Do Agility Dogs Really Understand Verbal Cues & A New Home for Handling360!

Today was meant to be the day we released video four in our latest Handling360 video series…but alas…things didn’t go as planned. We set our sights (and sites) on tomorrow. I would personally like to thank you for your patience and promise video four will [...]

2020-01-11T19:41:31-04:00February 11th, 2016|41 Comments

Inspiring Transformations in Dog Agility

Trans·for·ma·tion /tran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Who amongst us wouldn't want a “transformation”? Maybe a transformation of our fitness level, our cluttered house, or yes possibly even our agility abilities. Transformations require the desire for a change. That desire may come from [...]

2018-04-13T12:42:43-04:00January 11th, 2016|36 Comments

Defining Moments: How Decisions In Life Guide Our Dog Training Path

Everyone has “their story.”  Think about your life. Our stories are a collection of defining moments one stacked on the next that have created the life we now enjoy. Who we married or didn't marry, what adventurous trip we decided to take or not take. A [...]

2020-01-11T19:46:56-04:00January 4th, 2016|33 Comments

Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 5

This month it was fun for me to find out that Libby is giving back to her community by being a 4-H leader.  4-H has grown around the world in their mission of "engaging youth” to reach their fullest potential.  Seeing Libby spreading positive training to [...]

2018-03-05T16:48:29-04:00February 25th, 2014|5 Comments

How Are On Line Classes Like An iPhone?

By now you may have heard registrations are now open for my latest online handling classes "Handling360."  This is different than any other project I have ever presented before. The four main handling classes I normally only make available here at Say Yes are now [...]

2014-07-19T13:02:00-04:00February 11th, 2014|20 Comments

Junior Handling Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 4

Libby and her dog Elliott chose one of my favorite training games to shorten one of those cold winter weeks in Kentucky, and is wearing only a sweat shirt! Ohhh to have sweatshirt weather again! Winter weeks here in Canada are ranging in the -22C [...]

2020-01-11T20:43:47-04:00January 25th, 2014|10 Comments

Junior Handler Reporting on Puppy Peaks Training Month 3

Happy New Year… I love this time of the year… new training, new goals! Libby has been sharing with us her training from Puppy Peaks for the last 2 months. Her post last month was about helping Riley learn the confidence to wear a head halter. [...]

2016-10-04T20:59:21-04:00January 11th, 2014|6 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 [...]

2021-09-15T14:16:49-04:00January 3rd, 2014|184 Comments

Puppy Peaks Review: Month 1!

Yesterday, I introduced you to Libby, who is our new Puppy Peaks Junior Reporter, here to give you a monthly "peek" into Puppy Peaks from her perspective. Thanks to each of you for making Libby feel so welcome! Libby is a 16-year-old dog trainer who [...]

2014-07-31T21:33:08-04:00November 27th, 2013|7 Comments
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