First of all thanks to all of you that took the time to give me your feedback by filling out the survey I posted last week. For those that intended to take the survey but didn’t get around to it, you can still do it by clicking this link http://ponyurl.com/wphpde. I don’t think I will get perfect scores from the survey design staff, so thanks for your patience while while I perfect my skill at survey writing.
However, I got lots of great ideas and that was the many purpose of the survey. I now have a much clearer vision of what I need to do next and I wouldn’t have had that understanding without your feedback. So I am now going to get busy preparing content for all of you. Some will be free tools for you, some will come with a reasonable price tag, but all will be very worthwhile content since YOU guys have been the ones that have helped to designed the products!
I did promise prizes to randomly drawn survey participants. I picked the 3 big winners by logging into the survey results and choosing participants number 35, 135 and 1035 (if you have read the stuff about me in a previous post you will remember I have an unexplainable obsession with the number 35:). So I am sending out a really cool Say Yes Dog Training sweatshirt with “Positive is Not Permissive” printing on the front plus an autographed copy of “Ruff Love” to . . . .
and Wild Bill McFarlin
Thanks to all, this was a fun first attempt at survey taking.
Some interesting tidbits from the survey.. Most of you that participated (more than 70% of you) have been doing agility for more than 4 years. So potentially there are alot of newbies out there that have not found this blog or my newsletters so please SPREAD THE WORD. If each of you encouraged 3 newbies (doing agility less than 3 years) to sign up for my newsletter think of how many dogs you would be helping to get a more positive start on their agility careers! Anyone can sign up for the newsletter by going to my website (www.clickerdogs.com) and filling in the form there or by emailing [email protected] with the subject line subscribe. It is that easy.
So back to the survey, the next interesting fact, can you guess what was the number one reason people put down for not qualifying? If you are like me, you would guess wrong. The answer is weave poles! When I combined the 3 categories of entries, exits or popped poles, it made weave poles collective be the number one reason most of you don’t qualify! Ok folks, there is this great new DVD out that WILL help you with your weave pole training. Seriously, I will be posting more free weave pole help this week so send or re-send your pressing 2×2 questions and I will try to get to them.
I am happy to see that most of you are book and dvd junkies and that more than half of you owned all of my books and DVDs (next step is to take the shrink wrapping off and put them to good use people!:)).
As for the content, I got thousands of thoughtful replies explaining where you need help with your agility training. I am listening to what you are asking for and I have already set things in motion to get you the direction each of you have asked for. I am not going to say anything more than that, but I am excited and you should be too. It will take me a while to get all my ideas out of my head and out to you but some of it will be out to you this week (in the form of another free 2×2 webinar to be posted here).
Thanks again everyone for all of your input and for your active participation in this community. We are in it together, the more you write, the more I learn about you. . . as you read and learn more about me. It is like we are becoming one big happy cyber-family!
Today I am grateful for all the ideas you all have sent me, I am stoked!