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Tag: puppy training

Critical Elements for Swagger & Raven

Posted on 06/16/11 27 Comments

Very exciting day. Tomorrow 4 1/2 month old Swagger and his cousin Raven start their first ever “Advances in Dog Training” and “Critical Elements course (formerly known as puppy camp). I am certain neither puppy will have any issue with the skills required (we both have an advantage here) but it is the environment with […]

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Puppy Distractions Go to a New Level!

Posted on 06/12/11 15 Comments

As I have been travelling around North American over the past two weeks, my now 19 week old puppy has gotten lots of great experiences. First he travelled with Lynda and I on an 18 hour car trip down to Perry Georgia. He was a model of perfection. Never once making a peep while crated […]

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What a Difference A Week Makes!

Posted on 04/27/11 32 Comments

It has been a very busy time for us here at Say Yes over the past 7 days! It started with Adrian Rooyakkers coming to give an awesome three day handling workshop. The focus was on running European style courses aimed at helping  those of us heading over to the UK for WAO. That ended […]

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What is “Ruff Love” Really?

Posted on 04/18/11 106 Comments

So I have a very naughty 11 week old puppy. Below is the video evidence to prove it.  I thought this would be an ideal time to talk about my Ruff Love program. When Ruff Love was first released more than 10 years ago it received some pretty harsh criticism from many so called “gurus” […]

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Socializing the Singleton Puppy: Swagger’s Big Adventures

Posted on 02/27/11 52 Comments

I think I have neglected you blog readers a bit by posting a lot of my updates about Swagger on my new Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/SusanGarrettDogAgility). So today I am going overboard, with this mega- blog post. And yes, I promised to get back to our talk on NRM this week:). As you can see in […]

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A Pictorial Glimpse at the Critical Elements of Say Yes!

Posted on 04/19/10 14 Comments

Well we have launched! Two weekends ago we unrolled the first “Flatwork Secrets” & “Blueprint for Handling Success.” This past weekend it was “Advances in Dog Training” and “Critical Elements.” I like the way things piece together and although it always seems I have more I want to teach, I like the way the entire […]

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The Puppy One Hundred (and thirty five)

Posted on 01/11/10 24 Comments

Okay since I gave you all a bit of a shake up last week with my cyber behaviour experiment, all good trainers know in order to prevent complete shut down, it is time for a heavy dose of reinforcement. Here you go. It is my new  Puppy One Hundred list. But now, due to the […]

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