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Swinging With The Dog

There have been a few questions since I posted my National’s standard runs about turning my dog away from me on the contacts. It occurred when my dog raced up the dogwalk on my left arm and had to turn away from me into a tunnel. Running in Greg Derrett’s handling system we do not […]

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Catching Up to Last Week

So back from the USDAA regional last weekend and I will write about it later, but for now I am going to post the last of my Canadian Nationals videos. This is the 2 standard classes that where offered. Take a look at the standard courses here Neither course was a “gimme” for …

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A Better View of Jumpers!

So far this week I have showed you each girl’s Steeplechase runs, Encore’s Gambler’s and errrh  ummm “jumper’s” run. So to redeem myself I will post Feature’s two Jumpers runs from the Canadian Nationals.  Day one she had the fastest time during this first run of the day. Many dogs, with far more experience, took  the […]

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Looking for Clues in a Jumpers Debacle

Very few of my runs are “flawless.”  I do have screw ups just like anyone else, but at last weekend’s Canadian Nationals I had a lulu of a fiasco, the likes of which I have not experienced in a while. Encore and I are pretty solid in our teamwork so when she has a …

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Harvesting the Fruits of Training

Back in November of last year, I wrote about how I felt the need to work on my dog’s Gambling Skills. The post was called “Getting Old Fashioned”. My winter project was to grow my dog’s skills so that the Gamblers class was not going to turn my stomach at a regional or national event. […]

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Slowing Things Down

jumpers final

I felt a little badly that my last post was all about Encore while Feature had a great weekend at Canada Cup herself. So to alleviate some guilt, I had to post Feature’s run for you all as well. Just so you know this isn’t just some narcissistic indulgence, I decided to set up the video as […]

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Perfection

I don’t have a lot of time today, tons to do before Tuesday, but I had to post this run from the weekend. Canada Cup was again fantastic.  My dogs were amazing, as a handler, I let them down in the early rounds but we pulled it together when it counted and won 3 of […]

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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 didn’t get this installment it could be that your server […]

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Party Crasher at Novice Camp

Snapping Turtle

  Well Novice camp started off with some excitement as this young lady decided she needed to lay her eggs right at the end of my opening sequence!  Every year at the end of May-first week of June, the turtles come up from the pond to lay their eggs. We have two varieties, the cutie-putie […]

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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 do not want to make the investment in their novice […]

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