Tag: positive dog training

Dog Training in Agility: What We Do For Love

Posted on 02/17/16 29 Comments

One of my online students challenged me recently. She is a highly successful agility competitor in the United States. She has been a student on Handling360 since the beginning. She said to me last week “why do you not stress the dog training part of your program? It is the main reason I follow what […]

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Turning the Impossible, into the POSSIBLE

Posted on 02/14/16 26 Comments jan

Do ever you look at your current agility life and believe there are things that are just impossible for you and your dog? That your thinking isn’t being a “pessimist”, rather you are just being a “realist”. Do you believe there are limits on what you can achieve as a handler because of your current …

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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 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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Improve Your Dog Training By Playing Like A Dog

Posted on 04/10/12 79 Comments

I sent out a newsletter early this morning which covers all sorts of tips on tugging with your dog. As lengthy as that newsletter ended up being, I fear I only scraped the surface of what could be written on the subject. So, here I am sharing more (but again, I still feel I am […]

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Is it Time To Clear Out Some Baggage?

Posted on 03/21/12 78 Comments

If you are a newsletter subscriber then earlier today you would have received a post on evaluating and working towards eliminating “baggage” in your relationship with your dog. All of dogs our carry around some form of baggage from living with and learning from us. This baggage  is just artifacts of our dog training choices […]

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Effective Triggers and the Transfer of Value

Posted on 03/13/12 65 Comments

If you have been reading my blog long, you are aware of my constant emphasis on relationship building and a solid foundation before you work on the “sexy” stuff in dog training. Although I am thrilled when I see people working at transferring the value of their dog’s rewards into things like a seesaw, contacts or […]

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Don’t Forget to Laugh!

Posted on 03/12/12 20 Comments

There have been some great reports written on my last blogpost after the last newsletter. I am happy to see so many of you are starting to exam the triggers your dogs have have that prompt responses from you. I just want this to be clear; Susan Garrett’s dogs do posses triggers that will prompt her […]

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The Possibilities in Dog Training

Posted on 08/02/11 181 Comments

Recently I became involved in a discussion about dog training methodology with friends and members of the CAPPDT. I felt compelled to write this post, hopefully I did it without judgement.  I know I have addressed this topic many times in the past but it certainly is worth more than one look. Do you know […]

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Looking for All That Is Good

Posted on 04/20/11 33 Comments

Thank you so much to all of you blog readers for the awesome comments you leave on this blog. Thank you for joining me in celebrating our love for dogs by having positive dialogues that recognize how humour plays a role in engaging conversations. You are so essential in the delivery of all I  share […]

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