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Transformations in Dog Training: The 2016 Recallers Video Contest Day One

Posted on 06/21/16 24 Comments Blue-9-Klimb-3

Anyone reading this blog who has raised a dog has been there at one point or another. Frustrated as $h!% when our dog just doesn’t co-operate. Sometimes we plead and that works, sometimes, we bribe and that works… but more often than not the dog just does what he wants when he wants, leaving us […]

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Goal Setting in Dog Sports

Posted on 02/23/16 53 Comments goal-setting

Last week I was out in Los Angeles at a three day business workshop. Sitting in the meeting my mind drifted towards dog training and today’s vlog was born. My mind drifting is not a reflection of the presentation I was listening to…  as my friend, Annie Hyman Pratt from I M P A Q Entrepreneur, […]

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Do Agility Dogs Really Understand Verbal Cues & A New Home for Handling360!

Posted on 02/11/16 41 Comments library

Today was meant to be the day we released video four in our latest Handling360 video series…but alas…things didn’t go as planned. We set our sights (and sites) on tomorrow. I would personally like to thank you for your patience and promise video four will be worth the wait! I did say that for the […]

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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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Defining Moments: How Decisions In Life Guide Our Dog Training Path

Posted on 01/04/16 31 Comments

Everyone has “their story.”  Think about your life. Our stories are a collection of defining moments one stacked on the next that have created the life we now enjoy. Who we married or didn’t marry, what adventurous trip we decided to take or not take. A new hobby we took up or a course we enrolled […]

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Let’s Inspire Others With Our Dog Training!

Posted on 06/12/14 20 Comments BertieBuzz Jumping

Have you ever seen those dogs that have a relationship with their owners that is so strong that no distraction can tempt them from straying away from what they have been asked to do? Before you say, “I could never have that with MY dog” I’d like you to consider if you did have that kind of […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 5

Posted on 02/25/14 5 Comments 4-H-Symbol

This month it was fun for me to find out that Libby is giving back to her community by being a 4-H leader.  4-H has grown around the world in their mission of “engaging youth” to reach their fullest potential.  Seeing Libby spreading positive training to fellow juniors is very exciting.  Libby herself a junior trainer/handler […]

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How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

Posted on 02/11/14 20 Comments handling360_white

By now you may have heard registrations are now open for my latest online handling classes “Handling360.”  This is different than any other project I have ever presented before. The four main handling classes I normally only make available here at Say Yes are now being rolled out all in one online class. Handling360 is […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 4

Posted on 01/25/14 10 Comments Elliott and me Scott kiss

Libby and her dog Elliott chose one of my favorite training games to shorten one of those cold winter weeks in Kentucky, and is wearing only a sweat shirt! Ohhh to have sweatshirt weather again! Winter weeks here in Canada are ranging in the -22C (-7F) range. “Sist’as Turn” is a game I first taught […]

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Junior Handler Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 3

Posted on 01/11/14 6 Comments Merry Christmas Elliott Tree

Happy New Year… I love this time of the year… new training, new goals! Libby has been sharing with us her training from Puppy Peaks for the last 2 months. Her post last month was about helping Riley learn the confidence to wear a head halter. Libby took her lessons from Puppy Peaks and helped progress […]

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