Fitness

Encouraging News For Swagger and Border Collies with Cardiomyopathy

First Swagger and I would like to thank this amazing community. xoxo It is because of all of the feedback I received from readers of this blog and our Facebook page, that I have some encouraging news to report today. No, Swagger isn't miraculously cured... [...]

2020-01-11T08:29:48-04:00February 16th, 2018|54 Comments

Could Your Dog Have An Agility Injury That’s Affecting His Performance?

The other day I took what started out as an “under the radar” road trip to Baltimore to see a specialist about what I believed to be an injury that my dog Swagger endured last summer. I say "appeared" to be because to most onlookers [...]

2020-01-11T09:06:00-04:00June 26th, 2017|62 Comments

Developing Young Agility Talent… Setting Goals & Having Fun!

This weekend I will be hosting something that I am pretty sure has never been done in the agility world before. It is a three-day seminar with 8 agility handlers (most of which have been extremely successful in agility with past dogs) and the entire [...]

2018-04-11T18:03:43-04:00March 9th, 2016|34 Comments

15 Minutes with a New York Best Selling Author

Last Friday was a very special day for me. I had New York Times best selling author Michael Hyatt “in da house.” You see, Michael and I have a common friend who told Michael about the setup we use to do our coaching calls each [...]

2020-01-11T20:22:34-04:00January 7th, 2015|23 Comments

Setting Goals is Easy…Accomplishing Them?

Anyone who trains their dog or competes in sports should be setting goals. Goals focused on everyday training sessions as well as goals around the competitions. It makes no difference if your dream is to watch your dog having the most fun possible or if it [...]

2017-12-21T16:10:27-04:00December 31st, 2014|20 Comments

Focusing On The Future…Ringing In 2015 In Fitness STYLE For Our Dogs!

In my last blog post, I showed a treadmill routine I put together building on some cool ideas I got from Robert Porter at our Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium. Since then we have gotten two main questions... First... what if I missed the [...]

2018-02-27T01:29:22-04:00December 28th, 2014|57 Comments

Fit, Focused and Having Fun AWAY From Organized Dog Sports

Earlier in the month we hosted the Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium here at Say Yes Dog Training. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Three days PACKED with amazing insight and research from Dr. Leslie Woodcock, Robby Porter and myself. The [...]

2020-01-11T20:24:49-04:00December 21st, 2014|30 Comments

Canine Fitness The Love That Keeps On Giving

I am sooooo excited... Tomorrow, we start our three day Canine Fitness and Body Awareness Symposium. This is a topic that gets me cranked up! Putting in the time to work your dog’s flexibility, strength, conditioning, balance and proprioception is like the gift that keeps [...]

2014-12-05T15:02:19-04:00December 5th, 2014|35 Comments

Missing Link in Training Agility Dogs to Jump?

One of the most common faults on the agility field today is knocked bars. And it makes sense since....there are more jumps then any other obstacle out there. There are several “Jumping Gurus” out there with structured, methodical programs to help teach dogs to jump. I [...]

2018-03-09T08:21:13-04:00December 1st, 2014|14 Comments

And They Call It Puppy Love: Doing Whats Best For Our “Agility Prospects”

Did you know that you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to train your agility dog based on what you teach him as a puppy? Not only that, but you can better prepare that dog to avoid injury over their 5-10 year career, [...]

2014-11-29T23:29:51-04:00November 29th, 2014|9 Comments

The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

You know that ageless debate…which came first the chicken to lay the egg or the egg that grew to be a chicken? Well I see a similar one in dog agility. Yesterday, I released the first video in my latest free online training  series “Transforming [...]

2014-11-21T21:57:43-04:00November 21st, 2014|6 Comments