If you have ever had the pleasure of traveling with a commercial airline, you are familiar with the passenger safety briefings. This is when the airline staff relay the safety features and procedures specific to the aircraft you are on. If your aircraft flies high enough, this briefing includes a demonstration of the oxygen masksContinue reading “Fit YOUR Mask First”
Category Archives: Goal Setting
9 Skills to Teach your Novice Rally Dog
As a rally judge I have often observed that for some dog and handler teams, not having one skill can result in a number of point deductions and even disqualification. For example, when a dog and handler team has trouble with left pivots, then they almost always have difficulty with left turns, about “U” turns,Continue reading “9 Skills to Teach your Novice Rally Dog”
You would think goal setting with a puppy would be easy. I have this tiny ball of energy who is just jam-packed with potential…but I find myself struggling with putting together a “training plan” for her like I might for Bear. Eventually, I would like for Epic to compete in rally, agility and herding withContinue reading “Anti-Goal Setting”
CARO Rally Seminar in Red Deer, Alberta (October 19-20, 2013)
I am so thrilled to announce that I will be delivering a CARO Rally Obedience Seminar hosted by the Wicked Canine Dog Sport Company next month! The seminar will take place in a riding arena (TONS of space for dogs) and will cover all levels (Novice-Versatility) – and a fun match! All are welcome, mixedContinue reading “CARO Rally Seminar in Red Deer, Alberta (October 19-20, 2013)”
Trial Season Insanity: Can I avoid it?
Am I the only one that drives myself insane doing something I love? Is there anyone in the world who can do it all…or do these people just exist in my head?
Looking ahead at dog related goals for 2013
Now that things are slowing down (relatively) for the winter I’m taking some time to consider what I would like to work on this year. I had look at my 2011/2012 goals and, while we worked little bit on all of them, the only ones we achieved was fixing the back up 3 steps forContinue reading “Looking ahead at dog related goals for 2013”
COKC Agility Trial – September 15 & 16, 2012
Last weekend, Bear and I were entered in our first 2 day agility trial in many years. We were entered in gamblers, snooker, standard and jumpers on Saturday and gamblers, steeplechase, standard and jumpers on Sunday. I was unsure what the weekend would be like, especially since we had missed the last two classes beforeContinue reading “COKC Agility Trial – September 15 & 16, 2012”
Herding–September 12, 2012
Last Wednesday we made the trek to St. Norbert for our last chance at herding before the trial at the end of the month. On the weekend we went down to Bottineau, ND where I purchased a stock stick so now I look like I know what I am doing. My stick is plain whiteContinue reading “Herding–September 12, 2012”
The CARO Versatility Class: Challenge Yourself!
I am preparing to teach a CARO Versatility Class and this is what I have written for my students as an introduction to the class. The Versatility Class is a deceptively challenging class offered by the Canadian Association of Rally Obedience. In this class dogs and handlers will heel on both sides, change sides andContinue reading “The CARO Versatility Class: Challenge Yourself!”
Last weekend we went to our first agility trial in 3 years where I remembered a bunch of things I forgot, learned some new things and generally has a nice, hot, exhausting time! We have had less than 2 months practice to get ready for the trial so I did not have incredibly high expectations.Continue reading “Agility….Again”