Susan Speaks

Could Your Dog Have An Agility Injury That’s Affecting His Performance?

The other day I took what started out as an “under the radar” road trip to Baltimore to see a specialist about what I believed to be an injury that my dog Swagger endured last summer. I say "appeared" to be because to most onlookers [...]

2020-01-11T09:06:00-04:00June 26th, 2017|62 Comments

How to Travel with Pets (Featured on Trivago Podcast)

Have you got a holiday coming up and you’d like to take your four legged friend with you but you’re a bit nervous? I was recently interviewed by Joe and Emma from Trivago (one of the world’s largest travel companies) and we had a chat [...]

2020-02-12T21:03:34-04:00May 4th, 2017|8 Comments

Quick QUIZ: New Agility Training Assessment Tool!

Is Your Agility Training Focused on What Your Dog Really Needs? I have put together this cool assessment tool that is helping agility folk decide where they should be focusing their training. So far the results have been scarily accurate. This super quick 10 question quiz [...]

2018-04-10T12:25:47-04:00September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #10 Celebrate the end of every run!

Agility Trial Success Tip #10: Celebrate the end of every run! Our canines partners know no better than what we have taught them. They join us in this sport and they live in the moment. Celebrate the small successes of your journey together, doing so [...]

2020-01-11T19:26:56-04:00September 21st, 2016|5 Comments

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #9 Take time out

Agility Trial Success Tip #9: Step out of the trial environment for a mental break throughout the day. Research shows how mental breaks in athletics increases and replenishes attention span, encourages focus and stronger solid outcomes. We all love to watch and support our friends [...]

2020-01-11T19:27:34-04:00September 20th, 2016|2 Comments

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #8 Have a pre-run routine

Agility Trial Success Tip #8: Having a pre-run routine that you and your dog do before every run that contributes to the confidence the two of you have when you step to the line. Confidence and purpose achieve goals. “Have faith in your abilities! Without [...]

2020-01-11T19:28:03-04:00September 19th, 2016|8 Comments