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Puppy Training “Peeks” . . . Month 2

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In last week’s post, I introduced you to Libby. Libby has been brought onto the Say Yes team as our new “Junior Puppy Peaks Reporter.”  She is a young and talented trainer, who is passionate about obedience and dog agility, and more importantly, is passionate about improving the lives of every dog she meets.  It […]

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Puppy Peaks Review: Month 1!

Libby and Elliot Practice Puppy Peaks

Yesterday, I introduced you to Libby, who is our new Puppy Peaks Junior Reporter, here to give you a monthly “peek” into Puppy Peaks from her perspective. Thanks to each of you for making Libby feel so welcome! Libby is a 16-year-old dog trainer who we first met during our Puppy Peaks registrations this fall. […]

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Dog Training From A Junior Handler’s Perspective

Libby, Junior Reporter for Say Yes

When it comes to dog training, I recognize that everyone is in a different place in their journey.  Your needs may differ based on the challenges you face with your pet, your experience level, your goals for your dog (dog sports? obedience? Or just a happy, well-behaved family pet?), and finally, your age. That is […]

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Could my two keys be your two keys?

Susan Garrett

Training a dog can be an amazingly joyful or an unbelievably frustrating use of your time. What separates these two experiences is one thing and only one thing and that is your dog’s immunity to distractions. Truth. The biggest saboteur working against reaching your goals in dog training is how attracted your dog is to […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Day 4 of voting is upon us!  We’ve had nearly 1,500 people vote for our first 15 videos…can you believe it?  Thank you to everyone for voting, and a special thanks to our talented videographers for providing us with such beautiful entertainment over the last 4 days! Today is the final day of voting for […]

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Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 2

Thank you everyone for voting yesterday for Day 1 of the Puppy Peaks video contest!  Nearly 500 people cast their votes yesterday for our videos!  That’s awesome! Now you see what a difficult decision it was for us to choose just 20! Just as a reminder for those just joining us, over the last week […]

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Can’t Different Just Be More?

My entire life I have been driven by this great quote by Zig Ziglar; “You can get everything you want in life, if you can just help enough other people get what they want.” My goal in life, for as long as I can remember, has been to help people. Back when I was young […]

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The Success Of the Puppy Peakers

Today we re-open registrations for Puppy Peaks, but just for the holiday season. Over the past two months we have had many requests to re-open the program so today is your day! When I thought about what to write for the blog, I thought who can I convey what Puppy Peaks is all about to people […]

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Defining Inspirational Dog Training . . .

I am sitting here watching a series of video clips that I put together of my puppy “Swagger.” It’s clips of him working at a seminar over the weekend. I love my puppy, as I love my own dogs but as I watch video clips I tend to be critically; looking for what I could […]

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