I asked Lynda to put together a brief video walkthrough of her World Championship weekend. It is almost as good as being there. Lynda is not your typical “big name” agility guru although she has now earned a spot on to 2 IFCS and 2 FCI World Teams with two different dogs. She doesn’t have a back ground playing competitive sports as a kid, she can’t sprint like the wind nor do fancy handling maneuvers that draws gasps from the crowd watching.
What Lynda does do well is train her dogs. Lynda’s dog’s ooze with drive. Each of the two dogs Lynda has represented Canada at IFCS and FCI events have both had amazing passion for what they do with unparalleled skills in the agility ring. Lynda has a knack for bringing out the best in the dog and the love she has for her dogs is matched only by the devotion her dogs have her. I am sure all World Champions work hard to get to the top and I am sure all World Champions have a large group of people rooting for them every step of the way. But any one who has had the pleasure of spending time with Lynda will tell you there likely has never been a World Champion before that has over come biger odds or had more people rooting for them than Lynda and Favor.
For those of you in Europe that need to see it without the music here is your link http://youtu.be/qTEz1ZaTHqE
Today I am grateful and proud of Lynda and Favor who are always spectacular and last weekend unbeatable!
Wow Lynda – was that fast and fun 🙂 Congratulations, you so deserve it!
And thank you so much, Susan, for thinking of us here in Europe and providing the second video link – actually, I like it with the “real” sound and atmosphere!
I love listening to Lynda run- each of her dogs has so many names, and each one means something just a bit differnet from the last.
Gold looks great on you both!
LOH is amazing, Favor is amazing, the runs were so inspiring but it was the picture of Lynda getting her medal that brought tears to my eyes. Many Congrats and a BIG thank you for sharing your journey with us!!!
WELL DONE LYNDA!…. what superb accomplishments… looks like it was HUGE FUN as well. Great Job!
Congrats to both of you! It was an honour to be there and watch you compete in person. So thoroughly deserving! The world needs more champions like Susan and Lynda!
What a great job by both….congratulations to a truely great team. shows what hard work and determination can do.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
lovely lovely job – so much fun to watch – what a way to start a great morning!!
Great team, wonderful runs. Congratulations
Lynda is truely fantastic and this win was so well deserved. She is a great trainer and knows what it is like to struggle with a dog and over come it. I tell everyone that if it wasn’t for LOH my dog Coal would not be alive today. His behaviours were so bad and so much more than we could handle. She took me for a coffee and said stick with the Say Yes program and trust me it will work out. I felt like such a failure and shitty dog owner…but LOH gave me the strength and encouragement to stick it out and work my ass off. Nine years later; Coal is still with us, a great dog and team mate. We thank LOH often whether she knows it or not!!
Absolutely fantastic Lynda. I’m wearing a big smile because I am so happy for you:-))
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Awesome dog! Awesome handler! Awesome teacher! Congratulations to a great team. Looking forward to camp in Quesnel in July!
Just amazing!!!!!!! So happy for you Lynda!!!!
Amazing video….so touching. What a relationship you and Favor have! Can’t wait to share the World stage with such a great team!!! #:-)
Superb runs Lynda and Por Favor! I see she now understands “Go” to mean go and not bark at you, which is handy. You look pretty relaxed out there, considering you were at the worlds. I love the way you and her have casual conversations during your runs, you are awesome multi-tasker, as we all know, WoW WoW WoW!
Linda was the first person I talked with at Say Yes! and she was such a kind and encouraging instructor during my classes there! I couldn’t be happier for her! I knew the ending and still I was sitting at the edge of my chair watching the videos! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
LOH you are a rock star and a talented dog trainer and teacher. Congratulations to you and Favour!
Great video of a great team, great to see the communication between Lynda and Favor. Big congratulations. Inspiring to see.
CONGRATULATIONS Lynda and Favor. You guys ROCKED.. :-)))
What an inspiration you are to all of us Lynda. Awesome to see the outcome of your GOOD DOG TRAINING with so much joy seen in the both of you.
Thanks for sharing. I’m very inspired.
We have a saying here in the UK…’do as I say, don’t do as I do’ – going to change it to ‘do as I say and you can do as I do’…..you keep saying it Lynda and Susan and maybe one day we can ‘do as you do’. Many congratulations to you both.
Lynda, you and your sheltie were my anchor when I first started Recallers in 2010 (with my naughty sheltie boy). Congratulations on your beautiful runs. You remain a constant inspiration!
Congrats doesn’t even cut it! I am so excited and happy for you! You inspire me!
Congratulations Lynda and Favor!! This title is so well deserved. You’re an example for most of us in agility and as person.
Beautiful runs…BIG congrats to Lynda and Favor.
Truly inspiring. Thank you Susan for sharing & clearly being an awesome mentor to Linda (& countless others )
So happy for Lynda and Favor! Congrats!
Lynda. You are a true inspiration! Wonderful job !!
Fabulous, determination and passion create great the best. Lynda deserves every great moment!
Lovely, lovely, lovely…. Doesn’t get any better than this. :)))
Go Lynda and Favor! Thank you Susan for wonderful tribute!
And Ethel’s “If I don’t understand it, other people don’t understand it either” point of view is very much appreciated on our online courses!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! What a beautiful tribute to Lynda and her journey and to your friendship and teamwork, brought tears to my eyes also! I’m very proud to work with Say Yes, as wonderful people both in and out of the ring 🙂
Beautifully handled. A pleasure to watch.
Lynda has always inspired with her words and her teaching. This takes that inspiration to a whole new level. Thank you for posting. Congratulation to Lynda and you for making us all so proud.
So happy for you Lynda, great stuff comes from great stuff!
Add my hearty congratulations to those before and after me. Lovely work!
Lovely! Love seeing the success stories.
Bravo, Lynda!!!! You must be on cloud 109! 🙂
Lynda is the best!
Perfect post. Lynda is the best trainer and a fantastic person. I agree that it couldn’t happen to a nicer person. I don’t think I have ever cheered so loud or been so proud as I was to see her on the podium. Can’t wait to cheer her on again at FCI worlds in October.
Congratulations! What fun to watch!
Thanks for sharing!
Love you Lynda. Luminous as always. And Susan, your tribute, recognition and love of your friend gives me thrills. Thank you both.
Wow! I enjoyed watching Lynda and Favor run, awesome! thank you for sharing.
Congrats to both of you!
You know Susan – agree with everything you have written. Lynda is one of the nicest most thoughtful people but what you omitted to say is that she holds down a ‘normal’ job as well.
So not only is she an excellent trainer she works full time and maybe does the ‘housewife’ bit as well.
@Clare actually Lynda holds down TWO full time jobs because on top of working for the government she puts in an average of 30 or more hours per week for us at Say Yes!
@Susan – slave driver LOL
LOH – legends usually write books you know……
I’m ok with Susan.. you’re really a nice person ! And you’re a great coach and a great trainer. You already was a “good people and trainer” World Champion. But you deserve this agility title too. Congrats!
Thank you for sharing the video. It was a real treat to watch. LOH, you ROCK….and Favor Rocks! You look so happy in all the pictures. I can’t help but smile along with you. Being one of your students has been so much fun. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store!
A heartfelt congratulations, Lynda and Favor! Awesome runs, made me smile and get a bit choked up….well deserved! So blessed to be a part of Say Yes!