Category Archives for "Podcasts"

Podcast #20: Maximizing your agility camp experience

It's time for summer camp! As I'm getting prepared for the fun craziness that is camp – the second annual Clear Mind camp – I wanted to share a few thoughts on how to make the most of YOUR agility camp experience – whether it's with me, or wherever you may find yourself!


The 4 Key Elements To Getting Great Feedback On Your Videos


Although I've written on this topic before, I wanted to record a podcast for those of you who are on the go, listening in your car, or maybe even on your way to the training space where you'll be recording your next video for submission in the Online Classroom for feedback!



Resources for you to try:

A wide angle lens will help you get all of your training on film.


Every online student should have a tripod!

Clean Run Course Designer is a must have for any of Daisy’s classes. Foundation for agility, Precision Handling, Blind Crosses, Rear Crosses, Awesome Paws Skills Drills, and even Running Contacts classes make use of CRCD diagrams. You can get a free viewer OR purchase your very own copy of CRCD by clicking on the image at left. It’s a must have for any agility enthusiast, though, so we encourage you to purchase a copy. Works on PCs and on Apple Macs.


Session 17: Getting the most out of time with your instructor

podcastA while back, I had somebody submit this question to be answered as a podcast:

As an educator you obviously know different ways to present your material. As a student, what steps do you take to ensure you take away all you can out of a class or seminar? Anything you do to prepare? Anything someone can do to prepare for one of your seminars?

Well…here are some of my thoughts!


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Also, did you know that now you can ask me a recorded question for the podcast?  Check it out!

Session 16: An Interview With Marcy Mantell

Marcy Mantell and Wave, FCI World Agility Champions

Marcy Mantell and Wave, FCI World Agility Champions

This week, I'm interviewing Marcy Mantell, who came up to visit for the 2014 Rose City AKC show, where she won High Combined with her young sheltie, Stripe. Marcy talks about how she got started in agility, some unexpected difficulties she's had along the way with her sheltie Wave, and what it's like to win a World Championship. Enjoy!




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Podcast Session 15: Mileage

You and your agility partner will run many steps together. Each one counts...for something!

You and your agility partner will run many steps together. Each one counts…for something!

In this podcast, I talk a little about the idea of “mileage”. Every step you and your dog take together on an agility course shapes your future steps on future courses!


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Here's a video of Frodo doing that first-ever three jump leadout 🙂


Podcast Session 14: Participating in an Online Classroom

Wow, it's been over a YEAR since my last podcast! One of my New Year's Resolutions is to publish podcasts more frequently – I'm a big fan of podcasts myself, as I'm on the road quite frequently, and so hopefully, this will be the first of many more to come. This one is short and sweet, just a little something to get you thinking as you venture in to your next online learning experience.

In this episode, I talk about the different levels of participation in online learning environments, and why participation in an online classroom might NOT be right for you!


Happy Training, and Happy New Year!



Podcast Session 13: An Interview With Bobbie Lyons

Bobbie Lyons at work

Bobbie Lyons at work

In this week's podcast, I conclude my series of interviews with my fellow instructors at my 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!

Bobbie now teaches two classes in my Online Classroom, and I must say, I can always tell just by watching who is in my classes AND Bobbie's classes; the dogs are extra attentive, quick to offer behaviors, and are advanced with their coordination and body awareness.

Bobbie doesn't have any titles or accreditations after her name, but then again, neither do I 🙂 What she DOES have, along with Kristin, Helen, and me, is a passion for instruction, and for helping others and their dogs, and a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Listen on, and enjoy!

Here's the podcast:


Interested in learning more about Bobbie and her classes?

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Podcast Session 10: Watch Your Dog Part 2

Watch Your Dog – Part 2 of 2

In the first of this two part series, we explored the topic of what “Watch Your Dog” really means.  Check it out if you haven't already heard it.  In this podcast, we're going to look at a few exercises that you can do to improve your ability to watch your dog!


The images below are mentioned in this podcast, which was originally created as a lecture for one of the classes in my Online Classroom – the Functional Fitness for Agility Handlers Class, taught by Kristin Rosenbach.



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