Why Self-Evaluation Matters

What separates good competitors from great ones? I believe one of the dividing factors is the ability to self-critique and adjust their path from there. Filming every training session & competition run and then being able to watch those videos objectively is a...

Thoughts on “Errors” in Agility

Dogs are not answering wrong for any other reason than the fact that they thought they were answering correctly. The human teammate is the one determining right/wrong. Their reactions following an error are not because they “know” they made a mistake...

What Your Dog Needs Right Now…

Is information.  Whether you are training, competing, or just on a walk with friends, your dog looks to you for answers and for what to do next. I like to plan my training, handling, or outings with my dog as best I can, with pre-planned answers to any of their...

Training vs Working

This is a concept that I felt I was doing pretty naturally with my own dogs, but really got put into words for me at a Shade Whitesel seminar, or maybe a lecture of hers at FDSA camp. How I relate this concept to agility is outlined in this blog, along with how both...

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.