Colouring Outside the Lines

Yesterday I finished the last of 4 days teaching foundation handling workshops. A great group of enthusiastic students with a varied range of experience. Some handlers brand new to agility while others were coming back for a refresher after a year or so of trialing with their young dogs. However most of the 14 dogs […]

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Ever So Close!

Well my last agility event for 2010 has been put to bed. Encore and I had the honour of representing Canada at the American Kennel Club Invitational last weekend. The annual event has 5 of the highest pointed dogs of each breed that competed in the AKC shows each year go head to head in […]

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The Question of Education

This is going to be a random collection of thoughts about Education.  My series in my newsletter entitle “The Good Student” has, a bit like, Ruff Love, gotten some misinterpretations that I want to clear up. I do not condone abusive teachers or instructors that tell people to do things “just because I am the […]

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Learning Styles

Tomorrow I will be sending out the third instalment in my series “On Being a Good Student”. This is going out to all of you that are subscribers to my newsletter (if you are not a subscriber you can sign up on the right hand side of this page — it is complimentary, as in […]

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Visualization; Can You See It?

Over the weekend John Cullen and I did our first webinar for our group of students that signed up for Pre-Competition Routine course.  This first webinar was on Visualization. We had a lot of really excellent questions posted to our members area. Some were by newbies to the sport others by former USA World Team […]

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Lessons from Oz

Many years ago during my first trip to New Zealand I cracked up when I heard the handlers refer to a set of weave poles as the “weavers”. The concept stuck with me and both Encore and Feature’s weave cue for the weave poles is “w-e-a-v-e-r-s!”. So now a “square” will forever more be know to […]

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Being Present

Tony Robbins talks about being present for your spouse or kids. This is something I am guilty of with John, I know I need to work on it. You know what I mean. You are hammering away at the computer and your mate is trying to have a conversation with you that you are absentmindedly […]

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This is a Real Gem

Full disclosure today folks. You get to see vintage video of me 40 pounds overweight, in desperate need of a haircut and the most hideous looking, over sized, shocking blue outfit I have ever owned. I bet you can’t wait eh? John Cullen’s “Pre Competition Routine for Big Events” program is in full swing. Actually […]

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Checking Your Blind Spots

I went to a meeting in Toronto earlier this week, put on by two of Tony Robbins coaches. One of them had this great line; “Coaches reveal your blind spots, so you can get different results than you have gotten in the past.” The coaches in my life are massively important to me. They have […]

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