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Tag: dog training

Could I Be A Dog-Loving Mentor?

Posted on 01/03/14 180 Comments IMG_2097

To some dog owners who participate in performance sports around the world I am considered a dog training “mentor.” Definition: men·tor  ˈmenˌtôr,-tər/ noun: mentor; plural noun: mentors 1. an experienced and trusted adviser. Being a mentor is an honour I take very seriously. Why would Susan Garrett be considered a mentor? Possibly because of the national or […]

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Puppy Training “Peeks” . . . Month 2

Posted on 12/06/13 10 Comments IMG_8840

In last week’s post, I introduced you to Libby. Libby has been brought onto the Say Yes team as our new “Junior Puppy Peaks Reporter.”  She is a young and talented trainer, who is passionate about obedience and dog agility, and more importantly, is passionate about improving the lives of every dog she meets.  It […]

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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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Could my two keys be your two keys?

Posted on 09/26/13 53 Comments Susan Garrett

Training a dog can be an amazingly joyful or unbelievably frustrating use of your time. What separates these two experiences is one thing and only one thing and that is your dog’s immunity to distractions. Truth. The biggest saboteur working against reaching your goals in dog training is how attracted your dog is to the […]

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The Two Sides of Dog Training: The Right and the Wrong Way

Posted on 09/05/13 76 Comments

Big decisions in life (which result in a dramatic turn either left or right) are made by weighing the pros and cons of either direction. Nobody confidently steps away from the direction they feel is the right way. So we have to assume each of us has some level of certainty when making decisions in […]

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And the Puppy Peaks Video Winners Are…

Posted on 09/05/13 33 Comments

Today we officially announce our winners from our recent Puppy Peaks video contest. I just have to say that the competition was intense. We had so many great videos that of the three of my “faves to win” didn’t even make the finals!!!  Everyone who entered a video in the contest is a big winner – a […]

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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 1!

Posted on 08/26/13 20 Comments

Well let me start off by saying, “WOW!”  Once again, the members of our wonderful community have managed to surprise me with your talent…not only as dog trainers, but as video makers as well!  Over the last two weeks, we have been running our 1st Official Puppy Peaks Video Contest.  Puppy Peaks is an online […]

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