Becoming an Agility Coach

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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…

Hit the Ground Running

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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…

Flying High with Chiqui

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Interview with Joy Mercier.  It was so exciting to hear about Joy Mercier's trip to the Netherlands for her first International competition. She graciously allowed me to pick her brain on everything from preparation for flying with…

Welcome the New Agility Competitor

There's a First Time for Everything You enter the large area full of busy people that you don't know. You've never been there before and don't know where to go. Your dog feels your energy and starts to bark, which only heightens your…

Joy to the IFCS World Team

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Interview with Joy Mercier You start out training and competing in agility for fun. But oftentimes dreams of competing at a higher level sneak up on you.  If  it does, how do you achieve that goal? How might it affect the way you handle…

Running with Heart

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Interview with Shawn Cossart.  Austin, TX area dog agility trainer, Shawn Cossart, was teaching classes in dog behavior when she first became interested in agility. Since starting her journey she's grown to be a top local trainer and…

USDAA Gamblers

What's in a Game? That which we call Gamblers would be just as fun. Games or non-standard runs can be really fun, but not if you don't understand how they work. This unclear feeling when entering or running games can make some feel frustrated.…

Steeplechase - What's the rush?

I'm a novice handler, why would I want to enter a steeplechase competition? Good question. Maybe you strive to progress and move forward in your training? Maybe you want to know what it feels like to run a more advanced course? If you want…

Build an Adjustable Agility Dog Teeter Base

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  As a website designer,  my main task is to design a detailed oriented website for my clients.  I apply the same skill set when I work on other projects.  My latest endeavor, to build sturdy, affordable dog agility equipment,  has been…
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Mental Management® Coach, Heather Sumlin

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Mental Management® Coach Heather Sumlin takes a moment to answer some questions about her journey and share some personal challenges. She has been coaching since 2010 and plans to offer some specific help for agility and dog sport competitors…

Your First Agility Competition

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Sometimes it's nice to have someone tell you what to do and where to go when you are trying out something new. Hopefully this article will help you with those things at your first agility trial. Read More...

Agility Coach Catherine Laria

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Local business owner and agility coach Catherine Laria has worked and trained Border Collies since 2001.  She participates in many dog sports including Agility, Obedience, Dock Diving, Rally, and Sheep Herding.  K9 Country Club has…