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Ever So Close!

Well my last agility event for 2010 has been put to bed. Encore and I had the honour of representing Canada at the American Kennel Club Invitational last weekend. The annual event has 5 of the highest pointed dogs of each breed that competed in the AKC shows each year go head to head in […]

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This is a Real Gem

Full disclosure today folks. You get to see vintage video of me 40 pounds overweight, in desperate need of a haircut and the most hideous looking, over sized, shocking blue outfit I have ever owned. I bet you can’t wait eh?John Cullen’s “Pre Competition Routine for Big Events” program is in full swing. Actually you […]

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Recovering From Failures and Successes!

The last few weeks have been pretty action packed for my dogs and I. Some great thrills at the World Championships in Germany followed by some more awesome thrills at the USDAA Nationals in Kentucky. In between all of my highs I have shared with you all, some of my lows as well. I have […]

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The Triple Crown In Louisville Kentucky

Wow, wow, wow what a week my dogs and I have had. We just wrapped up the USDAA Nationals. This year it was a 5 day event in a new venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Great show site, yes it needed some work on the footing for the dogs, but I trust that Ken and the […]

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What Did I Come In Here For Anyway?

Have you ever walked into a room and then forgot what you went in there for? You search around, can’t figure out what you need so you leave and then 10 minutes later you remember and you go and get it? How do you deal with that mental error? Likely you do nothing. You …

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The Less Obvious Lesson

My first run at the World Championships was going to teach or shall I say re-teach me a very important lesson and that was; read the course maps carefully and read the numbers as you do your walk through.  I was running on team. Canada was the second team in the ring so I in […]

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Greetings From Germany

Early morning start tomorrow means I can’t write much. Team Canada is the first team to practice at the FCI World Championship venue so we have a breakfast call at 5:30 AM and on the bus at 6:15 AM. Here is a video I put together of our day today. Great practice all around. The […]

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“Back” At It!

I have been away from the blog for the past week or so — mostly a forced absence.  My back decided it was a good time for me to “take a break.” My back has dictated forced “downtime” in my life in the past. Of course with this lay up coming only a few days […]

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Featuring Feature!

Today is all about the baby dog! I have some video highlights of her weekend at the AAC Nationals. For all of you on the recallers side, we still don’t have a lesson up for you today so I am going to give you the assignment of finding the times when value for RZ played […]

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Another Nationals In the History Books

We arrived home from the AAC Nationals at 2 AM this morning. My dogs ran wonderfully all weekend long, both of them. Between the 7 events (Steeplechase finals, 2 Standard, 2 Jumpers, 2 Gamblers) the two dogs won 5 of them. Feature won both Standards and 1 Gamblers, Encore won the other Gamblers and the […]

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