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Handling360: Bringing Joy To An Entlebucher

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Lots to learn from today’s video. It is a glimpse into the agility journey of one of my Handling360 students. Although it is meant to be a “Handling360 success story” there are lessons to learn while you watch.  For some, it may be discovering that there is an actual breed of dog called an Entlebucher Mountain Dog :). On a more serious note, this […]

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Inspiring Transformations in Dog Agility

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Trans·for·ma·tion /tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Who amongst us wouldn’t want a “transformation”? Maybe a transformation of our fitness level, our cluttered house, or yes possibly even our agility abilities. Transformations require the desire for a change. That desire may come from a place of frustration, pain or maybe even a drive […]

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Friends Coming Together Through Dog Agility

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I’m sure you have life long friendships that got their roots somewhere in dog sports. Meet Krinna and Naomi two friends who were strangers prior to talking to each other about mutual struggles in a dog agility class. Both ladies travelled up to Canada last year to take part in our summer camp. Both are fairly new to agility. At […]

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Planning For Success With Your Dog Training

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“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” -Anatole France My puppy “Momentum” turned eight months old last week. This picture was taken during a live training session we did last week for our “Recallers” students…here we where both hamming it up a bit 🙂 At […]

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Have You Tried A “Puppy Adventure Trip?”

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Socializing puppies should begin in the breeders home. Even before a puppy can hear or see, “puppy enrichment” can begin by focusing on the fully developed senses the puppy does have (those of touch and smell). For any of you who are members of my “Puppy Peaks” community I have a new area called “Puppy Enrichment” where I will be posting […]

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Teaching Puppies: It’s Just Arranging Coincidences

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I am pretty sure C.S. Lewis wasn’t referring to dog training when he said of experience that although it was a “brutal teacher” you still do learn from it! However, truthfully that is how not only people but puppies learn. It is through interacting with the environment, the people, the things, and other animals etc. Experiences bring […]

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