Tag: Puppy Peaks

The 8 Week Old Puppy: Transitioning From Unruly To Unbelievable

Posted on 04/28/15 173 Comments susan and group 7 w

As you may or may not know, last week I made my “big decision.” I publicly announced which of my 7 then seven week old puppies I was going to keep for my own.  Tomorrow night I will be hosting a “coaching call” for my “Puppy Peaks” members. There I will share more details on why […]

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Learning From the Dog, While The Dog is Learning From You

Posted on 04/22/15 37 Comments Dogwalk

Recently while preparing for a video shoot, I put together a list of some of my most pivotal lessons I have learned from each puppy I have raised and trained over my 27 years as a dog trainer. The video will be available tomorrow but the experience of putting this list was enlightening; I strongly […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 5

Posted on 02/25/14 5 Comments 4-H-Symbol

This month it was fun for me to find out that Libby is giving back to her community by being a 4-H leader.  4-H has grown around the world in their mission of “engaging youth” to reach their fullest potential.  Seeing Libby spreading positive training to fellow juniors is very exciting.  Libby herself a junior trainer/handler […]

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Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 4

Posted on 01/25/14 10 Comments Elliott and me Scott kiss

Libby and her dog Elliott chose one of my favorite training games to shorten one of those cold winter weeks in Kentucky, and is wearing only a sweat shirt! Ohhh to have sweatshirt weather again! Winter weeks here in Canada are ranging in the -22C (-7F) range. “Sist’as Turn” is a game I first taught […]

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Junior Handler Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 3

Posted on 01/11/14 6 Comments Merry Christmas Elliott Tree

Happy New Year… I love this time of the year… new training, new goals! Libby has been sharing with us her training from Puppy Peaks for the last 2 months. Her post last month was about helping Riley learn the confidence to wear a head halter. Libby took her lessons from Puppy Peaks and helped progress […]

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Kicking Off 2014 With Two Big Surprises

Posted on 01/01/14 18 Comments basketboys

Happy new year one and all! I am so excited about 2014. Today I seem to be completely over my health issues from 2013 and we are anxiously looking forward to some very exciting projects for 2014. Later in January we will be opening our first ever on-line handling course and soon after that my […]

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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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