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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

Dog Agility: Why Doing It “Just For Fun” May Be The Wrong Way

Today I wanted to make to time to join in the Dog Agility Blogger Action Day because the topic is FUN. How can I not take time out for THAT? As a professional in the sport of dog agility I recognize I am more obsessive [...]

2018-04-13T11:38:37-04:00March 2nd, 2016|27 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

Can Technical Agility Handling Still Be “Fun Agility” Handling?

Every so often on Facebook I see threads where one person posts an agility course they just ran and cries how “unfair” courses are getting today. The thread often goes on to question the sanity of the judge who designed the course, before deciding that [...]

2018-02-28T22:14:08-04:00November 19th, 2014|22 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

How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

By now you may have heard registrations are now open for my latest online handling classes "Handling360."  This is different than any other project I have ever presented before. The four main handling classes I normally only make available here at Say Yes are now [...]

2014-07-19T13:02:00-04:00February 11th, 2014|20 Comments

Dog Agility Championships: Bring On Snooker & Gamblers

The Games Championship is comprised of two Games: Snooker and Gamblers. If you are really keen to learn more about each game, there is a briefing written up on the WAO home page. Snooker is a game that most people who are new to agility [...]

2020-01-11T21:08:56-04:00May 30th, 2013|15 Comments

International Agility Championship . . . The First Time All Over Again

I just got home from my participating in my second WAO (World Agility Open) event held in Oviedo, Spain. Some consider this one of the four "world championship" type agility events; FCI in October, European Open in July, WAO in May and IFCS held every [...]

2020-01-11T21:10:40-04:00May 23rd, 2013|30 Comments