I admit don’t know much about how the public school system works currently, but I can tell you that when I was in school, it was BAD to be wrong about something. You were a failure. You were stupid. When it happened in front of the rest of the class, you were ashamed. The end […]
Many of us have always heard that practice makes perfect. This is true with dog training as well! Whether you are preparing for competition or teaching your dog not to jump on guests, you must work with your dog on the skills that you want him to learn if you want to train them successfully. […]
At a recent trial, I saw many people I hadn’t seen in awhile. Bully has had some shoulder issues and between that and me starting a business, we haven’t been trialing very much for the past couple of years. It was great to see people and their dogs again and catch up. I noticed a trend though that […]
If you haven’t read Brene Brown’s book “Daring Greatly”, I highly recommend it. It talks about the power of letting our true selves shine in the face of emotions that might be uncomfortable for us and the personal rewards that come from doing that. The name of the book comes from the famous quote by […]
This past weekend, I watched a 5 jump sequence in a Masters JWW course designed by Linda S. Robertson throw team after team. This sequence was a long straight-away that lead into the end of a C shaped tunnel. The catch was that you had to do a 180 deg turn and wrap a jump before […]
Some people have dogs that bark while playing agility. I’m not talking about the dogs that are crated on the side of the ring (that’s a different topic!), but the ones that bark while they are running a course in the ring. There are many reasons why the dog may be barking including: Frustration since […]
Cowtown Dog Sports is proud to announce that we have been approved as a facility for VALOR trials! VALOR, the Virtual Agility League, and is designed to acknowledge the accomplishments of fearful, reactive, and highly distracted dogs. It can also serve as a starting point for dogs that may enter more traditional trial environments (i.e. as […]
We are excited to announce that Cowtown Dog Sports is adding more classes in June! This includes the addition of morning classes for those of you who can’t make it in the evenings! We will continue to teach our Foundation for Agility 1 and Agility 2 classes, but we are now requiring that students attend our Basic Obedience class […]
We had a lot of fun running this course last week! Obstacles 2-4 could easily be run as threadles.
This advanced course is relatively short, but still has quite a few challenges in it. For baby dogs, the tunnel at 13 can be added between 8 and 9.