Bioengineered Animals – Article

Bioengineered Animals is the latest advancement which could significantly effect our food source, our health and our medical testing. As with all items, there are pros and cons, but I think it’s time we started to educate ourselves on the terminology and potential effects (both good and bad) of the future of our food source.Below […]

Dog Theft on the Rise – Article

Originally posted August 6, 2008:We’ve certainly noticed this in our area. Interesting that this is happening across the country. FYI – From the SPCA Dear Friends and Supporters, We have heard some disturbing news related to the slowing economy and your pets’ safety. Reports of pet theft have dramatically increased this year – in fact, […]

Is Your Pet Prepared for an Emergency – Article

Sent on July 10, 2008:Article on the SPCA Website: Summer has proven to be a very busy season for natural and manmade disasters from wildland fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and the ever unpredictable earthquake. With the first official day of summer being Saturday, June 21st it is a good time to prepare yourself and your […]

Dog Food Info Video – Part 2 (How To Read The Label)

This is Part 2 of the Dog Food Video education post. We recommend you read and view Part 1 prior to jumping in to this post. As I mentioned in Part 1, veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker has put together two great educational videos focusing on Dog Food. Part 1reviewed the different types of foods that are […]

Criticism – Who Cares!

Definition of Criticism: 1. The act of criticizing, especially adversely. 2. A critical or unfavorable comment or judgment. 3. an act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.   Today someone asked “What do you think about the criticism XYZ-person is saying about you?” My response was “Ya know what I think about XYZ-person? Nothing. I […]

And We Learn

Someone once told me that “We’re presented with situations in life so that we can learn from them.” I’ve found that keeping this phrase in mind has been incredibly helpful, especially while in a moment of conflict. I was recently remembering a challenging judging situation from about 15 years ago where I observed that: When […]

Adults Bullying in the Dog World – It’s Time to Stop

Bullying – Kudos To The First To Bring It Up The February/March Clean Run Magazine featured an Editorial on Bullying in Agility. Understandably, the author chose to use the pen name ‘Anonymous’. Who can blame them? After all, it’s the bullies who talk the loudest, push their beliefs the hardest, and claim justification in their […]

Agility Judging and Who Our Customers Are

As an AKC Agility Judge, I have the pleasure of traveling around the country and judging dogs of all shapes and sizes. Since I’ve been doing this for a decade now, I took a moment to share some of my thoughts on the AKC Judge’s List. Here they are: ******************Over the last several years, I’ve […]

As a Special “Thank You!”…

 It’s that time of year…time for giving thanks!  As a special thank you to all our Spot on Agility clients, followers, subscribers, and fellow agility competitors worldwide, we are offering 25% off our popular re-released Spot on Agility 2on2off Dog Agility Contact Training DVD from November 24-29, 2011! Regularly $29.99, for a limited time you can purchase […]

AKC Agility Nationals 2012 – Day 3

It’s the last day of the 2012 AKC Agility Nationals and winners in each class will go home with one of the lovely trophies pictured on the left. Today was the Hybrid Course, the Challenger’s Course and lastly, The Finals Courses. I also had an unexpected surprise…I had another opportunity to run Luke, the Golden […]