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Defining Inspirational Dog Training . . .

I am sitting here watching a series of video clips that I put together of my puppy “Swagger.” Its clips of him working at a seminar over the weekend. I love my puppy, as I love my own dogs but as I watch video clips I tend to be critically; looking for what I could […]

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Think Beyond Limits, Be A Difference Maker

I first posted this letter and video in one of my webinars last week. Since then I have received private emails and one on Facebook asking to see it again. Funny, at first I didn’t know if I should even share it wondering if it would come off as somewhat self righteous, but I thought it […]

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Outrageous Bonus Added to Recallers 3.0

Okay some may think I have completely lost my mind but remember what motivates me; the vision to help dogs world wide be better understood by their owners and to help those owners create a better relationship with their dogs. To that end I have been working on a course, it was supposed to be […]

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Failing Your Way to Dog Training Success

I think history has proven that learning happens primarily through mistakes, that is what “experience” is all about.  Some of the world’s greatest successes have also been amongst the biggest failures. Thomas Edison, who most famous invention was the lightbulb said this when asked about all of his failures “I didn’t fail, I just found […]

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4140 Successful Repetitions Must Mean Something!

Recently I was doing some math. I was looking at all of the dogs I have trialled in agility since I decided to train without physical or verbal corrections (that was in 1994). There is; Buzz (born in 1996), DeCaff (born in 2000), Encore (born in 2004) and Feature (born in 2007). Swagger hasn’t trialled yet […]

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Criteria is . . .

What word do you believe is synonymous with the word criteria?  I want you to pause for a moment right now and think of the first word that pops into your mind when you think of the word “criteria.” Don’t read on until you have that word. Say it out loud when you hear the word […]

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Progress Not Perfection

As many of you know I am pretty big into continuing education. I am constantly enrolled in some course trying to learn something. At this time of year I end up having more time to digest some of this great information. One of the coaching groups I belong to has a mantra that I think is […]

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Being Present

Tony Robbins talks about being present for your spouse or kids. This is something I am guilty of with John, I know I need to work on it. You know what I mean. You are hammering away at the computer and your mate is trying to have a conversation with you that you are absentmindedly […]

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