AKC Statement Regarding Dog Flu and Best Practices

Lots of information and speculation flying through the internet and throughout dog circles about the Canine Influenza Virus. I’m sharing a post I received from the AKC on the topic, please do forward this information. On a personal note, my family has made the choice to treat this like we would the human flu (note: I do […]

Got a Tunnel or A-Frame Sucking Dog?

Sequences Designed to By-Pass The Tunnel and A-Frame

A client recently requested a sequence that was geared toward working their amazing dog who LOVES a-frames. You know, loves them enough to run across the ring just to take the obstacle. That reminded me of that OTHER obstacle that seems to silently call dogs from afar…the tunnel. So I thought, why not combine them […]

See Spot Do The Locomotion

Learning About Dog Motion

Cue the music “Do the Locomotion With Me” Lyrics: Everybody’s doing a brand-new dance, now / (Come on baby, do the loco-motion) / I know you’ll get to like it if you give it a chance now / (Come on baby, do the loco-motion) Everyday we watch our dogs walk and run through the house, the […]

How To Easily Track Those Agility Titles

3-Step FREEBIE Worksheet to Track Qs, Titles and Official Results

I recently moved across the country (literally from Seattle, WA to South Florida) and during that process I took some time off of competing in agility to settle myself, my hubby and my 4-legged family into our new location (we’re loving it here by the way!). Now it’s time to get back in the game […]

Confessions of a Dog Agility Judge – What Happens to Your Scribe Sheets

Why Timely Record Keeping Is Important

Ever wonder what happens to your scribe sheets after an agility trial? Well, I’m here to solve that mystery and share how this could potentially have a negative impact if you’re not timely when it comes to record keeping. So here’s what happens to those scribe sheets. First, I bring them home. Whether it’s in my […]

It’s Time To Talk About Boobs In Agility

Introducing Mary Helen Shashy - Cheata Bras

Men, you may want to stealthily move on to the next blog post…unless of course you care about your lady’s chest comfort and well-being when it comes time to run in agility. Then by all means, stay! First, let’s talk about the elephant in the room (or in this case, what we see on the agility […]

Capturing the Image of Our Dogs

Meet Laura Rothstein - Animal Portraits

A few weeks ago while I was doing a random Facebook scroll (I’m hooked on seeing everyone’s cute, funny and adorable animal pictures/videos), I spotted what I thought was a digitally softened photograph (pictured to the left) and my search took an entirely new direction. The post said “…I love the stark white background for the portrait […]

Did You Know? Upcoming AKC Agility Changes

Table, Jump Heights, ISC and Premier JWW Times

SUMMARY OF UPCOMING AKC AGILITY CHANGES Equipment Changes to ISC (effective April 1, 2017) – To View the AKC PDF Document on ISC Changes – Click Here   Table Height Changes (effective Jan 2, 2018 & cannot be used prior): It will be required that the table edge and table top be of a color in […]

What You Should Do AFTER a Dog Agility Trial

Another FREE Checklist to Download

I’ve got ANOTHER free goodie for you! (If you missed last week’s freebie checklist on What You Should Bring to a Dog Agility Trial, just click HERE and I’ll get you hooked up.) Let’s talk about this next checklist! After a dog agility trial, I’m tired. My dog is tired. Sometimes there is a long […]

What You Should Bring to a Dog Agility Trial

FREE Checklist to Download

I’ve got a FREEBIE for you! Some weekends I feel like I live on the road as I either head out to a local agility trial or travel to another state that requires an overnight stay in an entirely different climate. There’s nothing worse than reaching my destination to realize I’ve forgotten something. Once it […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Agility Courses

What to Include In Your Practice Setups

(Pssst…don’t forget to get your FREE Checklists What You Should BRING to a Dog Agility Trial & What You Should Do AFTER. Links are at the end of this article) When I first started designing agility courses (circa 1997), my desire was to excel in the skill of agility course design and I continued to work hard […]

Lisa’s Favorite Little Agility Sequences – No 113

This is the classical pinwheel with a twist at the end. Share with handlers of all levels and be sure to sign-up using the form below if you would like to receive future sequences in your email. Happy Handling! Lisa Selthofer First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility Experience Level? * Beginner […]

ONE Thing That Is Negatively Impacting Your Agility Skills

This ONE Thing Is Negatively Impacting Your Agility Skills I had a HUGE personal epiphany regarding dog agility training last week. It was so obvious and yet nobody is talking about it, which tells me there are LOTS of people out there overlooking it too. So here’s the thing, we all know how important it […]

Don’t Miss Dog Agility at Westminster

TV Schedule Airing Feb 12th and 13th, 2017

Agility at Westminster! Sunday, February 12th, 2017 Channel Finder 8pm-10pm Eastern Time Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Finals. FOX Sports GO Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:30am-5pm Eastern Time Breed judging, Junior Showmanship Preliminaries and Masters Obedience Championship (Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Breeds). Streaming LI TV-Schedule Click HERE

10 Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Agility Goals.

Defining Your Goals In Dog Agility

In my article 6 Vital Tips This Dog Agility Trainer Needs You to Embrace, the fourth item I share is: “You Must Define Your Own Agility Goals Forego the external and uncontrollable goals such as a title or qualifying run. Instead, put your money on your team and invest in committing to and training action-based goals. Action based goals […]

Lisa’s Favorite Little Agility Sequences – No 111

Here are four sequences to practice handling and a-frame performance. Share the fun on your favorite social media account and if you’d like to receive sequences in your inbox, just fill out the form below. Happy Handling! Lisa Selthofer   First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility Experience Level? * Beginner Experienced

Lisa’s Favorite Little Agility Sequences – No 110

This dog agility sequence has both a backside and threadle option and is also great for practicing those weave pole entries. Share this sequence with a friend and if you’d like receive future sequences and training articles, fill out the form below. Happy Handling! Lisa First Name * Email * What’s Your Current Dog Agility […]