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Tag: dog 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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Puppy Peaks Review: Month 1!

Posted on 11/27/13 7 Comments 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

Posted on 11/21/13 36 Comments Libby, Junior Reporter for Say Yes

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 – Final Videos FACE OFF!

Posted on 08/30/13 111 Comments

What a week it has been!  Yesterday concluded our last day of voting for our Top 20 videos in the Puppy Peaks Video Contest, and today, the top 8 videos chosen over the last 4 days will FACE OFF for the Grand Prize!  We received so many fabulous video entries during this contest, and I […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Posted on 08/29/13 15 Comments

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

Posted on 08/27/13 19 Comments

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?

Posted on 08/01/13 95 Comments

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, maneuver over contacts with 1″ slats (including […]

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Life’s Little Detours: Making Outrageously Tasty Lemonade

Posted on 07/22/13 71 Comments

According to my booking calendar (planned more than a year ago) I should be in Germany right now. I had made my decision at that time, that I would not be applying to Canada’s FCI team to travel to South Africa in 2013 . . . I just could not put my dog through that […]

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Dog Agility Championships: Bring On Snooker & Gamblers

Posted on 05/30/13 15 Comments Susan Garrett winning the gold!

The Games Championship is comprised of two Games: Snooker and Gamblers. If you are really keen to learn more about each game, there is a briefing written up on the WAO home page. Snooker is a game that most people who are new to agility absolutely hate. First of all, it is a game of […]

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International Agility Championship . . . The First Time All Over Again

Posted on 05/23/13 30 Comments Susan Garrett trip to WAO - Aqueduct in Segovia

I just got home from my participating in my second WAO (World Agility Open) event held in Oviedo, Spain. Some consider this one of the four “world championship” type agility events; FCI in October, European Open in July, WAO in May and IFCS held every other year. This is my second year competing at WAO […]

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