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Effective Transitions

Being sick sucks. I have been laid up for the last few days but today I think I have turned the corner (just in time, as I have a bunch of teaching coming up). This weekend there was a Chiropractic-Veterinary workshop at our place. That is where vets & chiropractors get tutored on the finer […]

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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) competing (and doing very well) that were between 77-81 years old! […]

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The Trophies are in a Box in the Basement

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Here is a comment posted to yesterday’s blog that I think is worth highlighting. It came in from Trish who asked: Wondering… as a handler that is ‘watched’ every time she competes – what pressure do you feel (externally or internally) to make each run as good as it can be? In other words, how […]

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Winning When You Lose and Losing When You Win

I got a note from a student recently that was thrilled with her performance at a weekend trial, earning her first ever “double Q” in an AKC trial, the first step toward her MACH, gathering a boat load of mach points in the process as she was 18 seconds under time and 1.9 seconds faster […]

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A Critical Key To Training the Running Contact?

I have had a few of you email me privately and one post to my blog why I thought a “fool-proof method of running contacts was unlikely.” I don’t pretend to have all of the dog training answers and I am not a pessimist about ANYTHING. However,  I do believe I have a pretty good […]

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Doggie Diction

The dawning of Encore

 I talk to me dogs. I don’t mean I talk to my dogs the way normal people do, saying things like — ”yeah boy, get the stick”. I mean I talk to them like I expect, at any moment, they are about to answer back. I don’t talk this way all the time, but for important things […]

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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 have to say bringing out a new dog is one […]

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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 must take this opportunity to encourage all of you all […]

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