Start Planning that Summer Trip to Canada!

I just got the official word (and poster) that this year’s Canada Cup event is going to be held on Canada Day! So no longer do you need to take extra days away from work as there will be both a Canadian and an American holiday surrounding the weekend! But wait, it gets even better […]

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Is Good Dog Training Static or Dynamic?

We just wrapped up four days of puppy and young dog training. It started with our two day Advances in Dog Training (AiDT) and then rolled right into Critical Elements (the camp formerly known as puppy camp:)). As of January 2010 we now been honouring a policy that allows anyone that has attended AiDT once […]

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Inspirational People

My dad with 2 of my nieces at his 80th birthday party.

Following up on my last post, Angela asked me how I would answer the question; who was the most inspiring person I knew or a most inspring moment of my life. I started just responding to Angela’s question in the comments section, but then got carried away and it turned into a post! Whether any […]

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You Have Got To Try This Sometime . . .

I just returned from a business trip in Arizona. I belong to a group of business people (there are about 25 of us) from a really varied cross section walk of life (everything from a man who gives dating advise, to a fertility expert, to a catholic priest!).  Although most of the group is based […]

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Respecting the Value

While writing my last post about value building in Crate Games I was reminded of a post I answered about using a food toy such as the Tug It toy or other container with food in it. One reader on a forum asked; Why not just throw the toy on the reward line and then […]

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Crate Games and the Question of Value

I got a question on my YouTube site last week about Crate Games, but for some geek-type reason unknown to me, my response never gets through, so I thought, why not blog about it? Here is the original question; I have been using crate games video with my puppy. What do you do when the […]

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2×2 Weave Pole Training Discoveries

Recently I responded to a post on a forum about someone struggling with their 2×2 training and wondering what they did wrong (or perhaps was the method flawed and not appropriate for all dogs). Obviously I feel the method works wonderfully for all dogs but not necessarily for all trainers:). However I was hoping in […]

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January in Canada

I hope all of you have had a great start to your new year. As you may have noticed I have been hibernating up here in Canada. Truthfully I haven’t been doing much except spending time with John and my dogs. This is the first January in 13 years that John and I are not […]

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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

Poor Buzzy, too polite for his own good. He wouldn’t want to disturb anyone or anything in life. So when DeCaff decided she was going to take over his bed this morning, Buzzy happily accepted he was going to have his morning snooze in hers.                   Never […]

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Progress Not Perfection

As many of you know I am pretty big into continuing education. I am constantly enrolled in some course trying to learn something. At this time of year I end up having more time to digest some of this great information. One of the coaching groups I belong to has a mantra that I think is […]

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