Are You Loved By A Wiener?

While away teaching during this past week I had more than one student question the need to reward their dog with anything other than praise. One woman argued her case by saying “I want my dog to love me more than a wiener.” My immediately thought was how strange that you are loved by …

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Not Receiving the Tip of the Day?

It has come to my attention that some of you are not receiving your copy of my newsletter, which means you have missed the first 3 of the 31 training tips I have sent out so far this month. All of you that have contacted us, I have checked and each of you have an […]

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31 in 31 Starts Today!

The roll of 31 dog training tips in 31 days starts to march (pardon the pun) onto your computer today. I have programed the tips to be sent out at 12:35 AM each morning so if you have not gotten one this morning sign up again or check your spam filter.  I have been teaching […]

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On Being a Champion

When I was 18 years old I went to work on a dairy farm. Now I was born and raised in a city of 300,000 people. I had no idea what to expect or what cows were all about. I applied to over 50 jobs that summer, most of them in a government program for […]

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Free Stuff for You

Catchy title for a blog post eh? But really I have some good stuff for all of you and it is f-r-e-e! I have decided to give away 31 dog training tips during the month of March, but there is catch. It is a perk I am only extending to those of you that are […]

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Idea List for Shaping

Stoni performing "hold" and "Pals" - - Shelby being a good sport!

Okay, to follow up on the shaping post, here is my, not-yet-completed list of things to shape. When I get it finished, I will post in on my website. If you would, please look over the list, alert me to any duplications you see and write up your own suggestions. They don’t need to be […]

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The Three Crucial Keys to Agility Greatness

So you want to know what I view as the three most things in creating a great agility dog? Foundation, foundation, foundation. So few people find the joy in the little stuff. Everyone wants to jump in and do the sexy stuff so they sequence their 5 month old puppies between uprights with a bar […]

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MAC Trial

Well another one in the books. It was cold and snowy here the first day I arrived in Minnesota, well dah. It is Minnesota and it is February! A really well run trial. The girls from Omaha were up and I have to thank Brittney and Dana for making sure my runs got videoed. Some […]

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Time Alone

Well I just finished a long drive from home to Minnesota. I decided to drive and not fly as I wanted to bring both Encore and Feature so I could put them in a trial here before I start my teaching.  It is a bit risky driving from Canada around the great lakes and up […]

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