Handling

More from the NW Regionals

I hope you all received the newsletter that I sent out earlier today where I wrote about the Contact Seminar I gave out west. If not, sorry, I don't know if I can re-send it. If you are signed up to the newsletter and you [...]

2020-01-10T21:37:57-04:00July 6th, 2009|5 Comments

I Don't Get It . . .

So I am looking over my registrations for the upcoming Novice camp this week and I don't quite get it. Why do people trip over themselves to get into a masters camp (we have been full for some time for our July Masters camp) but [...]

2009-06-18T04:19:29-04:00June 6th, 2009|51 Comments

An Epidemic of "Buck Fever"

My observations from the Ontario regionals this week can be summed up by a comment I am borrowing from a friend. I was talking to a business colleague yesterday and he used the phrase "Buck Fever."  He spoke about how a marksman on the practice [...]

2009-06-02T05:17:18-04:00June 2nd, 2009|15 Comments

How Handling Systems are like Spandex

We had a full day of handling here yesterday and another one planned for today. Double box times two! Yesterday was a group of mostly high drive dogs, 11 of the 14 being over-the-top Border Collies.  For the most part, all of the dogs worked very [...]

2009-05-14T03:35:52-04:00May 14th, 2009|18 Comments

A Special Gift for You!

Lots of great lessons were discovered during my recent time out west. There is one lesson though, that I find myself repeating over and over again when I teach, and yet still I don't see the change in people's behaviour.  You know the old saying [...]

2009-04-08T03:35:30-04:00April 8th, 2009|60 Comments

MAC Trial

Well another one in the books. It was cold and snowy here the first day I arrived in Minnesota, well dah. It is Minnesota and it is February! A really well run trial. The girls from Omaha were up and I have to thank Brittney [...]

2020-01-10T20:58:26-04:00February 22nd, 2009|11 Comments

A New Goal for All of Us to Aim For

The trial I was at on Friday was a small one. There were two standard runs and in the second one, Feature was the only 26" dogs (video included below).  However with this very small trial there where still 3 people (that I knew of) [...]

2020-01-10T20:50:05-04:00February 8th, 2009|10 Comments

Running the "baby" dog

Well Feature and I had a chance to get to know each other better as a dog and handler team while we were in Florida. First of all, we worked together at camp for three days and then we had two weekends of trialing. I [...]

2020-01-10T20:35:31-04:00January 21st, 2009|15 Comments

Heading Home

Well all good things must come to an end and so we must leave the sunny south and head back home.  We had a great time in Florida, topped off with one of my favorite trials of the year the "Dog-Gone-it!" trial in Orlando.  I [...]

2009-01-20T06:36:30-04:00January 20th, 2009|2 Comments