img_5837If you have been reading my blog for some time you will know that we love video stories…and we love to honour the progress of our students. As we will soon be re-opening registration for Handling360 we thought there was no better way to start things off than to celebrate the journeys of our Agility Handling students. These unique stories share how and why this group of agility lovers joined our online training community.

Today kicks off Round One of our Handling360 video contest!

Members of H360 range from teenagers to grandparents, from the athletically gifted to the physically challenged, and from the never- trained-an-agility-dog-before to the national champions. Every level of agility enthusiast yet the same transformational experience and same goal; to bring out the best in their dog…and themselves!

Which Two Stories Touch You the Most?

Over the next week, we will be posting three semi-final rounds for you to vote on. Every other day we will post a new set of 5 videos. Pick your top two favourites in each round. We will finish the contest with the “Finale” where the top six videos of the week (top two each day) will go head to head to compete to be in the top three.

We have amazing prizes for our contest winners…I mean CRAZY GOOD AMAZING!  Our wonderful sponsors have once again been very generous. The top 3 vote getters here, and two additional contestants chosen at random, will EACH receive a gift pack including the FIVE outrageously cool prizes listed below.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

Dog Sofa from wiPet

The wiPet Dog Sofa made it’s debut at the FCI Agility World Championships in Spain and was an instant success! This is our new FAVOURITE dog bed here at Say Yes. The wiPet team have created an amazingly comfortable and durable dog bed that is also waterproof with a machine washable cover. This brilliant Dog Sofa is manufactured with materials of first quality and ergonomically designed for the maximum comfort of your dog.

H360 Gift Pack from 4MyMerles

This gift pack sure has a WOW factor and features your very own H360 Bag, H360 Plush Clip Leash, Limited Edition H360 Plush Bungee Earth Ball and “New” Bungee & Squeak. 4MyMerles have you covered with their wonderful creations!

FitBone from FitPAWS

We love FitPAWS and our FitBones here at Say Yes and know that you will too! The possibilities of things you can do with a FitBone are endless and they are great for dogs of all ages. FitBones are fun and ideal for countless body awareness games.

Aluminet Dog Shade from Be Cool Solutions

The very versatile Be Cool Solutions Dog Shade measures 2m x 2m and comes with a travel bag. This is BRILLIANT to keep in your kit for training, trialling and travelling, and for around the home! When it’s hot outside, the shade deflects intense sun and heat. When it’s cool outside, this same shade material preserves heat, holding in warmth beneath the shade.

Gift Certificate from DogWise

Each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to – an online retailer of “All things dog!”. sells everything from books, to dog show supplies, eBooks, DVDs, and so much more! Check out the website…you’ll agree that this gift certificate will be TOO EASY to spend!

Now on to the stories! Below are the first 5 videos, and we know that picking just 2 can be hard! Make sure to scroll to the bottom to vote. Remember, we have three rounds before the finals. If you are inspired by these videos and want to learn more about our Handling360 program just sign up for our “H360 Notification List” with the form found to the right of this post.

1. Shandlyn

2. Nici

3. Barbara

4. Liz

5. Maren

Voting in the Season Finale is now open!

Results of Round One Voting

  • Maren (40%, 456 Votes)
  • Nici (20%, 232 Votes)
  • Barbara (15%, 175 Votes)
  • Shandlyn (13%, 154 Votes)
  • Liz (12%, 136 Votes)

Total Voters: 684

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View the videos in Round Two and Round Three.

Today I am grateful to each of the H360 students who stepped out of their comfort zone and shared their story with the world.  Be sure to vote for the two stories that touch you the most!

If you would like to focus your agility training, we have a quick and easy online quiz for you to enjoy. After you complete the quiz we will send you a gift eBook with agility focus tips based on your results. Next week I will be hosting a free online agility workshop and we have started a Facebook group in preparation; everyone is welcome to join. So far there is a downloadable podcast in the file section AND on Saturday I plan on doing a Facebook Live broadcast (just for this group).