Does Your Dog Know You Know Cool Things?

Sprint and I completed our debut strategy back in September at the West Coast Open. Those first 13 days had 6 different ring configurations with 3 different running surfaces at 4 different locations/facilities. My focus during those 13 days was 100% on her experience...

Top 3 Principles of Teaching

Today I want to share with you a few principles of teaching. These are the things that I am finding show up time and time again when I'm working with clients, both in person and online, and I think that we can all be better at using and applying them.  There can only...

Getting the Most Out of Attending a Seminar

What is a seminar? Let's start with the definition: a conference or other meeting for discussion or training. a class at a college or university in which a topic is discussed by a teacher and a small group of students. By definition, seminars should be a place for...
Relaxed AND Ready: Goals for my Agility Dog

Relaxed AND Ready: Goals for my Agility Dog

I recently re-posted a story about my puppy, Sprint, and her inability to be within 100 feet of a basketball court because the movement and sound of the game caused an over-reaction of staring, getting stuck, and vocalizing. This state, where she can't hear or respond...

Timing in Agility

The secret to staying ahead is good timing 🙂 I think of timing as a loop. Good timing is all about predicting behavior, and I do think this gets lost in agility. We are so often waiting to see something specific, but if we wait until we see it, we will be too late in...