dog agility

LIVE WEBINAR: How to Increase the Speed Your Agility Dog Learns

The Say Yes Team has taken over Susan's blog for a day, as we have news to share ... great news, good news and some bad news. [Update November 04, 2018] Our free training series has ended now, but if you visit any link below [...]

2018-11-07T20:12:04-04:00October 28th, 2018|2 Comments

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

The Winners: Handling360 Video Contest Fall 2016

The results of our Fall Handling360 video contest are in. Over the past week you have selected two stories from Round One, Round Two and Round Three to go the final round, and then voted for the two in the Season Finale that touched you [...]

2020-01-11T19:24:52-04:00October 19th, 2016|5 Comments

Handling360 Video Contest Fall 2016 – Season Finale!

The final round of our Fall Handling360 Video contest is here! The top six agility stories as voted by you are now in the Season Finale, competing for THREE winning spots. Our generous sponsors have donated prizes to the top three winners chosen by you. [...]

2020-01-11T19:22:45-04:00October 17th, 2016|27 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

Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #7 Warm Up and Cool Down

Agility Trial Success Tip #7: Proper warm ups for dog and handler are often what makes the difference between success and faults in any agility run. However often this part of agility gets ignored.  Knowing that an athlete will stay warmed up for about 30 [...]

2020-01-11T19:28:57-04:00September 18th, 2016|3 Comments