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Seeking Out Other Methods

I recently had a Facebook Live session where I gave advice on splitting your training, and answered questions about my processes. You can view that chat here. My first piece of advice was to seek out other methods of training the same skills or obstacle. Not to change...

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Money in the (mindset) Bank!

Here's a lecture I wrote for my FDSA Class EL140 Mindset Training for Dog Sports, but I thought it would make a great blog post for those of trying really hard to build up new habits and behaviors for ourselves as trainers, teachers, and competitor. You have to give...

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Is “time” related to progress?

Time spent at a training project isn’t in direct correlation with progress. 
I hear it from clients all of the time: “I’ve been doing this since he was a puppy, he should know this!” or, “I’ve been doing this for many months, he should know this by now!”, or something...

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The Pitfalls of Cue Escalation

What is cue escalation? This is what happens when a handler gives a dog a cue, and the dog responds with the “wrong behavior", and when the handler reattempts to give the cue, the cue has changed. It has gotten bigger, louder, slower, faster, more obvious, etc. The...

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About

Megan Foster

FOUNDER, SYNERGY DOG SPORTS

I have been training in agility nearly my entire life. With seventeen years of experience, I have had the opportunities to work with hundreds of dogs within a large variety of breeds.

I began my agility journey with an American Eskimo and a Westie. In 1999, I began competing with my first Shetland Sheepdog, Buddy. Buddy’s lesson to me was about connection and bond. While running him, I knew that agility was what I was meant to do.

About Synergy Dog Sports

Committed to providing a supportive learning environment for learners at both ends of the leash, Megan works with each team as individuals, bringing them to the next level no matter which path you choose to take with her: in-person classes, seminars, online classes, or 1-on-1 coaching.