Susan Garrett

News You Never Want To Hear About ANY Dog…

It is something no one should ever have to hear about their not yet 7-year-old dog. I froze and my mind went whirling, I suddenly found it difficult to get out all of the questions that were racing through my head.  As my Uber driver [...]

2020-01-11T08:31:16-04:00January 22nd, 2018|221 Comments

Dog Agility: Why Doing It “Just For Fun” May Be The Wrong Way

Today I wanted to make to time to join in the Dog Agility Blogger Action Day because the topic is FUN. How can I not take time out for THAT? As a professional in the sport of dog agility I recognize I am more obsessive [...]

2018-04-13T11:38:37-04:00March 2nd, 2016|27 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

Could my two keys be your two keys?

Training a dog can be an amazingly joyful or an unbelievably frustrating use of your time. What separates these two experiences is one thing and only one thing and that is your dog’s immunity to distractions. Truth. The biggest saboteur working against reaching your goals [...]

2018-06-30T18:58:27-04:00September 26th, 2013|55 Comments

Happy 17th Birthday To a Very Special Red Border Collie

Today Buzz turns 17-years-old! I couldn't be happier. Not just because I have had my special boy for so many amazing years. But because Buzz isn't just a dog that is hanging on as a 17-year-old dog; he is a dog that is actively engaged [...]

2013-09-20T08:12:27-04:00September 20th, 2013|29 Comments

The Two Sides of Dog Training: The Right and the Wrong Way

Big decisions in life (which result in a dramatic turn either left or right) are made by weighing the pros and cons of either direction. Nobody confidently steps away from the direction they feel is the right way. So we have to assume each of [...]

2020-01-11T20:51:40-04:00September 5th, 2013|76 Comments

Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 4

Day 4 of voting is upon us!  We've had nearly 1,500 people vote for our first 15 videos...can you believe it?  Thank you to everyone for voting, and a special thanks to our talented videographers for providing us with such beautiful entertainment over the last [...]

2013-08-29T12:45:54-04:00August 29th, 2013|15 Comments

Puppy Peaks Video Contest Voting – Day 1!

Well let me start off by saying, "WOW!"  Once again, the members of our wonderful community have managed to surprise me with your talent...not only as dog trainers, but as video makers as well!  Over the last two weeks, we have been running our 1st [...]

2013-08-26T18:46:54-04:00August 26th, 2013|20 Comments