The DaisyPeel.com Online Classroom Blog contains thoughts and training tips from Daisy and the other instructors. Enjoy!

Let’s Pardon Some Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving!   Here in the USA, this time of year is often referred to as the season of remembrance.  Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season helps to remind us to…

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The shape of the coming year

We’re headed in to winter, slowly but surely. The colors on the leaves here on the property are gorgeous, but the days are getting shorter, and every sunny afternoon is…

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What Makes A Good Coach?

Although I originally posted this on my personal website some time ago, the information is perennially relevant, so I thought I’d share here on the Classroom Blog, where posts of…

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Breaks in Strength Training

Trial and competition schedules, vacation, injury and life all contribute to K9 Conditioning exercises being pushed down on the priority list.  Just like with human exercise, if breaks are taken…

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Crazy Ball Chasers

How many of us have “crazy ball chaser”?  I know I do.  My dogs will chase anything that is thrown from a pinecone, a water bottle, or any type of…

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Better, Faster, Stronger

Many things go into keeping your dog in good “condition” and how performance is improved.    Improved performance can mean many things.   Listed below is what I perceive as improving performance…

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Changes in movement

It is important, especially with a performance dog, to understand normal movement and what is not normal for your dog, so you can be proactive about keeping your dog strong…

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Sustained Trotting

Sustained trotting increases endurance, improves physical health, and keeps the lumbar area loose and your dog’s hips rotating independently. Trotting lengthens and strengthens the spine, strengthens core muscles and improves…

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Podcast Session 13: An Interview With Bobbie Lyons

In this week’s podcast, I conclude my series of interviews with my fellow instructors at my DaisyPeel.com Online Classroom. Last, but certainly not least, is Bobbie Lyons, who approached me last year about teaching in the Online Classroom. Well, it’s been over a year, and I’m happy to say that not only have *I* benefited from having her in my virtual classroom, but dozens and dozens of people and their dogs, who wouldn’t normally have access to the type of instruction Bobbie provides, have benefited as well!

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