You may have seen alphabet drills before, but this is a different sort of alphabet drill; one that is designed to test your ability to handle a sequence using your subconscious skills, rather than thinking consciously about what you are doing. 

July 3, 2023
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Testing Your Subconscious Skills

Whether you’re a novice, or an old pro, disappointment is disappointment. For sure, what we DO with disappointment matters. We can use it to spur growth, or we can allow it to prevent us from moving forward. But when we are EXPERIENCING disappointment, it doesn’t matter what level we’re at, or whether or not somebody else would experience the same disappointment in the same situation. It’s real. And, if we’re discouraged from feeling those feelings of disappointment because they’re uncomfortable for others, who may not want to recognize those same feelings within themselves, nobody wins.

November 16, 2021
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Disappointment – You Wanna Sandwich?

When we see a constant stream of perfection in our social media feeds, it can be helpful to remember that progress is not linear, and is often instead two steps forward, one step back. But progress IS made! This morning I want to share with you two comments shared with me by Agility Challenge members.

October 18, 2021
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Stumbling To Success

“If Fluffy doesn’t want to, Fluffy doesn’t have to” In the past few years, I’ve seen an interesting trend with regards to dog training. I’m not sure where or how this trend evolved, although I have my suspicions.  This trend involves the pretty basic game called “It’s Your Choice” – a name coined by a

October 4, 2021
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It’s Your Choice, BUT

In a previous post, several years ago (2013!), I discussed just what makes a GOOD coach. It’s something I think a lot about; after all, being a coach/instructor/mentor is my gig. Over the years, I’ve been the beneficiary of some amazing coaches, instructors, and mentors, and wouldn’t be where I am today without the likes

September 23, 2021
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No Candy Coating

Stop begging for attention. Stop demanding attention. Start being the most rewarding thing for your dog to be around.

August 23, 2021
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You’ll never be more interesting than dirt