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Tag: dog training

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 17 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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Recalls in Perspective

Posted on 07/21/10 18 Comments

I received this letter from a student yesterday that I thought it was well worth posting it to all of you. Not just because of the uber nice things she says about me, but to put all of this focus on recalls into perspective. Hi Susan, I am writing to express my gratitude to you.  […]

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Questions, Concerns & Family

Posted on 07/12/10 18 Comments

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments on the blog. Lots of great questions as well in anticipation of the new e course. I am going to cover a few here today. Many concerns from those of you that live alone and how are you going to do these restrained recalls without someone […]

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Survey Says . . .

Posted on 07/09/10 22 Comments

Thanks to everyone for your feedback on the recall survey. I closed it down last night. Your comments have been invaluable. It makes no sense for me to design an e-course for you all based on what I think you need without finding out from you what you think you want! Often times what we […]

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Can I Touch You Through My Computer Screen?

Posted on 07/08/10 165 Comments

I thought the title of this post sounded a bit naughty but I figured, at the very least, it would get your attention. Today I have a great surprise for everyone. If you are a newsletter subscriber, and have read my latest newsletter, you will know that I am planning on launching an e-course, likely […]

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Planning to Fail is the Path to Success

Posted on 07/07/10 37 Comments

When you plan to fail one of the most important components of your plan is “what do I do when my dog does fail?” To answer this question, keep in mind the most critical element of training the way I do and that is you must control the access to reinforcement. So the first thing […]

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