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Tag: dog training

Think Beyond Limits, Be A Difference Maker

Posted on 11/26/11 19 Comments

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

Posted on 11/25/11 48 Comments

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

Posted on 11/18/11 15 Comments

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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What Do Dog Training And Weight Loss Have in Common?

Posted on 08/21/11 42 Comments

A few years ago I decided to try and help some of my long distance students by posting things on-line. It started with a YouTube site, then this blog, then the Newsletter, Facebook, then came the on-line classes . . . you get the picture. I makes me proud when I get the reports how […]

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What’s Upcoming; A Sneak Peek or is it “Peak”

Posted on 08/17/11 14 Comments

I put this video together for all of you PuppyPeakers that have been asking what is upcoming and for the rest of you so you can see what I have been doing with Swagger. As we move through month two of the program you can see that yes I am still working on a lot […]

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4140 Successful Repetitions Must Mean Something!

Posted on 08/15/11 141 Comments

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 . . .

Posted on 04/11/11 166 Comments

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

Posted on 12/16/10 18 Comments

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

Posted on 11/10/10 16 Comments

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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Wow Have Things Changed Since 1998 . . . Or Have They?

Posted on 07/29/10 7 Comments

This is the final instalment of the interview I did in 1998. I hope it has been as much fun for you looking back as it was for me! Question 11. What are your training/teaching/judging involvements in Agility now? i.e. how often do you train your own dogs, how often do you teach classes and […]

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