Interviews

Behind The Scenes At Shedd…. Positive Dog Training Parallels

This past weekend I was in Chicago for business meetings... and happened to arrive a day early. What to do?  If you have an interest in animal training, you might immediately think of Shedd Aquarium when you hear "Chicago"... so that is where we went! [...]

2020-01-11T06:33:58-04:00June 6th, 2019|11 Comments

Learning from Cats and Seagulls … Chat with Bob Bailey

Over his career, Dr Bob Bailey has trained over 140 different species of animals. The effect of this training has reached millions of animals and people, including you!  If you are here reading this post, then you have been influenced by Bob Bailey. He is [...]

2020-01-11T06:36:58-04:00May 13th, 2019|7 Comments

A Case Study In One Agility Handler’s Transformation: Angie Benacquisto

In December 2014 I received an email from Angie Benacquisto, someone I had known as an accomplished agility competitor. I knew she had a young dog about the same age as my dog Swagger. I had also known that her and Echo were struggling for qualifying scores [...]

2018-04-13T11:59:16-04:00January 30th, 2016|11 Comments

Handling360: Bringing Joy To An Entlebucher

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 [...]

2018-04-13T12:39:53-04:00January 16th, 2016|2 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

Learning With a Dash of Lunacy…or Perhaps More Than A Dash

Once or twice a month we hold live online coaching sessions for our students. My “Inner Circle” is a group of students I help with their dog training throughout the year so they get one of these sessions each month. Most of my other online [...]

2014-11-18T10:07:54-04:00November 18th, 2014|69 Comments

A Chat With the World’s Best In Dog Agility: Take Three

 Today three time World Champion of dog agility Natasha Wise of the UK gives her input into how to bring in you and your dog. I took home three key points from this interview . . . what do you think they were? I realize [...]

2020-01-11T21:18:03-04:00November 27th, 2012|8 Comments

A Chat With the World’s Best In Dog Agility: Take Two

Can you guess who this is in the picture to the left? She is today's dog agility expert who I will feature in my second instalment of the "World's Best in Dog Agility" interview. Take a close look . . . and if you guessed [...]

2020-01-11T21:22:11-04:00November 19th, 2012|14 Comments