Learning From the Dog, While The Dog is Learning From You

Recently while preparing for a video shoot, I put together a list of some of my most pivotal lessons I have learned from each puppy I have raised and trained over my 27 years as a dog trainer. The experience of putting this list was [...]

2020-02-05T23:30:40-04:00April 22nd, 2015|38 Comments

Teaching Puppies: It’s Just Arranging Coincidences

I am pretty sure C.S. Lewis wasn't referring to dog training when he said of experience that although it was a "brutal teacher" you still do learn from it! However, truthfully that is how not only people but puppies learn. It is through interacting with the environment, [...]

2020-03-11T19:07:44-04:00April 16th, 2015|63 Comments

Never is a Long Time…In Dog Years

Four years ago I went through an emotional roller coaster when I decided to breed Feature. It wasn’t just pulling her out of competition for months, or worrying about the potential health risks during a pregnancy or all of the work that goes into raising a singleton. It [...]

2020-01-11T20:18:08-04:00March 1st, 2015|102 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

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

Anti-Aging Tips for Dogs . . . Susan Garrett’s Ebook Free for the Next 5 Days!

Do you have a senior dog?  Do you have a young dog and would like some tips to keep him active and healthy into his senior years? Well until 13th of January, my eBook, Anti-Aging Tips for Dogs, is  FREE on Amazon! Anti--Aging Tips  provides tips [...]

2014-01-09T20:23:47-04:00January 9th, 2014|8 Comments
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