Susan Speaks

And They Call It Puppy Love: Doing Whats Best For Our “Agility Prospects”

Did you know that you can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to train your agility dog based on what you teach him as a puppy? Not only that, but you can better prepare that dog to avoid injury over their 5-10 year career, [...]

2014-11-29T23:29:51-04:00November 29th, 2014|9 Comments

The Chicken and the Egg Debate in Dog Agility

You know that ageless debate…which came first the chicken to lay the egg or the egg that grew to be a chicken? Well I see a similar one in dog agility. Yesterday, I released the first video in my latest free online training  series “Transforming [...]

2014-11-21T21:57:43-04:00November 21st, 2014|6 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

Handling360 Video Contest….Day 2

Did you find inspiration from the journeys in Day One? It’s not over yet! We still have six more videos to roll out every day for the next three days…. trust me the decision won’t get any easier…they are all incredible! We had over 2000 [...]

2016-10-04T21:05:10-04:00November 11th, 2014|25 Comments

Could I Be A Dog-Loving Mentor?

To some dog owners who participate in performance sports around the world, I am considered a dog training “mentor." Definition: men·tor  ˈmenˌtôr,-tər/ noun: mentor; plural noun: mentors 1. an experienced and trusted adviser. Being a mentor is an honour I take very seriously. Why would Susan Garrett [...]

2020-02-28T22:36:41-04:00January 3rd, 2014|184 Comments

Could my two keys be your two keys?

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 [...]

2018-06-30T18:58:27-04:00September 26th, 2013|56 Comments

The Two Sides of Dog Training: The Right and the Wrong Way

Big decisions in life (which result in a dramatic turn either left or right) are made by weighing the pros and cons of either direction. Nobody confidently steps away from the direction they feel is the right way. So we have to assume each of [...]

2020-03-07T20:37:47-04:00September 5th, 2013|82 Comments

And the Puppy Peaks Video Winners Are…

Today we officially announce our winners from our recent Puppy Peaks video contest. I just have to say that the competition was intense. We had so many great videos that of the three of my "faves to win" didn't even make the finals!!!  Everyone who entered a [...]

2013-09-05T22:16:55-04:00September 5th, 2013|33 Comments