Hopefully you’re not sick of Piglet posts yet, because here comes another one 😜
It took over SIX MONTHS to train Porky Pig on the teeter. She has sound phobias and was very afraid of the motion.
The first time she heard the teeter hit the ground (she wasn’t on it, we were about fifty feet away during a class and another dog was practicing), she tried to run away. She came back when I called her, and our loooong teeter-training journey started…with convincing her that the sound wasn’t going to hurt her.
We spent months doing nothing more than counter conditioning the sound (making the sound a positive experience with food). Then months slowly introducing the motion.
And look at her now ❤️ Not only did she conquer her fears, and the teeter, but she also executed it in the intense, loud environment of @westminsterkennelclub Masters Agility Championship Finals with cheering people, announcers (LOVE the commentary on this part of her run), and @foxsports cameras everywhere.
Anyway, for anyone out there wondering if it’s possible for your dog…it is. Pig is proof. Just be patient (you can’t progress until the dog is ready) and be generous (rewards!) ❤️
#imatwestminster #westminsterdogshow #chihuahuaagility #agilitychihuahua #rescuedog #rescuechihuahua #dogagility
I’m still so proud of Porky Pig for making the Masters Agility Championship Finals at Westminster!!!
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From fearful little AZ Humane Society rescue Chihuahua to the big lights of the @westminsterkennelclub Agility Finals ring and on @foxsports 😍
Small dogs can do big things! 💪
Thankful to have this clip a friend videoed for me of her run…
TThhthhthh That’s All Folks! 🐷
#imatwestminster #westminsterdogshow #westminsteragility #agilitychihuahua #akcchihuahua #dogagility
The Pig was awesome!!! Not official results, but we *think* Porky ended up 5th in Finals!!!
Super proud of her!!! And she loved her victory wontons ❤️❤️❤️
#imatwestminster #westminsterdogshow #agilitychihuahua #chihuahuaagility #tinybutmighty
Two for two Clean rounds for the Piglet today at @westminsterkennelclub Agility! We don’t have our cumulative result yet, but super proud of her regardless!
#agilitychihuahua #westminsterdogshow #chihuahuaoftheday #rescuechihuahua #tinybutmighty
I hate cardio.
But I love agility.
I hate having to skip desserts.
But I love having abs.
I hate paperwork.
But I love real estate.
Sometimes we have to do hard things to get the results we want. It doesn’t mean we have to do them every day (example: Coach had me do ZERO cardio this week), but we *do* have to do them occasionally if we want results.
What are your hard things?
Are you prepared to handle them?
#igetwhatiwant #workforwhatyouwant #dothehardstuff #dogagility #realtorlife
Soooo….the bad thing about being someone who doesn’t sleep a lot is I get things done then still have too much time on my hands 😂
Aaaanyway, this audio caught me, so having a little play break and back to work now.
Designing some courses for upcoming trials and seminars. Updating my website. Doing a few more Real Estate courses.
I have FIVE more hours to kill at this hotel 😂
#helpmeimbored #backtowork #realtorlife #easilydistracted #theaudiomademedoit
Next up on adventures this month is Piglet!
I flew back from the Netherlands Monday, flew to Phoenix Wednesday, have a 3-day seminar I’m teaching in California after 6 days of flying, then six more days of flying all over, then time at home to hustle for Real Estate and train Pig for Westminster in New York!
And, of course, working in my fitness goals every step of the way. Plus, incorporating my new changes.
Things are heating up 🔥🔥🔥
#changeyourlife #alwayshungry #realtorlife #dogtrainer #agilitychihuahua
Just because I’m not telling my every move right now doesn’t mean I’m not moving…
Here’s to endings, beginnings, and change ❤️
#allthewayup #timeforchange #makingmoves #dogtrainer #realtor #entrepreneurlife #nothingchangesifnothingchanges
What can I say…it felt amazing to finally be back ❤️ ❤️❤️ Like any large event there were so many ups, downs, and learning moments. I am truly thankful we got the opportunity ❤️
I am also thankful for our Teammates and the opportunity to spend time with those who I already knew and missed seeing these past few years as well as get to know others better. I learned so much from all of you! Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️
Jelly truly amazed me with this trip. Her first international adventure and she handled everything like a pro. She traveled so well other passengers either asked if I had drugged her or commented that they didn’t even realize I had a dog with me.
She ran every run with heart, even in pouring cold rain…and even though she pulled a few terrier moments, I couldn’t be more proud of how she handled the environment (and weather) day after day.
She finished her week with multiple Top 10 placements in her runs, including a 10th in her Pentathlon Finals round (even with a fault…she was really moving!). Of course, the little mistakes on her part and mine mean we have lots to work on, so after she gets a little rest and recovery time we’re back to training.
I, on the other hand, am not taking time off…I’m back to the gym today (and the agility field with Gir and Porky), but I have more to work on to make improvements ❤️
A HUGE thank you to the Team USA sponsors:
@4leggedflix (I have the best videos that I promise to post later), @1tdcpet (super cute Team practice sweatshirt), @brilliantk9 (the perfect Team harnesses). Super thankful for your support of Team USA!
And, last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to the coaches and staff…Mary Ellen Barry, Renee Snedecor King, Mike Murphy, and Janet. You are appreciated…thank you for all you did leading up to and at the event (and Renee, for after at the airport for keeping me posted on our flight as we waited in line and ran the half mile to the gate) ❤️ And thank you to all of you for putting your faith in myself and Jelly and allowing us to run Team Jumping 1 and Relay. I hope we made you proud ❤️
#wao2022 #dogagility #agilityterrier #agilitydog #agilitycompetition
Dog agility coach + international handler. I’ve built my life around my passion for dogs, agility, and fitness, and that's why I feel most alive when I’m taking you and your dog to places that soar. Let's dig in →