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What Holds You Back

Next week I am starting a Newsletter series on Being a Good Student. The series is based on a short article I wrote in a magazine many years ago. Now I don’t pretend to be the worlds authority on educating, but I have taught dog training to people since 1988 and I am pretty observant […]

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Can You Count On Peak Performance?

John Cullen is a great resource. I know I have mentioned him a several times over this past year but if you haven’t checked out his blog you really should click here and do so. While you are there sign up to his mailing list. By signing up not only will you get info directly […]

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Would You Put Your Hand Up?

Away at a business conference  (which I wrote about in my newsletter yesterday — I hope you got yours) I ended up volunteering to stand up on stage in front of 500 participants. Thinking about me throwing my hat in the ring to get up on stage I realize how events like that can be […]

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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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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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The Countdown Begins

Well, we leave for Germany for the FCI championships in just 6 days. Our team flies out on Sunday evening from various airports across Canada and we all meet up in Frankfurt when we arrive Monday morning. My dogs and I are ready to go. Last week we got the running orders for the event. […]

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John Wooden’s Favourite Maxims for Life

Many of the following quotes are from John himself, others he mentions as favourites of his but are not from him directly (I credited the author of those). When I put this list together I started to bold the ones that had meant the most to me. It seemed ridiculous as almost all of them […]

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Creating the Perfect TSS

So, I have a workshop this weekend that I have never taught before. I can’t really go into too many details because I know some participants read my blog. In order for this curriculum to be successful, it needs to be mysterious and scary:). The topic of the workshop is dealing with trial stress or […]

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Making Dreams Come True

I love this quote “He who cannot change the very fabric of his thought will never be able to change reality.” – Anwar al-Sadat (former Nobel Peace Prize winner, former President of Egypt, until is assassination October 1981) What this quote means to me is that if you want to be a talented agility handler […]

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