June 2012

Episode 7: Daisy Peel Interview on Mental Management thumbnail

In this episode (38:59) Special guest Daisy Peel joins the podcast to discuss mental management and its role in agility training and competition. Mentioned Daisy Peel’s book, live seminars, and classes on mental management Lanny Bassham’s With Winning in Mind, and Freedom Flight – The Origins of Mental Power; both available on Kindle Our collective

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After introducing your dog to acceleration and deceleration and angled approaches, you are ready to combine these two elements on some short sequences, demonstrated in the video below by 11 month old border collie Miriya. These drills focus on both speed (acceleration) and tight turns (deceleration).     Helpful Tips 1. Great performance DEMANDS an

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Episode 6: CCL Injuries and TPLO thumbnail

In this episode (43:04) Special guests Brittany Schaezler and Jackie Bludworth join the podcast to discuss cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries and the TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgical option. Mentioned Brittany Schaezler “Agility Vet” 2010 NAC Pete Linda Mecklenburg’s Jumping Program Susan Salo’s Jumping Program Cavalettis Peanut Therapy Balls

Let’s start by defining attitude in a useful way. An attitude is a positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, activities, or anything else in your environment. Great agility dogs have great attitudes toward the sport. They love the jumps, the tunnels, the contacts, the weave poles, the weekly classes, the trials, the travel, the snuggling in

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