A Year of Agility Challenges

A Year of Agility Challenges

I’m looking forward to the month of June, the month Emma was born. She will be 4 years old, with 2.5 years of agility seasons under her belt. I am feeling hopeful after this latest trial. It felt like we made some improvement in specific areas that have been very challenging for us. Practice course v … Read more…

2017 World Agility Championship

Have you dreamed of you and your dog competing on an international level? Do you enjoy watching very skilled teams compete at a sport you love? We do! Emma and I will be watching the 2017 IFCS World competition held in Spain this year. Hopefully, you will be too! There’s sure to be lots of … Read more…

Evaluating Agility Seminars

Evaluating Agility Seminars

Evaluating Agility Seminars – Prepare to get the best Value When you start getting serious about your agility performance, training opportunities will pop up from all directions. Online classes, private lessons, seminars, workshops, camps and more! All your agility friends want to go and you start catching that contagious feeling of excitement. You wistfully imagine … Read more…

Trainers & Students want to Say

Trainers & Students want to Say

Trainers would like to tell their Students Demonstrate proper class etiquette. In addition to helping your instructor, you also set a good example for any new students that might attend. They may seem mundane reminders, but practicing these courtesies will definitely go a long way towards a more positive class experience for instructor and student alike. This … Read more…

Speed and Motivation Up and Running

Speed and Motivation Up and Running

Speed and Motivation with Courtney Keys topped off our Fall Workshops We were very fortunate to have more sunny and cool weather to finish off the That’s My Super Dog Fall Workshop Series. Starting out, Courtney demonstrated, then directed while each of us worked through an exercise that helps motivate our dog to go faster and ahead. … Read more…

Workshop Going the Right Way

Workshop Going the Right Way

Today’s Directionals Workshop was fantastic. We started off applying our clicker skills from last week’s lesson. This week, we focused on how to shape a behavior to go in the desired direction. Each of us had something different that we needed out of the lesson and Courtney gave us all lots of individual attention to help … Read more…

First Clicker Training Workshop Success

We hosted the first Courtney Keys Clicker Training for Relationship Building workshop this last Sunday. It was a beautiful, sunny day with plenty of shade and a nice breeze. We were all pretty comfortable and the dogs did very well. After giving us a basic introduction to the theory and methodology of clicker training, Courtney … Read more…

What makes a USDAA judge?

What makes a USDAA judge?

Interview with Courtney Keys  At my first agility competition,  it was a weird mix of fear and excitement. I only entered runs that I understood and only as many as I thought my dog and I could handle. I’d been trying to get to this place in time for a really long time. As I … Read more…

Have Fun with your Dogs

Have Fun with your Dogs

Interview with Silvia Trkman World renowned Dog Agility Champion and Coach, Silvia Trkman shares some of her thoughts on how she’s achieved success in competition with her dogs. As a young girl, training dogs was something she explored in a time that positive reinforcement was not commonly understood. She continues to find new ways to train while having fun and … Read more…

First Agility Seminar Success

First Agility Seminar Success

That’s My Super Dog hosted our first seminar taught by Courtney Keys. Don’t Get Lost – Find Your Way on Course was a wonderful subject for our first. The idea was initially generated by a Facebook discussion on why people write on their maps. Since I have a pretty thorough process of writing on the course … Read more…

Becoming an Agility Coach

Becoming an Agility Coach

Interview with Dave Grems. I met Dave Grems at my baby dog’s first agility trial. He made an impression on me by being kind and generous with Emma, taking the time to give her treats to ease her nervousness. After a few years now, I’ve gotten to know him better as an instructor and a friend. He continues … Read more…

Hit the Ground Running

Hit the Ground Running

Interview with Joy Mercier.    Now that things have calmed down from their big journey, Joy has taken a bit of time to fill us in on what it was like to compete at her first international competition in the Netherlands. I’ve included questions about how a big trial is run and how she felt about her … Read more…