New Plans, New Future, New Focus.

I have decided to stop teaching as many distance seminars. 

I have been teaching distance for over 10 years. It has been a passion, and a deep love. I have taught seminars throughout the US, Canada, The Netherlands, England…

2018 NADAC Championships - Overview

I am a little late with my wrap up from NADAC Championships, but better late than never! :-) 

I attended the NADAC Champs with Ally in the Starter Stakes Class and Nargles in the Elite Vet class. The event…

Whats the Rush?

A week ago I got to pick up an 8 week old Border Whippet that I named Wall-E. 
 

Wall-E came from an excellent breeder who did an amazing job raising him, exposing him to all sorts of new…

Random Thoughts - Being the Giver of Awesomeness

I want to tell a story about Ally. 

Ally from the very beginning was a very social puppy, she LOVES people and loves to interact with people and wants to meet everyone. When she was young she loved meeting…

Evolution

I was inspired to write this after Sara Brueske published a post about how she has changed and evolved as a trainer through the years. 

Her post along with some events that have happened in my personal life, and…

Fluid Contacts 

I am a big believer in my dogs choosing their path in agility, I want my dogs to always choose what works for them, both physically and mentally. And in my opinion contacts are one of the “big” things that…

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Focus on Conditioning! 

Conditioning and fitness is a huge part of my training program with my dogs. When I am working on a skill with my dogs part of the process of teaching that skill is ensuring that my dog is properly conditioned. 

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Commitment to Distance – Switch Work 

In this video I am working Trip on some various Switch work with the cone.   

The Switch cue for my dogs means for them to turn away from me. In this video I am working on side switches, and…

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The Dogs Choice

Last week I did a live lecture talking about how I teach my foundation for contacts. It was a lot of fun and all my students asked some really great questions!  One of the main questions that kept coming up…

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Distance and Drive – Part 1 – Cones 

In Part 1 of the Distance and Drive series, I will be talking about cone work and why I feel it plays a big part in distance training.

What is cone work? 

I start all of my foundation work with…

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Start Button Behaviors

Great article from Sarah!

The Cognitive Canine

Reducing stress, leveling out arousal, and achieving the optimum working state in our dogs are all things people in dog sports or dog training are interested in. Most of the emails I receive…