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If at First Ya Don’t Succeed…

Keep on suckin’ ‘til ya do suck seed! NYUK NYUK NYUK. When my brother and I were young, we were glued to the television every Saturday morning (assuming I didn’t have a horse show). Our very most favorite TV shows to watch were old episodes of The Three Stooges. We liked the “REAL” Three Stooges. We only… read more

Say No/ Say Yes

Saying no to people is one of the hardest things for me to do. This is actually hard for me to even write out: it’s impossible to make everyone happy. It’s hard because part of my brain is screaming, “YES IT IS! YOU MUST TRY HARDER!” even as I type. I find myself over-committing constantly. I… read more

What Will Be

I think it would be almost impossible to put everything I’m feeling into words. As it usually is, agility has the impressive power to bring the highest highs on the same day it delivers the lows. Except, I guess I never really felt that low this time around. Saturday was, without a doubt, my favorite… read more

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Sno-King Agility Club Has "Best Day Ever"

When the Sno-King Agility Club was planning its semi-annual agility trial (it took place May 1–3, 2015, in Auburn, Washington), they wanted to come up with a theme befitting the club’s 20th anniversary. The theme of the weekend was BDE. As in, the Best. Dog. Ever. With the Best. Dog. Ever. Sally Hildt and her Shetland… read more

Accentuate the Positive

There are lots of things in life we can control, but many that we can’t. I’ve been learning to come to terms with this. When I was younger I thought I could control a whole lot more than I actually could. I thought I could control exactly what my future with Nike was going to… read more

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Make a Splash! AKC Dock Diving Tutorial Now Available

Interested in trying a new sport with your dog this spring and summer? We’ve created a video tutorial with North America Diving Dogs that will teach you how to introduce your dog to dock jumping in a fun and safe way. Don’t have a dock to practice on or need in-person assistance? Find a pool, practice… read more

Destination – Herding

Dog fanciers are forever looking for dog friendly vacation spots and lodgings. If those lodgings happen to come with sheep and ducks for someone with a herding dog – why even better! Many fanciers are looking to take their dogs back to their roots and prove that breed champions can still do the work the… read more

“Win or Go Down in Flames”– Becoming Competitive

Every so often I reflect on everything Rush has taught me about agility. First off, he made me realize that I needed to be more fit. Forty-some pounds later, I’m only about twenty pounds from goal weight. I’ve gone from barely being able to run for a minute (alternating with walking four minutes) to being… read more

Winners Crowned at the American Kennel Club National Agility Championship

New York, N.Y. – Eleven AKC® National Agility Champions were crowned this weekend at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) National Agility Championship, held at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The Championship, sponsored by J & J Dog Supplies, MAX 200, M.A.D. Agility and Voyce, drew a combined entry of more than 1,000… read more

Courage

“If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you never done before.” I planned on writing a New Year’s blog post (I know, I know: it’s March already), but I couldn’t bring myself to do it for some reason. Maybe because I didn’t feel like I could put a feeling to… read more

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