome! Now you see what a difficult decision it was for us to choose just 20! Just as a reminder for those just joining us, over the last week […]

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Jumping into Height Changes for All Dogs in Agility?

When I think back on to my first years in agility with my Jack Russell Terrier “Shelby,”  it makes me happy to see where agility has come. Shelby competed almost exclusively in USDAA where at only 9 1/2″ tall she had to climb a 6′ 3″ A Frame, manoeuvre over contacts with 1″ slats (including […]

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